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What new phones can we look forward to nearer to Christmas and the new year?

Basically, I can upgrade in December, so would like to know whats coming soon!

Most Useful Answer blizzard7  Jun. 28, 2011 at 22:45

From Apple:
The iPhone 5 or whatever they call it around August or September - Many conflicting rumours about incremental or mind-blowing update so it's hard to say for sure what it'll do, have etc.

From Windows Phone 7 and Co.:
Mango will be coming out in a few months time and be sure to keep your eye on the offerings from Nokia. Nokia is focusing their assets on WP7 (for better or for worse) and you can bet they're going to try their best to steal the limelight from their competitors.

You can bet HTC will be pumping out an alarming amount of Windows Phones over the next few months, which will all do pretty well, but hey, that's just HTC.

From Google and Co.:
Android will be gearing up for Ice Cream Sandwich hitting late Summer or early Autumn. Basically it unifies the Tablet version of Android and the Smartphone version of Android. Google also hopes this version will also ease the problem (well it's a problem for some anyway) of fragmentation because of ICS's ability to scale up or down to the hardware it's on be it budget phone, high-end phone or tablet. There should be some streamlining of apps and widgets as well and an improved interface.

I'm sure you've read the rumours on Mobot.net of the Google Nexus Prime and you can expect all the big players such as Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG etc. to be releasing their own branded ICS phones alongside it. If the rumours are true these phones could be absolute powerhouses with 720p screens and dual 1.5 GHz processors.

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golemsmate  Jun. 28, 2011 at 22:32

I believe it will be the iPhone 5 and the HTC Evo 3D that I will be looking forward to. The HTC Evo 3D has been in articles in mobot speculating release in the next few months (see link below). This might be inline with the new iPhone release. Unsure of any good ones coming out as far as december but keep checking this site and I'm sure prototypes will be leaked.

http://www.mobot.net/htc-evo-3d-landing-uk-month-26026

blizzard7  Jun. 28, 2011 at 22:45

From Apple:
The iPhone 5 or whatever they call it around August or September - Many conflicting rumours about incremental or mind-blowing update so it's hard to say for sure what it'll do, have etc.

From Windows Phone 7 and Co.:
Mango will be coming out in a few months time and be sure to keep your eye on the offerings from Nokia. Nokia is focusing their assets on WP7 (for better or for worse) and you can bet they're going to try their best to steal the limelight from their competitors.

You can bet HTC will be pumping out an alarming amount of Windows Phones over the next few months, which will all do pretty well, but hey, that's just HTC.

From Google and Co.:
Android will be gearing up for Ice Cream Sandwich hitting late Summer or early Autumn. Basically it unifies the Tablet version of Android and the Smartphone version of Android. Google also hopes this version will also ease the problem (well it's a problem for some anyway) of fragmentation because of ICS's ability to scale up or down to the hardware it's on be it budget phone, high-end phone or tablet. There should be some streamlining of apps and widgets as well and an improved interface.

I'm sure you've read the rumours on Mobot.net of the Google Nexus Prime and you can expect all the big players such as Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG etc. to be releasing their own branded ICS phones alongside it. If the rumours are true these phones could be absolute powerhouses with 720p screens and dual 1.5 GHz processors.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 28, 2011 at 22:59

Nokia N9 running Meego. HP Pre 3. And the ones already mentioned, plus, I'm sure, some 'surprises'.

blizzard7  Jun. 28, 2011 at 23:12

Yup, yup forgot about those. The Pre 3 does look very cool indeed. The N9 looks really sleek in black as well but the fact that Nokia keep trying to hammer in to us that it won't really be supported post-launch puts me off it. Also RIM will be up to something but not being someone up to date with Blackberry's, you'll have to ask someone else for the details. :)

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 29, 2011 at 07:13

Nokia are (currently) saying it'll be the only Meego device. That doesn't mean it 'won't be supported'. Even if Nokia stop support after 2 years (the usual contractual period for warranty, fw updates etc), the community will. The Maemo N900 is getting regular updates and new apps from the open community despite Nokia's 'dropping' Maemo.
Still, yes, we won't see 100s of thousands of apps for Meego.
RIM will have the Bold 9900 - with the Nokia E6 being very nicely priced at €340 it'll be interesting to see how RIM will price the touchscreen-qwerty brick of their own.
Forgot to mention the HP ”Mansion" - a webOS all-touch device...not much known about it yet, and I'd hate to speculate while the Pre 3 isn't even out, yet.
Acer's Iconia Smart will be out also, but the massive 4.8'' screen aside it doesn't have any stand-out news for Android fans.

It'll be interesting how the next iPhone/s(?) will readjust Android's streak of hits.
Despite the positive reaction to the Nokia N9, eventually the 'not enough apps' argument will make it a niche peoduct.
The X7 is too pricey in Nokia's current situation. And though the 4 or 5 upcoming series 40 devices (all with mo N900 is getting regular updates and new apps from the open community despite Nokia's 'dropping' Maemo.
Still, yes, we won't see 100s of thousands of apps for Meego.
RIM will have the Bold 9900 - with the Nokia E6 being very nicely priced at €340 it'll be interesting to see how RIM will price the touchscreen-qwerty brick of their own.
Forgot to mention the HP ”Mansion" - a webOS all-touch device...not much known about it yet, and I'd hate to speculate while the Pre 3 isn't even out, yet.
Acer's Iconia Smart will be out also, but the massive 4.8'' screen aside it doesn't have any stand-out news for Android fans.

It'll be interesting how the next iPhone/s(?) will readjust Android's streak of hits.
Despite the positive reaction to the Nokia N9, eventually the 'not enough apps' argument will make it a niche peoduct.
The X7 is too pricey in Nokia's current situation. And though the 4 or 5 upcoming series 40 devices (all with 1GHz processors) will possibly do well somewhere in the middle, they won't stop the smartphone brigade (though they'll be probably 'smarter' than WP7 is right now )

appdroid  Jun. 29, 2011 at 08:18

im interested to see how motorola does with the nexus device.

blizzard7  Jun. 29, 2011 at 09:40

Well that's good news on the Nokia N9 front then. Also wasn't there that Alien Dalvik thing which lets Android apps run on Meego? I'm guessing it'll work like Mac OS X's Rosetta or something like that. Well it's going to be an interesting autumn that's for sure!

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 29, 2011 at 09:53

Blizzard7, yes, if...IF that Alien Dalvik emulator is ready upon the N9's launch, it'll certainly be very attractive for app-addicts.
But mind you, the Pre 3 and HP's Touchpad were supposed to have Alien Dalvik onboard upon launch. They don't.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 29, 2011 at 11:29

Just gave Blizzard7 "Most Useful Answer", because... it was most useful. :D

blizzard7  Jun. 29, 2011 at 12:52

Well then that is slightly worrying news about Alien Dalvik. I'm not an app addict having only downloaded about 20 or so apps over a year but I do have a handful of apps and widgets which I find really useful so the N9 would need a reasonable selection of preferably native apps to really make me consider it.

I think Apple has the most to lose this Autumn, so I don't see it doing anything but stepping it up a gear in terms of hardware seeing as iOS 5 was a disappointing update in terms of innovation. And thanks JanSt! :p

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 29, 2011 at 13:59

Yeah, same here - I don't like carrying around 2 phones. Not app-mad, but some bases need to be covered.

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