This post was written in advance of most of the Mobile World Congress 2010 Press Releases and companies announcing new products, so what do I think will be announced across the week of the event…
Firstly, HTC will announce a replacement Android device to replace the Hero, possibly with a QWERTY keyboard too.
Nokia will announce a new top of the range N-Series device to replace the N97, and hopefully not following the trend of theand the in not really being a fantastic / perfect device to head up the range.
Nokia will announce at least one new E-Series device, possibly using a form factor not seen within the E-Series range before.
INQ will announce something; either a concept of their Android devices due later this year, or an actual phone, possibly also announcing more operators who will be taking their phones.
Sony Ericsson seem to have already announced a range of new phones:
- The X10 Mini and the X10 Mini Pro (which adds a QWERTY slider), both Android devices
- The Vivaz Pro; a QWERTY slider version of the already announced Vivaz, both S60 5th Edition devices and shown below
- The Aspen, a Windows Mobile device
The Vivaz will be available in Q1 2010 along with the X10, whereas the X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro, and the Aspen will all appear in Q2 2010.
The most important thing seems to be that the main mobile companies are back on form, and releasing devices worthy of discussion…