Apple Watch not a sure thing; Samsung targets material improvements

> Telecom Italia chairman Giuseppe Recchi was "very surprised" by comments made by Orange CEO Stephane Richard earlier this month that an alliance between the two would be attractive, and said a tie-up was not on the table. Article

> Vaio Corp, a former Sony business, is tipped to launch its first Android smartphones in Japan today (Friday). Article

> Apple's Watch isn't assured of success, the CEO of Dixons Carphone--the UK's largest consumer electronics retailer--said. Report

> Swatch plans to launch an NFC-equipped watch in May, CEO Nick Hayek revealed. Article

> Samsung co-CEO Shin Jong Kyun revealed the company will utilise more premium materials to regain ground the smart device market. Report

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