Apple's new iPads, Surface 2, Nokia Lumia, BBM for all (MobileTechRoundup show #308)

Summary:Apple announced new iPads, Nokia announced new Lumias, HTC revealed a bigger One Mini, and Microsoft released new Surface devices.

Apple and Nokia both held events since our last show with Microsoft launching new Surface products and HTC announcing another One. What device did Kevin try to get me to buy in MobileTechRoundup show 308? Show topics include:

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  • Apple event and hands on with the iPad Air, iPad mini Retina Display

  • Acer C720 Chromebook in hand: better peformance and battery life, but screen and keyboard are meh

  • Surface 2: The hardware Surface RT should have had

  • Nokia Lumia 1520 large screen Windows Phone and Lumia 2520 Windows RT

  • Matt bought and returned two things since last show

  • HTC One Max: A blown up HTC One Mini, but not a bigger HTC One

  • BBM for iOS and Android finally released. Does number of downloads indicate how many will really use?

  • Blackberry releases 10.2 update: Is it too late for such a good update?

Running time: 60 minutes

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Topics: Mobility, Apple, BlackBerry, HTC, iPad, Microsoft Surface, Nokia, Windows Phone

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on 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 over 200 d... Full Bio

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