Pocketnow Weekly 075: 2K screens, iris scanners, and learning to use a Jolla
Just what use would an iris scanner be on a smartphone? When will 2K displays take over the smartphone world (and why should we care)? How exactly does one spell "Magotes," anyway? If these questions have ever crossed you worried minds -and even if they haven't- the second-to-last episode of the Pocketnow Weekly's 2013 season is right up your twisted alley, friend.
But even if you're not interested in such tomfoolery, there's lots here to ping your pong. In this episode we talk headline-grabbing rumors like the Galaxy S 5 and wooden Moto X, yes - but we also spend a lot of time covering lesser-known mobile tech topics. Topics like what it's like to carry a Jolla for a day, and just what weird thinking is behind Nokia's phone-naming schemes. Then we tie a bow on everything with some of the best listener mail we've had all year, from the best audience a humble little podcast could ask for. So grab a towel, because on episode 075 of the Pocketnow Weekly, it's laid out like that.
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Listener Mail (01:27:53)
Minh Nguyen wonders what the HTC financing program means for the OEM's relationship with carriers; Rikki Paul laments the loss of tiny phones; and Anthony Nardiello asks us just how to convince his dad to replace old'n'busted with the new hotness for Christmas.
(Special note: due to the flow of this week's episode, two additional pieces of listener mail, from Phillip Mburu and Thomas Huffmaster, are included in the Android and Windows Phone sections above. Thanks to everyone for writing in!)
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