Pocketnow Weekly 045: HTC's death spiral, Jolla's rebirth, & yet another Nokia EOS rumor

Thu May 23 2013 (01:18:09)

Here at Pocketnow, we like other tech sites. We share the same news space, we share a lot of editorial opinions, and we trade jokes and barbs on the Twitters, the Facebooks, and even in the godforsaken comments section. We're even starting to interact face-to-face with our foreign contemporaries in on-air venues like the Pocketnow VIP, but here at the Weekly, we thought: why let the video jocks have all the fun? Pocketnow's tech podcast deserves some love too, doesn't it?

It took us 45 episodes to get there, but we're finally welcoming our first guest from outside of the Pocketnow team to the podcast. Joining us to usher in this new era in Weekly history is Stefan Constantinescu, former Nokia and Helio employee, current founder of Android Beat and contributor at Engadget, and forever globe-trotter and snarky Twitter personality. Stefan joins us in part because we like him, and in part because he was at this week's Jolla event and has stories to share from Helsinki!

All that, plus the inimitable segue-crashing abilities of Taylor Martin, after the break. We've broken out the fine china and good silver and put the dust cover on the couch; the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is ready for its first guest. Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. Thanks for listening!

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 045


Recording Date




Michael Fisher

Taylor Martin



Stefan Constantinescu (Android Beat, Engadget)


Topic List


Announcements (00:00:42)

Welcome to our first Pocketnow Weekly guest, Stefano Constantinescu!


Jolla (00:06:35)

First Sailfish OS Smartphone Official

Jolla's Other Half is the Innovation the Smartphone Market Needs

Will Novelty Be Enough for the New Jolla Smartphone?


Misc (00:37:00)

This Is How AT&T Recovers from a Major Disaster


Android (00:44:15)

HTC Sinking as Executives Jump Ship?

HTC One Sells 5 Million Units, Still Faces Component Shortages

Samsung Sells 10 Million Galaxy S 4 Units, More Colors Coming

Samsung Buys 10% Stake in Pantech

Galaxy S 4 Active video has us questioning specs


Windows Phone (01:03:27)

Nokia EOS Rumors Continue, Phone Allegedly Sighted



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