Clifton Thomas of TekBeard Talks of Dying Mobile Platforms

We are finally able to get fellow podcaster, mobile historian, and friend of the show, Clifton Thomas, on the show!

The two spend the first 10 minutes catching up and talking about how podcasting and “internet friends” have impacted their lives.

10:20: Cliff compares the “death” of Windows Phone to the end of webOS.

23:11: Then he shares with Vernon what he would like to see if Microsoft makes a new style of “mobile” device.

27:33: We learn more about Cliff, as he shares stuff that TekBeard listeners don’t get to often hear about.

35:00: Cliff’s education and income are inquired upon.

36:30: The two get serious, as Vernon asks about how Cliff’s baby was made.

38:20: Cliff’s top three (four) pieces of technology.

47:43: What does the Harmon Kardon Invoke need to do to complete with the Echo and the Google Home?

51:34: Cliff shares his all-time favorite Windows Phone.

53:48: “Is Windows Phone coming back?”

Be sure to follow Cliff on Twitter at @CliftonMThomas, and to check out his podcast, Tekbeard.

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About VernonEL

Vernon E. L. Smith enjoys his work in food manufacturing safety and management. He finds the Microsoft ecosystem to be the best fit for his life, both professionally and personally. Gladly choosing to be an early adaptor of Window Phone 7 Series, he has grown in his passion for the platform as it has matured. Vernon is married with three children. In his meager spare time, he enjoys listening to podcasts, and improving his home renovation skills. He also hosts the MSPoweruser Podcast each week, and publishes video to YouTube as often as he can.

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