SMRpodcast #95, Begging for Apps is now online and ready for download.   This week we talk a lot about BlackBerry and explain whey so many tech journalists are wrong about the Kindle Fire.  We also debate Verizon’s stance on Windows Phone, and, of course we’ve got our picks…  A lot of really good picks, especially for Android users…

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Opening Thoughts

  • Rod asks Robb to what is going on with the RIM executives
  • Robb says they should be fired for embarrassing the company

Will the Kindle Fire help with the sales of the iPad

  • Rod brings up a story where they think people will upgrade from the Fire to iPad
  • Chris says that this is nonsense as there is no direct reason to do so
  • Robb points out that people who want the iPad will go and get them
  • Rod agrees that this story does not make sense

We talk about Verizon’s LTE Statement to Microsoft

  • Chris is wondering why they made such a public statement about their ultimatum
  • Rod says they had to do it because customers are complaining about the lack of WP7 devices
  • Robb says unfortunately for Microsoft the need Verizon more that Verizon needs Windows Phone

We talk about the EU antitrust probe into Apple

  • Chris says that he is not sure about the EU and their probes
  • Rod says they absolutely should investigate
  • Robb is not sure that there is any anti-trust violation

We talk about the possibility of AT&T slowing down the Network Speeds for Windows Phone 7

  • Chris brings up the fact that users are complaining that speeds are not the same as Android devices
  • Rod says that there are many factors that could be the explanation

Picks of the Week