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 which is and will be ruling all forms of media content. Almost more than two-thirds of the mobile traffic in next five years on networks is going to be just video.** Connected & Mobile devices are the key content consumption devices and…

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 strategy. Let's look at some metrics for Microsoft's Windows, Office & Cloud properties: What Office on iPad means for Microsoft? Looking at the above metrics for the Windows & Office properties the opportunity for Office to scale is…

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 "CarPlay" at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. Apple's CarPlay is s first major step by Apple to expand its business model by monetizing its software & services instead of hardware. With CarPlay, Apple looks forward to bring iOS based platform which…

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 technologically advanced smartphones. The impact of slowing demand colliding with the industry's increasing ability to supply is leading to ever more fierce competition. Low cost Android-based products were widely in evidence. With such a high degree of…

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 acquired the MOTOROLA brand and Motorola Mobility's portfolio of smartphones such as Moto X, Moto G and the DROID™ Ultra series. In addition to current products, Lenovo gets ownership of the future Motorola Mobility product road map. However,…

Top Mobile Devices Trends in 2014

Technologically speaking there has never been a dull year in mobile industry. Every year promises and brings in new technologies, disruptions, business models and lots of surprises and we hope 2014 will be another great year for mobile devices segment. Let's see what we expect to happen in 2014.   Multiple Cores are fine but where is the Memory? Dual Core processors will continue…

Microsoft Acquires Nokia :: Integration, Marketing & Business Model Rejuvenation Will Be The Key

Surprising end to the US Labor Day weekend as Microsoft announced its next big strategic move in mobile space to acquire the world’s second largest handset supplier Nokia at the end of Q2 2013 according to Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service. The long speculated “possible acquisition” of Nokia by Microsoft finally hit the papers as Microsoft drummed is renewed ‘strategic need’ of…

Samsung: the Toyota of Mobile Devices

Samsung – from fast-follower to first-mover. There has been a lot of talk over the last week with Samsung increasing its share in the market even beyond Nokia. This was the final but necessary blow to Nokia’s multi-decade-old leadership in the mobile industry. It’s actually interesting to see that there are few people who ask the very obvious question: how did that happen?Samsung’s…

Who can compete against Samsung or Apple?

Who can actually compete against Samsung or Apple at all? or what would you need to attack Samsung or Apple? With the two leading smartphone manufacturers having a combined market share of over 60% and a profit share of more than 95%, the question arises how long this leadership can last. There is no industry where a monopoly can continually exist. But can there be a mobile-industry with a…

The future of Windows 8 tablets lies in the Enterprise

  With the smartphone market share so consolidated and dominated there are only few “windows” of opportunities to enter the market, let alone opportunities for game-change. Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface could be both, but it remains to be seen how Microsoft will digest this opportunity.The tablet market is similarly consolidated as the smartphone market and it is difficult to compete with…

CES 2012, Smart TV, Smart Appliances and Smart Cars

If the previous CES 2011 heralded the post-pc Tablet era, CES 2012 was all about Smart CE (Consumer Electronics) and TV was at the center. Of course another post-pc phenomenon, the Ultrabook, caught the eyes of the crowd as well. The Ultrabook category is an Intel-proposed line of laptops resembling the Macbook Air in all aspects. It’s sure to replace the previous laptops in the market now.…

Nokia starts downsizing, Symbian goes first

After Steven Elop’s announcement at Barcelona, the layoff plans have started, according to a memo disclosed by the Register yesterday. 3,000 Symbian engineers will be transferred to Acccenture and a further 4,000 will be laid off in stages. So a total of 7,000 workers will be laid off. Several sites including the Southwood, UK office and the White Plains, USA office will be closed as well.…