WeChat Is Leapfrogging Amazon With A Richer Mobile-Social-Commerce Strategy

We are in a mobile personal computing era living in a mobile-centric real-time social way. Consumers are moving quickly from fixed, shared computers…

Market Monitor : Q1 2014 :: Smartphones Now 95% of Total Handset Revenues

Adding to our recently published insights on how smartphone volumes grew almost 30% annually during Q1 2014, latest research from Market Monitor…

Q1 2014 : Smartphone Brands Market Share By US Carriers

According to latest research from Counterpoint's Market Monitor quarterly tracker program, USA smartphone market reached 33 million units at the end…

2020 & Beyond: When Big Data Will Become Big Information

We are at a stage in our technology industry and in our lives where we are witnessing growth beyond mobile phones. Everything today wants to become…

Apple’s Beats Will Sound Much Better

At this point, Apple reportedly acquiring 'Beats' for $3+ Billion will have noteworthy implications on the mobile & internet industry. This deal…

Q1 2014 : Xiaomi Becomes The Third Largest Smartphone Brand in China

Latest research from our Market Monitor service highlighted, Xiaomi climbing to become sixth largest smartphone brand and eight largest handset brand…

Market Monitor : Q1 2014 :: Handset & Smartphone Markets Landscape

Counterpoint Research team of Analysts have completed preliminary sizing of the global handset and smartphone market as few OEMs have already…

Ecosystem Wars: Content is King, Video is Emperor & Installed Base is Kingdom

Content is King & Video is The Emperor I believe we all agree that even in this digital era, content is king*. However, video is the emperor…

Q1 2014: Apple’s iPhone Mania Steadily Spreading Internationally

Apple announced its Jan-Mar quarter results for 2014 and while the results beat street expectations were inline with Counterpoint Research's…

BlackBerry Q4FY2014 Results : BlackBerry Hardware Becoming Insignificant, Need A Platform Play

BlackBerry today announced its Q4FY2014 results and as expected they were not rosy BlackBerry smartphone shipments dipped to an all-time low of 1.3…

Office for iPad: Advantage Apple… And Microsoft!!

Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella yesterday took wraps off an Office suite (client) for iPad broadening its horizontal cloud, software and services…

Samsung Regains Momentum in Global Smartphone Market in February 2014

According to the latest research from Counterpoint, global smartphone demand slowed down slightly sequentially but was up a healthy 51% annually in…

Facebook: Whatsapp Acquisition & Why it Should Also Acquire Spotify

Facebook as a social network has grown by leaps and bounds over the last five years. However, only being a public social network is not going to cut…

Apple CarPlay – Puts Apple In The Dashboard But Challenges Galore!!

The world's second largest smartphone player Apple today forayed into the automotive sector in a much bigger way by announcing its latest offering…

Nokia’s X Factor : Rebuild Smartphone Leadership & Drive Microsoft-Nokia Cloud Services To Mass-Market

Nokia the world's second largest mobile phone supplier unveiled a new family of smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, the Nokia X series…

China Clocks A Record 100 Million Smartphone Shipments in Q4 2013

Global smartphone market continued to grow by leaps and bounds thanks to the fast-growing emerging markets on the cusp of smartphone demand…

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0: A Meaningful Innovation Growing into a ‘Power-Packed’ Ecosystem

We are now into a Personal Computing 3.0 revolution where computing devices have become highly personal, mobile and consume more content than we…

Market Monitor : Q4 2013 :: Handset & Smartphone Markets Landscape

Counterpoint Research team of Analysts have completed preliminary sizing of the global handset and smartphone market as few OEMs have already…