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If you thought that buying a smartphone was tough enough already, brace yourself as buying choices get tougher with a slew of new launches and announcements. The smartphone market is already abuzz with iPhone 5 “Mac-rumors”. But the three other major players who made their own announcements aren’t dealing in rumors.

It’s all fact as Nokia, Motorola, and surprise of surprises, Amazon get ready to carve the phone pie.

Nokia was the big event as they announced two new Windows phone carrying the flagship Windows 8 mobile operating system and Microsoft’s blessings. The Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 will be the first phones to run on Windows 8. They are expected to hit retail shelves this fall, but pricing details and phone specs are not out yet. But we do know that they will come in multiple colors and accessories like wireless chargers and speakers.

Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia revealed that Lumia 920 has Nokia PureView, a cutting-edge technology which you can use to take the kinds of images usually only seen on a standalone DSLR camera.

Motorola showcased three new phones – Droid Razr HD, the Razr M, and the Razr Maxx HD. Their USP is speed and performance as they can connect to Verizon’s faster 4G LTE network and on a backup of 24 hours of battery on the RAZR HD. The DROID RAZR MAXX HD touches 32 hours according to the Motorola blog. To put in a bit of context, Motorola Mobility was acquired by Google recently.

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Last but definitely not the least – Amazon could pull a rabbit out of its very deep hat by tomorrow at the Kindle event in Los Angeles with an announcement of a new smartphone. It is said to run on a modified version of Android and will Nokia’s mapping application instead of Google Maps.

There’s some churn on, and in lot of ways it’s good that customers are spoilt for choice.

Source: Nokia Blog | Motorola Blog | Business Insider

  1. GrrGrrr
    September 7, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks for the update.

  2. Mike Mammel
    September 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Im not that interested in Windows 8, but the battery life of the Droid phones is nice compared to my Evo. Until I find something that is light years ahead of it though Im staying put.

  3. Shakirah Faleh Lai
    September 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Maybe this phone can give Nokia a new life.

    • Saikat Basu
      September 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      A feeling tells me it will, but a lot will depend on the app ecosystem. Will it compete with Android and Apple?

  4. Gerhard Tinned
    September 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Will be interesting how they will call the next iPhone will it be iPhone 5 or maybe another name. :-)

    But i am defenitly interested what amazon will anounce! Might be really interesting to see. :-)

  5. Mani Ahmed
    September 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

    sigh ... the iOS android saga is not over and enters win mob 8 :o i dont see a lot of buzz for the either though .. lets see !

  6. Tug Ricks
    September 7, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Does anyone know if Google's acquisition of Motorola means their phones will get updated more quickly/consistently? If they're able to skip the middle men, (AKA the carriers) you would think such a thing would be possible.

    • Tina
      September 8, 2012 at 2:13 am

      I would sure hope so, Tug.

      Actually, for me that would be a reason to buy a Motorola over any other device. When Samsung officially started releasing Ice Cream Sandwich for its Galaxy Tab, Jelly Bean was already out. I'm very annoyed with how long it took them.

  7. Ahmed Khalil
    September 7, 2012 at 7:27 am

    waiting for i phone 5 next week, the competation become very hot

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