Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Apple is reportedly on track to produce 5.2 million iPhone 5S units this quarter along with 8.4 million iPhone 5C units, AppleInsider is reporting. Notably, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — noted for his accurate track record of predictions — says that the 5C, despite being a cheaper alternative, will not topple the 5S as the sales leader, as the iPad mini has outsold the full-size iPad. Kuo believes the iPhone 5C will replace the iPhone 5, while the iPhone 4S will live on as Apple’s new low-end option.
Nokia Corp. (NYSE:NOK): Big-screen phones are growing in popularity, and it seems Nokia doesn’t want to be left in the dark. The company is reportedly working on a 6-inch Windows Phone-powered handset codenamed “Bandit.” It will feature a 1080p display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, according to sources who leaked details to The Verge.
Sony (NYSE:SNE): Sony is being led by CEO Kazuo Hirai toward a renaissance in handsets – or at least, that’s the hope. The company is set to launch its next Xperia phone, the company’s flagship device, next month, unveiling it September 4 in Berlin, according to several sources close to Bloomberg. Sony is looking to sync the devise with various entertainment apparatuses at its disposal.