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Why It’s So Hard for Innovative Smartphone Makers to Succeed

Most smartphone sales still occur in physical retail stores, about 88% as of the first quarter, Counterpoint says. And, as the carriers have…

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Apple Inc.’s iPhone X Over Twice as Profitable As Android Manufacturers

Counterpoint Research just released a report showing a detailed analysis of Q4 2017 smartphone industry profitability. Among the findings are that…

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Xiaomi IPO: Everything you need to know about potential $100 billion Chinese giant

For a primarily hardware business facing a slowing smartphone market, as well as intense competition, there are a number of risk factors. "Smartphone…

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Apple’s iPhone X Took 35% of Smartphone Profits in the Fourth Quarter

The flagship Apple handset nabbed 35% of the smartphone market’s profits during the fourth quarter, market researcher Counterpoint reported on…

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Alibaba Takes Control of Ele.me, at $9.5 Billion Value

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is buying full control of the startup Ele.me as it steps up efforts to expand in China’s fast-growing market for local…

The Key To The iPhone X’s Future Lies In China

Globally, Apple has shipped far fewer units of the X than projected. A recent Bloomberg report claims that Samsung, the chosen supplier of the X’s…

How the hell is Nokia the UK’s third most popular phone brand?

Contrary to all expectations, Nokia is back. Its demise has been predicted several times, but the once market-leader refuses to die. According to…

Samsung aims for stronger presence in India with 2018 Galaxy A8+

Samsung Electronics is working to strengthen its presence in India’s smartphone market after losing the No. 1 spot in the country to Chinese phone…

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Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus was the second-best selling phone in China last year

Apple was the only foreign brand to have a smartphone model in the top 10 best-selling handsets in China in 2017.  The iPhone 7 Plus managed 2.8…

Xiaomi nearly snatches Samsung’s top spot in India

Samsung may make the world's most popular phones but it's losing ground to Xiaomi in India. The Chinese phone maker just needs another two percent of…

Xiaomi is closing in on Samsung in India’s top smartphone market share 

NEW DELHI: Samsung’s four-anda-half-year reign at the top of India’s smartphone rankings is under threat, with China’s Xiaomi ending the quarter…

Huawei overtakes Apple as world’s second-biggest smartphone maker – Telegraph

Apple has been overtaken by the Chinese smartphone giant Huawei as the world’s second-biggest smartphone maker by sales, sending the iPhone maker…

Huawei has surpassed Apple as the world’s second largest smartphone brand – Verge

Huawei, China’s leading smartphone maker, surpassed Apple’s global smartphone sales for the first time in June and July, according to analysis by…

Obscure Chinese phone companies ring in big plans for India – Economic Times

NEW DELHI: A Tinno phone? Or a Huaqin or a Malata? The world’s second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market is about to be flooded by…

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How Luxury Watchmakers Can Compete With Apple – Fortune

Traditional luxury watchmakers have reacted to the incursion of the Apple Watch in different ways. Some, like Movado (MOV) and TAG Heuer, have thrown…

China’s rapidly growing smartphone stars set sights on world domination to challenge Samsung, Apple – CNBC

Look around the Nou Camp, Barcelona's famous soccer ground, and you may see branding for Oppo on a green background. On the t-shirts of the Kolkata…

The iPhone SE Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Apple In India – Forbes

In the last couple months, there has been a lot of buzz about Apple soon starting to manufacture the iPhone SE in India, so as to make it more…

HTC wants U back. But is it too little, too late? – CNET

Its new strategy emphasizes quality over quantity, but some say the bell may already have sounded for the embattled phone maker. Read more