Micromax scaling up its “Make in India” portfolio

At the beginning of July 2015, Counterpoint Research was invited for a visit to the Micromax local assembling operations in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand.…

Jolla & Intex Launches A ‘Snapdeal Phone’ in India

As we have highlighted previously in our insights two key trends which are disrupting the incumbent mobile value chain players from operators to…

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…

China Mobile: 4G Leapfrogging 3G Growth By a Margin

China Mobile is the world's largest mobile operator with more than 816 million mobile subscribers almost bigger than all subscribers in…

Q2 2015: Chinese Brands Dominate As Huawei Becomes The Third Largest Mobile Phone Brand Globally For the First Time

Counterpoint Research team of Analysts have completed preliminary sizing of the global handset and smartphone market as few OEMs have already…

First Things First – Father’s day in Latin America

June 21st is Father’s day for all top LATAM (Latin America) markets, except Brazil which is in August.     This day has traditionally been a big date…

Evolving Business Models – HaaD – Hardware As A Distribution Model

The mobile hardware industry has evolved  from the then elephant in the room and vertically integrated Nokia's dominance in the 2000 decade to rise…

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…

Market Monitor : Q1 2015 : Handset & Smartphones India

According to the latest research from Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service, for Q1 2015 (Jan-March), the overall India mobile phone market…

Market Monitor : Q1 2015 : Smartphones China

Counterpoint Research team of Analysts have completed preliminary sizing of the China smartphone market as few OEMs have already released their Q1…

Market Monitor : Q1 2015 : Handset & Smartphone Markets

ounterpoint Research team of Analysts have completed preliminary sizing of the global handset and smartphone market as few OEMs have already released…

Alcatel One Touch idol 3 – Worth Idolizing!

Alcatel One Touch announced its latest phablet idol 3  at MWC 2015 targeting young and music loving consumers looking for a great ultra-slim clever…

Huawei — Does the P in P8 stand for Persistence?

When asked how Huawei is planning to address the issue of developing a strong brand personality, one of the marketing leads for its Consumer Group…

BlackBerry: On Knife Edge

We have been tracking BlackBerry's performance since years now and it is one of the companies with a great amount of potential but slipping away…

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Pricing Strategy

Samsung announced 2015's latest flagship models the Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 1st March 2015. Samsung aims to…

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…