Pocketnow Weekly 034: Life on Pebble, Galaxy S IV Leaks, & an Xperia Z Unboxing

Wed Mar 06 2013 (01:32:52)

Ever recorded a 90-minute podcast full of Skype-related artifacts and drop-outs, only to find once you wrap it up that you used the wrong mic? If so, you know the pain we've experienced cutting together today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Sorry for the levels on this one, folks; it's unfortunate, and we've done all we can to normalize them, but you're probably going to be twisting your volume knob an awful lot over the course of this here episode.

On the bright side, if you manage to endure, you'll be treated to some excellent discussion on everything from Galaxy S IV leaks to the relative beauty of the Sony Xperia Z to Samsung's love affair with plastic. That's capped off by some fascinating speculation about the current state of wireless charging and Nokia's fabled PureView Windows Phone, along with a step-by-step guide on how to properly pronounce "Ubuntu," and a right proper welcome for Taylor Martin, who makes his debut on the Weekly this episode.

Plus, listener mail, and some rather liberal use of the curse-bleep button! So throw some change in the swear jar, set your Lazy Boy to full-recline, and get your variable-volume hand ready: this week's loud-n-soft serving of the Pocketnow Weekly is here to drop sweet morsels of techno-knowledge right into your lobes. 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 034


Recording Date




Michael Fisher

Joe Levi

Taylor Martin


Topic List


Announcements (00:02:00)

Please welcome Taylor Martin to the podcast!

Introducing Pocketnow TLDR!


Podcast Preshow / Thought Thread (00:09:05)

Listener mail from Bob N. on the best mobile platform for business use


Android (00:14:18)

Controversy Surrounds Supposed Galaxy S IV Leak

Samsung Galaxy S IV May Have Eye-Controlled Scrolling

Samsung Exec Explains Love for Plastic Smartphones

Sony XPeria Z Unboxing

Beautiful Widgets Update is Awesome

Pebble smart watch discussion

Is Ubuntu Phone Really Based on CyanogenMod?


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (00:47:00)

Here's How Nokia Can Win With the Next Windows Flagship

More Lumia 920 Update Details

Nokia 2InstaWithLove Aims to Bring Instagram to Windows Phone


iOS (01:02:45)

New iPhone 5S, iPad mini 2, and iPad 5 Rumors


Listener Mail (01:15:39)

King asks about portable wireless chargers, and Carlos wonders why we need home screens now that lock-screen widgets are on the scene.



Thanks for listening!

Tune in next week for more!