Pocketnow Weekly 089: HTC One M8 review edition with MobileSyrup & HTCSource

Thu Mar 27 2014 (02:06:52)

"A great phone, but no longer a game changer." "A design that puts its rivals to shame." "An elegant smartphone for a more civilized age."

That's what reviews are saying about the All New HTC One M8, and we're here to talk about it. But we're not just going to have you stick some buds in your earholes and listen to the same dull voices of the team that's been working two weeks straight to kick out all our HTC One M8 review coverage. An occasion like this calls for some added perspective. Fortunately, thanks to some congenial run-ins at the HTC event earlier in the week, we've got just that: Daniel Bader of MobileSyrup and Nick M. Gray of HTC Source/Android and Me! That's right: not just one, but two special guests, and an hour's worth of One M8 talk to share among us all.

And the fun doesn't stop there, as an additional hour of Microsoft, Apple, and Android news waits just on the other side of the jump below. It's all there on episode 089 of the Pocketnow Weekly ... so mash those cans on, turn the volume up and rip the knob off: we're here to talk mobile tech, and it's gonna get awesome.

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Pocketnow Weekly episode 089



Recording Date




Michael Fisher

Taylor Martin

Stephen Schenck



Nick M. Gray (HTCSourceAndroid and Me)

Daniel Bader (MobileSyrup)




HTC One M8 (00:00:00)

HTC One M8 review: an elegant smartphone for a more civilized age

Daniel Bader of MobileSyrup and Nick M. Gray of HTCSource join us for a far-reaching discussion of cameras, components, and casing design as we dissect the new HTC One M8 piece-by-piece! It's sometimes scattered and sometimes silly, but thanks to our well-informed guests it's always smart.



Android (01:10:45)

HTC announces the new One (M8)

BlinkFeed and Zoe coming to non-HTC Androids

Galaxy S5 Zoom could be noticeably thinner than GS4 Zoom

Galaxy S5 rumors: new production problems, Active model could still happen

South Korean carriers ignore Samsung’s schedule, start selling GS5 two weeks early

Sony confirms: Xperia Z2 availability not likely to meet demand

ZTE introduces 6.44-inch Nubia X6 phablet

OnePlus One already scores itself an upgrade: going with Snapdragon 801 after all? / OnePlus One launch date revealed: under one month to go

NVIDIA Shield gets discounted price, software updates, Portal Android port


iOS (01:35:45)

Microsoft announces Office for iPad


Windows (01:40:16)

Nokia confirms April 2 event, teases “more Lumia”

T-Mobile Nokia Monarch hinted to join Magenta’s line-up

Microsoft misleading Surface Pro 2 shoppers, offloading older models?

Nokia to dub its next firmware “Blue for Windows Phone 8.1?”

Windows Phone Store WP8.1 changes: pics reveal what’s new

Windows Phone 8.1 core is ready, RTM coming soon?

Nokia Lumia 630 finally shows up in the flesh

Who wants a new HTC One (M8) running Windows Phone?



The Pocketnow Weekly's transition music (the track used between its News and Feature segments) is a track called "Radiation" from the talented Ali Spagnola.

You may recognize the tune as one of the preloaded ringtones from your Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, or Nexus 4 - but it's a real song, from a real album. You can download that album, along with many others, at Ali's website here, or visit her YouTube page here!

Thanks for listening!

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