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…

TSMC: Apple Ramps But Revenue Growth Still Slows Down

We have been following the performance of t he world's leading foundry and previously highlighted its importance to track performance of the key…

Q2 2015: Apple :: China Revenues Double Annually

Apple reported its FYQ3 or CYQ2 results for 2015, some key highlights were: Apple generated almost US$ 50 Billion in revenues up 33% YoY. Operating…

Apple iPhone 6, the bestselling smartphone for 10 months straight

Apple iPhone 6 is the bestselling smartphone for 10 months in a row now and it continues to top the list in the US, China and Global market. Apple’s…

Q2 2015: Verizon :: AOL Acquisition Timely As LTE Base Broadens

One of the top two US operators, Verizon announced its results today seeing some interesting growth in a what used to be a traditionally slow…

Is China’s economic slowdown Affecting Alibaba?

China’s economic growth is marginally slowing down, as per China’s National Bureau of Statistic accumulated GDP growth slowed down 9.4% growth rate…

Micromax scaling up its “Make in India” portfolio

At the beginning of July 2015, Counterpoint Research was invited for a visit to the Micromax local assembling operations in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand.…

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…

Market Monitor Q1 2015 : Handset and Smartphones Indonesia

According to the latest research from Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service for Q1 2015 (Jan-Mar), overall mobile phone market (smartphones…

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…