Apple reinvents the textbook with iBooks 2; AT&T's new data plans; RIM for sale and more!

Sydney Myers
Teen Lifestyle Editor from  Dallas, TX
| January 24, 2012

Apple aims to 'reinvent the textbook' with iBooks 2 and the iPad. Can they? Yes, having an iPad in class and being able to interact with your textbook is an awesome idea and will definitely stimulate interest, but is this a realistic possibility? There are lot of potential roadblocks. Money is the first thing that comes to my mind. I can't imagine that every school district will be able to afford iPads for each one of its students. Also, there is the risk of an iPad being lost, stolen, or damaged. Is that a risk worth taking when so much money is involved? These are just a few of the unanswered questions that have risen and that we discussed during the show.

We also talked about AT&T's controversial new data plans. A lot of people are upset about these new plans but the new rates seem to make sense - you get more data so you, naturally, have to pay more. I guess some people don't see it that way. We moved on to the Pantech Burst review and a Dogfight with the Nokia Lumia 710 and the HTC Radar. For the time being, the Lumia 710 and the Radar are your two best options if you're on T-Mobile and looking for a Windows Phone device. So, which one should you get? We talked about that during the show. We finished the show with an open Q&A. Check out the timeline below for more details.


PhoneDog Live Podcast #35


Timeline of Topics:

2:07 Apple intros iBooks 2 and iBooks Author, announces publisher partnerships

19:02 AT&T set to launch new data plans

25:39 RIM said to be interested in selling itself to Samsung (or not)

28:24 Pantech Burst Review

35:15 Nokia Lumia 710 vs. HTC Radar 4G Dogfight

39:20 Open Q&A