WPCentral Podcast 129
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Big week as we discuss all the new hardware that was released for Windows Phone--we give our opinions and in depth discussion of what works and what doesn't. Plus we go over Monday's 'Big Phone' day, parties as well as new software releases. All while I fight my laryngitis (apologies for the voice though, seriously).
Fair warning: this is our longest show yet, clocking in in just under 2 hours. So feel free to take an intermission at some point. Regardless, we guarantee an exciting and entertaining discussion.
Show notes after the break!
Hardware review special
With so much 2nd Generation hardware to talk about, we sum up our thoughts on
- Nokia Lumia 800 (opens in new tab)
- Samsung Focus S
- Samsung Focus Flash (opens in new tab)
- HTC Radar (4G) (opens in new tab)
- HTC Titan (opens in new tab)
- A huge Windows Phone! (opens in new tab)
- The NYC Party (opens in new tab)
- Nokia Maps beta arrives
- The Chevron Unlocker goes live
- Tango is live! (opens in new tab) (the app not the OS)
- LazyTube is now Metrotube (opens in new tab) and Supertube is... still Supertube but more awesome
- Samsung gen 2 devices get extra settings (opens in new tab)
- Soundhound (opens in new tab) makes some noise
- Fuse and Weave updates
- WinMobile.se (opens in new tab) - the controversial topic
- Optional Cameras (opens in new tab)
- After Nokia's huge marketing expenses (opens in new tab)
- Comments from last week (opens in new tab)
- Live questions
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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.
Its really 6 of 1 half a dozen of the other. Local Scout and bing works alot better in the US, than anywhere else. Nokia Maps will work better in alot of other places where they had great success with their Maps on Symbian.With regards to Music, this is an evolution of the old comes with music service, which never was available in the US nor was Ovi Music. With having no market penetration it made sense for them to concentrate on other markets. What I think will happen in the US is Nokia will utilise MS services which are naturally stronger there.This is gonna sound strange but as much as I loved the Omnia 7 it was always a tad too wide to fit comfortable in my hand. The E7 fits perfectly so I know the Lumia will too, but when I look at the Titan it is just way to uncomfortable for me to hold.
I wasn't able to find this podcast in the Zune marketplace until I searched for "WMExperts." A search for "WPCentral" only finds the app, not the podcast.
Looking beyond windows 8 and windows phone apollo do we see these 2 becoming one? or are we more likely to see 2 operating system very similar and complementing each other? Will windows 8 and windows phone apollo apps be the same and available in the same marketplace?
By Jez Corden