Walkley said he is impressed with HTC’s recently announced 8X and 8S WP8 smart phones, expected to launch at 150 carriers in 50 countries by year end. “With Microsoft featuring HTC smart phones in its upcoming ad campaigns, HTC’s Windows sales could offset its struggling Android smart phone sales and create increased competition for Nokia’s Windows Lumia smart phones,” he wrote.
He does like Nokia’s upcoming WP8 handsets, the Lumia 920/820. But Walkley believes they will only be available mid-November and in limited markets.
As for Samsung’s top-of-the-line Galaxy S III, sales in September were strong but slowing.