A number of announcements for latest smartphone devices are lined up in the following week, as companies strive to introduce their best devices in the market and compete against the curiosity expected out of the next iPhone launch.
The new devices are predicted to uplift sales of smartphones to a record quarter in the last three months of this year. Analysts, however, wonder if Windows Phone will be able to compete against the powerful duo, Apple and Google, the second one owns the Android OS.
Ramon Llamas at IDC said that iPhone can be seen as a big volume mover and it would be hard to place bets against that. The December quarter is likely to feature plenty of devices that are being previewed.
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Sony and Samsung slipped in their share of news as new smartphones were declared at the IFA Electronics Show held in Berlin.
The following week will see events hosted by Motorola and Nokia in which they will showcase their upcoming models. Amazon is also planning on hosting a conference in Los Angeles. it is believed that the company will feature its first smartphone offering apart from an update of the Kindle Fire Tablet.
According to several media outlets, Apple has set a date for the event to unveil iPhone 5 in San Francisco. Analysts expect that whenever the next iPhone gets released, it would be the top-selling smartphone device of the period. Samsung will be selling its Galaxy Note and Galaxy S3 in large numbers, even after losing a high-profile legal dispute with Apple last week.
As per the prediction of James Faucette of Pacific Crest, international smartphone sales will amount to 165 million units by December. He mentioned that there will be many new products, but the sequential increase will come after the release of the iPhone.
Other gadgets will continue battling for niche market shares. Some companies may benefit from the continued weakening