Handsets Category

Market for Used Smartphones Forecast to Grow to 222.6 Million Units in 2020
December 2nd 2016 - 01:00 GMT
In the United States, most major carriers, retailers, and many online retailers (e-tailers) have implemented some type of trade-in strategy or platform to purchase used devices at a deep discount....more

Chinese Smartphone Vendors Were Only Vendors in the Global Top Five to Increase Sales in Q3
November 25th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Huawei is closing the gap with Apple. In the third quarter of 2016, there was less than a three percentage point difference in market share between them in the smartphone market. ...more

Indian Smartphone Market Crosses 30 Million Shipments Milestone For The First Time
November 24th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Smartphone market in India crossed the 30 Million unit shipments milestone for the first time ever in a quarter in CY Q3 2016 maintaining its healthy traction with 11 percent Year-on-Year growth....more

Huawei Jumps 70% to Ship over 10 Million Smart Phones in EMEA in Q3 2016
November 18th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
Huawei is growing rapidly in EMEA. Its impressive performance continued in Q3, as it grew its smart phone shipments by 70% annually. ...more

IPhone 7 and 7 Plus Boost IOS Share in USA
November 18th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows a solid 5.2% percentage point US market share increase for iOS during the third quarter of 2016 to 34.2%. ...more

Android Captures Record 88% Share of Global Smartphone Shipments in Q3 2016
November 8th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments reached 375 million units in the third quarter of 2016. ...more

Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Rise Despite Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall
November 4th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Despite the recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, volumes were up 1.0% compared to 3Q15 when vendors shipped 359.3 million units....more

Smart Phone Shipments Hit 355 Million Units As Market Braces for Note7 Fallout
November 3rd 2016 - 01:25 GMT
Samsung continued to lead the market, but its issues with the Note7 are starting to affect its business. ...more

Smartwatch Market Halves in the Third Quarter As Platforms and Vendors Realign
November 3rd 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The worldwide smartwatch market experienced a round of growing pains in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), resulting in a year-over-year decline in shipment volumes....more

Xiaomi and Lenovo Climb in India's Smart Phone Market As Local Players Falter
November 2nd 2016 - 01:20 GMT
India's smart phone market grew by over 20% year on year in Q3 2016 as shipments broke the 30 million mark....more

Google Pixel XL Manufacturing Cost is in Line with Rival Smartphones
November 2nd 2016 - 01:00 GMT
All told, the bill of materials cost for the new Google Pixel XL 5.5-inch phone with 32GB of NAND flash memory comes to $278, according to a preliminary teardown estimate...more

OPPO Tops the Chinese Smartphone Market for the Very First Time
October 31st 2016 - 01:40 GMT
OPPO and vivo rose because the Chinese market has evolved beyond operator and online driven channels over to an offline structure that dovetails with OPPO and vivo's strengths....more

Smartphones: Growth Unabated in 3Q, Though China Expected to Weigh on 2017 Demand
October 31st 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Global smartphone demand totaled 353 million units in 3Q16, up seven percent quarter-on-quarter and up seven percent year-on-year. This was driven by continued strong growth in China, together with increases in all other regions, except North America. ...more

Google's New Pixel Smartphones Might Benefit From Samsung's Woes
October 21st 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Samsung was the top seller of smartphones in the US during the June to August period, before it terminated production of the Galaxy Note 7 due to a series of battery fires. ...more

Android Grows in Major Markets; IOS Rises in China
October 17th 2016 - 01:30 GMT
The latest smartphone OS data shows that for the three months ending August 2016, market share for both Android and iOS grew in EU5, representing 78.1% and 17.3% of smartphone sales...more

Samsung Suspends Worldwide Sales of Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones
October 10th 2016 - 23:12 GMT
Samsung has said that it is suspending all sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following a swathe of reports of handsets catching fire....more

GSMA Signs Agreement to Combat Mobile Device Fraud
October 6th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The GSMA and the World Customs Organization (WCO) have announced an agreement to collaborate in the fight against the counterfeiting and fraudulent trading of mobile devices....more

Huawei Declined Offer to Make Google's Smartphone
October 3rd 2016 - 23:58 GMT
Ahead of the anticipated launch of Google's latest Android smartphone, it is being reported that Huawei declined an approach from the search engine giant to manufacture the handset....more

Vodafone Delivers Its First IPhone 7 by Drone
September 16th 2016 - 01:45 GMT
This morning Vodafone made one of its first iPhone 7 customer deliveries by drone - the first iPhone delivery of its kind anywhere in the world....more

Apple's IPhone 7 Will Not Be a Huge Hit in China
September 12th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
The earbuds will only last for five hours without charging - a short time given many consumers in China take long train rides to travel to the different parts of the country. IDC expects this will not be a huge hit in China for now....more

Apple IPhone 6s Was World's Top-Selling Smartphone in Q2 2016
September 12th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Apple currently accounts for two of the three top-selling smartphone models shipped worldwide....more

Tablet Market Expected to Rebound in 2018 As IPads Come Out of a Slump
September 9th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Positive growth is set to return in 2018 and continue through 2020 with shipments reaching 194.2 million tablets as detachable tablets continue to steal share from traditional PCs....more

Smartphone Market in South East Asia Continues Positive Growth Trajectory
September 8th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Total smartphone shipments in the South East Asia (SEA) region recorded nearly 28 million units in the second quarter of 2016. This reflects an 18.1% increase quarter-on quarter...more

The Importance Of Robust Offline Smartphone Distribution In Tier 2&3 Cities And Beyond
September 7th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
The leading 30 cities of India registered growth of 10.2 percent quarter on quarter in Q2 2016 over Q1 2016,...more

Nokia Malware Report Shows Surge in Mobile Device Infections in 2016
September 6th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
According to the report, smartphone infections nearly doubled between January and July compared to the latter half of 2015, with smartphones accounting for 78 percent of all mobile network infections. ...more

What Your Choice of Smartphone Says About You
September 1st 2016 - 02:15 GMT
Choice of smartphone provides valuable information about its owner. ...more

India Tablet Market Up 14.4 Percent In Q2 2016, Recovering from Sluggish Q1
August 31st 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Approximately three-fourth (3/4th) of tablets sold in India are below USD 150 and driven primarily by local vendors like Datawind, iBall and Micromax followed by Lenovo....more

Five of Top 10 Worldwide Mobile Phone Vendors Increased Sales
August 26th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Overall sales of mobile phones contracted by 0.5 percent with only five vendors from the top 10 showing growth. Among them were four Chinese manufacturers (Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi and BBK Communication Equipment) and South Korea's Samsung....more

Smartphone Shipments to Grow 5% in 2016 Despite Apple Posting First Annual Decline
August 25th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
Despite the new iPhone, Canalys expects Apple's worldwide shipments will decline in 2016, as it continues to struggle in China....more

Australian Smartphone Market Holds It Breath in Anticipation of Multiple Vendor Releases
August 25th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The Australian mobile phone slide continued in 2016Q2 as only 1.8 million mobile phones were shipped as opposed to 2.2 million units one year ago. ...more

After Successive Declines, Indian Smartphone Market Recovers
August 24th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Both global and Indian vendor's shipments declined year-on-year, while China based vendor's shipments grew at healthy 75 percent in CY Q2 2016....more

Top 3 China Smartphone Vendors Take Combined 47% Total Market Share
August 23rd 2016 - 01:00 GMT
This shows that the market continues to consolidate further as the share of the top three vendors continue to increase....more

44% Of Indian Smartphone Owners Likely to Replace Device in Next 6 Months
August 22nd 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The report identifies online as the preferred channel for the next smartphone purchase by most Indian smartphone owners....more

IOS Returns to Growth in the US, EU5
August 18th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The latest smartphone OS data shows that iOS returned to growth in the US and EU5, accounting for 31.8% and 18.2% of smartphone sales, respectively, in the second quarter of 2016....more

US Army Awards BlackBerry With Certificate of Networthiness and Authorization
August 17th 2016 - 01:30 GMT
BlackBerry has announced that its AtHoc software has received a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (ATO) with the US Army through April 2019....more

BlackBerry Certifies First Platinum Providers for Security and Mobility Services
August 15th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
BlackBerry has announced the first wave of Platinum achievements for partners as a result of the renewed Enterprise Partner Program for solutions providers....more

Global Smartphone Shipments Grow 1 Percent to 340 Million in Q2 2016
August 4th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 1 percent annually to reach 340 million units in Q2 2016....more

Smartphone Volumes Relatively Flat Marking the Second Straight Quarter Without Growth
August 2nd 2016 - 01:30 GMT
The market did show greater sequential growth as shipments were up 3.1% from 333.1 million in the first quarter of 2016....more

Latest Apple, Huawei, LG, Samsung, and Xiaomi Smartphone Market Data
July 21st 2016 - 01:00 GMT
In the three months ending May 2016, Samsung accounted for 37% and Apple 29% of smartphone sales in the USA, ...more

Android Share Tops 75% in Europe's Largest Markets
July 20th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
The latest smartphone OS data shows that Android accounted for 76.5% of smartphones sold in EU5 during the three months ending May 2016,...more