Q2 2017: Apple: Operating Margins Dip to 2009 Levels

Apple reported its calendar Q2 2017 (Apr-Jun) results and on the 10th Year Anniversary of iPhone, the overall results followed the typical cyclic…

Audio Tech: Cinderella’s Going to the Ball

With smartphones becoming the primary source of music for many consumers, handset OEMs have been steadily improving the audio quality of their…

WWDC 2017 : Powerful New Hardware, Augmented Reality and Machine Learning

Apple's annual WWDC 2017 kicked off today in San Jose, California. Apple’s annual WWDC 2017 conference was centred on getting its legions of…

Wearables: Can a smartwatch hack it as a sports watch?

Huawei launched the second edition of its Huawei Watch series at MWC earlier this year. The watch comes in two flavours: Classic and Sport. The one I…

Why Integrating Bixby is a Good Challenge to have for Samsung!

In smart devices space, the battle has moved from hardware to software to services and now to intelligence. The basic definition of smartphone is…

BaselWorld-2017 : The Rise of Hybrid and Premium Smartwatches

Baselworld is the world’s largest trade show for the watch and jewellery industry, organized every spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland. This…

VR MR AR Headset Industries Outlook 2017

In this report, we have analyzed the technologies and applications of virtual, augmented and mixed reality headset. Overview: VR, AR, MR have been…

Hybrid Smartwatches Sales to Double in 2017

Hybrid smartwatches led by traditional watch makers is about to witness a breakout year and register stellar growth thus contributing to positive…

MWC-2017: Day 1 Highlights

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona.…

MWC-2017: Day Zero

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona.…

Snaptacles ????

We have consistently talked about evolving business models such as "Hardware as a Distribution" model (see here) in tech space changing the…

iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 underwhelm, but still hit the mark

The yawning, eye-rolling and laughs of derision were understandable. The iPhone 7 launch was classic Apple; making a virtue out of features and…

Wearables TechCon 2016: The Key Takeaways

We attended the WearablesTechCon 2016 convention in San Jose.  The event was enlightening because of the diverse background of attendees including HW…

Market Pulse || July 2016 Edition

Today we published the July edition of our popular Market Pulse report. This edition covers the market for June 2016. The key takeaways in this…

Wearables for Athletic Performance

This is the latest in a series of blogs where I discuss the learnings obtained from trying various wearable devices to aid my training for a…

Huawei Sprinkles Hollywood Glamour on P9 and P9 Plus

UPDATED with some comparative photos from the P9 sample device. Huawei has been one of the fast moving brands over the last two years. It was early…

Smart Wearables Introduction – Part 3. Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

We have initiated our Smart Wearables coverage. Counterpoint’s focus areas are Smart Watches, Activity Trackers and Augmented/Virtual Reality devices…

Smart Wearables Introduction – Part 2. Activity Trackers

We have initiated our Smart Wearables coverage. Counterpoint’s focus areas are Smart Watches, Activity Trackers and Augmented/Virtual Reality devices…