Microsoft Surface Devices Ultimately Rises Up To & Beyond Apple

Lots of things have changed since Mr. Satya Nadella has taken over reigns from Mr. Ballmer. While Steve was adept at selling and growing Microsoft…

Growing Mobile Payments Market in India (Part-I)

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy driven by mobile centric internet penetration. The current digital…

Growing Mobile Payment Market in India (Part-I)

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy  driven by mobile centric internet penetration. The Reserve Bank…

IoT – Framework for analysis & market overview

IoT is a catch-all term that describes how everything that can be connected will be connected. IoT remains a broad term encompassing many disparate…

Smart Wearables Introduction – Part 3. Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

We have initiated our Smart Wearables coverage. Counterpoint’s focus areas are Smart Watches, Activity Trackers and Augmented/Virtual Reality devices…

Xiaomi’s Services Strategy Blossoming

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

Infographic: Q2-2015|Mobile Market Monitor

Our Q2-2015 Market Monitor report has been published. We update one infographic in each quarter to summarize handset and smartphone market activities…

Apple: “Hey Siri, Let’s Take Over The World”

Apple the world's second largest smartphone marker made a huge splash with the announcement of new products strengthening the Apple ecosystem and the…

HTC: From Riches to Rags

HTC today announced its preliminary revenues for August 2015 and as expected it was not rosy and hit the lowest level ever, and this is far from…

Intel at IFA – evolving computing but quiet on smartphones

Intel held a characteristically demo-rich press conference at IFA on September 2nd. Intel formally announced the sixth generation of its Core series…

Smart Wearables Introduction – Part 2. Activity Trackers

We have initiated our Smart Wearables coverage. Counterpoint’s focus areas are Smart Watches, Activity Trackers and Augmented/Virtual Reality devices…

Indonesia Handset Market Q2 2015: LTE crosses One Million shipments for the first time

According to the latest research from Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service for Q2 2015 (Apr-June), overall mobile phone market (smartphones…

Smart Wearables Introduction – Part 1. Smart Watches

The Rise of Smart Wearables We have initiated our Smart Wearables coverage. Counterpoint’s focus areas are Smart Watches, Activity Trackers and…

Why Messaging & E-Commerce Platforms are Converging in Strategies?

There is a parallel trend where the new wave of social networks which are gaining popularity (e.g. Whatsapp, Line, WeChat, Kakao Talk) share a common…

Why Microsoft still has (a lot of) work to do…

I want to like Microsoft I really do. It's gone from the 'evil empire' to plucky challenger (well, almost). But every now and then you run into a…

The Future is HERE & Brighter For The Location Industry

Nokia today announced the sale of its HERE location and mapping business unit to a Consortium formed by German Automaker BMW-Audi-Daimler for EUR 2.8…

Q2 2015 : China :: Xiaomi Jumps to Top Spot While Huawei, Apple & Vivo Outgrows Competition

Counterpoint Research team of Analysts have completed preliminary sizing of the China smartphone market as few OEMs have already released their Q2…

22% Of The Total Smartphones Were “Exclusively” Sold Through E-Commerce Channels In India In Q2 2015

According to the latest research from Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service, for  Q2 2015 (Apr-June), the overall India mobile phone market…