Low Cost Android killing what was left of the feature phone market

We see the $50 to $150 price band as the critical battleground in the mobile device market in 2013. Nokia stands to lose most as competition…

February smartphone market share indicates Samsung will have another record quarter

Counterpoint Technology Market Research (Counterpoint Research hereafter), a pioneer in smartphone market data, has published its monthly report of…

Apple is the No.1 handset maker in Japan now

Counterpoint Research releases new data of the Handset / Smartphone market. In the recent Country Market Share Report for Q4 2012, we find that…

Q4 2012 Handset Value Share: Preliminary

Just two companies take 95% of the profits in the mobile handset industry: Apple and Samsung. Counterpoint Research has released its…

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…

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…

Handset Market in July 2012

  The demand in the handset market during July 2012 shrunk compared to June. We measure demand as the amount of handsets sold through the…

Announcing the New King of Mobile: Samsung

  Samsung has overthrown Nokia ending the 14 year reign. As we now look at the aggregated Q1 handset and smartphone shipments we confidently…

Handset market in May 2012

The handset market in May 2011 shrunk slightly compared to April but inventory levels dropped slightly relieving tension of the market. Sell-through…

Sony finally puts the pieces together

After launching the PlayStation in 1998, establishing Sony Pictures in 1991 and re-establishing Sony Music Entertainment in 2008 Electronics Giant…

Recap of the Smartphone Market in 2011

    2011 ended with smartphone sales reaching 484 million units. This is a 61% jump annually. Growth continues but it is slowing down as…

Samsung Electronics

The data and analysis provided by Counterpoint is unparallaled in terms of granularity and preciseness. We did not hesitate to choose Counterpoint…

Smartphones Roar in Holiday Sales

It’s no secret that smartphones are one of the hottest products offered in the current market. Consumers absolutely love android technology and the…

Google acquires Motorola, replicating the Apple business model

Nokia’s already resolved to team up with Microsoft and abandon its own Symbian platform. Now it's Google who's surprisingly announced to acquire…

Microsoft continues to collect from Android vendors, Samsung is next

Right after Taiwanese ODM manufacturer Wistron, maker of Chrome netbooks for Acer, agrees to pay Microsoft a royalty for a pool of patents, it looks…

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…