Windows Phone Central 153

Better late than never? Yes, we're back for another exciting Windows Phone Central podcast. And it's extra long, because we can't stop talking about everything that is happening with Microsoft and the Windows Phone ecosystem.

This week we have the guru of all things BlackBerry and all around hilarious guy, Kevin Michaluk from joining the podcast to talk about his virgin experience...with Windows Phone 8. Plus we discuss Windows Phone Portico, the Lumia 620, this week's hottest apps and even field your questions. So join in and either stream to your phone or watch the HD video below!

Windows Phone Central podcast, episode 153 for 12 December, 2012

The big stories

  • Nokia Lumia 920 in a novice's hands (Spec Guest: Kevin Michaluk from
  • Windows Phone 8 Portico update rolls out
  • Nokia Lumia 620
  • Random Windows Phone topics (apps, theories and pontificating)



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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 here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • FIRST! :) This is the best podcast ever. Seriously, Dan and Jay know soo much. Thanks for having me on the show. Had a great time!
  • We are happy you are with us. It isn't too late to leave crackberry. Stay forever.
  • +1 :)
  • I'm telling phil! 
  • By the way opentable exists on Windows Phone. It's been there since last year. Welcome to Windows Phone, we hope you stay.
  • I loved the cat
    and the awesome podcast of course.
  • You folks are amazing! Keep up the great work, its great to have mobile nations brought to us how you bring it
  • And follow me, the new guy. @samsabri
  • Great podcast, welcome Kevin. please stay and keep your 920 love my red 920 my wife loves her yellow 920. Keep up the great podcasts guys see ya in about 2 weeks.
  • Wish I could watch it but the audio and video does not sync properly, I heard audio but the lips don't move.
  • Kevin is cool, the cat rocked and Dan almost needs a haircut.
    Best line "fight fight fight"
  • So glad to hear another podcast! Too long of a wait
  • Daniel, next episode, talk about your kitty.
  • Jay should introduce himself as Bond, James Bond. And have a bunch on girls lounging around in the background.
  • Man.. Kevin is awesome, lets hope he forgets about BB and stays with WPC. :)
    (Why is it almost impossible to activate this commentbox to get the keyboard to show on my new windows8-pad? Some bugs needs fixing in the commentarysection here, it works kind of bad in ie9 aswell, I have to reload the page after each comment to be able to edit/make another one etc.)
  • regarding skype, i found the same thing just a few days ago, i have windows 8 pro on my desktop (play game/developing things), the Surface, and the Lumia 800, and when skype goes off it used to ring on both the desktop and Surface, just a couple days ago, it started choosing just one to ring, much better
    but kind of curious if i can choose which one to ring...?
  • i have, a htc 8x and a surface rt, i like them very much... i am using bing more then google lately, i think that wp need, a few things to compete fully with iphone, first is fix facebook app fully not small updates to many complains on that, fix tweeter app, get instragram and get something like siri because people with iphones are always showing that gimmick even though i do not use it, it is a good selling point when consumers are buying the phone... and last get more people involved with xboxsmartglass