August is traditionally silly season for news, and 2008 was no exception with the biggest stories of the month being rumours for what might be coming in the weeks ahead.

Following the usual speculation before such an event, Apple confirmed in August that September would see an iPod launch event under the "Let's Rock" heading that had blogs and fanboys imagining what the company might launch.

HTC said its Android handset was on track to see a launch before the end of the year and info and chat about Windows 7, Microsoft's next operating system hit the wires.

Although T-Mobile announced they would be offering the BlackBerry Bold in September, Orange pipped them to the post with an August launch for the high-end handset.