Sony finally puts the pieces together

After launching the PlayStation in 1998, establishing Sony Pictures in 1991 and re-establishing Sony Music Entertainment in 2008 Electronics Giant…

Recap of the Smartphone Market in 2011

    2011 ended with smartphone sales reaching 484 million units. This is a 61% jump annually. Growth continues but it is slowing down as…

CES 2012, Smart TV, Smart Appliances and Smart Cars

If the previous CES 2011 heralded the post-pc Tablet era, CES 2012 was all about Smart CE (Consumer Electronics) and TV was at the center. Of course…

Samsung Electronics

The data and analysis provided by Counterpoint is unparallaled in terms of granularity and preciseness. We did not hesitate to choose Counterpoint…

Smartphones Roar in Holiday Sales

It’s no secret that smartphones are one of the hottest products offered in the current market. Consumers absolutely love android technology and the…

HP scraps plans for webOS after writing off $3.3 billion

After 2 years HP has decided to cease all webOS products, which are smartphones and tablets. HP had bought Palm in 2010 at a price of $1.2 billion.…

How big a success will Kindle Fire be?

Amazon has surprised the industry by announcing a new tablet out of the blue, the Kindle Fire. It’s an evolution from the e-book reader series it has…

Google acquires Motorola, replicating the Apple business model

Nokia’s already resolved to team up with Microsoft and abandon its own Symbian platform. Now it's Google who's surprisingly announced to acquire…

Microsoft continues to collect from Android vendors, Samsung is next

Right after Taiwanese ODM manufacturer Wistron, maker of Chrome netbooks for Acer, agrees to pay Microsoft a royalty for a pool of patents, it looks…

Team Europe Asia (Venture Capitalist)

For us, as new business developers and company-builders a thorough assessment of the market-size and its drivers is always the final factor in a…

Nokia starts downsizing, Symbian goes first

After Steven Elop’s announcement at Barcelona, the layoff plans have started, according to a memo disclosed by the Register yesterday. 3,000 Symbian…

Verizon’s ambitious LTE plan will it succeed?

After the announcement of the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon Wireless has announced it is going to offer its 4G technology, LTE in 147 US cities by the end…

CES 2011, the year of the tablet ahead ? Not so fast.

It was all about tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, the biggest event in the industry. Almost 80 new tablets were announced after,…