The first half of September is going to be exciting for those looking forward to new gadgets to be launched by giants of the tech world.
Nokia, Motorola, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple - al have lined up launches and announcements.
First of the block is Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK), which is expected to unveil its new smartphone on September 5 - the speculation is, it is part of the Lumia series - in partnership with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.
After a while, Nokia is creating a buzz usually reserved for Apple or Samsung launches. Speculation has increased as to what Nokia could possibly be offering as its last launch the Nokia Pure View, came with an astounding 41 mega pixel rear camera.
Motorola has an event planned on the same day in New York City though there no details of what it plans to announce nor is there any speculation surrounding the event.
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Just a day later, on September 6, Amazon.com, Inc.(NASDAQ:AMZN) has invited the press to an event in the Los Angeles area.
There has been rumours floating around of a new, larger Kindle Fire that the company is supposed to be working on and the event gives credence to that rumour.
The existing 7-inch version is already one of the best-sellers just behind Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) and expectations are high that a new 10-inch one could easily surpass the iPad, especially since it would available at a lower price point.
However there is another rumour doing the rounds that the Internet retailer could be launching a smartphone. The Wall Street Journal had reported on July 11 that Amazon's parts suppliers in Asia said the company is "testing a smartphone and mass production of the new device may start late this year or in early next year."
Of course, the show stopper for that fortnight will be Apple, which on September 12 is expected to release its new iPhone 5 and probably some newer versions of its existing products as well.
Keep your calendar free come September.