The information comes from a Bloomberg report which says, “Nokia plans to announce Windows Phone 8-based handsets as early as next month at its Nokia World event -- ahead of an expected Sept. 12 unveiling of the next version of the iPhone -- and have them for sale before the year-end holiday shopping season, said a person with knowledge of the matter, asking not to be identified because the plan isn’t public. Officials at Nokia declined to comment on the timing of its next Windows Phone handsets.”
The expected devices may be called the Lumia 910 and Lumia 920.
September seems to be a hot month for the smartphone market. Samsung is expected to unveil its second-generation smartphone-tablet hybrid, the Galaxy Note 2 towards the end of August followed by the launch of the 64GB Galaxy S III which will happen in September.
But the device which may just steal the thunder of the above mentioned devices is the sixth generation iPhone, called the iPhone 5, which is expected to be unveiled on September 12.
Rumours on the Internet suggest that even though the first devices running Windows Phone 8will be unveiled as early as next month, the devices are expected to hit store shelves in November 2012, before the holiday season in the US.
Recently, we saw that HTC too was rumoured to launch three Windows Phone 8 devices. You can take a look at the details of the Windows Phone 8 powered HTC devices here.
If you have been hibernating for the past few months and are wondering what are the features of the new OS, you can take detailed look at the features of Windows Phone 8 here.
Which device are you most excited about? The iPhone 5, Windows Phone 8 powered smartphones or the Galaxy Note 2? Let us know in the comments section below.