Lumia 530 – Strengthens Microsoft’s Entry-Tier Strategy

Microsoft yesterday announced a solid Q2 2014 quarter and as a phone hardware manufacturer sold more than 5.8 million Lumia smartphones in period of…

Flight MH17: Sanctions impacts on Russia and the wider business environment

The horrific news last week of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine served to highlight how the world can be drawn…

Microsoft and Nokia: Making a Square Peg Fit a Round Hole

In a few weeks I will get together with the former members of the Nokia UK running club. We meet up every year at an evening 10km race. After the…

Microsoft : Mobile First, Nokia Last

Microsoft today sent some shockwaves down the tech industry announcing restructuring program which could eliminate more than 18,000 positions over a…

Snapshot of the smartphone market in May 2014

Every month we track the smartphone market across 35 countries from the supply chain to the retail POS and consumers to create accurate data and…

Top 10 Smartphones in May 2014 – Galaxy S5 Fails To Displace iPhone 5s

Apple’s iPhone 5s is still the bestselling smartphone in May 2014, 8 months after its launch last year. Samsung's new flagship, Galaxy S5 comes in at…

AND THE WINNER IS?

Every four years Latam thrives on football feast. For Latam, this event is far more important than the Olympics or any other worldwide sport event.…

Amazon fire PHONE : All Smoke, No Fire?

Business Models. Ecosystems & Amazon We have talked  about how important is a robust sustainable business model to excel in this current mobile…

Nokia HERE Acquires Medio : Could Become IBM Of The Mobile Data Analytics World

An eventful couple of months for Nokia's HERE business unit as it blossomed into a more independent unit after the parent Nokia's move to become more…

Top 10 Smartphones in China for April 2014

Xiaomi's Redmi was the bestselling smartphone in China during April Xiaomi’s $130 smartphone, Redmi (Red Rice or Hongmi) topped the smartphone chart…

Apple, Samsung & The Great Cluster

A lot has happened since the advent of iPhone in 2007, birth of long tail of startup brands in smartphone space to end of an era for the then market…

Market Monitor : Q1 2014 :: LTE Smartphones Grow 91% Annually

According to the latest granular research from Counterpoint's Market Monitor service, the global LTE smartphone shipments grew 91% annually in Q1…

WWDC 2014: Apple Aims For Premium Cloud Services & Experiences

Apple hosted its 25th annual Worldwide Developer Conference unveiling the forward looking developments of the Apple's proprietary platforms OS X and…

Apple Should Buy Broadcom’s Cellular Baseband Business

Broadcom this week announced its intentions to explore options to either sell-off or shutdown its cellular baseband business. The key reasons being a…

Long-Term Play Beckons as Samsung Unveils World’s First Tizen Smartphone

Samsung today announced world's first Tizen OS powered smartphone, Samsung Z after long iterations.  While this move from Samsung might not be…

Nokia HERE Acquires Desti : Unlocks The ‘Contextual Search Engine’ Badge

We recently discussed about how companies need to become more horizontal and deepen its understanding about their customers and consumers to excel in…

WeChat Is Leapfrogging Amazon With A Richer Mobile-Social-Commerce Strategy

We are in a mobile personal computing era living in a mobile-centric real-time social way. Consumers are moving quickly from fixed, shared computers…

Market Monitor : Q1 2014 :: Smartphones Now 95% of Total Handset Revenues

Adding to our recently published insights on how smartphone volumes grew almost 30% annually during Q1 2014, latest research from Market Monitor…