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Smartphone makers delaying launches to Q2 because of staggering iPhone demand?

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Smartphone makers delaying launches to Q2 because of staggering iPhone demand?
Here’s an interesting little suggestions that phone lovers won’t like - smartphone makers might be delaying the launches of their 2012 devices to avoid falling in the shadow of the staggering iPhone demand. Big names like Samsung, HTC, Nokia and LG are said to bring their upcoming devices to shelves only in the second quarter of the year, when the iPhone craze is expected to slow down.

“Based on previous experience, sales of iPhone 4S will remain at peak in the first quarter of 2012 and then begin to decline,” Taiwanese DigiTimes suggested.

All of the major phone makers Samsung, HTC, LG and Nokia are expected to unveil new products at the end of February at MWC in Barcelona, but if we are to believe this the actualy devices will only start hitting shelves in Q2 2012.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 31 Jan 2012, 10:42 3

1. thnkthru3 (Posts: 73; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


It"s a sad state of affairs.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 15:09 5

23. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Plus, by the time these people get their iPhone. The iPhone 5 with all the Droid capabilities will be out. :(

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 10:43 8

2. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Or maybe the fact that there is a brand new UI that they're trying to skin and it takes time to work out the bugs before hitting the market. Besides, LG didn't wait to introduce the Spectrum right? The Razr Maxx just dropped as well, so what makes you think after 4 years of iPhone releases that suddenly now these OEMs are scared to release their products? Or is this just an article to get us all riled up?

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 10:47 8

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 23582; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Shutup meg

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 18:36

49. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)


What the...meg???

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 18:38 4

51. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It's a Family Guy reference. I think he's being sarcastic, considering that it's usually the stupid asshole father, Peter, who tells Meg to shut up even when she makes a good point. :)

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 18:58 1

56. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Gotcha, don't know why I didn't make the connection. I love Family Guy. In that case, thumbs up to you both!

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 10:00

64. c0roo2k2 (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)


BEST. COMMENT THREAD. EVER.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:08 8

4. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


This proves what fandroids have been saying that Apple is afraid of android OEM's. NOT. Bwahahahahahahahaha.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:40 3

6. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


Oh yes.. it proves so much... since no OEM was quoted or had a comment regarding holding off releases. Speculation is always fun, was that iPhone 5 as awesome as you thought it would be??!

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 12:24 4

10. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Except this article doesn't quote a single shred of proof. So easily led astray, aren't you, Gemini?

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 13:02 3

13. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Gémini now I can say your a real ish**p , applehead

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 13:26 5

14. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@willar. Oh sure. Android OEM's will openly admit to this, lol.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 13:28 4

15. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@sniggly. Their proof is their observation that android OEM's are holding off on their new releases. What kind of proof are you looking for? A statement from android OEM's that they are holding off releases due to the iphone4s high demand? Lol.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 13:28 5

16. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@johnny. And you're a stupid fandroid :)

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 13:47 1

20. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


why you feed the troll?

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 15:37 1

25. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


So... the fact that a large portfolio of Android devices was just released over the past couple of months has nothing to do with any more phones being released later than sooner, right?

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 16:53 1

29. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


You have no logic in what you're saying. If they won't admit to it, how is anything 'proven'. The quote is from a news site (kinda like PA!!). Are you still in high school?

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 16:55

32. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


It's speculation, not proof. You have no proof phones were delayed, at all. Phones are being released as we speak (Galaxy Note upcoming, RAZR MAXX just dropped). Makes no sense.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 17:18

33. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The proof is in the supply chain, but that is beyond willard's knowledge base.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 17:26 1

34. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


@snig -- remember how I stated the Moto Xoom 2 would be DOA before said release and my comment made you upset. At that time, I showed you and evryone else how a simple knowledge of cost-structure will show the Xoom2 will be expensive to build and thus carry a high price tag. Image your shock when my prediction came true.

The proof that the android OEMs are delaying their introduction to Q2:12 is due to two factors that most people overlooked: (a) the massive overhang of unsold android devices due to the strong sale of 4S meaning it's going to take a while for the consumers to absorb the massive excessive inventory and (b) base of supply chain data. The supply chain data argument is too difficult to explain in a brief paragraph.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 17:33 1

36. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


@snig : just use basic statistics and sampling techniques. Since you work at BB, you have access to the amount of unsold android handsets in your system. For people like myself, we simply count the number of unsold android devices at Walmart, Target, etc... Even Walmart started discounting their no contract android smartphones by $20 to $129.99 and they are throwing in the MI triology as a bonus. The unsold android devices is the STRONGEST evidence the android OEMs will delay new devices. This evidence is in plain sight.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 18:25 1

42. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


@ Gemini Look at poor little ish**p getting mad , way you mad ? cause I'm Only telling the Thruth :P jaja

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 18:30 1

46. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yes, I have access to information regarding what phones are sold and what are sitting there unsold. For instance, we have a pile of Evo 3Ds (though we do sell them) but we're sold out of Infuses and Photons, We've also sold a s**t ton of Inspires, and a good amount of Galaxy S 2s and Epic 4Gs. The Bionic is starting to sell now, the Stratospheres have flown out the door, as have Thunderbolts and Atrix 2s. Granted, yes, the 200 to 300 dollar phones have been harder sells, but we're not exactly overstocked.

We HAVE gotten a ton of iPhones in now (finally) and you know what? This month I sold, like, 5 iPhones. Granted, others have sold more, but at the same time, I'm not seeing people line up for them anymore.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 18:35 1

48. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The XOOM 2/Xyboard/"Motorola's product naming department needs to have their noses chopped off and spit on by Aliens" isn't actually all that expensive, though. Pricewise it's identical to the iPad 2: 500 for 16 Gig 10.1, 600 for 32 Gig 10.1.

You haven't provided any data that there is a massive overhang of unsold units, and you haven't yet responded to the fact that flagship models were JUST RELEASED ONE TO TWO f**kING MONTHS AGO.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 21:05

57. supaman21 (Posts: 43; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


sounds about the same here.... only one older couple has bought a 4s from me the past 3 weeks, and even they talked to the apple guy for awhile before they came over

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 00:19

59. thinking (Posts: 130; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


There is no "proof".

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 07:03 1

60. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


unless you know something he doesnt know, then its beyond your knowledge base too, hippocrit.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:39 2

5. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


stupid article...thats all there is too say...seriously did this craze effect sansung,NO...also how can something be delayed if it is yet to be announced and if this was the case the razr maxx,note,skyrocket HD etc would not be released or be released very soon.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 13:30 3

17. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Oh so now it's stupid. But it's not stupid for fandroids to say that Apple is afraid of andoid devices when there's not even one article posted about about Apple holding off on their releases? :)

Can fandroids be a little more subtle with your biases? Lol.

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