Posted October 5, 2011
SMRPodcast #86: Apple Disappoints, Microsoft’s Shock and Awe

Hosts:Rod Simmons, Chris Ashley,Brent Harman, Robb Dunewood

  • Recorded: October 4th, 2011
  • Published: October 5th, 2011
  • Duration: 1hr 10 min 30 sec

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Opening Thoughts

  • Brotha Tech Terrance Gaines back on the Show
  • We immediately go into Apples announcement of the iPhone 5
  • Everyone agrees there was a lot of disappointment in the announcements today.

We pose the question of does the lack of features on the iPhone 4s matter

  • Robb says it does not
  • Terrance says that the dual core is enough for him to get one
  • Rod says people will still head towards the store
  • Chris says that he doesn’t see all of the yearly upgraders getting this device

We talk about iChat and if it will hurt BlackBerry

  • Rod says it will draw more people away from BlackBerry
  • Chris says it won’t and that Apple should have opted for a cross platform messaging like Skype
  • Terrance agrees with Chris
  • Robb doesn’t think iChat will hurt BlackBerry either

We talk about Microsoft’s impressive Windows Phone 7 update

  • Rod mentions the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update
  • Chris is impressed with the complete turn around of the update process
  • Robb want's to know if Terrance is willing to try out a Windows Phone
  • Terrance says he likes what he sees so far but the apps could be a problem

Amazon’s Kindle fire made a splash

  • Rod is wondering who ordered one
  • Robb ordered three and feel it is a game changer
  • Terrance ordered one for his wife
  • Chris’s wife wants a Kindle Fire too

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Opening Song

Sugar Hill by AZ – Amazon