Although one can never be really sure about what is coming, and what’s going to be released, it’s fair to say that this week maybe a good week for people interested in hearing what’s coming in terms of services and devices over the next few months.
Firstly, and the biggest event, is the two day Nokia World, which is not just likely to include the announcement of at least 3 phones (I suspect a QWERTY touch device running Symbian^3, and a number of other mid-range devices), but is also their premier developer conference, and hence it’s likely we’ll see some hints as to any new directions and services from Nokia over the next 6 months too. Nokia World runs from tomorrow (Tuesday) until Wednesday, although I expect the key announcement will be made today or tomorrow. I’m meeting up with a large crowd of Nokia fans this evening, so it may take a day or two to research through the news from Nokia and post it.
Starting at roughly the same time as the keynote speech is an event fromphones. This is likely to announce the launch of the Optimus One and the Optimus Chic, although at this stage there is little more information from about these phones, except I wouldn’t be surprised to see some mention of Android within the specs.
Finally, a big player in the mobile marketplace, both with a foot in the Windows Mobile camp as well as the Android camp is HTC, who have an event on Wednesday. What’s interesting is that this event is being co-ordinated via Facebook, and is in London! Although there are rumours of either a Windows Mobile 7 or Android phone launch, it’s a first come, first served event, and with over 700 people stating their intention to attend the event (and the venue not supporting that many people), some are going to be disappointed.
So, although I don’t yet have any confirmed information of the exact models of phones to be launched, it’s likely that there’ll be something of interest for most people launched this week…
More news as I have it.