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Windows Phone Central 147 - Verizon, Sprint, Nokia and Windows Phone 8

We're back for another exciting chat on all things Windows Phone. This week we catch up with Rafael, Jay and myself for the last two-weeks of exciting Windows Phone news including a Verizon Nokia phone, Sprint going on hiatus, what September 5th will bring and the disappointing Sally's Spa. Tune in as we agree and disagree plus take your questions.

HD video and show notes after the break...


Windows Phone Central podcast, episode 147 for Wendesday, August 22nd, 2012

The big stories

The apps

The rest


  • Comments from last time
  • Live questions and comments


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Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • First LALZ
  • To the guy who works for Windows Phone Central and says loading QR codes takes too long because you need to load an app to read it then execute it; are you aware you can just press Search>Bing Vision then point  and it comes up straight away?
  • i think the issue is bing vision isn't in all countries... i cheated and set mine to US so im fine, but my mom had her region in tw and there is like... one button lol
  • This is really a minor nitpick, but why not use a HTML5 player instead of the Flash one?
  • AFAIK, we're using the iFrame embedding which does support HTML5 encoding, according to YouTube. The "old" embed code is the Flash only.
  • Oh, the YouTube embed works fine, I meant the audio player. But it's no biggie, thanks for the podcast guys!
  • Is that guy on the bottom from the Howard Stern show?
  • I am new to listening to the podcast. I have had a LG Quantum with AT&T. I have noticed you guys don't like LG (and neither do I). I have two questions. First is Tango coming to the Quantum? And two do you guys think there will be an AT&T Windows Phone 8 with a slide out keyboard?
  • WPcentral, quick question about windows 8 and windows phone 8. Windows 8 has windows to go were you can carry around windows 8 and some documents and plug it in and use it, atleast that is my understanding of it. Windows phone 8 will support expandable storage. Could it be possible to put windows 8 on the expandable storage and have a windows phone/windows super device? Though the hardware on the phone wouldn't run it you could carry around a windows 8 on your phone. Could some manufacturers decide to include that? Could you possibly make something like a plug in to a monitor and run windows 8, through some hackery? Thanks, love the site and podcast! Keep it up!