Jolla & Intex Launches A ‘Snapdeal Phone’ in India

As we have highlighted previously in our insights two key trends which are disrupting the incumbent mobile value chain players from operators to…

Microsoft: writing down, but not writing-off

Microsoft announced on 8th July it is writing down the value of its Nokia Devices and Services acquisition by $7.6 billion and making a further 7,800…

China Mobile: 4G Leapfrogging 3G Growth By a Margin

China Mobile is the world's largest mobile operator with more than 816 million mobile subscribers almost bigger than all subscribers in…

Q2 2015: Chinese Brands Dominate As Huawei Becomes The Third Largest Mobile Phone Brand Globally For the First Time

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

First Things First – Father’s day in Latin America

June 21st is Father’s day for all top LATAM (Latin America) markets, except Brazil which is in August.     This day has traditionally been a big date…

Evolving Business Models – HaaD – Hardware As A Distribution Model

The mobile hardware industry has evolved  from the then elephant in the room and vertically integrated Nokia's dominance in the 2000 decade to rise…

Elop: a canary in a coal mine?

Microsoft announced a reorganization on 17th June that will see Stephen Elop depart the company. The devices business that he was running will be…

On Sale Now: Tesco Mobile

Tesco is putting its share of MVNO Tesco Mobile up for sale. Tesco Mobile is the UK's largest Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) with around 4…

Mobile Wallet War Ramping up in India

Mobile commerce in India has evolved rapidly to become a huge trend in recent years. It will continue to gain traction with rising smartphone…

Venezuela – Latin America’s Sleeping Beauty

About 7-8 years ago, Venezuela was one of the most important markets for mobile devices in Latin America. It was so important that some smartphones,…

Alcatel One Touch idol 3 – Worth Idolizing!

Alcatel One Touch announced its latest phablet idol 3  at MWC 2015 targeting young and music loving consumers looking for a great ultra-slim clever…

Huawei — Does the P in P8 stand for Persistence?

When asked how Huawei is planning to address the issue of developing a strong brand personality, one of the marketing leads for its Consumer Group…

Apple Watch : Wrist Wearable Segment’s iPhone Moment?

Apple's Watch is going to be the "iPhone moment" for the wrist wearable industry. Apple with its premium iPhone offering already commands significant…

Cyanogen: Disruption Around The Corner?

Mobile is eating the world. The platforms (i.e. iOS & Android) empowering this trend have revolutionized by making mobile devices smarter with…

BlackBerry: On Knife Edge

We have been tracking BlackBerry's performance since years now and it is one of the companies with a great amount of potential but slipping away…

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Pricing Strategy

Samsung announced 2015's latest flagship models the Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 1st March 2015. Samsung aims to…

Face-Off: Apple Watch vs. Swiss Watch Industry

Today one of the most premium Swiss watch brands, Tag Heuer jumped (or was forced to) into the smart wearables space partnering with Google (Android…

HERE Launches its Industry Leading Maps & True Offline Navigation Capable App on iOS

HERE launched new navigation and mapping app for iOS today with a nicely done user interface and set of advanced features to compete against the…