MobileTechRoundup 325: Windows Phone still has a few surprises left

Windows Phone may get much more interesting with new devices — think Wi-Fi tablets — while the Fire Phone hasn’t sparked our interest.

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MoTR 325 is 68:45 minutes long and is a 61.8 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Windows Phone 8.1 update 1 brings potential for a wider range of devices
  • Windows Phone Store passes 300,000 apps. Matt keeps using his Lumia 1520, 8.1 and Cyan help make it possible.
  • Moto X+1 leaked benchmarks suggest Snapdragon 801 – looks like this will not be another phone with mid-range specs.
  • Timex Ironman watch with 3G data – what a MotoActv successor should have been?
  • Amazon Fire Phone – not even a spark of interest from either of us
  • HP SlateBook 14 – want Android in a laptop? That’ll be $430, thank you.
  • Apple likely to announced iPhone 6 on 9 September

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MobileTechRoundup 323: Lumia 930 and Ascend Mate2 are a nice pair

This week we have the Lumia 930 and Ascend Mate2 in hand, plus a surprise appearance from…. wait for it…. the BlackBerry Z30.

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MoTR 323 is 57 minutes long and is a 48.7 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Lumia 930 plus Windows Phone 8.1 = superb experience
  • Related: Android apps on Windows – good idea or not needed?
  • Huawei Ascend Mate2 is a good deal at $299 off-contract
  • Matt buys a BlackBerry Z30 and BBM for Windows Phone is here
  • Android Wear gets apps.

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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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