Tomorrow marks the beginning of June, and also the beginning of the second half of the year. This first half we’ve seen some pretty awesome devices come out: the Samsung Galaxy S 4, the HTC One, the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, the LG Optimus G Pro, and more. But now that the first half is done and out of the way, we’ve got a lot to look forward to in the coming months ahead of us.

I wanted to start my weekend on a positive note, and what better way to do that than to talk about devices that we are interested in seeing released during this last half of the year? We know of several, but there are certain key devices that interest me more than any others (whether they’re rumors or not). On that note, let’s dive in and talk about some of these devices!

Nokia Lumia 925

The Lumia 925 is probably the phone that I’ve done the most research on the past few weeks, and likely my next personal device. The Nokia Lumia 925 is the third to follow the design of its progenitor, the Nokia Lumia 920. The body of the Nokia Lumia 925 is what makes it stand out from both the Lumia 920 and the 928; it sports a toned-down polycarbonate backing but has an aluminum trim, giving it a touch of class compared to its vibrantly colored counterparts. While in the past I’ve praised the Nokia Lumia line for offering more colors than your standard black and white, offering a more professional looking Lumia like the 925 doesn’t seem like a bad idea. Aside from the housing, the only other notable difference is that the camera on the 925 has been slightly improved by adding a sixth camera lens and Nokia’s ‘Amber’ update, which adds new camera algorithms and also improves the phone’s low-light shots (presumably that can compare and surpass that of the praised HTC One).

Moto X

Motorola’s Moto X seems like a decent enough device, but mostly I’m just glad to see that Motorola is still in the game, despite being criticized by Google earlier in the year. Honestly, seeing that criticism made me think that we couldn’t expect much from Motorola in the near future, so this phone comes as both a surprise and a pleasure. I like Motorola Android devices because the skin isn’t that much different from stock Android itself, so it doesn’t take up a whole lot of space with a lot of extra unnecessary features. Well, at least it didn’t used to; the way Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside described the Moto X was a little sketchy, basically saying that the phone would be all-knowing of its surroundings. I’m not entirely sure how to process that given such vague details, but none-the-less Motorola’s new addition to the smartphone market is definitely one of the models that I will be keeping my eye on for the next several weeks – especially given that it’s said to compete with the Galaxy and the iPhone line of devices. Speaking of iPhones…

iPhone 5S/6

While previous releases of the iPhone would lead us to believe that the next device would inevitably be called the iPhone 5S and not feature anything more than a slightly updated hardware and the eloquently described ‘flat’ iOS 7, I’m still wondering if perhaps Apple has something else up its sleeve. Although almost right after my article where I predicted that maybe Apple really was going to start changing things up, the call for a flatter, simpler iOS 7 was discussed by Jony Ive and led me back into believing that the iPhone won’t change – and maybe it won’t. Regardless, I’m still very interested to see what Apple will produce for us this year and whether they happen to come out with the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 6, or perhaps different iterations of the iPhone altogether I’m sure I’ll have something to say about it afterwards.

Although it’s only three phones in a lineup of many, I’m interested to hear what phones you, the reader, are interested in seeing come out for this second half of the year. Are you hoping to pick up a new Nexus? What about a new Galaxy Note? Have you already settled on a device that came out during the first half of 2013? Tell me about your most anticipated devices in the comments!

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Anonymous Sony Xperia SP
Isaac Chambers Galazy S 4 Mini
Eric Ditro The Note 3 and this Motor X phone by far
Dan Lorrain note 3 and mega
Lenn Liggins Nokia Lumia 1030 with a 5.9 inch screen and a 41mp camera.
Alvaro Sanchez iPhone...... Cant wait
Bobby Cordle And I've only had HTC smartphones for last 4 yrs. But am looking at the galaxy family. Hhmmmmmm!!
Bobby Cordle Note lll & Galaxy Mega phones. Will probably acquire the note 3
Wesley A Meek Htc one google edition with stock android 4.2.2 or the new Htc one phablet w/6" screen 2.3ghz 800 snapdragon quad processor and micro sd coming towards the end of the year.
Lincoln Tanksley Being that I live in Alliance area Im looking forward to this Moto X
Will Rose Note 3
??? sony, htc, and sansung's phablets.. all should be sporting comparable specs but there can be only one winner and i hope it will fit in the front pocket of my jeans. HA!
Cesario Brito Jr. Note 3 is number one on my list. The Moto X, the HTC T6, and the next Nexus will have to be awesome for me to change my mind.
Ian Walker The note 3 is what I am currently looking forward to. And I'm also interested to see where apple are gonna go next with the iPhone.
Tomas Hernandez Moto X, G-Note 3 and may be the LG Optimus G2
Tony Bolton Note III
Amr Abu Zant Note 3 , Next nexus , HTC T6
Louis Bank iPhone 5S
Joernie Berrios Nexus5!!!
Book Noble LG. Optimus G2,............ LG nexus 5........ LG Optimus L9-II.... Life's good....
Anonymous The rumored HTC T6...
Richard W Krajewski The next Nexus 7.
Arturo Atherly At the rate were going super "phones" are becoming the norm...sure the Nexus 5...Id like to see what gets done to the S4 Google Edition...aaannd mayb the Moto X, although Im not too convinced that Motorola is gonna blow anybodys mind...Just my opinion
Sandeep Singh HTC phablets
Chris Northcutt New Nexus 7
Reese Woodson The next Nexus smartphone.......
BG Michael LG NEXUS 5
BG Michael LG NEXUS 5.
Michael Dussert Also a 7" android phone! FTW!
Michael Dussert iPhone!!!!
Shabbir Ahmed IPhone 5s with iOS 7 and note 3
Michael Heiser Motorola Droid Razr HD.
Cameron Gunter Oh, and to answer the query, I'd want the next Nexus to come out... I think it could bring down the price of the Nexus 4 OR sell me on an even better Nexus device...
Cameron Gunter Wouldn't the beginning of July be the beginning of the second half of the year? I may struggle with simple math sometimes, but I'm pretty sure months 1-6 make up half and 7-12 make up the other half...
Steven Saltzman S5 won't be out until next May...they JUST released the S4
Rob Currier Note 3
Orion Pax Any device with 32gb and SD CARD
Sanjay Nakka The next nexus phone
John Agzarian Nokia Lumia EOS is definitely one to watch out for
Adam Meglitsch note 3 for suee
Kristoff Lewandowski Nokia LUMIA EOS, Xbox ONE.
Gary Bollinger The note 3
Soheb Qureshi the one n only G note 3
Christopher Williams The Galaxy Note 3, and iPhone 5S
Robbie Piccione Probably by the time I can actually afford an S4, the newer version will already be released (or at least have a planned release date).
Don Mahaffey Weaver II As a matter of fact. Yup. We got a device fer ya! Get CC'D & Hands Free'D with D2D 2Day! Right Flippin Here! http://shop.dashboardstodesktops.com/
Brandon Holley why would a gs5 come out this year when a gs4 just came out midway through the year? Sammy isn't apple.
York Li iPhone5s
Brandon Holley If we're going by mobile devices? the asus nexus 7 refresh, if we're going by phones? then i'd say the moto X device.
Nicholas Rivera Xperia Z !!!
Robbie Piccione Galaxy S5 and the next iPhone.
Michael Heiser An Android phone with a built in Thermometer. Just one of the many exclusive apps that come standard on all Casio Phones. Because this weather app I have on my HTC Android, is never right!!!
Brian McGuinness Note 3! Got my GS4 in the meantime though. Great phone when rooted and sped up.
Alex Chang I'm pretty happy with my Galaxy S3 that I just got
Kevin Chilwin Note 2, gonna buy it
SirMoski Boutcher Htc one will be my dream phone
Paul Battle Nope. Not waiting for anything else. I got my HTC one 2 weeks ago and loving it! HTC sense, for once, really enchances user experience so the GE would really be a bad trade off.
Haithem Obeidi I don't have Verizon so whatever they release I couldn't care less lol, too restricted for my taste and too expensive.
Mark Manson The Xbox One
Haithem Obeidi IMO The GS4 GE is pretty pointless, the only difference between that and a Nexus 4 is resolution and battery size...other than that the S4 pro (processor) vs the 600 isn't a huge difference. I just picked up an HTC One today and I can see AOSP ruining the device. I'd prefer a TouchWiz S4 (though I despise TouchWiz) over an AOSP S4.
Miles Justin McNairy Yes, Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Bob Fitzgerald Verizon HTC One?
Damon Lee not sure if i were to wait till these 2 or get galaxy s4ge first
Mendez Roy nexus 5 or note 3
Mendez Roy note 3
Mike Tunac Moto X
Pierce Swan I consider after June 15th the second half so right around that time TMobile gets the Nokia Lumia 925 with its amazing camera. That's prob the phone that has my attention the most. Windows phone is slowly winning me over from android even tho I've been with android since the G1 and will always love android.
Rob Dodge A new high-end Nokia Lumia.
Andrew F Sheehan Nexus 5 and Moto x no doubt.
Clifton H. Williams II what else can they possibly do?
Haithem Obeidi Moto X phone for sure and Nexus 5, other than that nothing too interesting...that we know of yet.

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