Windows Phone updates, Motoactv successor, burned out on Fire phone (MobileTechRoundup show #325)

Summary:Microsoft keeps improving Windows Phone while Amazon's new Fire phone doesn't ignite either one of the MobileTechRoundup podcast hosts.

As we work through the summer Kevin and I share a bit about what we are using and what we are looking forward to in MobileTechRoundup show #325. Show topics include:

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  • 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

Running time: 69 minutes

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Topics: Mobility, Amazon, iPhone, Microsoft, Smartphones, Windows


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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