Friday, December 19, 2008

2009 Smartphone Roadmap

As 2008 draws to an end we thought we would go ahead and share our unofficial 2009 Smartphone roadmap.

  • January- Nokia N97
  • January/February- Motorola Moto Q11
  • March- Nokia “Corolla"


  • July (at earliest)- Samsung Google Android
  • July (at earliest)- LG Google Android
  • July (at earliest)- Sony Ericcson Google Android


  • November/December- Motorola Google Android

Undetermined, but confirmed for 2009 release date

  • Motorola Calgary (Verizon)
  • Motorola Rush 2 (Verizon)
  • Motorola Flash (Verizon)

2009 Industry Predictions:

  • Windows Mobile 6.5 (Pink) will be revitalized and refreshed before Windows Mobile 7 is released in 2010. Because of this, their market share will drop in comparison to competitors.
  • LG will attempt to capture a larger share in the smartphone industry to compete with Samsung.

  • Every major operating system will have its own application store.
  • Palm’s NOVA OS or OS II will be announced Jan. 14 at CES, and will likely be released spring or summer of 2009.

  • Nokia’s play into the consumer market will gain more carrier support for Symbian stateside.
  • HTC’s purchase of design firm One & Company could lead to an increased presence in the consumer market

  • Android and Tegra may enable several overseas manufacturers to enter the US market such as Asus.

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