Illegal phone unlocking, Acer Windows 8, Galaxy Note 8 (MobileTechRoundup show #288)

Summary:January is just about over and the quiet before the storm is as well with lots of mobile news hitting in February. Kevin and I were still able to find current topics in mobile tech to chat about in MobileTechRoundup show #288.

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January is just about over and the quiet before the storm is as well with lots of mobile news hitting in February. Kevin and I were still able to find current topics in mobile tech to chat about in MobileTechRoundup show #288. 

Topics in this show included:

  • Unlocking your phone is now illegal, although a carrier can still do it for you. Good, bad or just silly?
  • Galaxy Note 8.0: looks legit and interesting; particularly because of the speaker at the top. A small tablet with voice, perhaps.
  • Nokia Drive+ comes to other Windows Phones. Does this help Microsoft or Nokia?
  • Nokia announces Nokia Music+ subscription service for Lumia owners
  • Vine for iOS, Twitter video service
  • First thoughts of the Acer W510 Windows 8 tablet / dock. Build quality, specs, performance, usage.

Running time: 57 minutes

Listen here (MP3, 34.5MB)

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Topics: Mobility, Android, iPhone, Microsoft, Nokia

About

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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