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Windows Central Podcast 17: Banding together

The Elite x3's been pushed back again, Microsoft's pulling support for their own products on Windows mobile, there might not be a Band 3, and Insiders saw a glitch so bad it stopped previews. It wasn't a great week for Windows 10 Mobile — is there a sun behind these clouds?

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Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

18 Comments
  • I wouldn't say it's ALL doom and gloom with the X3 - Isn't it just pushed back from being sold in stores? Enterprise customers dealing with HP directly should be able to get them, and people in that situation probably have quite a lot of planning to do before they actually roll out the devices in a large enterprise setting. A shame for those consumers who want one, but may not affect the phones target market as much as it seems
  • No doom and gloom when you're playing Forza Horizon 3. Just saying.
  • How about listen Via Grover pro podcast as well.
    I listen every week via Grover Pro podcast, I give every show a Five star rating.
    Daniel Rubino, Derek Kessler, Zac Bowden.
  • Grover Pro just pulls in from iTunes anyway. But yes, it's excellent. Just search for "Windows Central" we can't link to an iTunes listing within that app.
  • Looks like the wrong episode is embedded in the page.
  • Thanks for fixing... also, timestamp for Band 3 is wrong (34:40 instead of 24:40) :)
  • Thank you for pointing that out, was listening for 10 minutes with the feeling that I have heard this all before. lol
  • I'm reading this on a shiny "flagship" Lumia 950XL with the word Microsoft emblazoned across the top. I rode the fast ring for months and then opted for the solidity of reinstalling back to the production version and in both cases I have loved this phone. Now there is a new flagship to be had albeit from someone other than Lumia/Microsoft and I can't imagine being excited about that no matter when it releases. How long till it's announced that support has ended for that one too? Is there any reason not to be depressed about windows phone in general?
  • "It wasn't a great week for Windows 10 Mobile..." LOL, was there ever?
     
  • I enjoy the podcasts but I have two requests; 1) is there any way that you can update the app so that we have a hypertext link in the article to launch the podcast, 2) since there isn't a link at present I resort to the view as a web page version, however today the title says #17 Banding together, but the streaming play button says #16 Overdue ends, new beginnings . I would love to listen to #17 but can't reach it this morning.
  • Refresh, it's been fixed.
  • I like Acast because you can download it and listen to it without wifi.
  • And it's doomsday because MS stopped support for Healthvault? ( Insert Sarcasm) The only time I would be unhappy when Windows Mobile no longer exists. Even then I don't think I will whine. I will just have to move on and adopt. Hats off to you guys at WinCen for putting up with rude comments on here. I cringe when I read them.
  • And it's doomsday because MS stopped support for Healthvault? ( Insert Sarcasm) The only time I would be unhappy when Windows Mobile no longer exists. Even then I don't think I will whine. I will just have to move on and adopt. Hats off to you guys at WinCen for putting up with rude comments on here. I cringe when I read them.
  • If the Hp Elite X3 is so good why all the excuses for it
  • Is there a way to listen through the app and not have it stop when the screen times out, or do I have to get another podcast app?
  • Just figured out to set the app to auto download the podcasts, then when you go to that section of the app and play it, the phone plays it in the media player.
  • Hope they make another band