Apple's new iPhone 5s is more of a shuffle than a leap in innovation.
This year's IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin offered smartphones, tablets, 4K TVs, a much-anticipated smartwatch and new spins on the camera.
LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Sony all showed curved TVs at the IFA tech show in Berlin this week.
Wearable devices present an opportunity for chip makers to use technologies that may have not been successful to date, says an analyst.
Samsung Electronics will upgrade its 4K TVs when broadcast standards have been set and is also partnering with Eutelsat in Europe to offer commercial broadcasts via satellite in the 3840 x 2560 pixel resolution.
As Microsoft and Google snatch up Nokia and Motorola to create integrated, iPhone-like hardware/software experiences, hardware makers like HTC and Samsung scramble to create safe havens.
When smartphone leader Samsung Electronics introduced the original Galaxy Note, it didn't have much competition, but since then interest for smartphones with 5.5-inch screens -- and larger -- has grown, so the new Note 3 faces plenty of competitors, including the Xperia Z Ultra from Sony.
The Galaxy Gear is a glamorous accessory with many limitations.