"We're not going to come out with another device that someone's done," said Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi of the company's phone plans. But HoloLens creator Alex Kipman declared "the phone is already dead".
This is reportedly Microsoft's new 'Surface Pro' tablet
One is called a Mix, the other is a Mi MIX, but these two phones from different Chinese manufacturers, Doogee and Xiaomi, have both caught up with the latest in bezel-less screen technology.
After facing a record low year-over-year growth of 2.5% in 2016, IDC is predicting a rebound in smartphone sales with 3.8% expected growth for the next five years. In 2017, the growth will be 4.2%.
In a press release, imaging tech pioneer Kodak announced it would license its brand to French multinational electronics company Archos, for use in the European tablet market.
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows considerable smartphone sales market share gains for iOS in several parts of the world, as Android share rose to around 90% in certain markets.
A post promising 'more announcements' on Nokia's official Facebook page indicates that the company might unveil more Android handsets at Mobile World Congress 2017, starting next month.
Pornhub has released its yearly report regarding usage statistics for the past year. Mobile streaming and interest in VR is rising, while Windows users continue to dominate desktop usage.
While Xiaomi sold 3 million phones in India in Q3, Acer sold just 30,000 during the entire year. With its global share at 0.04%, Acer is now pulling out of the world's fastest-growing mobile market.
HMD's CEO says its new Nokia-branded Android smartphones will deliver "premium execution in each and every price point", but adds that "we're not going to be highlighting the megapixels or gigahertz".
Nearly three years after Nokia sold its mobile business to Microsoft, mobile phones have now returned to its site, along with the promise of new "Nokia smartphones running Android" in 2017.
IDC optimistically predicted that Windows phones would grab 20% of the global smartphone market by 2015; now, it forecasts just 0.1% share by 2020 - but that latest prediction may well prove accurate.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella says the company "will continue to be in the phone market", although it won't define its efforts by what its rivals offer, but by what it can uniquely offer to its customers.
After a report claimed that HTC has been making preparations to sell off its troubled mobile division, a spokesperson for the Taiwanese manufacturer has said that it "strongly denies this rumor".
In the continuing saga of carriers withdrawing support for the Note7, a new report indicates that AT&T might be considering a permanent and total halt of all Note7 sales.
A senior executive for Nokia in China has confirmed that the company is preparing its comeback, with three to four new devices set to be announced later this year, which will be designed by HMD.
Gartner says 1.97m Windows phones were sold last quarter, compared with 1.2m Lumias, but global market share dropped again, to 0.6%. Android grew to 86.2%, with Samsung grabbing 22.3% of the market.
Kantar's latest smartphone sales market share data shows gains for iOS in the US and key European markets, along with year-over-year increases for Android - but Windows phone sales keep falling.
In its latest promotion, Amazon is offering two Android handsets at major discounts to Prime members. Advertisements and "special offers" will display on the devices' screens when they are locked.
Apple has recently been granted a patent on tech that utilizes infrared signals to prevent iPhones from recording videos and capturing photos during concerts, as well as other photo-sensitive events.
Kantar's figures show Windows phone sales market share continuing to fall. Indeed, it asserts that Microsoft's mobile OS is now "exiting the market", leaving iOS and Android to fight for customers.
Microsoft has confirmed that a large number of employees will lose their jobs as the company further scales back its efforts in the mobile space, and it will also take a $950m 'impairment' charge.
Nokia has just announced that it is getting back into the smartphone world with new Android smartphones. But it's doing so indirectly, through a new company that's licensing the Nokia brand
Gartner has published a new report predicting that PC shipments will finally bottom out in 2016 but smartphone market will increase only by 7%, its first single-digit growth up till now.
A flat lens has been developed by researchers at the University of Utah. The lens no longer requires curved lenses to be stacked, which will reduce the weight of devices that take photos.
After confirming in December that it was ending Firefox OS development for phones, Mozilla has said that it will "end-of-life support for smartphones after the Firefox OS 2.6 release" in May.
comScore's latest data for the US smartphone market shows that Windows phone share declined by 0.1% for a second quarter, while iOS fell by 1.0% - but Android was the big winner, up by 1.4% to 53.1%.
As we live in an era where smartphones have come into an essential part of our daily lives, a phone has been designed with no capabilities at all, to help us take a break from these things.
Mozilla says it "will stop offering Firefox OS smartphones", admitting that it wasn't "able to offer the best user experience possible" - but the OS will live on across other 'connected devices'.
We've compiled our first hand findings with dozens of reviews from reputable sources, to highlight the stuff that matters, and make it easier for you to buy the right smartphone.
Due to a recent significant drop in sales in India, Microsoft is preparing to release a new set of Windows 10 phones in the country. The phones would support all forms of 4G in the country.
A researcher of a recent study has come up with a formula that connects boredom to how we use our phones. They measured how many apps a person uses, as well as how often they check their handsets.
The Android One program for low-cost phones hasn't been a big success, as Google itself acknowledges, but a 'reboot' is in the works, along with plans to bring smartphone prices down to under $50.
A new study has claimed that phone data alone is enough to predict symptoms of depression; it is understood that the more time people spend on their phones, the more they are likely to be depressed.
A new study has found out that notifications received from our phones tend to decrease our work efficiency and productivity, as the brain is reportedly distracted on the message's possible content.
UK pilots have called on airlines to require passengers to carry phones, tablets and laptops in their hand baggage, calling the batteries "an aircraft fire risk that we must all protect against."
A consumer rights commission in China has sued smartphone makers Samsung and Oppo, for the bloatware installed on new devices. The group claims that the apps take up too much storage space on phones.
Windows Phone has fallen way behind its rivals. What follows is a list of changes, improvements and new features I hope Microsoft will include when Windows 10 Mobile lands later this year.
Insiders claim Nokia is looking to launch new smartphones next year and get into new markets as well, such as virtual reality. Though the company will only design the products, not build them.
Blizzard's popular card-game is now finally available on almost all smartphones. The new Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft app brings all the game's features and an UI optimized for smaller screens.
OnePlus, the manufacturer of the OnePlus One, has started producing their own 10,000 mAh power banks. Priced at an interesting $15, it should be available for purchase either today or tomorrow.
Despite the high popularity of smartphones all over the world, Japan has seen its shipments of flip-phones rise again after seven years, while smartphones took a decline, after two years.
After losing the top spot in China to Xiaomi last year, Samsung has now been pushed into second place in the Indian smartphone market by Micromax, which grabbed 22 percent of sales there last quarter.
A new rule has been implemented in Xinjiang, China, where people are obliged to register their information whenever they buy gadgets. This was reportedly a move to reduce terrorism in the area.
Facebook has launched a 'lite' version of its social networking app in emerging markets. The app requires minimal specifications and works perfectly even on a 2G connection, according to user reviews.
A law has been expanded in Taiwan that obliges parents to regulate their children's time on the usage of electronic devices. The law now also equates excessive gadget use with smoking and drinking.
A research project from Microsoft has shown how a specialized lamp could be used to seamlessly charge the smartphones of the future. The lamp uses infrared light and small cameras to identify devices.
The $6000 Lamborghini smartphone is available for sale and as seen at CES, it's more of an item of luxury rather than a cutting edge phone. The device is available in extremely limited quantity.
As we head in to 2015, it's time to make another ten predictions for what we might see in mobile tech. Will the market slow down, or will we still see some cool new advancements? Only time will tell.
Toshiba has been hard at work developing technologies that deal with problems of current 3D displays, and they are hinting at glasses-free switchable 2D/3D displays for mobile devices in the future.
Aside from expensive automobiles, there's more to the Lamborghini name: the founder's son, Tonino Lamborghini, has a lineup for phones, and his company's latest could cost you an arm and a leg.