CES 2015 – the show that grows

The Consumer Electronics Show that kicks off the year in resounding style was larger than this year. Its size and diversity mirrors the rapidly…

India a manufacturing hub for Mobile phones

India is slowly converting into a major manufacturing hub for mobile phones companies. Foreign handset vendors such as Nokia, Samsung, and LG have…

Top 10 Handsets in October

Apple’s iPhone 5s is the world's bestselling phone for two months in a row now According to Counterpoint's Monthly Market Pulse report for…

Is there a replacement market for tablets?

Three years after the introduction of the first generation of iPad, the tablet market has shown an unprecedented success. Seen from the usage…

Handset Market in July 2012

  The demand in the handset market during July 2012 shrunk compared to June. We measure demand as the amount of handsets sold through the…

Google wins Round One against Oracle

It looks like Google has won the first round on this one. Of the numerous lawsuits that have been spun around the smartphone industry, this was one…

Announcing the New King of Mobile: Samsung

  Samsung has overthrown Nokia ending the 14 year reign. As we now look at the aggregated Q1 handset and smartphone shipments we confidently…

Handset market in May 2012

The handset market in May 2011 shrunk slightly compared to April but inventory levels dropped slightly relieving tension of the market. Sell-through…

Sony finally puts the pieces together

After launching the PlayStation in 1998, establishing Sony Pictures in 1991 and re-establishing Sony Music Entertainment in 2008 Electronics Giant…

Recap of the Smartphone Market in 2011

    2011 ended with smartphone sales reaching 484 million units. This is a 61% jump annually. Growth continues but it is slowing down as…

CES 2012, Smart TV, Smart Appliances and Smart Cars

If the previous CES 2011 heralded the post-pc Tablet era, CES 2012 was all about Smart CE (Consumer Electronics) and TV was at the center. Of course…

Samsung Electronics

The data and analysis provided by Counterpoint is unparallaled in terms of granularity and preciseness. We did not hesitate to choose Counterpoint…

Smartphones Roar in Holiday Sales

It’s no secret that smartphones are one of the hottest products offered in the current market. Consumers absolutely love android technology and the…

HP scraps plans for webOS after writing off $3.3 billion

After 2 years HP has decided to cease all webOS products, which are smartphones and tablets. HP had bought Palm in 2010 at a price of $1.2 billion.…

How big a success will Kindle Fire be?

Amazon has surprised the industry by announcing a new tablet out of the blue, the Kindle Fire. It’s an evolution from the e-book reader series it has…

Nokia starts downsizing, Symbian goes first

After Steven Elop’s announcement at Barcelona, the layoff plans have started, according to a memo disclosed by the Register yesterday. 3,000 Symbian…

Verizon’s ambitious LTE plan will it succeed?

After the announcement of the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon Wireless has announced it is going to offer its 4G technology, LTE in 147 US cities by the end…

CES 2011, the year of the tablet ahead ? Not so fast.

It was all about tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, the biggest event in the industry. Almost 80 new tablets were announced after,…