Run-up to CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) gets under way on 5th of January. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies…

Nokia – More Phoenix than Phone

In Greek mythology the Phoenix was a bird that died in flames and was then reborn from the ashes of its predecessor. Nokia's mobile phone business…

IBM Watson: a milestone in artificial intelligence

On 2nd December 2015 IBM announced that it is going to deploy its cognitive computing technology platform “Watson” in India to support medical staff…

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…

Intel at IFA – evolving computing but quiet on smartphones

Intel held a characteristically demo-rich press conference at IFA on September 2nd. Intel formally announced the sixth generation of its Core series…

Why Microsoft still has (a lot of) work to do…

I want to like Microsoft I really do. It's gone from the 'evil empire' to plucky challenger (well, almost). But every now and then you run into a…

Microsoft: writing down, but not writing-off

Microsoft announced on 8th July it is writing down the value of its Nokia Devices and Services acquisition by $7.6 billion and making a further 7,800…

Elop: a canary in a coal mine?

Microsoft announced a reorganization on 17th June that will see Stephen Elop depart the company. The devices business that he was running will be…

Galaxy S6 Series Soars to become third & fourth Bestsellers in April, just 20 days after launch

According to the latest monthly Market Pulse report from Counterpoint Research, the Galaxy S6 series combined (S6 and S6 Edge) has reached second…

Market Monitor Q1 2015: Bangladesh Smartphones Grow 17% Annually

According to our latest research from Market Monitor program for Q1 2015 (Jan-Mar), Bangladesh Handset Market declined 33% sequentially and grew 4%…

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…