SyrupCast Podcast Ep. 107: Owner of an ‘unlocked’ heart


  • danakin

    On this episode of the SyrupCast we had: Igor Bonifacic, Jessica Vomiero, Rose Behar, and Patrick O’Rourke. Has anyone corroborated the alleged Behar love reciprocity with the camera?

    The first item discussed was the recent announcement of the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style; both running Android Wear 2.0. Right off the hop, the foot-in-mouth tendencies continued with Rose admitting her impressions of LG’s offerings have been tainted by American opinions. This silly statement only serves to disadvantage any salient points she may have on offer. Why should I, as a MobileSyrup consumer bother reading or taking her findings into full account when I can aggregate my own opinion from the same sites that she visits? Also, why should advertisers get on board with a publication whose writers so easily beg off the courage of their convictions? This kind of statement only serves to devalue her opinion as a “tech journalist”; the quotes are intentional.

    Thankfully Jessica and Patrick offered a more journalistically mature and proviso-free take on LG’s devices. The segment recovered from it’s false start (still on a Super Bowl theme here) to recover and provide a fine recap of what Canadian consumers can expect. Icarus references garner a solid plus on the SMSPR score.

    Next up, the review of The Wireless Code in Gatineau and sundry mobile related topics. Jessica ran point to tip off the segment (Basketball now) and it was clear she did her homework. Her stage-setting set off a fine discussion on the Wireless Code’s impact on Canadian consumers and how the big telecom operators can use their resources to find/exploit loopholes. Of particular note was the “revelation” that two year contracts have been a windfall for Canadian wireless providers. Rose offered a fine insider’s point of view when describing how the stalling of daily activations impacted ARPU.

    Rose’s shout-out, or in this case sh*t-on to DJI was an instant classic.

    This week’s show gets a 8.0 SMSPR (Subjective MobileSyrup Podcast Review) score.