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…

Ericsson & Cisco: Kings of the Castle

Event: On 9th November 2015 Ericsson and Cisco announced the formation of a strategic partnership between the two firms. The relationship is broad…

Alibaba: Strong became Stronger

Alibaba posted strong quarterly results(Q3 2015) with 28% annual growth to reach 713 Bn yuan in GMV. Despite the chinese economic slow down, Alibaba…

Apple wins dual crowns in September – China and US

According to Counterpoint Research’s Monthly Market Pulse report, Apple took the number one spot in September in both China and the US, the world’s…

Tracking Athletic Progress

Can technology help build athletic performance? I have set myself some goals leading up to participating in a significant event in 2016. I will blog…

Smartphones are killing the Point & Shoot camera, the D-SLR is next

The best camera is the one you have with you. Cameras on phones were initially quite poor, however the rapid development of smartphone cameras and…

Microsoft Surface Devices Ultimately Rises Up To & Beyond Apple

Lots of things have changed since Mr. Satya Nadella has taken over reigns from Mr. Ballmer. While Steve was adept at selling and growing Microsoft…

Growing Mobile Payment Market in India (Part-I)

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy  driven by mobile centric internet penetration. The Reserve Bank…

Apple: “Hey Siri, Let’s Take Over The World”

Apple the world's second largest smartphone marker made a huge splash with the announcement of new products strengthening the Apple ecosystem and the…