Samsung, battling to hold on to its lead in the smartphone market, needs to win back consumers from Apple with its next big thing. But will the new Galaxy S6 be big enough?
Apple's upcoming wearable is expected to ship more than 15 million units worldwide this year, according to Strategy Analytics.
Motorola President Rick Osterloh also doesn't like e-ink for the Moto 360 smartwatch.
At least one company says smartphones don't have to be rectangular slabs.
The two Korean companies top global rankings with a combined market share of nearly 38 percent.
The six smartwatches running Google's mobile operating system for wearable devices grabbed only 15.6 percent of the smart-band market last year, says research firm Canalys.
In the fourth quarter, four of the top five tablet makers saw shipments tumble. That lone uptick wasn't for Apple or Samsung, and certainly not for Amazon.
For the first time ever, shipments of Android smartphones fell in the holiday quarter.
That gave Google's mobile operating system 81 percent of the worldwide market in 2014, compared with 15 percent for Apple's iOS.
If Morgan Stanley's prediction of 69 million iPhone shipments is accurate, the figure would far surpass the 51 million iPhones that Apple actually moved during the final quarter of 2013.