Apple, Microsoft, RIM and Google will all be aiming for your wallet.
The next few months will be good times for Smartphone buyers as each of the big players showcases their skills. We have already seen RIM fire off the race with their OS7 equipped devices such as the amazing BlackBerry Bold 9900 that nails the touch and type experience.
Microsoft has also already stated the their update to Windows Phone 7 codenamed Mango is ready for prime time and you should not only start seeing upgrades for the current generation of devices from manufacturers like HTC and Samsung but also some new ones including the highly anticipated Nokia device that we know by the codename of Sea Ray.
Of course you have Apple getting ready with the iPhone 5 that is also scheduled to be announced some time next month and you can read about what is expected on the blog I did a couple of weeks back. I’m sure that most manufacturers will try and position their product releases as far from the iPhone 5 as they can as no Smartphone can stand the impact that a new iPhone makes.
Last but certainly not the least, Google is readying their Ic Cream Sandwich update which is Android 4.0 and will bring the tablet and Smartphone OS together. Again, expect HTC and Samsung along with LG and Sony Ericsson to launch new devices based on that in the last month of the year. With LG and HTC already selling 3D Smartphones, expect to see a lot of coolness with new Android phones.
So as a buyer, you will have a nice variety of Smartphones to chose from if you are planning on upgrading towards the end of the year. Each OS/Smartphone will have certain benefits over the other and generally you would chose one that is best for your needs. But we’re always around in case you need help deciding.