Pocketnow Weekly 063: Apple soars, BlackBerry plummets, and HTC & Beats divorce

Fri Sep 27 2013 (01:23:11)

The mobile space is full of profound juxtapositions this week as Apple can't make enough iPhones to meet demand, while BlackBerry can't keep its head above water long enough to sell existing stock. Meanwhile, Microsoft announces its second round of Surface products, while soon to be-acquired hardware maker Nokia (allegedly) prepares its own Windows tablet - and the horrible marriage of smartphone maker HTC and audio baron Beats finally, mercifully, dissolves.

That's the big news for the week ending September 27, 2013, and all of it -plus iOS 7 literally making people sick- awaits you in the ninety minutes ahead on episode 063 of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. So take your seasickness pills and get your rain gear on: Michael, Stephen, and Taylor are waiting to take you into the rough waters of corporate fortune and failure, where the vertigo is gonna grow 'cause it's so dangerous you'll have to sign a waiver. Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. Tell your friends about the show so we don't have to do a telethon to stay on the air. Join our forums to offer topic suggestions and more. And thanks for listening!

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 063



Recording Date




Michael Fisher

Taylor Martin

Stephen Schenck


Topic List


BlackBerry (00:04:58)

BlackBerry reports deep loss, revenue drop (Reuters)

BlackBerry to be sold in 4.7B deal

(AllThingsD saw this coming)

BlackBerry 8330 throwback

iOS (00:18:12)

iPhone 5C review

How long will the iPhone 5S shortage last?

iOS 7 got you queasy?

(Toddler tries iOS 7 vs iOS 6 and prefers the latter, in this underwhelming video Taylor makes us watch)


Android (00:34:48)

Galaxy Note 3 unboxing

Samsung tries explaining Note 3 region-locking (update from NDTV gadgets)

Beats buys back its stake in HTC

Samsung: Galaxy Gear lacks something special


Windows (01:03:13)

Microsoft announces Surface 2, Surface Pro 2

Nokia could announce a half-dozen models at October event


Thanks for listening!

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