MobileTechRoundup 318: HTC One M8 or Galaxy S5? (Or maybe a new Lumia!)

After a few week’s hiatus, we’re back with hands-on thoughts of the latest flagship phones, Windows Phone 8.1, the Garmin vivofit and more!

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MoTR 318 is 75 minutes long and is a 66.9 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Thoughts on the HTC One (M8)
  • How about that Galaxy S5?
  • What a deal: the OnePlus One starts at $299
  • Windows Phone 8.1 and Nokia Lumia 630/930 devices
  • Matt’s testing a Garmin vivofit
  • Dell Venue 8 Pro (Kevin picked one up at Costco yesterday)
  • OK Google Everywhere sounds awesome!

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MobileTechRoundup 317: Android Wear kicks off smartwatch March Madness!

An Android Wear recap and what it means to an Apple iWatch plus a new (sorta) Surface 2

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MoTR 317 is 68 minutes long and is a 60.3 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Android Wear announcements
  • My UP24 now works with Android
  • Apple Healthbook suggests what an iWatch might have (or not)
  • Oppo Find 7 and 50 megapixel image capture technology
  • Does a less expensive iPhone 5c make any sense?
  • Taking your iOS device on a United flight is the way to travel for free movies
  • Coming week: Galaxy S5 preorders, HTC One announcement, and Office for the iPad
  • iTunes for Android – who wants that?
  • Apple stylus patent appears. May never make it to market for iPad but hmmm…….
  • Surface 2 with LTE for $679: Anyone buying?

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MobileTechRoundup 297: Is there room for both Nexus and Google Editions?

Not much happened at CTIA, but HTC is offering a Nexus experience and Sony’s Xperia ZL looks pretty nice!

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MoTR 297 is 60 minutes long and is a 39.6 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Sony Xperia ZL in hand
  • Google has 2 Chrome events scheduled in June: what could they be for?
  • Microsoft giving free Touch/Type Covers with RT. Probably a newer model coming soon but is it worth a look at this price?
  • First, Samsung, now HTC going with stock Android. What does this mean for Nexus program and will there really be big demand for these?
  • Moto X confirmed. Will the "handful of other devices" include an updated MOTOACTV?

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MobileTechRoundup podcast 294: Galaxy Note 8.0 in hand and Facebook on the Home

After a few days of using Facebook Phone, Matt and Kevin share thoughts. Kevin snuck out and bought a Galaxy Note 8.0 to provide early impressions, while both hosts consider a small Surface tablet.

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MoTR 294 is 61 minutes long and is a 36.6 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • What you need to know about Facebook Home
  • Early impressions of the Galaxy Note 8.0
  • HTC One and HTC's failing financials
  • What does a 7-inch Microsoft Surface need to be successful?
  • Linkase Wi-Fi iPhone 5 case booster
  • T-Mobile customers go ga-ga for their iPhone

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MobileTechRoundup podcast 293: Facebook Home and Galaxy S 4 vs HTC One

After some time off, Kevin and Matt are back with hands on impressions of the Galaxy S 4 in comparison to the HTC One. Oh, and there’s a wee bit of Facebook Home talk — actually a bunch!

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MoTR 293 is 60 minutes long and is a 35.9 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Roundup of the Facebook Home, HTC First news
  • Hands on with the Galaxy S 4
  • Why Matt ordered an HTC One Developer Edition
  • T-Mobile's new Simple Choice Uncarrier plans save Matt a bundle
  • T-Mobile finally gets the iPhone
  • Nokia Music+ comes to Windows 8 and RT
  • BIG Jambox gains mo' battery life… but only with iOS devices

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MobileTechRoundup 292: HTC One in hand and Galaxy S 4 thoughts

Matt’s first impressions on the HTC One review unit, Samsung Galaxy S 4 expectations and who’s buying a Chromebook Pixel?

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MoTR 292 is 71:30 minutes long and is a 44 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Matt has an HTC One, first impressions
  • What to expect from Samsung's press event this week
  • Matt’s Chomebook Pixel experience: Does it match Kevin’s?

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