MobileTechRoundup 307: Galaxy Note, Galaxy Gear and the HP Chromebook 11

Hands on with all three new Samsung Galaxy products plus the HP Chromebook 11.

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MoTR 307 is 72 minutes long and is a 61 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 10.1: The power of the PEN! 🙂
  • Kevin got his unlocked iPhone 5s: Hard not to recommend this phone to anyone
  • HP Chromebook 11 – a really nice ARM-based Chrome OS experience for $279. BUT: There's a $249 Acer C720 with Haswell on the way.
  • Twitter for tablets…. or rather A tablet. 🙁
  • Samsung Galaxy Round: seems like a gimmick
  • Fitbit Force

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MobileTechRoundup 302: Moto X in hand, Office Mobile for Android lands

Hands on with the Moto X smartphone: It has a flagship price so far, but who will it appeal to?

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MoTR 302 is 63:45 minutes long and is a 53.8 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Moto X launch, hands on impressions
  • Matt returned one Nokia for another and made a carrier switch
  • Android 4.3 may speed up laggy old Nexus 7s
  • Nexus 7 winner announced!
  • Office Mobile for Android released
  • Experiences with HTC One Mini
  • Ubuntu Edge
  • HP Slatebook X2 looks decent for those wanting an Android tablet/laptop hybrid

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MobileTechRoundup 274

Starting out with the explanation of “pickleball”, Matt and Kevin move through history to discuss what got Apple thinking of a 7-inch iPad, plus thoughts on Nexus 7 cases and the T-Mobile Galaxy Note.

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MoTR 274 is 59:20 minutes long and is a 28.8 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Apple’s been looking at a smaller iPad for 18 months now!
  • More thoughts on the Nexus 7 and some cases
  • Are tablets taking over for smartphones?
  • RIM announces 4G LTE PlayBook. Why?
  • More US wireless carrier woes: Google Wallet expands, but carriers still block it
  • Matt has a test Chromebook, will he buy one soon too? Related: looks like Chromebooks could get 100 GB of Drive storage.
  • Is T-Mobile's Galaxy Note too late with the Note II announcement coming later this month?

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MobileTechRoundup 263

First thoughts on Apple’s new iPad and a hands on with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G.

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MoTR 263 is 61:30 minutes long and is a 51.5 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Early iPad thoughts and impressions. Worth the upgrade?
  • Verizon iPad LTE works on AT&T's 3G network – nifty!
  • T-Mobile Blaze 4G
  • Does Google need a 7-inch Nexus Tablet?
  • Matt upgrades to HC on the HTC Flyer
  • Android 4.0 upgrades: Samsung and HTC

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