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  • MWC 2016 Day 4: Cutting Edge VR Costs Get Real as Handset Based Viewers Commoditize

    by Steven Waltzer | Feb 25, 2016
    Strategy Analytics’ device analysts are on the show floor at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, in Barcelona, Spain. Each day we are blogging the most... ...
  • MWC 2016: Day 3 Mobile Device News Roundup

    by Ken Hyers | Feb 23, 2016
    Mobile World Congress 2016 Day 3 Our device analysts are on the show floor at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, in Barcelona, Spain. Each day we are blogging th... ...
  • MWC 2016 : Day 2 Mobile Device News Roundup

    by Linda Sui | Feb 23, 2016
    Our devices analysts from Wireless Devices Strategies (WDS) service are on the show floor at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 -- the world's... ...
  • MWC: Views from the Event

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 22, 2016
    Our Devices team is on the showfloor at MWC in sunny Barcelona, Spain. A few extra thoughts from day 1 (Sunday), in addition to my colleague's blog here. * SA... ...
  • MWC 2016 : Day 1 Mobile Device News Roundup

    by Woody Oh | Feb 21, 2016
    Our devices analysts from Wireless Devices Strategies (WDS) service are on the show floor at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 -- the world's... ...
  • Caterpillar S60 Brings Thermal Imaging to Rugged Phones

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 21, 2016
    The new CAT S60 rugged phone, soft-launched this month and available mid-2016, is among the first in the US and worldwide to have a thermal imaging sensor built... ...
  • 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... ...