MobileTechRoundup 409: BlackBerry Motion, Huawei Mate 10, Cortana improvements and Kindle Oasis

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MoTR 409 is 65 minutes long and is a 78.5 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Thanks to our Patreon supporters!
  • BlackBerry Motion debuts: Solid specs for around $450
  • Pixel 2 orders ship this week: Watch for reviews soon
  • Huawei Mate 10 and other devices to be announced this week
  • Have you tried Microsoft Edge on iOS or Android?
  • Cortana for iOS / Android has smart home controls
  • Kevin wants wireless earbuds for AW3 but AirPods won’t do
  • Apple killed the 3.5mm headphone jack. But didn’t they standardize it to begin with?
  • LG V30 retail unit in hand, much battery than the pre-production model
  • Matt bought an Amazon Kindle Oasis

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MobileTechRoundup 408: Made by Google, thoughts by us on Pixel 2, Pixelbook and Pixel Buds

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MoTR 408 is 68 minutes long and is a 78 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • LG V30 finally available in the US
  • Made by Google event: Pixel 2 phones, Pixelbook, Clips, Pixel Buds
  • Who bought a Pixel 2 and who didn’t?
  • Why it’s a challenge to be an Android user in an iOS family (and vice versa!)
  • Kevin is futzing with Android 8 on the Xperia XZ (but he’d rather do it on the Galaxy S8+)

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MobileTechRoundup 407: Apple Watch 3 with LTE, Fitbit Ionic, new Pixels soon

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MoTR 407 is 66 minutes long and is a 76.2 MB file in MP3 format.

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MobileTechRoundup 406: Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus

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MoTR 406 is 79 minutes long and is a 90.5 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Galaxy Note 8 bought and Matt loves it
  • HTC U11 gets a squeezable update
  • Where the heck is the LG V30?
  • Google has a phone announcement on October 4. Next Pixel?
  • Bose may be the first have Google Assistant headphones
  • Apple TV 4K – meh
  • Kevin bought an Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus – really the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus
  • iPhone X: about that notch

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MobileTechRoundup 405: IFA roundup with LG V30, Note 8, Moto X4 and more

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MoTR 405 is 79 minutes long and is a 90.6 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • LG V30 first impressions
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 revealed
  • Moto X4 announced at IFA
  • Huawei announces Kirin 970 processor, likely to appear in Mate 10 in October
  • About that iPhone 8 and Apple Pay
  • Oh Sony: New phones look like they’re from 2013 (again)
  • Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport
  • Garmin Vivoactive 3 and Vivomove HR
  • Fitbit’s new Iconic fitness tracker and semi-smartwatch

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MobileTechRoundup 404: Essential Phone, Nokia 8, Android O and Samsung’s mobile browser

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MoTR 404 is 55 minutes long and is a 62.8 MB file in MP3 format.

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MobileTechRoundup 403: ARKit vs Tango, Moto Z2 Force Edition and iPhone 8 screen res

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MoTR 403 is 65 minutes long and is a 74.6 MB file in MP3 format.

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MobileTechRoundup 402: Lost cost Amazon Prime phones, an electric bike and Star Wars AR

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MoTR 402 is 66 minutes long and is a 76 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Nokia 6 and Alcatel IDOL 5S: Amazon Prime Exclusives
  • Hands (and feet!) on with the RadCity electric bike
  • Matt tried the iPad Pro 12.9 at Apple Store: It’s not for him.
  • iPhone 8: Touch ID or no?
  • LG V30 launch event at IFA
  • Moto announcement in NYC on 25 July
  • Star Wars games coming to AR thanks to Lenovo
  • Before the Essential Phone even ships, some execs have left

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MobileTechRoundup 401: 12.9 vs 10.5 inch iPad Pro, iOS 11 beta and Bixby Voice

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MoTR 401 is 64 minutes long and is a 73.2 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Congrats to our contest winners; thanks to LG and HTC for supplying the phone prizes!
  • Matt and Kevin both bought an iPad Pro, but different sizes
  • Early thoughts on the iOS 11 beta on iPad
  • Matt’s wife’s stolen phone adventures: Back on Android
  • Bixby voice preview
  • OnePlus 5 orders start this week

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MobileTechRoundup 400: HTC U11 and LG G6 contest and WWDC wrap-up

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MoTR 400 is 64:30 minutes long and is a 70.2 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • WWDC wrap-up and a new iPad Pro ordered
  • Hands-on with Huawei MateBook X
  • Brydge 12.3 keyboard for Surface Pro 4
  • Thanks to HTC and LG, we’re giving away a U11 and G6!
  • Contest question 1: What was the date of the press release announcing MoTR and who were the three launch hosts?
  • Contest question 2: When did Matt join MoTR (month/year) and what show number was it?
  • Contest question 3: What’s the date of show #100 and list at least one topic?
  • Contest question 4: What phone did then-readers and listeners pick for Kevin the one time he let them do so?
  • Contest question 5: What was your favorite episode and why?
  • Send all answers to motrpodcast@gmail.com by June 21. Sorry, US entries only.

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