US Holiday Promotions Mild, but Sales Appear Strong For Incumbents

Counterpoint Research and Wave7 Research have conducted joint research surveys of the US carriers and national retailers during the Black Friday…

T-Mobile, Qualcomm Unveil Plans for GB LTE and 5G

At a media event in San Jose, California, T-Mobile and Qualcomm delivered an update on GB LTE and T-Mobile revealed insights into its pre-5G and 5G…

Q3 2017: USA: Apple Leads While Moto Makes a Comeback

One in three smartphones shipped was an iPhone as Samsung slipped.  Moto, ZTE & LG registered strong gains. Verizon remained the largest…

Why has it been so difficult for Chinese OEMs to crack the US market?

Analysts have been predicting for well over 10 years that new Chinese entrants will be taking the US market by storm.  Yet, there has been limited…

Google Launches a Suite of Hardware Focusing on Melding AI, SW, and HW

Google held their annual hardware launch event in San Francisco today.  The launch event was much more than a Pixel smartphone update.  It was an…

Counterpoint USA Smartphone Market Analysis Q2 2017

US Market Analysis Q2 2017: We analyse the US mobile phone market with distinct OEM & Carrier analysis – Shipments, KPIs, Top-Sellers, Price…

Is the Galaxy Note 8 the New Aspirational Android Smartphone?

Counterpoint Research attended the Samsung Unpacked Note 8 launch event held in New York City. Typical of recent Samsung events, the launch was…

Q2 2017: USA Market Back to Growth as Smartphone Shipments Jump 14% YoY

Q2 2017: USA Market Back to Growth as Smartphone Shipments Jump 14% YoY The strong growth comes following the weak 2nd quarter of 2016, the slowest…

T-Mobile Continues to Roll Through 2017

First to report of the major US carriers, T-Mobile looks to remain ahead of the pack on phone net adds both this quarter and for the rest of the…

WWDC 2017 : Powerful New Hardware, Augmented Reality and Machine Learning

Apple's annual WWDC 2017 kicked off today in San Jose, California. Apple’s annual WWDC 2017 conference was centred on getting its legions of…

What to Expect from the LG G6

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…

USA Q4 2016: Q4 Smartphone Rally Closes 2016

USA Q4 2016: Q4 Smartphone Rally Closes 2016 San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul February 28, 2017  …

What does Gigabit LTE mean for the Telecom Industry?

Gigabit LTE promises to bring many improvements to the telecom industry. A plethora of new GB LTE ready hardware will be launching throughout 2017.…

Counterpoint USA Smartphone Market Analysis- 2016Q4

Deep Dive into US mobile market with OEM & Carrier analysis – Shipments, KPIs, Top-Sellers, Price Bands, Channel Share, Upgrade Rates and more.…

Wearables TechCon 2016: The Key Takeaways

We attended the WearablesTechCon 2016 convention in San Jose.  The event was enlightening because of the diverse background of attendees including HW…

Samsung Goes after Enterprise with Note 7 Launch

Samsung takes pride in creating the ‘phablet’ space over five years ago.  According to our Model Sales Tracker, since 2014 alone, Samsung has sold…

Apple Q2 2016: China’s Dip Concerning as Competition Catches Up

Apple reported a quarter which exceeded Wall Street’s expectations for the company despite most key metrics falling year-over-year.   Here are some…

T-Mobile Surpasses Verizon Wireless to Become the Leading Smartphone Sales Channel

USA Q1 2016: T-Mobile Surpasses Verizon Wireless to Become the Leading Smartphone Sales Channel    San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong…