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Episode #185 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download.  Rod Simmons is out this week, but, we are Joined by Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast podcast, and, Terrance Gaines from BrothaTech.com.

This week show was all about the launch announcements.  Apple, Nokia, and, even BlackBerry launched products or services this week and the crew discusses all of it.
The big news out of Apple was the official announcements of the new iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display.  The iPad Air is a newly designed, full size iPad that weighs only 1 pound.  The new iPad Mini now comes with Retina display.  Both devices come with Apple's new quad-core A7 chip found in the iPhone 5s.  Apple also announced a new MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, and new Mavricks OS that is now free.
Nokia announced a couple of new 6 inch Windows Phone Phablets and a Windows RT 8.1 powered 10-inch tablet.  Chris is excited about both the high end Lumia 1520 with it's 20 megapixel camera and the mid-range Lumia 1320 with its 5 megapixel camera.  Both Robb and Chris, however are less than impressed with $499 Lumia 2520.  The specs in this tablet are impressive, but, the cost and continuing confusion about exactly what Windows RT is will make this tablet a tough sell.
BlackBerry has finally released BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for both iOS and Android…  Sort of…
BBM was downloaded over 10 million times in 24 hours, but, if you didn't already have an account, you, where thrown into a cue to be notified when you can log in.  Although it remains to be seen if BBM can gain traction in the already crowed cross platform space, the app itself is actually pretty slick both in form and function.
Instagram, Flipboard, and Vine are coming to Windows Phone, Nokia gets BlackBerry 10 like screen screen sharing, and Chris ordered the new Dell 8-inch tablet/PC running Windows 8.1.  We've got all this, plus, our picks in episode #185 of the SMRpodcast.

Show Details

  • Recorded: October 22nd, 2013
  • Published: October 23rd, 2013
  • Duration: 01hr 37min 00sec
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Big stories we covered this week

  • Brotha Tech and Allison Sheridan drop by
  • Apple announces the two new iPads
  • Nokia announces two new phones

Fun stories we covered this week

  • BBM has massive downloads after release
  • Nokia's new RT Tablet
  • Apples dig against Microsoft

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