Apple iPhone release, BlackBerry woes, carriers still restrict Google Wallet (MobileTechRoundup show #306)

Summary:Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c appeared in stores this week, BlackBerry showed off a new device and then halted stock trading, and Google Wallet launched on Android and the iPhone with limited NFC support.

Last week was Apple iPhone release week and on MobileTechRoundup show #306 you can hear why I stood in line at the local Best Buy Mobile store. Show topics include:

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  • More iOS 7 thoughts after some hands-on time
  • Matt stood in line on iPhone 5s day, but didn't buy an iPhone
  • CyanogenMod is a company
  • Latest BB news. Big losses predicted, job cuts, out of the consumer market and BBM for iOS/Android gets pulled?
  • Google Wallet now for all Android and iOS, but still neutered by carriers
  • Ubuntu Touch coming out with Ubuntu 13.10 next month
  • iOS vs Android: touchscreen speed tests
  • Sprint joins the early upgrade trend, is it actually a good deal?

Running time: 65 minutes

Listen here (MP3, 58MB)

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Topics: Mobility, Apple, BlackBerry, Google, iPhone


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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