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…

Market Monitor Q1 2015: LATAM Smartphones Grow 25% Annually

According to the latest Market Monitor Report from Counterpoint Research, the Latin American (LATAM) mobile device market had a very healthy 25% YoY…

Galaxy S6 Series Soars to become third & fourth Bestsellers in April, just 20 days after launch

According to the latest monthly Market Pulse report from Counterpoint Research, the Galaxy S6 series combined (S6 and S6 Edge) has reached second…

Market Monitor Q1 2015: Bangladesh Smartphones Grow 17% Annually

According to our latest research from Market Monitor program for Q1 2015 (Jan-Mar), Bangladesh Handset Market declined 33% sequentially and grew 4%…

Market Monitor : Q1 2015 : Smartphone Brands Market Share By US Carriers

According to latest research from Counterpoint's Market Monitor quarterly tracker program, USA smartphone market crossed 40 million units at the end…

Infographic: Q1-2015| Mobile Market Monitor

Our Q1-2015 Market Monitor report has been published. We update one infographic in each quarter to summarize handset and smartphone market activities…

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…

India Tablet Market Q1 2015: 8 out of 10 Tablets Shipped Were Cellular

According to our latest research from Market Monitor program for Q1 2015 (Jan-Mar), India Tablet Market declined 5% sequentially but increased by 30%…

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,…

Market Monitor : Q1 2015 : Handset & Smartphones India

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

Market Monitor : Q1 2015 : Smartphones China

Counterpoint Research team of Analysts have completed preliminary sizing of the China smartphone market as few OEMs have already released their Q1…

Market Monitor : Q1 2015 : Handset & Smartphone Markets

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

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…