IBM Watson: a milestone in artificial intelligence

On 2nd December 2015 IBM announced that it is going to deploy its cognitive computing technology platform “Watson” in India to support medical staff…

Is Argentina on the path to recovery?

Argentina’s political and economic landscape is going through huge changes. Last week Th. Mauricio Macri, the new Argentine president, took office.…

Moov Now’s athletic performance tracking: working hard

I blogged about an upcoming event that I am training for – see here. I have now received the two Moov Now devices that I ordered and have started to…

helloPay: a vertical integration strategy for growing big

Lazada Group is the pioneer of Southeast Asian eCommerce ecosystem. It operates out of its own online shopping website as well as hosting a…

“Make in India” Impact: Half of all smartphones will be made in India

India is the world's largest democracy, with 1.2 billion people and the third largest economy based on GDP (PPP basis). Furthermore the economy is…

BBK, Vivo, OPPO – Fathers, Sons and Cousins

Counterpoint Research is frequently asked about the relationships between Chinese handset brands BBK, Oppo and Vivo. The simple answer is they have…

Tight Race For The Top Spot In China Smartphone Market

Following is the cumulative smartphone market share for China till date for the first 9 months. For the first nine months, it has been a tight race…

China’s Black Friday and the shifting seasonality

China has traditionally had peak handset sales around a few clearly defined periods. These periods still exist as sales drivers but are now being…

2015-Q3: Battery Capacity Tracker Trends

Counterpoint has been using its unique model level sales to calculate the hardware specifications in smartphones. Our Battery Capacity Tracker…

XiaoMI : M is for Mobile & I is For Internet

Smart Devices Giant We have been closely tracking and have extensively covered Xiaomi's business which primarily has been smartphones. Xiaomi is the…

Festive season Impact on upcoming smartphone launches? – A Smartphone shelf life perspective

Almost every smartphone vendor in India is ramping up and refreshing its product portfolio ahead of the upcoming festive season. Apart from new…

Why Internet Giants Are Rushing To Enter The China EV Market?

China is roughly a 16 million unit car market this year in terms of new sales and will grow to roughly 20 million units in 2020. However, there is a…

Changing Landscape in Devices Sales Channels & Pricing Startegies in USA

Price strategies and its future for 4 major operators in N. America With a drive to eliminate subsidy and move towards EIP (Equipment Installment…

Samsung Galaxy S6 – right product, wrong price

Samsung management could be forgiven for wondering what they're doing wrong. The Galaxy S6 was expected to project Samsung back on to a positive…

Mobile Handset Market Overview – April 2015

The global handset market returned to growth in April after a difficult March. Sell-in is still suffering though as channels that have been carrying…

India – Epicentre of Manufacturing in Future?

India is the world's largest democracy, with 1.2 billion people and 3rd largest economy based on GDP (PPP basis). The country's GDP would grow by…

Activity trackers :: OK up to a point

A number of seemingly unrelated events have occurred recently. However they all have a bearing on each other and the development of the wearables…

Infographic: Thin is in

2015 is the year of the thin form factor: this affects casing, mechanics, material and Battery as well as memory capacity After the launch of the…