Handsets Category

Nokia Confirms Interest in Selling Mobile Phones Again
July 15th 2015 - 02:30 GMT
Nokia has confirmed that it is considering re-entering the mobile phone market following the sale of its handset division to Microsoft....more

Middle East and Africa Smartphone Market to Top 155 Million Units in 2015 As Sub-$200 Segment Surges
July 15th 2015 - 02:10 GMT
Middle East and Africa (MEA) smartphone shipments are set to total 155 million units in 2015 after increasing 66% year on year during the first quarter to reach more than 36 million units, ...more

Falling Prices Spur Strong Growth in GCC's Mobile Connected Devices Market
July 10th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Comprising shipments of smartphones, tablets, and portable PCs to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait, the market's growth was spurred by lower average selling prices (ASPs), ...more

Southeast Asia Smartphone Growth Continues to Climb Despite Sluggish 1Q15
July 10th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The total smartphone shipments in the South East Asia (SEA) region reached approximately 24 million units in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), posting a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 65.6%, but a sequential decline of 9.5%, ...more

India Will Overtake USA to Become World's Second Largest Smartphone Market
July 8th 2015 - 02:40 GMT
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales are forecasted to grow from 1.5 billion units in 2015 to a record 1.7 billion by 2017. ...more

Samsung Back on Top of the US Smartphone Vendor Ranking
July 8th 2015 - 02:25 GMT
After losing US market leadership to Apple in the three months ending in April 2015, Samsung is back on top of the smartphone sales vendor ranking,...more

Android Virus Laden Ransomware on the Rise in the UK
July 7th 2015 - 02:40 GMT
Bitdefender research has found that approximately 32% of all reported malware during the month of May was Android ransomware, ...more

Samsung GS6 US Sales Bode Well For Android June Quarter
July 7th 2015 - 02:25 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows the Android OS continuing to reclaim market share in the USA, where it has increased by 2.8 percentage points to 64.9%....more

4G Rollout Spurs 124% Increase in Pakistan's Smartphone Shipments
July 7th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Shipments of smartphones in Pakistan increased by a massive 124% year on year during the first quarter of 2015, with shipments up 21% when compared with the previous three-month period. ...more

AVG Signs Mobile Security Partnership with ZTE
June 23rd 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Anti-virus software house, AVG Technologies has announced a new global partnership with ZTE, to become a provider of mobile security across its range of devices....more

Thicker Smartphones May Be Acceptable for Longer Battery Life
June 22nd 2015 - 03:40 GMT
A recent study surveying touchscreen smartphone consumers in the US and UK, found greatest interest in devices with display sizes between 5.0\" and 5.5\". ...more

Huawei Delays Smartwatch Launch in China
June 16th 2015 - 02:25 GMT
Huawei may struggle to launch its Android based smartwatch in its home market, thanks to problems with using Google services in China....more

Android Needs Hero Flagship Device to Regain OS Market Share
June 10th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows Android gaining market share in the USA, where it increased to 62.4%, but continuing to struggle in the Europe "big five,"...more

Comprion First to Offer New Validated GSMA Handset Test Book Tests
May 27th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
The test solution provider Comprion says that it is the first to provide new test cases covering the GSMA Handset Test Book requirements for their UT Platform conformance test system....more

Mozilla Drops Plans for Low-Cost Firefox OS Smartphones
May 25th 2015 - 03:25 GMT
Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser and smartphone OS has dropped its attempt to muscle in on the low-cost smartphone market....more

Global Smartphone Sales of $96bn Set a New Q1 Record As 4G Ramps Up
May 21st 2015 - 01:45 GMT
In the first quarter of 2015, global smartphone unit demand increased +7 percent, compared to the same period last year. Sales reached 310m units, with growth down from +19 percent year-on-year in Q4 2014....more

China's Smartphone Market Shrinks Year Over Year for the First Time in 6 Years
May 19th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
China's smartphone market shrank by 4% year over year (YoY) with 98.8 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2015, according to IDC. This is the first time in six years that the China smartphone market declined YoY as the market continues to mature....more

Huawei Holding USA Based Press Event
May 14th 2015 - 02:40 GMT
Huawei is not letting its political difficulties in the USA in network gear stop it from trying to capture a larger share of the smartphone market, with a new product announcement due shortly....more

US Phablet Market Soars
May 12th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
Phablets claimed 21% of all US smartphone sales in Q1 2015 - nearly quadrupling their 6% share from the first quarter of 2014, ...more

Android Switchers Drive IOS Growth in Europe's Big Five
May 11th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows that the popularity of Apple iOS continued to grow in Europe's five largest countries, reaching a 20.3% share,...more

Cellular Tablet Connections Increase 90% in 2014, but Major Slowdown is Expected
May 7th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
By the end of 2014, there were 18.3 million actively connected tablets in the USA, a 90 percent increase from 2013...more

New Apple Watch Has Lowest Ratio of Hardware Costs to Retail Price
May 6th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Preliminary estimate shows Apple Watch Sport hardware costs only about 24 percent of MSRP; lowest of any Apple product examined by IHS...more

Elektrobit to Develop Mobile Devices for the Mexsat Satellite Communication System
May 5th 2015 - 03:00 GMT
Elektrobit Wireless says that it is developing three types of android-based L-band mobile devices: satellite-terrestrial smartphone, a satellite-terrestrial rugged enhanced phone and a satellite rugged basic phone, for Mexico's Mexsat program....more

Turing Robotic Industries to Launch First Turing Phone
May 4th 2015 - 06:50 GMT
Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) hasannounced that its flagship Turing Phone will launch in summer, 2015. The company said that its new smartphone is a breakthrough in trustworthy communications and mobile engineering....more

Samsung Reasserts Its Lead in Smartphone Shipments with Focus on Lower-Cost Smartphones
May 4th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
The worldwide smartphone market kicked off the year with an expected post-holiday dispersion in shipment volumes compared to the previous quarter's unprecedented results....more

Apple Targets Elderly for Next IPad Customers
May 4th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Japan Post Group, IBM and Apple have announced an initiative aimed at improving the quality of life for millions of Japanese senior citizens....more

Nokia Denies Plans to Sell Mobile Phones Again
April 28th 2015 - 23:05 GMT
Nokia has denied reports that it is planning a return to manufacturing mobile phones, just a couple of years after it pulled out of the market....more

Tackling Android Fragmentation with Intel's Reference Design
April 25th 2015 - 00:20 GMT
Announced last September at the Intel Developer Forum, the Intel Reference Design for Android (Intel RDA) streamlines the development process for mobile system makers....more

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Pricier to Build, Cheaper to Buy Than Comparable IPhone
April 23rd 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The recently released Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the most expensive Galaxy S line smartphone yet built, but has a lower retail price than a comparable iPhone 6 Plus, ...more

Smartphone Shipments Set to Hit 2 Billion in 2019
April 21st 2015 - 02:00 GMT
The global mobile phone market is expected to reach 2.35 billion units in 2019, up from 1.96 billion in 2014, ...more

Huawei Opens First Service Centre in Oman
April 19th 2015 - 23:30 GMT
Huawei has opened its first handset service center in Oman, at the Al Meera Hypermarket in Azaiba....more

Huawei Smartphones Shipments Jump by 28 Percent
April 16th 2015 - 03:42 GMT
China's Huawei has announced that its smartphone shipments rose 28 percent in the first quarter. ...more

USA Consumers: Seeking the Perfect Smartphone
April 16th 2015 - 02:38 GMT
During the three months ending in February 2015, smartphones accounted for 80% of all mobile phones sold in the US, a 9.9 percentage point increase over the same period last year,...more

Chinese New Year Brings a New Record for IOS Sales in China
April 10th 2015 - 02:30 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows that Apple's iOS sales have reached an all-time high in urban China where it captured 27.6% of the smartphone market....more

Chinese Smartphone Maker Sets New World Record
April 10th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
China's Xiaomi says that it has set a new record for handset sales, having sold over 2 million phones in less than a day....more

ZTE Selects Mitsumi As Distribution Partner in Africa
April 9th 2015 - 03:15 GMT
China's ZTE says that it has selected Mitsumi Distribution, the largest IT, CE and telecoms distributor in Africa, as its distribution partner for the continent....more

The Top 10 List of Best Selling Phones in March 2015
April 8th 2015 - 02:30 GMT
The Swedish manufacturer of cases for portable electronics, Krusell, releases its monthly Top 10-list. ...more

Middle East and Africa Tablet Market Posts Healthy Growth but Slowdown Looms
April 8th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market recorded robust year-on-year growth in the final quarter of 2014, with holiday purchases and aggressive end-of-year promotions spurring a particularly strong performance in the consumer segment....more

Vietnam's Unofficial Smartphone Market on the Rise, Fueled by Demand for Status
April 7th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
According to IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Vietnam topped the list of ASEAN countries with the highest smartphone growth rates in 2014....more

Vietnam Smartphones Increase by 57% in 2014, Heats Up by Budget Models
March 18th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
A total of 28.7 million mobile phones were shipped to Vietnam in 2014, reflecting an annual growth rate of 13% year-on-year (YoY), ...more