When Motorola launched the Moto 360 at the start of last month it was very well received. The device may not answer all the questions for smartwatch functionality, but it gets most of them right in terms of design. The wearable promptly sold out of inventory within days, even though Motorola has yet to launch the version with a stainless steel strap.
Another week and another Samsung Galaxy device. The Korean company has launched the new Galaxy Grand Prime, a device that continues Samsung's bombardment of the smartphone world and the continuation of an unyielding model to offer devices in all shapes, sizes, and prices
I suppose we can look back on the Apple iPhone 5s and see it as an innovative device. It arrived with a 64-bit processer, something Android is still yet to do consistently and it also featured a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, tech that rivals have not quite matched in terms of quality. Oh yes, the iPhone 6 also came in a gold hue, a color that has been copied by just about every major rival since. It is a small innovation, but hey, Apple started the gold trend people.
When the Pebble smartwatch launched it was one of the only devices of its kind in town, and it was quickly on its way to record breaking Kickstarter backing. However, the smartwatch world has got a lot more crowded of late with most major mobile brands throwing their weight into the wearable market. Pebble's little unit seems a little archaic next to those new machines, even if the rivals are hardly functional powerhouses themselves. The company's response has been to slash the prices of its devices while also adding a new update.
Forget about all this talk of Windows 9, Microsoft chose an intimate event today to unleash the newest version of its desktop platform, Windows 10. Yes, the company chose to skip a number, but this is the brand new version that the company hopes will not only carry its computing to the next level, but also its mobile devices such as Lumia smartphones and Surface tablets.
We have been hearing plenty about the Samsung Galaxy A series recently, the range of devices thought to be stemming from the company's recently launched Galaxy Alpha. Last week we told you about the Galaxy A7 as the new series went into testing, and now it is the turn of the smaller Galaxy A3.
Blackberry is understandably delighted with the early success of the new Passport smartphone. Not only has the handset been greeted with critical acclaim, it also shifted over 200,000 units during its first day on release. It is now being reported that the company is already working on a sequel to the Passport and we could see the handset as soon as the Mobile Word Conference (MWC) early in 2015.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has held a recent meeting with the CEO of Chinese brand Xiaomi, Lei Jun, about the possibility of the company building a Windows Phone device. The meeting was held last week and while no details of the chat have been revealed, reports are pointing towards the two bosses discussing a Xiaomi Windows smartphone.
Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus around the world over the last two weeks and "Bendgate" aside the smartphone has been a huge success. The handset shifted 10 million units in three days, a record amount, but that number could have been higher. Apple would have ideally liked to have launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China too, but the country put a halt to its release until it passed regulatory approval.
Microsoft had a big vision for the Bing brand, it was going to build a whole ecosystem around it with multiple apps and features, much like Google actually. The company will still keep the general ethos behind the Bing apps, but has now decided to change the name for something more familiar and arguably more serious.