Mobile Nations 20: CES 2013 preview!

Kevin, Phil, Daniel, and Rene talk about CES 2013, what they expect to see, and whether it's still relevant, then fight about ActiveSync, RIM vs. Microsoft, and what they want to see from Apple, Google, and everyone going forward! *Apologies for the video quality, we experienced severe technical problems during the recording of the show, and while we're providing it for those who really want it, we recommend sticking to audio for this episode.*



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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Windows phone 7.8 would release just after the end of CES2013
  • confirm ??
  • Is it just me or is the incorrect pronunciation of Nokia really annoying.
  • Its how Americans say it, i know its wrong but does it really matter that theyre saying no-kia?
  • What's the correct way to say Nokia?
  • I say, Sprint/HTC (since HTC has a good relationship with Sprint, example the Evo's) will announce their windows phone 8 lineup (probably one or maybe two devices). I doubt Nokia will release a phone with Sprint.
  • I doubt that
  • Did you guys not get my e-mail? I tipped you guys on there being an official announcement on a Ubuntu mobile OS which could potentially be another big player in the mobile OS wars and I've not seen you guys mention it. Yet you're discussing Apple, Google and RIM again.
  • Probably because it's not a real big deal. Is Samsung putting it out, or HTC or any other decent manufacturer? And what ecosystem will it provide? What services will it have? Who is developing apps for it? Until ita real I don't think anyone will talk about it...
  • @Racxie Got your email; didn't need it though as we're well aware of the news We actually do mention Ubuntu, for a second, while laughing Don't care about Ubuntu. It's about as threatening as Tizen right now
  • @Daniel I'm sure you don't care about Blackberry either but you still post news regarding them. Ubuntu could potentially be an important player in the mobile OS market, but I guess we'll just have to see. The news was also big enough for BBC to report, so why not you? @jsnod25 Brands such as Samsung & HTC will have phones for it and it's possible to replace Android with it. Also rather than asking me these questions look it up to see for yourself, I mean I'm sure you could have asked the same questions about WP when it first started (or even now). Personally I just love WP regardless of apps, ecosystem or whatever else. It's just...good. Though of course nothing is perfect.
  • I remember being as hopeful as Kevin about Windows Phone. I just hope he realizes that there is a difference between carrier support and consumer mindshare. I don't expect to see any major changes in BB numbers this year. However, I don't expect RIM to fall apart, either.
  • I am going to CES event and will be my 10yr. I know there will not be much smartphones to show because most of new smartphones will be at Mobile event in Barcelona Spain in February. Will see if CES is going down hill.
  • i think i might try a bb10 phone when i get my upgrade available. gonna keep my wp8 but i really wanna try the bb10