These are interesting times in the smartphone world. Apple is set to launch the iPhone 4S on Friday 14 October and Google/Samsung will probably announce the next Nexus Android smartphone by the end of the month. We have already brought you rumours on Sony Ericsson’s next flagship (4.3-inch 720p display, 1.5GHz dual-core) and potential launch date (March 2012). The question is how many of you plan to wait that long when there are some very good smartphones being released right now?
Our view is that Android remains unoptimised for multi-threaded applications and that by the time SE’s next flagship is rumoured to be released, we should be able to benefit much more from dual-core smartphones. Also, SE’s design work remains unsurpassed and this is enough of a reason to wait – especially if the company can marry an exquisite design with some solid specs. What’s your view? If the March 2012 rumours are correct, can you wait that long? Do you feel Sony Ericsson will be behind the curve once again? Does it matter? We’d love to hear your views below.