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"Who's it for?"

Anyone who's either just purchased or is about to purchase a top end phone or smartphone - this isn't supposed to be TV for uber-geeks or programmers, it's more 'all about smartphones for the rest of us'.

"What do I need to play The Phones Show?"

Watch via YouTube on the web via any computer or tablet or smartphone. Or grab the MP4 manually or automatically by RSS/iTunes, to play on a Windows desktop or a Mac or an iPod or a PSP or a smartphone. So that's just about everybody sorted then!

"When does it come out?"

In busy times, every week or two. When there's less to review or cover, every two or three weeks. Meanwhile, the weekly Phones Show Chat audio podcast keeps a scheduled beat going with my thoughts - and guests!

"Shot ON a smartphone? Really?"

Yes, virtually all of The Phones Show is shot (video and stills) on a phone. In previous times, I've used the Nokia N93, N86, Samsung i8910 HD, N8 and 808 PureView. I now also use the Nokia Lumia 1020 (the Nokia phones have always had by far the best captured audio and video quality). I wanted to demonstrate how powerful some of these modern devices are in terms of multimedia creation. The Show is the proof....

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In many ways: by spreading the word to your friends and colleagues; by linking to The Phones Show (use from your blog or web page; by using the small Google ads on these pages; by buying your must-have devices and accessories through Steve's Amazon Store, and, most of all, by making a small donation to help keep the show going.

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SmartwatchesShow 247 - Musings on smartwatches, a look at the Frankie II and Android 5.1 on.... the ancient Galaxy Nexus!

Show 246 - Review of the 'Nexus 6 Lite', musings on the smartphone experience, and a MWC catch-up!

Show 245 - Review of the unique Yotafone 2 and the ultra-rare OnePlus One, plus the Proporta 6-port Turbocharger

Desire EYEShow 244 - Review of the HTC Desire EYE, with twin main cameras, plus news of Windows 10

Show 243 - Review of the 5"-screened budget Lumia 535, a look at CES news, Camera FV-5 and the Proporta SafeKeep wallet

Show 242 - Hands-on review of the Google/Motorola Nexus 6, a vision of the future?

Galaxy Note 4Show 241 - The last show of 2014: Review of the top-specced Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Show 240 - My Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2014, plus a look at the Proporta Stripe Turbocharger 12000 and a review of the LG G Watch R

Show 239 - Review of the Motorola Moto X (2014), plus a request for feedback on the show's future!

Iphone 6 PlusShow 238 - Review of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, plus news of new Galaxy A devices and Oppo phones

Show 237 - News of the Nexus 6, hands on review of the Lumia 830 'affordable flagship', and a look at the Doro Liberto 810, for your mum and dad!

Show 236 - News of the Desire EYE, hands on review of the Blackberry Passport, and verdict on the Lumia 735

Xperia Z3Show 235 - Review of the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, plus iPhone 6 bits and news of the Blackberry Passport

Show 234 - News catch-up from IFA and Apple launches, Moto G (multiple!) and Proporta Pocketool

Show 233 - News catch-up, Facepalm, Lumia 530

G WatchShow 232 - Review of the Nokia Lumia 930, and my brief review of the LG G Watch and Android Wear

Show 231 - Fire Phone, hands-on review of the LG G3, another Pocket Power testimony

Show 230 - Android L, HTC One mini 2, Top 5 Phones for mid 2014

Archive of earlier Smartphones Shows