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.