Apple-IBM Deal is expanding-Will it boost slowing iPad sales?

Apple and IBM entered into a partnership last year and announced first wave of Mobile first iOS solutions by IBM during december 2014 where they…

Xiaomi’s Growth Strategy in West – Baby Steps..

Xiaomi's Growth Strategy Outside China - Will US help Xiaomi propel ahead?  Xiaomi became the third largest smartphone brand in Q3 2014 though…

Market Monitor Q4 2014 : Big Three Mobile Phone Markets Beyond China

India, Indonesia and Bangladesh Mobile phone shipments approaching 100 Million units per quarter run rate as smartphone demand continue to climb in…

Apple Records Highest Ever Market Share in Japan & Korea

According to Counterpoint Research’s Monthly Market Pulse report, global Apple iPhone sales grew a healthy 26% annually crossing 20 million unit…

Russia – heading for recession, mobile market will contract

We have been warning for some months that Russia is heading for tough times. The international response to Russia's intransigent position in Ukraine…

$300 Billion Smartphone Industry

We recently posted the latest Q3 2014 mobile phone industry market results, the industry growth remained positive led by proliferation of smartphone…

What’s Going On In The Latam Tablet Market

A few days ago, after checking the mails in my smartphone while waiting for a friend in a local café in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I raised my eyes and…

iPhone 6, 6 Plus & Stockouts

The Apple aura and iPhone enthusiasm has been steadily growing year after year and at a much faster pace than the incremental features, specs Apple…

Pride comes before a Bend

Bendgate is one of a number of issues that has struck Apple in the last few weeks. The apparent fragility of iPhone 6+ is coming on top of the…

Android One Launch in India: Similar Devices But a Different Initiative!

This is our second post in series of posts on the Google's Android One program which we think will have significant implications on them mobile…

Google Android One: Tighter Control & Mass-ive Scaling

The day has finally arrived as Google formally launches devices under its much talked about Android One program. India's Micromax, Karbonn and Spice…

Apple’s Launch – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (truth)

Apple’s September 9th product launches were much hyped before the event and have generated more commentary than any other technology launch this year…

Selfie Smartphones, the New Battlefield or Passing Fad?

Selfie has been a huge consumer fad since last twelve months or so. According to Google, Android users capture and share almost 93 million selfies…

Lumia 530 – Strengthens Microsoft’s Entry-Tier Strategy

Microsoft yesterday announced a solid Q2 2014 quarter and as a phone hardware manufacturer sold more than 5.8 million Lumia smartphones in period of…

Flight MH17: Sanctions impacts on Russia and the wider business environment

The horrific news last week of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine served to highlight how the world can be drawn…

Microsoft : Mobile First, Nokia Last

Microsoft today sent some shockwaves down the tech industry announcing restructuring program which could eliminate more than 18,000 positions over a…

Amazon fire PHONE : All Smoke, No Fire?

Business Models. Ecosystems & Amazon We have talked  about how important is a robust sustainable business model to excel in this current mobile…

Apple, Samsung & The Great Cluster

A lot has happened since the advent of iPhone in 2007, birth of long tail of startup brands in smartphone space to end of an era for the then market…