Engadget Podcast 253 - 08.19.2011

Sometimes, you just can't handle it all. There is so much to learn about consumer electronics every week that you simply can't handle the stress. Don't despair: we, The Engadget Podcasters, are here to help. Let us do the tough work of digesting acquisitions, spinoffs, Grids, Xiaomiphones, and a pocketful of BlackBerrys while you lay on the chaise and have grapes fed to you by your loved ones...or whatever it is you people do to relax these days. Just make sure to listen, let the news wash over you, and feel the knots in your neck and back go the way of the TouchPad.

Host: Tim Stevens, Brian Heater
Guests: Dana Wollman, Josh Fruhlinger
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: S&M

00:02:30 - Editorial: Engadget on the death of HP's webOS devices
00:03:38 - HP may spin off PC business, shift focus to software and services
00:05:10 - HP will 'discontinue operations for webOS devices', may spin off Personal Systems Group
00:22:55 - Google acquiring Motorola Mobility
00:28:45 - Verizon embraces Google's Moto Mobility deal, hopes for an end to patent disputes
00:38:30 - TabCo reveals itself as Fusion Garage, unveils Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone (update)
00:41:25 - Fusion Garage Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone hands-on
00:46:48 - The Engadget Interview: Fusion Garage's Chandra Rathakrishnan
00:53:11 - BlackBerry Bold 9930 review
00:55:25 - BlackBerry Torch 9850 review
00:56:30 - BlackBerry Torch 9810 review
00:58:14 - Xiaomi Phone hands-on (updated with video)
01:02:07 - Motorola Photon 4G review
01:02:58 - The NYC Engadget Reader Meetup is less than two weeks away!
01:04:43 - The Engadget Show returns Friday, August 19th -- win a ticket to the taping!
01:09:28 - Listener questions

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