Rivals Make Announcements Ahead of iPhone 5 Launch

  • New Nokia and Motorola products unveiling Sept 5.
  • New Kindle Fire is 7-inch
  • HTC with three phones 

September is turning out to be a huge month, with many vendors rolling out their latest gadgets just in time for Christmas.

  • New Nokia and Motorola products unveiling Sept 5.
  • New Kindle Fire is 7-inch
  • HTC with three phones 

September is turning out to be a huge month, with many vendors rolling out their latest gadgets just in time for Christmas.

It is expected that Nokia will unveil its Windows Phone 8 device this week, which will be utilsing Microsoft’s mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.

Microsoft is said to be priming all the OS for its phones and other devices to be closely aligned in a technological and marketing standpoint. Samsung was first to announce that it will be adopting the OS, pre-empting Nokia’s Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia.

Motorola has announced the release of its  Droid Razr M 4G LTE. It is the company's first major smartphone to come out of the company since it was acquired by Google. The new phone will likely run Android 4.0 and come with bigger battery, 8-megapixel camera, NFC features, and software navigation buttons.

Other likely features of the Motorola Razr will include a Super AMOLED Advanced display with Gorilla Glass 2 while its design might include a unique edge-to-edge display to eliminated black frames or bezels.

Amazon will be talking about its latest tablet releases at a press event in Santa Monica, California. Two Kindle Fire tablets – one new and an improved version of the original – will be the focus of the event.

Other similar reports are indicating that Amazon’s new Kindle Fire models will be 7-inch in size. It was only last September that Amazon has debuted Kindle Fire that is why an ad-supported version is likely.

Pricing starts at $199 when the Kindle Fire went on sale during the crucial holiday season. The company has since seized 22 percent of the U.S. tablet sales.

At IFA Berlin trade event during the last few days of August, Samsung and Sony already took the stage to introduce their latest gadgets.

Samsung announced that it is finally joining the league of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 adopters with its ATIV S range of phones and tablets. Sony, meanwhile, took the wrap off of its new Xperia phones and tablets that will run version 4.0 of the Android operating system.

The most awaited of all these tech announcements will be September 12 when Apple announces the sixth next-generation iPhone.

What the press people are waiting now are the details to confirm all the speculations and wild-guessing about the size, features, and functionalities of the iPhone 5. New iPod Nano and iPod Touch may also be part of the media event that will be held in San Francisco.

To round off all these introductions, HTC will hold its very own product unpacking event on September 19. The Taiwanese-based company will be introducing its Windows 8 phones. All three of these phones will have a screen size of at least 4 inches and would be named, “Rio,” “Accord,” and “Zenith.”

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