Jeez Louise, is it that time again already? I say that every week, don’t I? Sorry.
Over the past few weeks we’ve seen the launch and release of the iPhone 4S, Google lifted the lid on Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung showed off the Galaxy Nexus, and Motorola announced the RAZR.
So you’d forgive the industry for taking it easy this week. Not so, my friends. Not so.
Of course, that was largely due to Nokia World, which took place in London on Wednesday and Thursday. We heard about a new range of Series 40 phones, bendy screens, an imminent white Nokia N9, and an update for MeeGo.
But the big news was the official unveiling – finally – of the Nokia Sea Ray, or Nokia Lumia 800 as we’re s’posed to call it now. There’s also a lower-specced Nokia Lumia 710, but no sign of the 4.3in variant that was rumoured.
Sony announced that it’s giving Ericsson the chop, so we’ll eventually see smartphones simply coming from Sony. Eventually.
And in a token Apple story, the 16GB iPhone 4S was ripped to shreds and its components valued at £120. Bloomin’ ‘eck. Worse still is the 64GB iPhone 4S, with components estimated to be worth £155. Obviously there are other costs to take into consideration, but that still leaves a hefty profit for the Californians.
Until next week. Take it easy.