It was another Chicken Wings and Beer episode of the SMRpodcast and the second two man show in as many weeks.  It was kind of a light news week in the mobile world, but, we did talk about Windows 8 RTM, the Lumia 900 Windows Tango update, and the special pricing for Windows 8 announced by Microsoft.

We heard that BlackBerry 10 devices may not be supported by current versions of BES and that organizations who wish to support both BlackBerry 10 and legacy BlackBerry devices may have to deploy multiple BES servers.

We’ve got all this, our picks, and more in episode #131 of the SMRpodcast…

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  • Recorded: August 21st, 2012
  • Published: August 22nd, 2012
  • Duration: 00hr 52min 00sec


Opening Thoughts

  • Rod is not with us this week
  • Chris was on the NosillaCast Podcast

We talk about the Surface Pro vs The Surface RT

  • Robb says the Surface Pro is what he has been waiting for to replace his laptop
  • Chris feels the Pro should do well but is still on the fence about the RT

Windows Phone to overtake BlackBerry

  • Robb wants to know where Chris is at with this report
  • Chris explains why this is not a big deal yet
  • Robb agrees with Chris’s take and adds some of his own thoughts

BlackBerry 10 may not be compatible with current BIS and BES servers

  • Chris explains the story as reported by BGR
  • Robb offers his thoughts on this potential problem
  • We wonder if QNX was the right decision for RIM

Robb wonders if NFC has already jumped the shark

  • Chris feels that it is till coming especially in Windows Phone
  • Robb thinks that the technology may have already be on the way out

Mentioned Links

Chris On NosillaCast Podcast

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