Handsets Category

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

Apple Versus Samsung is So over
July 19th 2016 - 01:30 GMT
Huawei and India loom as the next great challenges for the world's largest smartphone vendors...more

Blackberry Denies Reports It's Ditching Its Own Smartphone OS
July 4th 2016 - 03:15 GMT
Blackberry has denied reports that it is to stop production of its BlackBerry OS 10 based smartphones....more

Next IPhone May Come with Large Camera Lens
June 27th 2016 - 03:20 GMT
Leaked photos hint that Apple's next iPhone model could come with either a dual lens camera, or a very large lens, or maybe both....more

Huawei Committed to Android - For Now
June 27th 2016 - 02:05 GMT
China's Huawei has been reported to be working on its own smartphone OS as a replacement for the Google dominated Android OS....more

Huawei Working on New User Interface for Android Phones
June 23rd 2016 - 03:10 GMT
Huawei is reported to be working on a revamp of its Android user interface to make it more appealing to Western audiences....more

Gartner Says Worldwide Smartphone Sales to Slow in 2016
June 17th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Worldwide smartphone sales are expected to grow 7 percent in 2016 to reach 1.5 billion units. This is down from 14.4 percent growth in 2015. In 2020, smartphone sales are on pace to total 1.9 billion units....more

Xiaomi Secures Deal to Sell Phones Through China Unicom
June 16th 2016 - 01:50 GMT
Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi has teamed up with China Unicom to expand its offline retailing channels....more

Apple May Put Intel Inside Its Next IPhone
June 13th 2016 - 03:45 GMT
The next Apple iPhone model could come with an Intel Inside sticker on it, according to reports that Apple has signed a deal with the chipmaker....more

Indonesia Smartphone Shipments Reach 6.5 Million in the First Quarter of 2016
June 10th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
6.5 million smartphones were shipped in Indonesia in 2016Q1 - reflecting a moderate 2.7% YoY growth but declining 22.2 % QoQ....more

Indian Smartphone Shipments Declined for the Second Consecutive Quarter
May 24th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
Smartphone shipments shrank by 8.2 percent over Q4 2015, dipping consecutively for two quarters....more

Worldwide Smartphone Sales Grew 3.9 Percent in First Quarter of 2016
May 23rd 2016 - 01:30 GMT
Chinese Smartphone Vendors in the Top Five Garnered 17 Percent...more

Android Share Growth is Highest in EU5 in Over Two Years
May 20th 2016 - 01:50 GMT
The latest smartphone OS data shows Android continuing to grow sales across the EU5, USA, and Urban China....more

Android Open Source Market Opportunities Shrinking As Android One Becomes Viable Market Contender
May 10th 2016 - 02:00 GMT
While major Chinese vendors are continuing to witness solid volume growth, the market region could be on the cusp of a change as Google Android regains momentum...more