Earnings schedule for selected makers of phones and tablets

Later this month, makers of phones and tablet computers will start releasing results for the latest quarter. The reports will generally cover the July-September period, though some companies have fiscal quarters that depart from that.

Here's the schedule for selected companies. Dates for many companies are not yet known.

— Oct. 18: Google Inc. (owner of Motorola Mobility), Nokia Corp.

— Oct. 25: Apple Inc.

— Nov. 1: Sony Corp.

— Dec. 20: Research in Motion Ltd.