Well the 1st half of January will tell us a lot. We have WWDC 2009 the 1st week - we will see what Apple has up their sleeve. My prediction is the 8G iPhone becomes your $99 pricepoint Apple has needed to hit. Followed by a new 32G @ $299 with the 16G moving into the $199 price point.
We are then followed by CES 2009 in the 2nd week. We are supposed to hear some news from Palm, I think ever since Alli heard about a "Palm announcement" she has developed a twitch (very similar to Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther
). As well I anticipate to hear from HTC and we will be enlightened as to why the USofA didn't receive an HD Pro (We will see HTC's 2nd Android and you will likey!!!)