Tom is an expert in the telecoms industry with 14 years of experience. He provides practical advice for the short term goals of clients as well as insights for long term vision. Previously he was a celebrated world renowned analyst at Strategy Analytics. He first introduced value share and profit share. He also created the Smartphone Strategies service and headed the research growing it to become the largest service in the company. Tom also worked for LG Electronics within the Mobile Communications Company in various roles.
Recent Articles

Top 10 Smartphones sold Globally During Sep 2014

Nov 19, 2014| By

Apple's iPhone 6 immediately rose to the top of the list during September despite the fact that it was only available after September 19th. The iPhone 6 narrowly beat Samsung's Galaxy 5 with just a 17% difference in sales numbers. Samsung's Galaxy S5 has been the first runner up consistently for over 5 months. It was almost about to beat the year old iPhone 5S...read more

Infographic: The Q2 Handset/Smartphone Market in One Page

Sep 22, 2014| By

Below is one of the infographics we update quarterly to summarize the events each quarter for the handset and smartphone market. The data comes from our Q2 2014 quarterly Market Monitor report. This quarter it was all about the rise of local brands such as Xiaomi, Micromax cropping across parts of Asia, Europe and Latin America. These are becoming a big threat to incumbents such as...read more

Snapshot of the smartphone market in May 2014

Jul 15, 2014| By

Every month we track the smartphone market across 35 countries from the supply chain to the retail POS and consumers to create accurate data and ultimately reveal the real sound of the market apart from the clutter our clients suffer from. The overall Q2 2014 market is weak and larger vendors seem to suffer more than the smaller weaker ones. Below are the key takeaways...read more

Top 10 Smartphones in May 2014 – Galaxy S5 Fails...

Jul 14, 2014| By

Apple’s iPhone 5s is still the bestselling smartphone in May 2014, 8 months after its launch last year. Samsung's new flagship, Galaxy S5 comes in at second. According to Counterpoint's channel survey across 35 countries, Apple’s iPhone 5s continues to be the bestselling phone in the world, a spot that many expected to be taken by Samsung's Galaxy S 5. The highly anticipated Galaxy S5 comes...read more

Top 10 Smartphones in China for April 2014

Jun 13, 2014| By

Xiaomi's Redmi was the bestselling smartphone in China during April Xiaomi’s $130 smartphone, Redmi (Red Rice or Hongmi) topped the smartphone chart in China during May 2014, beating both Apple and Samsung at their own game. Xiaomi’s other two handsets are also in the top 10 list, the MI3 and the Redmi Note both phablets with 5 inch or larger screens. Xiaomi has not yet entered many...read more

Top 10 smartphones in February 2014

Apr 03, 2014| By

Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C were the bestselling smartphones in February while Xiaomi also entered the top 10 list. Apple’s iPhone 5s continues to be the bestselling phone in the world – a position it has held for 6 consecutive months. The iPhone 5c comes in at 2nd place in February, mostly due to the big clearance discounts in Western markets. Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Note...read more

Top 10 smartphones in September

Nov 18, 2013| By | Category: smartphones

Apple’s iPhone 5S is now the bestselling phone of the month In just 10 days of release Apple’s iPhone 5S became the bestselling phone in September. The Galaxy S4 came down from its reign of several months as it lost the position by a whisker. The Apple iPhone 5C also came in at fourth place.But Samsung’s line up was strong overall as 6 models were in...read more

Apple’s US Smartphone Share Doubles in September with new iPhone...

Oct 22, 2013| By | Category: smartphones

PRESS RELEASE Apple takes the number one position from Samsung in the US in the month of September doubling its market share from the previous month. Apple captured 39% share of the smartphone market and 34% of the overall mobile phones market in September, a record high for the Cupertino smartphone vendor for this calendar month in US.Commenting on Apple’s impressive performance, Tom Kang, Research Director...read more

Top 10 phones in August: Galaxy S4 sales drop but...

Oct 15, 2013| By | Category: smartphones

Galaxy S4 Sales continue to slump but the long tail Galaxy range makes up for it Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4 was the bestselling smartphone in August according to Counterpoint Research’s monthly model tracker. But sales are falling short of expectations as the sell-through dipped to 5 million unit level during the month. After hitting its peak in June with more than 7 million units...read more

Apple is still No. 1 in profits, Samsung will have...

Aug 25, 2013| By | Category: smartphones

Apple still at top of profit share with 53%, Samsung at 45%, others at...2% The second quarter of this year ended again as everyone expected. Samsung dominates in volume and revenue with Apple and LG following in order. Looks like there wasn’t anything exciting except for the tiny fact that Samsung’s revenue grew compared to the first quarter while Apple’s revenue toppled. This led to...read more