New Smartphone Launches: What You Need to Know

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With the expectation that Apple will be announcing the new iPhone 5 on Sept. 12, competitors are rushing to announce their new phones. Here’s what investors need to know.

Nokia and Microsoft are expected to showcase the first devices that run Windows 8. Google’s Motorola Mobility is supposed to release its latest Droid offering. Research In Motion said six smartphones using its latest OS will be available in early 2013. John and David have said it plenty of times: invest in the leaders and forget the laggards. They own Apple and Google, and see no reason why Nokia or RIM will make any inroads. Instead, they are looking at Apple technology suppliers such as Cirrus Logic and ARM Holdings. Those companies stand to benefit from Apple’s continued success.

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David Meier has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. John Reeves owns shares of Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of Cirrus Logic and Google. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Google and Nokia. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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  • Report this Comment On September 05, 2012, at 2:51 PM, ronbeasley wrote:

    Prem Watsa, one of the smartest investors of our generation, has recently bought nearly 10% of RIMM and joined its board. Yet here we have a subscription salesman from a second rate newsletter saying avoid it.

  • Report this Comment On September 07, 2012, at 10:34 AM, bradenschaeffer wrote:

    If you're putting money in RIMM, I've got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. It's run by DELL.

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