LG: Q1 2014 : LTE Smartphones now 40% of Total Smartphone Shipments

Our preliminary analysis for the Q1 2014 handset and smartphone landscape was published last week and the Korean vendor LG remained the fourth…

Q1 2014 : Xiaomi Becomes The Third Largest Smartphone Brand in China

Latest research from our Market Monitor service highlighted, Xiaomi climbing to become sixth largest smartphone brand and eight largest handset brand…

Market Monitor : Q1 2014 :: Handset & Smartphone Markets Landscape

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

Ecosystem Wars: Content is King, Video is Emperor & Installed Base is Kingdom

Content is King & Video is The Emperor I believe we all agree that even in this digital era, content is king*. However, video is the emperor…

Q1 2014: Apple’s iPhone Mania Steadily Spreading Internationally

Apple announced its Jan-Mar quarter results for 2014 and while the results beat street expectations were inline with Counterpoint Research's…

Top 10 smartphones in February 2014

Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C were the bestselling smartphones in February while Xiaomi also entered the top 10 list. Apple’s iPhone 5s continues to be…

BlackBerry Q4FY2014 Results : BlackBerry Hardware Becoming Insignificant, Need A Platform Play

BlackBerry today announced its Q4FY2014 results and as expected they were not rosy BlackBerry smartphone shipments dipped to an all-time low of 1.3…

Office for iPad: Advantage Apple… And Microsoft!!

Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella yesterday took wraps off an Office suite (client) for iPad broadening its horizontal cloud, software and services…

Samsung Regains Momentum in Global Smartphone Market in February 2014

According to the latest research from Counterpoint, global smartphone demand slowed down slightly sequentially but was up a healthy 51% annually in…

Facebook: Whatsapp Acquisition & Why it Should Also Acquire Spotify

Facebook as a social network has grown by leaps and bounds over the last five years. However, only being a public social network is not going to cut…

Crimean conflict and its impact on the mobile device market – by Peter Richardson

The world is watching the events in Crimea unfold with great trepidation. Russian forces are poised to take the region, potentially by force, from…

Apple CarPlay – Puts Apple In The Dashboard But Challenges Galore!!

The world's second largest smartphone player Apple today forayed into the automotive sector in a much bigger way by announcing its latest offering…

MWC 2014: An Event it was

MWC 2014 Overview This year's Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, provided the industry with the next iteration of smart, cheap and…

Nokia’s X Factor : Rebuild Smartphone Leadership & Drive Microsoft-Nokia Cloud Services To Mass-Market

Nokia the world's second largest mobile phone supplier unveiled a new family of smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, the Nokia X series…

India a manufacturing hub for Mobile phones

India is slowly converting into a major manufacturing hub for mobile phones companies. Foreign handset vendors such as Nokia, Samsung, and LG have…

China Clocks A Record 100 Million Smartphone Shipments in Q4 2013

Global smartphone market continued to grow by leaps and bounds thanks to the fast-growing emerging markets on the cusp of smartphone demand…

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0: A Meaningful Innovation Growing into a ‘Power-Packed’ Ecosystem

We are now into a Personal Computing 3.0 revolution where computing devices have become highly personal, mobile and consume more content than we…

The Big Acquisition: Lenovo acquires Motorola

The Big Acquisition: The world’s leading PC manufacturer Lenovo acquired Motorola Mobility from Google for ~ USD 2.91 Billion. With this deal, Lenovo…