Check out Episode #112 of the SMRpodcast, Chicken Wings and Beer Part 4, where the big fella and I hold down the fort while he who shall remain nameless was on a road trip.

This week we talk about, not one, but, two billion dollar tech deals, the release of the Windows Phone 7 powered Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone and the $150 million marketing budget AT&T is putting behind it, and, as always, our tech picks of the week.

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Show Details

  • Recorded: April 10th, 2012
  • Published: April 11th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 11min 00sec

Opening Thoughts

  • Rod is out this week so it is just Robb and Chris

We jump right in to the the Facebook purchase of Instagram

  • Chris feels the purchase was done as a defensive move by Facebook
  • Robb just started using it and actually likes it
  • Robb explains why other people like Instagram

Chris bought three Nokia Lumia 900s

  • Chris gives an early rundown of what he likes and does not like about the Lumia 900
  • Robb talks about the need for Windows Phone to get on Verizon

We also discuss the verge’s review of the Lumia 900

  • Robb says that the rebuttal was worse than the original review
  • Chris says that Joshua’s comments did not sound sincere but rather an after thought
  • Chris explains why he feel some of his points were not valid

Other topics we cover

  • AOL sells patents to Microsoft
  • Everybody should be moving to cloud storage
  • AT&T unlocking iPhones for users

Picks of the Week