Posted June 20, 2012
SMRpodcast #122: Mary-Jo Foley Surfaces on the Show

Microsoft was front and center in episode #122 of the SMRPodcast with the big announcement of Microsoft Surface. We did a special, prerecorded interview with Mary-Jo Foley from All About Microsoft and got her take on Microsoft's branded tablet coming out with the launch of Windows 8.

Rod, Chris, and I continued the Microsoft Surface conversation in the regular recording of the show, but, we did touch on a few other news bits that were completely overshadowed by Microsoft's big media event. We also had some pretty good picks this week.

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Show Details

  • Recorded: June 19th, 2012
  • Published: June 20th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 21min 00sec



Opening Thoughts

  • This week we start with an interview of Mary Jo Foley from All About Microsoft to talk about the Microsoft Surface

We talk about our reactions to the new Surface Tablet

  • Mary Jo said she was actually excited about the announcement
  • Chris thinks he is ordering three devices
  • Robb is opting for the full Intel version and explains why
  • Rod is set on the ARM version

We all speculate on why the delay between the ARM version and the Intel Version of the Surface Tablet

  • Chris feels this maybe a favor to the vendors
  • Mary Jo thinks Chris could be correct
  • Robb and Rod do not like the delay

The conversation about the Surface continues after Mary Jo departs

  • Chris has a good time with some of the reactions from haters
  • Robb debates if the keyboard should be included or not
  • Rod feels people are under estimating Windows 8 sales

RIM has more bad news this week

  • Robb tells us that RIM loses a major manufacturer
  • Chris says he just feels bad for RIM
  • Rod points out that RIM has no easy road ahead

Quick Hits

  • BGR is reporting a huge data breach with credit card information
  • We talk about Spotify taking on Pandora

Picks of the Week