MWC 2016-Day 2 Highlights

Welcome to Counterpoint Research’s portal of key announcements from Mobile World Congress 2016. This portal provides crisp bites of key announcements…

MWC 2016-Day 1 Highlights

Welcome to Counterpoint Research’s portal of key announcements from Mobile World Congress 2016. We are focusing on MWC 2016 news around smartphones,…

Argentina LTE Smartphones Grew More Than 1600% Annually

According to the latest Market Monitor Report from Counterpoint Research, Argentina’s mobile device market had more than 214% YoY and 27% sequential…

Freedom 251- A smartphone for the price of a datapack that can exhaust soon

Normally I don't receive any calls early in the morning. So when I received one yesterday from my  cousin in Jammu, I knew something interesting was…

FREETEL Fighting to Crack the US’ Open Channel

Back in 2010, Dell unveiled the Dell Streak Android smart phone.  Sporting a 5” display in June ’10, it definitely was ahead of its time.  Reviews…

Glimpse Of Next Big Thing-Automatic Speech Recognition

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) has been in development for decades. However significant progress and widespread adoption has only recently been…

Tectonic Shift in Automobile Ecosystem

We are at the early stages of transformational change in the transport and automotive industries. A number of factors are driving this tectonic…

Facebook’s FreeBasics Fails At Basics

In the 'internet advertising' business model driven world, it's all about controlling the web traffic and having access to billions of user base.…

Qualcomm Goes All In With Revolutionary “All Mode” RF Solutions

Qualcomm (QCOM) is taking a page from the pharma industry playbook---bypassing their customers and marketing straight to end consumers.  Right from…

Exclusive Counterpoint Event in Korea

Counterpoint Research's international team is visiting Korea between 2nd and 4th February. They will be visiting clients and participating in an…

Apple’s 2015 Performance In Five Charts

Apple had a phenomenal 2015 as it clocked US$235 Billion in revenues up from US$200 Billion in 2014. Apple's cash on hand has also grown from US$178…

Will Unlocking Phones Drive the Latin America Market in 2016?

A week before Christmas, Claro Argentina announced that it would start selling only unlocked mobile devices.  This is the first operator in Argentina…

Netflix switches “On” in 130 new Countries –What does it mean for Video Streaming Industry?

During CES 2016, Netflix announced that it will add 130 new countries as a part of its global expansion plan. This ensures that Netflix is now…

OS Wars: 2016

MSFT is at a crossroads.  Windows Phone market share remains insignificant.  At the time of the Nokia acquisition, the company believed it could sway…

Where does HERE go from here?

We have been closely tracking the evolution, growth and opportunities for the location ecosystem; location is one of the most important latent…

Infographic: Q3-2015 | Mobile Market Monitor

Our Q3-2015 Market Monitor report has been published. We update one infographic in each quarter to summarize handset and smartphone market activities…

100 Million LTE Phones Shipped in China in Q3 2015

China has become the most important mobile market for any player in the mobile value chain. The enormous scale China brings to the fore is…

Pepsi Phone: Can it “Change The Game” ?

We have extensively talked about "hardware as a distribution" model (HaaD) on how the "value captured" by hardware suppliers has shifted from…