Chromebooks, Lumia Icon, and Nokia X (MobileTechRoundup show #316)

Chromebooks, Lumia Icon, and Nokia X (MobileTechRoundup show #316)

Summary: Many products were announced the last couple of months and are starting to ship to us for review. Kevin and I talked about a few of these as well as whether or not the Nokia Android move is the right one.


We lost an hour today, but Kevin and I we still able to get up and record MobileTechRoundup show #316. We are both testing out new devices and had a bit of a disagreement about Nokia’s Android strategy. Show topics include:

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  • Hands on with the Toshiba Chromebook 13
  • Looks like 2 new Samsung Chromebooks are coming (finally!) and may have that faux leather trim like the Note / tablets
  • Thoughts on the Nokia X / X+ / XL and should Microsoft keep them?
  • Thoughts on the Nokia Lumia Icon
  • T-Mobile and AT&T continue to slug it out in the wireless world
  • Pebble 2.0 for Android is now available
  • T-Mobile BB incentive program results in 94% of traders switching platforms
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablet impressions $750 with 32 GB
  • Moto X touchless control update

Running time: 64 minutes

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Topics: Mobility, Android, Google, Nokia, Samsung, Windows Phone

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    I totally agree that Windows Phone 8.1 is playing catch up on features like notifications and voice assistant. However with 8.1 they are quickly running our of disadvantages. In fact Windows Phone may end up being more advanced and certainly more modern looking than all others. I would also say Nokia has proven to be an excellent partner and does so many things really well with both Hardware and Software. Nokia still has that creative spark that Apple and Samsung seem to be losing.
    Sean Foley
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