Apple is breaking with convention and will launch a bunch of new products this spring. Over recent years Cupertino has shifted its product announcements to the fall, even revealing the Apple Watch in September, six months before it launched. Of course, spring launches are not unprecedented for the company and Apple is returning to the early year launch silly season with three new products that will be announced on March 15th.
Microsoft's fourth quarter sales were disappointing. The company is still looking for a breakthrough device as the rather excellent Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 seem to have been a miss with consumers.
The beefy Moto X Force, with all its shatterproof screen rugged goodness, is making its debut in India, three months after its launch in other global regions. The Motorola device is the latest push from parent company Lenovo to get more market share in India, Lenovo is currently the fifth largest manufacturer in the country.
BlackBerry's current flagship, the Android running Priv, is now making its debut in India, with BlackBerry in New Delhi to launch the device in the country. The handset will not come cheaply on the Sub-continent though, costing a massive Rs. 62,900 ($927).
We have been waiting so very long for Xiaomi to launch its Mi 5 flagship, over 18 months in fact and still we have the now ancient Mi 4 and nothing new. The wait is almost over of course, with Xiaomi tipped to unveil the device at MWC during the last week of this month, and now it seems the Mi 5 may get a Windows sibling.
Huawei is launching its latest device in United States stores, but not only that, they are launching a smartwatch along with their phone.
Aside from official confirmation, most details regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7 are known, from design to specs. One of the most consistent rumors has been the one that the flagship will launch at MWC 2016 in Barcelona at the end of the month. That rumor now seems to have been confirmed by tipster Evan Blass, who has posted an image of the upcoming invite for the launch event.
Last year's Galaxy S6 was Samsung overhauling its flagship range. It was a ground up build that aimed to change the company's direction, something it succeeded in doing with its premium metal and glass construction. With that in mind, it was unlikely that Sammy would embark on a radical design shift again for the follow up Galaxy S7, and so it proves as these reportedly official renders prove.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is gearing up for its big launch, likely to happen at the company's pre-MWC press event in Barcelona at the end of February. Of course, leaks have been plentiful regarding the upcoming flagship, but now the benchmarks are trickling in and revealing the specs of the Galaxy S7. As expected, it?s a cutting edge handset.
You may remember that it was announced recently that Motorola is no longer Motorola and is now Moto, according to Lenovo, which bought Motorola two years ago. A mouthful indeed, but the crux is, Motorola still exists, but phone branding will now be designated to Moto, and Lenovo is now promising some exciting new smartphones for the U.S. market this year.