iPad 3 pictures; iPhone 5 launch date; BlackBerry Playbook 2.0; iPhone on T-Mobile and more!

Sydney Myers – writer
Published: February 27, 2012

If you're hungry for iPhone and iPad news, then last Friday's PhoneDog Live is what you should be watching. As the rumored launch date for the iPad 3 nears, we're going to hear more and more speculation about its hardware. Last week we got a couple of new pictures that show a slightly larger camera lens hole. Does this mean that the iPad 3 will have a better camera, perhaps an 8-megapixel shooter? It could, and that's what we're hearing. We've also heard rumors that the iPad 3 will be slightly thicker than the previous model, and these new pictures seem to confirm that. It seems to be a negligible amount, but it will be difficult to tell until we get some hands-on time with it. As far as iPhone news goes, we got more word that it will be coming in the fall of this year, instead of the summer. It appears that Apple would like to stick to the once-a-year release timeframe and since last year's model was announced in the fall, it would make sense to launch the next one in the fall as well. And could we see an iPhone on T-Mobile? Watch that part of the show to find out what T-Mobile CEO Phillip Humm had to say about that.

In other big, non-Apple news, RIM released PlayBook OS 2.0 last week. This update brings several new, major features like native email support, native calendar support, folders, a new homescreen, an improved keyboard, and support for Android apps which can be found in the BlackBerry App World. Admittedly, these are features that the PlayBook should have had right from the beginning. Who knows why RIM decided to leave them out? At least they're here now. Do you have a PlayBook? How are you liking the update so far?

We also discussed LG's new smartphones and the news that Google will be replacing Sanjay Jha as Motorola Mobility CEO. We finished with an open Q&A. Check out the timeline below if you want to jump around to a particular topic.

 

PhoneDog Live Podcast #40

 

Timeline of topics:

  • 3:19 Google reportedly set to replace Sanjay Jha with Dennis Woodside as Motorola Mobility CEO
  • 8:12 LG intros Optimus L3, L5 and L7
  • 12:02 LG introduces the Optimus 3D Max
  • 16:07 New LG Optimus 4X HD and Vu caught in action
  • 19:55 BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software update
  • 29:52 Next iPhone rumored to be arriving in fall
  • 33:08 Alleged iPad 3 images show rear casing with 8-megapixel camera
  • 39:14 iPhone on T-Mobile?
  • 42:42 Open Q&A

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