Windows Phone Central 154
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Windows Phone Central podcast, episode 154 for 16th January 2013
The big stories
- Has Dan recovered from CES? (opens in new tab)
- T-Mobile Lumia 810 now getting Portico Windows Phone update (opens in new tab)
- Nokia launches the colourful, inexpensive Lumia 620 in Thailand (opens in new tab)
- Huawei Ascend W2 may just suprise you
- Lumia 920s now shipping with Portico... Where's the official update? (opens in new tab)
- No Ativ tab for the US
- Doom and Destiny currently free (opens in new tab)
- Robotek is just as awesome on WP8 (opens in new tab)
- Official Speedtest app (opens in new tab)
- Photosynth for Window Phone 8 just weeks away
- WPCentral app updates (opens in new tab)
- Whatsapp improvements on the way... eventually
- 627am now a WP8 targeted app
- Xbox Music updated on Windows 8, still a long way to go
- Discretion in a phone
- LG to return to the Windows Phone 8 fold in 2013? Korea Times says yes (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft wants your Windows Phone app featured on TV (opens in new tab)
- Lumia 920 sells out on day 1 in Netherlands (opens in new tab)
- Surface is cool, if you believe your local teenager (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft to push Windows Embedded 8 Handheld into the realm of retail and beyond (opens in new tab)
- Comments from last time (opens in new tab)
- Live questions and comments
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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.
I spoke to Nokia yesterday on Live Chat and they told me to expect it early February as they will begin the global rollout,
Also I think Daniel nailed it when it comes to how a Phone should look and feel, LG is not exciting enough and Samsung need to do more like the Omnia 7 which was aluminium shell it actually felt really nice, the Lumia series 800 - 920 are excellent the polycarbonate unibody does give the phone a solid and expensive feel, also they just look dramatic and awesome which makes them exciting and interesting.
LG are just generic, they should just call themselves Le Generic for making generic phones that dont differentiate well.