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  • Google & Apple Beware: The Chinese are Coming (via Opera)!

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 11, 2016
    We note a Chinese consortium, made of four Internet and investment firms, this week announced it will buy Opera Software of Norway for US$1.2 bil... ...
  • Huawei Phones: Africa Competition Tightens

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 10, 2016
    According to our WDS (Devices) service, Huawei’s global mobile phone shipments grew a decent +32% YoY in Q4 2015. Its wholesale revenues reached a record-... ...
  • MWC 2016: Devices You Must Go See...

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 09, 2016
    Mobile World Congress (MWC) will take place in Barcelona, Spain, between Sunday 21st and Thursday 25th February, 2016. Our published report -- available to cli... ...
  • Global Handset Volumes Set New Record in 2015

    by Ken Hyers | Feb 08, 2016
    Handsets volumes grew by 2% for the full-year 2015 to set a new shipment record. Despite this annual growth slowed in the final quarter as emerging regional eco... ...
  • Where is Your Mobile Phone Made?

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 05, 2016
    Where is your handset made? Strategy Analytics finds worldwide mobile phone manufacturing and assembly have now polarized around a handful of production locati... ...
  • Sony’s Value Focus Beginning to Pay Off?

    by Rajeev Nair | Feb 03, 2016
    Strategy Analytics estimates that Sony’s shipments in Q4’15 declined by -36%, annually. ASP’s were at a record high and a significant improvem... ...
  • LG on The Path To Recovery?

    by Rajeev Nair | Jan 31, 2016
    LG’s global handset shipments dipped by -14% in Q4 2015, as it went on to ship record LTE volumes in the quarter. The vendor did manage some marginal impr... ...
  • MWC 2016: Mobile Devices You MUST See

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 19, 2016
    Mobile World Congress (MWC) will take place in Barcelona, Spain, during February, 2016. It is the world's most influential tradeshow for the mobile industry. O... ...
  • 10 Handset Technologies for the Smart Home

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 19, 2016
    The mobile phone will in the future be a core part of the smart home. Our report analyses and prioritizes 10 major enabling technologies that will integrate cel... ...
  • Thermal Phones Turn Up the Heat

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 18, 2016
    Thermal heat detectors for mobile handsets are falling in price, improving in quality and preparing for early adoption. Companies like Intel and Seek are l... ...
  • Goodbye Motorola... Hello Moto!

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 18, 2016
    Lenovo has recently confirmed it will REMOVE the Motorola brand from its handset products and marketing this year. However, the Motorola brand will REMAIN ... ...
  • Smartphone shopping (virtually) for my family at CES 2016

    by Ken Hyers | Jan 11, 2016
    Every time a new trade show rolls around I tend to play a little game and ask myself which new smartphones announced and exhibited I’d want. This year&rsq... ...
  • Career Opportunity: SENIOR ANALYST: Mobile Devices

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 23, 2015
    Strategy Analytics' Devices Knowledge Center (DKC) is looking to hire a senior research analyst in our mobile devices program. More details... ...
  • Global Handset Revenues Grow in Q3 2015

    by Ken Hyers | Nov 25, 2015
    Global handset industry revenues grew at +9% annually in Q3 2015, while profits grew by an impressive +40% YoY in the quarter. Apple, which introduced two new m... ...
  • Top 3 Mobile Device Trends Predicted for 2016

    by Ken Hyers | Nov 24, 2015
    According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, at least three major global shifts are predicted to take place in the smartphone market during 20... ...
  • Strategy Analytics forecasts 10 key device trends for 2016

    by Ken Hyers | Nov 23, 2015
    In a new report Strategy Analytics' mobile devices team takes a look at the key trends for the coming year.  In this report the team analyses 10 key t... ...
  • Senior Analyst: Mobile Phones

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 19, 2015
    Strategy Analytics' Devices Knowledge Center (DKC) is looking to hire a senior research analyst in our mobile devices program. More details and how to apply ca... ...
  • China Challenge Persists for Lenovo - Motorola

    by Rajeev Nair | Nov 17, 2015
    Lenovo- Motorola’s combined handset shipments declined by -23%, annually in Q3 2015 and the vendor was placed Fifth in our global handset vendor rankings.... ...
  • Sony’s Struggle with LTE and Key Markets Continue

    by Rajeev Nair | Nov 04, 2015
    According to our WDS (Devices) research services, Sony continues with its below par performance in the LTE segment and Key markets like China and India in Q3 20... ...
  • Thailand to Plug into Sony’s Xperia Production by 2016

    by Rajeev Nair | Oct 25, 2015
    Sony plans a dedicated smartphone manufacturing plant in Thailand by 2016. The move reaffirms its commitment to get the stuttering mobile business back on track... ...