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  • New iPhones will Make Apple Top Global Smartphone Market in Q4 2017

    by Linda Sui | Sep 08, 2017
    All eyeballs are now on upcoming new iPhones which will be debuted Tuesday Sep 12. We will post in depth reports following the launch event. Meanwhile, we belie... ...
  • MWC Americas: Overshadowed by Apple iPhone...

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 07, 2017
    MWC Americas -- the new name for the old CTIA tradeshow -- takes place next week in San Francisco, USA. The event is unfortunately timed, because it opens on t... ...
  • Not MIUI, but Android-Powered Xiaomi Smartphone Available in at least 37 Countries

    by Woody Oh | Sep 05, 2017
    Today, Xiaomi unveiled its first Android-powered smartphone, Mi A1, under the Android One program run by Google for a few years. This device is based on Mi 5X f... ...
  • SA at IFA 2017: Windows on Snapdragon and New Kirin 970

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Sep 02, 2017
    Windows on Snapdragon Microsoft and Qualcomm announced their initiative to bring Windows on Snapdragon in December 2016. Now the fruit of that co-operation is ... ...
  • IFA 2017: Wearables Rule the Show

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 01, 2017
    Wearables were a prominent part of this year’s IFA 2017 event in Berlin, Germany. Samsung, Diesel and Fitbit had a good show, Garmin introduced a new wea... ...
  • LTE Handset in India Accounting For A Half of Total Phones in Q2 2017

    by Woody Oh | Sep 01, 2017
    India is rapidly shifting towards LTE-driven market in terms of LTE-capable handset shipments. According to the latest LTE handset volume by country report, pub... ...
  • Xiaomi is Rumored to Partner with Google on Android One Initiative in India?

    by Yiwen Wu | Sep 01, 2017
    In addition to Indonesia, Xiaomi is now rumored to bring a new portfolio of low-cost "pure" Android One smartphones to India. It is reported that the new model ... ...
  • LG V30 Brings LTE 600MHz to Smartphones

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 31, 2017
    LG this week launched its new V30 handset. It is the world’s first LTE 600MHz phone. According to our EDS (Devices) service, the V30 has an attractive be... ...
  • IFA: Day 2: Smartphones and Smart Robots

    by Ken Hyers | Aug 31, 2017
    Day 2 of the big IFA tradeshow in Germany, on Thursday, 31th August, 2017, turned up three notable new products that we saw from LG, Sony, CAT and Miele. As ou... ...
  • IFA: Day 1: Wearables Rule

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 31, 2017
    Day 1 of the big IFA tradeshow in Germany, on Weds, 30th August, 2017, turned up three notable new products that we saw from Samsung, Fitbit and Diesel. As our... ...
  • Samsung Gear Sport Unlikely to Trouble Apple Watch

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 30, 2017
    Samsung this week at IFA launched a new fitnessband and smartwatch. The Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Sport are fitness-led products for higher-end consumers. The two... ...
  • GaN, 5G and the End of Summer

    by Eric Higham | Aug 30, 2017
    As we reach the end of August and stand on the precipice of Labor Day Weekend in the US, it’s that time of year again; time for me to bemoan the passing o... ...
  • Fitbit Can Learn a Lot from Diesel

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 30, 2017
    Diesel, this week, finally launched its first Android Wear smartwatch in the US. Other countries, like the UK, will follow through October. Diesel is owned by ... ...
  • NFC Phone Sales Will Grow 16% in 2018

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 29, 2017
    According to our EDS (Devices) service, NFC phone sales will grow +16% globally in 2018. NFC is used for paying, pairing and sharing by smartphone. The NFC segm... ...
  • Will the Fitbit Ionic be Iconic?

    by Cliff Raskind | Aug 28, 2017
    Fitbit has a lot riding on it's first real smartwatch - the "Ionic" - after a Q2 share loss of over 15 pts across wrist-worn wearables,yoy. Design language rema... ...
  • Indonesia Led Emerging Handset Markets in Q2’17

    by Rajeev Nair | Aug 28, 2017
    Indonesia and Bangladesh together accounted for 1 in every 5 handset shipments to the emerging nations in Q2 2017, per our latest report available here from the... ...
  • Software Is Eating the Auto Industry

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 25, 2017
    There is something about an automobile that simultaneously inspires romance, anger and frustration. We fall in love with an MG or an Aston Martin or a Porsche ... ...
  • Who Will Buy HTC?

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 25, 2017
    HTC, of Taiwan, is rumored (again) to be selling its mobile handset division. This will be no surprise to anyone who has watched the company stumble from one di... ...
  • Xiaomi is Back!

    by Linda Sui | Aug 24, 2017
    Xiaomi is back! The company delivered a robust result in Q2 2017. With a soaring +58% YoY growth rate by smartphone shipments, Xiaomi regained the 5th posi... ...
  • How Often Do UK Consumers Replace Their Mobile Phones?

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 24, 2017
    Carphone Warehouse (Dixons Carphone) took a pounding today on the UK stockmarket, due to a profit warning. DC shares closed down almost -20% on the day. Carpho... ...