MobileTechRoundup 288

Hands on with the Acer W510, a Atom-based Windows 8 tablet, plus thoughts on the legality of cell phone unlocking.

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MoTR 288 is 57 minutes long and is a 34.5 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • First thoughts of the Acer W510 Windows 8 tablet / dock. Build quality, specs, performance, usage.
  • Unlocking your phone is now illegal, although a carrier can still do it for you. Good, bad or just silly?
  • Galaxy Note 8.0: looks legit and interesting; particularly because of the speaker at the top. A small tablet with voice, perhaps.
  • Nokia Drive+ comes to other Windows Phones. Does this help Microsoft or Nokia?
  • Nokia announces Nokia Music+ subscription service for Lumia owners

  • Vine for iOS, Twitter video service

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MobileTechRoundup 287

A CES wrap-up and pick of the show plus hands on with the HTC One SV and prepping before the big BlackBerry 10 release.

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MoTR 287 is 65:30 minutes long and is a 39.9 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • CES thoughts and crazy press events.
  • CES gadget pick of the show: Nvidia’s Shield handheld gaming device on Tegra 4
  • CES surprise: Intel’s tablet strategy. Latest Win 8 slates with Intel Atom have similar battery life to Win RT but run full Windows / software
  • CES: Health devices like the Fitbit Flex, Withings Smart Tracker, Body Media Core 2 were popular
  • Does Samsung need a Galaxy Note 8.0? Will it really bring digital inking to the masses?
  • Thoughts on BlackBerry 10: Matt and Kevin are headed to the NYC launch.
  • HTC releases One SV for Cricket, hands-on thoughts

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