Nokia Lumia 900, HTC One X Will Play With “iPhone 4S” Cold Months
Nokia’s first AT&T Long-Term Evolution smartphone will get an April release date, while the first high-end HTC smartphone will go on sale beginning next month. What’s with April?
What’s with new phones hitting early Q2? Well, it looks like some smartphone companies will benefit from the “iPhone 5″ moment.
Multiple reports have confirmed that Nokia and AT&T are delaying the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900, the first Windows Phone that will run inside the carrier’s faster Long-Term Evolution technology.
According to the source of the report, BGR, the Windows Phone-based smartphone will hit the market beginning on April 22nd sporting the tag price of just $99.99 with the contract agreement. If accurate, then the Lumia 900 will not just attract some Microsoft fan-boys, but will also rival other Android devices that use LTE to attract customers.
Meanwhile, HTC’s flagship 2012 smartphone will also start arriving in stores and online next month. One online retailer that we interviewed said they will start shipping Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-based device to customers on the fifth of April. Unlike the Lumia 900, the HTC One X with the Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU is unsubsidized and will ship unlocked sporting the tag price of 500 British Pounds plus shipping charges and Taxes if applicable. For the low-budget customers living in United States, AT&T is expected to sell the One X next quarter with the 2-year contract, but will not include Tegra 3. Instead, the AT&T LTE variant will ship with the new Snapdragon S4 CPU.
The HTC One X and the Nokia Lumia 900 are just two of the many phones that will hit the market next quarter, specifically next month — April. But what is with April that mobile phone makers love?
Theoretically speaking, April is one of the best months when it comes to selling non-iPhones mainly due to the fact that iPhone 5 rumors are starting to emerge online. Some customers might want to wait for the iPhone 5 or just wait for Apple’s rival phones that will challenge not only the iPhone’s design but also the price.
It is safe to say that some of Apple’s competitors in the smartphone business are waiting for sales of the iPhone 4S to cool off before bringing out new smartphones with (technically) better specifications and more competitive price tags.
Rumors say the iPhone 5 will include LTE, A5X CPU (similar to the iPad 3), and larger screen with Retina screen, and new primary camera sensor.
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