Huawei overtakes Apple as world’s second-biggest smartphone maker

Huawei has surpassed Apple in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July. With August sales looking strong for the Chinese vendor, a…

Huawei Surpasses Apple to be the Second Largest Smartphone Brand

Huawei rising on its momentum has surpassed Apple consistently for the first time to capture the second spot globally Hong Kong, Seoul, New Delhi,…

Audio Tech: Cinderella’s Going to the Ball

With smartphones becoming the primary source of music for many consumers, handset OEMs have been steadily improving the audio quality of their…

Wearables: Can a smartwatch hack it as a sports watch?

Huawei launched the second edition of its Huawei Watch series at MWC earlier this year. The watch comes in two flavours: Classic and Sport. The one I…

Amazon Echo Look: playing a longer game

Amazon is introducing a new variant of the Echo voice assistant, Echo Look. It is currently available only by invitation at a cost of $199. It is…

Amazon & Social ‘e’nfluence

The ecommerce battles are rising with Amazon being at the forefront of the landscape but many regional competitors  (Flipkart in India, Lazada in…

Market Pulse || Analysis for the Market in February 2017

We are pleased to bring you our Monthly Market Pulse. In this edition we provide our snap analysis of some of the key product launches from MWC. This…

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Out of the Ashes

Samsung needs a great product. The humbling recall of its Galaxy Note 7 not only tarnished the company's hard won reputation for quality and…

Nokia is back with Nokia 3310

HMD stimulates muscle memory with cute '3310', but drives business with smartphones HMD, the new licensee of the iconic Nokia brand, is attempting to…

Market Pulse || Nov 2016 Edition-Analysis of October Sales

Today we published our analysis of the mobile device sales during the month of October 2016. We also review the Singles’ Day event. Our key takeaways…

Trump wins the US presidential election – what does it mean?

At the culmination of one of the most bitterly and divisive election campaigns ever seen in the United States, Donald J Trump has confounded…

Alexa says ‘Hi’ but Google Assistant says ‘Hello’ to the future

On October 4th Google revealed an update on the developments it’s been making in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) arena, alongside a slew of new…

iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 underwhelm, but still hit the mark

The yawning, eye-rolling and laughs of derision were understandable. The iPhone 7 launch was classic Apple; making a virtue out of features and…

2Q 2016: Western Europe 4G LTE Smartphone Shipments Grew 76% Annually

While overall smartphone demand remained flat compared to last year, 4G LTE smartphone demand across UK, Germany and France jumped significantly.…

Market Pulse || July 2016 Edition

Today we published the July edition of our popular Market Pulse report. This edition covers the market for June 2016. The key takeaways in this…

Wearables for Athletic Performance

This is the latest in a series of blogs where I discuss the learnings obtained from trying various wearable devices to aid my training for a…

Nokia – More Phoenix than Phone

In Greek mythology the Phoenix was a bird that died in flames and was then reborn from the ashes of its predecessor. Nokia's mobile phone business…

Huawei Sprinkles Hollywood Glamour on P9 and P9 Plus

UPDATED with some comparative photos from the P9 sample device. Huawei has been one of the fast moving brands over the last two years. It was early…