361 Degrees Podcast - Season 6 kicks off with a recap

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The 361 Degrees Podcast is back for a sixth season. In the opening episode the team discuss some of the key mobile industry news from the six weeks that they have been gone. Topics include the new iPhones, the new iPads, the second generation of Microsoft's tablet products, thoughts on some UK retailers cheap tablet offerings, Nokia's entry into the tablet space (Lumia 2520), and an update on BlackBerry's woes.

Episode description:

 A lot has happened in the 6 weeks we've been gone so the team get caught up on the news, having had a little extra time to reflect. This week we cover:

  • New iPhones - If the 5c wasn’t a ‘cheap’ iPhone was the 5s a new high-end model? Is there a big-enough pricing gap?
  • New iPads - Is the iPad Air what Steve Jobs really intended the iPad to be? We marvel at what Apple’s new A7 achieves with weight and battery.
  • New Microsoft Surface - Ewan’s keen but we wonder how it can find customers not already well-served by iPads.
  • Cheap tablets - Tesco’s Hudl, Argos’s MyTablet, Carphone Warehouse’s ‘cheap tablet thing’.
  • Nokia’s tablet - Is Nokia’s new Windows RT tablet - the 2520 - the best Windows tablet yet? Does it matter?
  • BlackBerry woes - Who was mad enough to give BlackBerry $1bn?

Our first reader’s question is "Who needs the other more to remain as the dominant player: Samsung or Google?". The team get stuck in...

This episode is sponsored by O2. Check-out O2 Refresh - the tariff which lets you get the latest phone whenever you want.


About 361 Degrees

361 Degrees is a podcast all about mobile technology. From consumer to enterprise and from fun to industry analysis, we investigate and discuss mobile technology and the mobile industry.

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