Nokia, Motorola, BlackBerry Prepping New Apple iPhone Rivals


September is going to be one big month full of feature-filled smartphones and tablets launches. Taking the lead, Apple is expected to intro its much talked about new iPhone and possibly a 17-74-cm (7-inch) iPad in the first week. But that’s not all. There are going to be some feature filled head-turning gadgets from the house of Nokia, Motorola, Amazon, BlackBerry as well which are said to be unveiled alongwith or alongside the Apple event.

Several consumer electronics manufacturers are adding enhancements and upgrading their devices to gear up for the upcoming holiday season. Rivals to Apple are giving their best shot this season to allure customers towards their devices. In a similar effort the market is abuzz about the upcoming Windows Mobile OS that will be featured on an entirely new lineup of Nokia smartphones.

According to analysis firm IHS iSuppli, out of every 10 tablets sold in Q2 of this year, 7 came from the Apple stable. Many other brands such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire will be updating its tablet series in the first week itself, as reported by Ibnlive. Sensing threat from small screen size tablet makers, Apple may also introduce a mini-iPad to grab some share from its rivals. Besides, thanks to iPhone, Apple still has a dominant position in the smartphone segment. Though Samsung may have clinched the top smartphone maker from Apple, the iPhone maker still has a golden chance subdue the damage done and recapture the consumers’ attention.


New iPhone- Being termed as the iPhone 5, new iPhone or whatever, within a very shot span of time, the world will witness another smartphone from Apple. The is no official news on the specifications of the new iPhone but it is heavily speculated that will support 4G networks and have a larger screen than its predecessor. After the announcement takes place, sales of the new device will begin shortly after a week or two.

Mini iPad- The sub 10-inch category of tablets is one area where Apple has not only scored well but got bonus marks for its innovative technologies. There a long list of companies who tried taste success by bringing in similar iPad alternates but failed. On the other hand, when it comes to 7-inch screeners, there are companies who have aggregated pots of gold through mass acceptance from the public. Without missing any opportunity, Apple too might possibly bring a smaller iPad to gain the most of the tablet equation.

Motorola’s ‘edgy’ return- Despite the buyout by Google, Motorola has failed to strike an impressive mark in the smartphone market. Since the Razr came in 2004, the company has not had similar success in the recent years. In a desperate bid, the company has an event this week where it plans to unveil what it calls a smartphone with ‘edge-to-edge’ display. No other details have been provided by the company but the new smartphone is going to be first since Motorola was acquired by Google for $12.5 billion in May.

New Windows Phone- The Lumia series of Windows Phone OS based-phones surely created some sparks in the market, especially the European nations. In association with Nokia, Microsoft is said to release a new version of the Windows Phone OS later this month. In the age of Apple and Samsung’s dominance, Nokia is trying hard to shed the underdog tag and is counting on the new Windows ecosystem for survival. It is likely that the companies will launch new smartphones under the Lumia branding.


Reviving BlackBerry?- We have heard a lot about BlackBerry’s upcoming OS in the past that the company terms to be next-gen and carry several new features. Though there is no official confirmation from the company, but it was speculated that BlackBerry would be announcing several new handsets based on the new OS this holiday season. However, another set of speculations point out that BlackBerry is not going to compete with the new smartphones being unveiled this month, but has postponed the release to early next year.


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