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In this week's episode of the SMRpodcast we were happy to have a very special guest host, Paul Thurrott from the Supersite for Windows and the Windows Weekly netcast over on the TWiT network.

We get Paul's take on E3 and new features coming to the XBox 360, talk a lot Windows 8, and even find out how Paul feels about the future of RIM.

All this, our picks, and, more in Episode #120 of the SMRpodcast…

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Show Details

  • Recorded: June 5th, 2012
  • Published: June 6th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 11min 00sec
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Opening Thoughts

  • We welcome Paul Thurrott to the SMRPodcast

We jump right into the Xbox 360 announcements at E3 2012

  • Chris starts off the conversation with the New SmartGlass feature announced at E3
  • Paul explains the evolution of SmartGlass and how people will use it
  • Rod mentions the ability to use it with games
  • Robb adds to the gaming conversation with the features he liked

Our opinions on some of the Tablets and Laptops announced this week

  • Paul offers his opinion on waiting or buying a new Windows machine
  • Rod says he is waiting for a machine with a full 10 touch points
  • Chris says he has his eye on the Acer devices

Robb asks Paul his opinion on the state of RIM

  • Paul offers the best analogy for RIM’s current state
  • Robb explains where he is at with RIM
  • Rod Wonders if RIM can find a new source of revenue

Chris asks Paul where he is at with Android

  • Paul talks about his device choice and how he feels about the platform
  • Robb mentions the next Android device he is getting and why
  • Rod talks about all the issues he has had with Android devices

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