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…

Nokia HERE Acquires Medio : Could Become IBM Of The Mobile Data Analytics World

An eventful couple of months for Nokia's HERE business unit as it blossomed into a more independent unit after the parent Nokia's move to become more…

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…

Market Monitor : Q1 2014 :: LTE Smartphones Grow 91% Annually

According to the latest granular research from Counterpoint's Market Monitor service, the global LTE smartphone shipments grew 91% annually in Q1…

WWDC 2014: Apple Aims For Premium Cloud Services & Experiences

Apple hosted its 25th annual Worldwide Developer Conference unveiling the forward looking developments of the Apple's proprietary platforms OS X and…

Apple Should Buy Broadcom’s Cellular Baseband Business

Broadcom this week announced its intentions to explore options to either sell-off or shutdown its cellular baseband business. The key reasons being a…

Long-Term Play Beckons as Samsung Unveils World’s First Tizen Smartphone

Samsung today announced world's first Tizen OS powered smartphone, Samsung Z after long iterations.  While this move from Samsung might not be…

Nokia HERE Acquires Desti : Unlocks The ‘Contextual Search Engine’ Badge

We recently discussed about how companies need to become more horizontal and deepen its understanding about their customers and consumers to excel in…

WeChat Is Leapfrogging Amazon With A Richer Mobile-Social-Commerce Strategy

We are in a mobile personal computing era living in a mobile-centric real-time social way. Consumers are moving quickly from fixed, shared computers…

Market Monitor : Q1 2014 :: Smartphones Now 95% of Total Handset Revenues

Adding to our recently published insights on how smartphone volumes grew almost 30% annually during Q1 2014, latest research from Market Monitor…

Q1 2014 : Smartphone Brands Market Share By US Carriers

According to latest research from Counterpoint's Market Monitor quarterly tracker program, USA smartphone market reached 33 million units at the end…

2020 & Beyond: When Big Data Will Become Big Information

We are at a stage in our technology industry and in our lives where we are witnessing growth beyond mobile phones. Everything today wants to become…

Apple’s Beats Will Sound Much Better

At this point, Apple reportedly acquiring 'Beats' for $3+ Billion will have noteworthy implications on the mobile & internet industry. This deal…

Q1 2014 : Xiaomi Becomes The Third Largest Smartphone Brand in China

Latest research from our Market Monitor service highlighted, Xiaomi climbing to become sixth largest smartphone brand and eight largest handset brand…

Market Monitor : Q1 2014 :: Handset & Smartphone Markets Landscape

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

Ecosystem Wars: Content is King, Video is Emperor & Installed Base is Kingdom

Content is King & Video is The Emperor I believe we all agree that even in this digital era, content is king*. However, video is the emperor…

Q1 2014: Apple’s iPhone Mania Steadily Spreading Internationally

Apple announced its Jan-Mar quarter results for 2014 and while the results beat street expectations were inline with Counterpoint Research's…

BlackBerry Q4FY2014 Results : BlackBerry Hardware Becoming Insignificant, Need A Platform Play

BlackBerry today announced its Q4FY2014 results and as expected they were not rosy BlackBerry smartphone shipments dipped to an all-time low of 1.3…