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Gadget Lab Podcast: Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and a Mini-Trampoline

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This week on the Gadget Lab podcast, the crew talks about big Amazon news, the upcoming iPhone event and Microsoft’s latest mobile update.

Staff writer Mike Isaac kicks off the show with reviews editor Mike Calore, weighing in on Amazon’s big tablet announcements this week. There’s a whole new family of Kindle e-readers on the way, as well as Amazon’s first Android-powered tablet, the Kindle Fire. Who should be worried the most, Apple or other Android tablet manufacturers?

Next up, staff writer Christina Bonnington demos a nifty trampoline which lets you work up a sweat without wearing out your joints. Verdict? Cool, but pricey: The mini-tramp costs just under $700.

Afterwards, Christina and Mike talk a little about the upcoming Apple iPhone event at the company’s Cupertino, California, headquarters next week. Of course, there’s no dearth of speculation around what’s in store (including ours). We have some inkling, but Apple almost always has a number of other hidden surprises on reveal dates.

Finally, Christina gives her impression of Microsoft’s recent update to its Windows Phone mobile operating system, Mango. It’s slick, it’s social and it’s nothing like iOS and Android. Want something new and unlike the two OS market leaders? Christina suggests giving Mango a spin.

Like the show? You can also get the Gadget Lab video podcast via iTunes, or if you don’t want to be distracted by our unholy on-camera talent, check out the Gadget Lab audio podcast. Prefer RSS? You can subscribe to the Gadget Lab video or audio podcast feeds.

Or listen to the audio below:

Gadget Lab audio podcast #126

Gadget Lab Podcast: Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and a Mini-TrampolineMike is a staff writer covering Google and the mobile beat. He's written on a number of different tech topics, from startups to social media. Check out his Google+ profile here.
Follow @mj_isaac and @GadgetLab on Twitter.


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