Moto G : Motorola’s Emerging Markets Play With Google At Heart

After almost a couple of years of efforts to revive the once popular "Razr" brand again (but  in the smartphone space) with limited success, Motorola…

Nokia Becomes The Fourth Largest Smartphone Brand in USA in Q3 2013

After years of struggle in one of the most premium and important smartphone market in the world, USA, Nokia is finally seeing its smartphone strategy…

Apple Captures Record 34 Percent of Japan Mobile Phone Sales in September

Despite a slow month of sales globally, Apple continued to double its market share in several of its major launch countries for its iPhone 5s &…

Apple’s US Smartphone Share Doubles in September with new iPhone 5s and 5c

PRESS RELEASE Apple takes the number one position from Samsung in the US in the month of September doubling its market share from the previous…

Top 10 phones in August: Galaxy S4 sales drop but still leads the pack

Galaxy S4 Sales continue to slump but the long tail Galaxy range makes up for it Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4 was the bestselling…

9 out of 10 Handsets Sold in China are Smartphones

Smartphone momentum continues in the world’s largest mobile market, China. According to the latest Monthly Market Pulse Report from Counterpoint…

BlackBerry & Dell, A Match Made On Earth?

Blackberry today formally announced its disappointing performance for its financial quarter ending August 30th. This was on the cards as we got early…

Apple iPhone 5s & 5c : Forget Low Cost Its Just High Profit !!

The most awaited launch event of the year kicked off today as Tim Cook unveiled the very expected iPhone 5s (but with a smaller s) and to everyone's…

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…

Apple is still No. 1 in profits, Samsung will have to wait for its triple crown

Apple still at top of profit share with 53%, Samsung at 45%, others at...2% The second quarter of this year ended again as everyone expected.…

Smartphone share by region in Q1

Samsung leads the smartphone market in all regions except North America Counterpoint Technology Market Research (Counterpoint Research hereafter),…

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…