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Surprise! Feature Phones to Drive the Next Wave of LTE...

Mar 21, 2017| By | Category: operators

More than half a billion LTE capable phones in a feature phone form-factor will be shipped globally over the course of five years. Local kings (mobile phone brands) in many feature phone centric markets as well as Operators will look forward to drive this trend aggressively starting this year. 4G Feature phones shipments will grow more than 5300% this year. More than 400 million feature phones...read more

What to Expect from the LG G6

Mar 20, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

LG unveiled their latest flagship at the “G6 Unpack Event” at MWC in Barcelona, Spain, February 27th.   The G6 appears to have checked off most of the requirements for an early 2017 flagship.  Clearly, it was a lot of work for LG’s R&D teams which scrapped its modular design and accessories offering from just one year ago.  It is definitely a safer route as carriers...read more

MWC2017 and the IoT Revolution

Mar 08, 2017| By | Category: iot

IoT Revolution -2017 Summary After many years of talk and theory, MWC2017 showcased a multitude of real world IoT applications.  The numerous announcements showcased the transition to Internet of Everything (IOE). To sum things up the following are the major announcement that will be stepping stone for IoT in 2017. Nokia announced 5G FIRST, an end-to-end 5G product stack offer to global operators.  Nokia and Intel...read more

Why Handset Players will look forward to Middle East &...

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

The fourth quarter of 2016 recorded a 3% growth year-on-year and a healthy 11% sequential increase in handset shipments. Middle East and Africa (MEA) (+16%), Asia (+6%) and North America (NAM) (+1%), were the regions that registered year on year growth. MEA had the highest YoY growth rate among all the regions and accounted for almost 14% of the total global shipments. China and India...read more

MWC-2017: Day 2

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: automotive, iot, smartphones

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. This year the event commenced on 27th February and there have already been several announcements in the run-up to the event. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies large and small to discuss and analyze...read more

MWC-2017: Day 1 Highlights

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: components, iot, smartphones, wearables

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies large and small to discuss and analyze the latest developments. We will be sharing some quick insights on these announcements, with more detailed analysis to follow of...read more

MWC-2017: Day Zero

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: smartphones, tablet-pcs, wearables

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"] [et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. This year the event commenced on 27th February and there have already been several announcements in the run-up to the event. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies large and small...read more

Nokia is back.

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

HMD stimulates muscle memory with cute '3310', but drives business with smartphones HMD, the new licensee of the iconic Nokia brand, is attempting to storm back into the smartphone market that Microsoft so publicly failed to crack. HMD is betting on the residual strength of the Nokia brand with design excellence and supply chain management still infused in the DNA. Combined with manufacturing and logistics competence from...read more

Smartphone Trends: More Memory, More Market Share

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: components, smartphones

Smartphones have (and are) becoming advanced computers as the software, hardware, services and user needs mature to a point it almost are replacing the need for PCs. Applications such as AR/VR will be more demanding on DRAM in phones this year. Higher Resolution Displays, LTE all are driving need for higher DRAM capacities in smartphones. Furthermore, OEMs have been pushing for advanced hardware configurations to...read more

What does Gigabit LTE mean for the Telecom Industry?

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: automotive, components, iot, operators, smartphones

Gigabit LTE promises to bring many improvements to the telecom industry. A plethora of new GB LTE ready hardware will be launching throughout 2017. Not just within smartphones, the industry will see seeding of GB LTE within drones, mobile routers, tablets, wearables and much more. Look for GB LTE to change usage patterns and go much further than keeping up with increases within...read more