Handsets Category

Worldwide Market for Refurbished Smartphones to Reach 120 Million Units by 2017
February 27th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Rise in Smartphone Reuse Will Motivate Providers to Take a Closer Look at Secondhand Market...more

Western European Mobile Phone Market Shows Clear Signs of Saturation
February 24th 2015 - 01:35 GMT
The Western European mobile phone market failed to grow in 2014 for the second consecutive year,...more

China's Smartphone Market Picks Up Slightly in Q4 2014
February 23rd 2015 - 01:25 GMT
107.5 million smartphones were shipped to China in 2014Q4, representing a 2% Quarter-on-Quarter (QoQ) growth. This culminates to 420.7 million smartphones being shipped to China in 2014....more

USA: IPhone 6, IPad Air Most Gifted in 2014 Holiday Quarter
February 12th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Apple was certainly top of mind for US consumers when it came to their holiday season wish lists. Nationally, iPhones represented 57% of all smartphones given as gifts while iPads made up 33.7% of all gifted tablets....more

Worldwide Tablet Shipments Fall for the First Time - Down by 12% in Q4 2014
February 12th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Worldwide tablet shipments fell 12% year on year to 67 million units in Q4 2014, according to the latest country-level research published by Canalys. ...more

Apple IOS Leads US OS Share for the First Time Since Q4 2012
February 11th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data for the fourth quarter of 2014, shows that Apple's share of sales grew across the US, Europe and China during the important Christmas period, driven by a strong portfolio of devices....more

Japanese Mobile Device Sales Slumped in Third Quarter of 2014
February 11th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
Japan saw a near 20 percent drop in the shipments of mobile devices in the third-quarter of last year, to 10.4 million, according to IDC's Japan Quarterly Mobile Device Tracker....more

Samsung Loses Top Spot to India's Micromax in Its Home Market
February 11th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Micromax has remarkably ousted Samsung to become the first domestic vendor to take the top spot in the Indian smart phone market, the third largest in the world....more

Apple Closes on Samsung As Global Smartphone Shipments Top 1.3 Billion for 2014
February 6th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Holiday seasonality, strong end-user demand, and a deep selection of models propelled smartphone volumes to a new record level for the quarter and for the year....more

Android Smartphone Shipments Fall for the First Time
February 3rd 2015 - 01:55 GMT
ABI Research reports that certified Android smartphone shipments fell quarter-on-quarter for the first time in 4Q 2014....more

Smartphone Shipments in 2014 Total 1.167B with Samsung and Apple Leading
January 27th 2015 - 01:30 GMT
Global smartphone shipments totaled 1.167 billion units in 2014, a year-on-year increase of 25.9%, with combined shipments of Chinese brands reaching 453.4 million units....more

MEA Smartphone Market Booms As 4G LTE Shipments to GCC Grow 400%
January 26th 2015 - 01:55 GMT
GCC shipments of 4G LTE handsets have increased more than four times over the last year and are now close to accounting for one half of all smartphones sold in the region, ...more

IPhone 6 Tops Autumn 2014 Smartphone Sales
January 22nd 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The iPhone 6 represented 19% of overall smartphone sales in the US for the three months ending in November 2014...more

Top 10-annual List of Best-selling Phones in 2014
January 16th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Krusell Top seller list in December is a summary of the full year's sales. Its annual Top seller list holds Apple's iPhone 6 as the number one device of 2014...more

Mobile Phone For Muslims Offered In Russia
January 15th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
A mobile phone designed for Muslims has gone on sale in Russia....more

Sales of Smartphones Grew 20 Percent in Third Quarter of 2014
January 2nd 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Sales of Smartphones in Emerging Markets Exhibited Highest Growth Ever, While Western Europe Continued to Decline...more

IPhone 6 Plus Captures 41% of US \"phablet\" Sales
December 8th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
On the market for just over a month of the three months ending with October 2014, the iPhone 6 Plus captured 41% of "phablet" sales-sales of smartphones with a screen size of 5.5 inches and larger....more

India the Fastest Growing Smartphone Market In Asia/Pacific in Q3 2014
December 5th 2014 - 01:55 GMT
The market observed exceptional growth owing to festive demand and recorded a new high in smartphone shipments in Q3 2014. ...more

Moto 360 Leads the First Wave of Android Wear Devices
November 25th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Nearly 5 million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in Q3 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark for the first time....more

42% Surge in Third Quarter ZTE Smartphone Shipments Worldwide
November 16th 2014 - 23:15 GMT
Global shipments of ZTE smartphones were up by a notable 42 percent year-on-year in the third quarter 2014, according to a recent report,...more

Global Smart Phone Shipments Exceed 300 Million in a Quarter for the First Time
November 12th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
There is increasingly strong competition between vendors fighting for the global smartphone number three spot, behind Samsung and Apple, according to Canalys....more

LG Starts Android 5.0 Upgrades
November 10th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
LG Electronics (LG) says that will begin rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for G3 smartphones starting in Poland this week, to be followed by other key markets in the near future....more

Smartphone Shipments Jump by a Quarter with Heightened Competition Beyond Samsung and Apple
November 7th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
New smartphone releases and an increased emphasis on emerging markets drove global smartphone shipments above 300 million units for the second consecutive quarter....more

Lenovo Becomes World's Third Largest Smartphone Vendor
November 6th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
The number of smartphone shipments reached 316.6m in Q3 2014, representing 13.1% y-o-y growth and 5.5% q-o-q growth, according to Juniper Research....more

USA: Early IPhone6-6 Plus Sales Suggest Strong Holiday Season
November 6th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Data for US smartphone sales in the three months ending September 2014 show the potential for Apple to capture strong sales in the holiday season thanks to its recently launched iPhone 6 and 6 Plus....more

Smartphones Set the Pace As MEA Handset Sales Top 64 Million Units in Q2 2014
October 23rd 2014 - 01:30 GMT
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in Q2 2014, expanding 27% year on year to total 64 million units....more

Motorola Adds Remote Control for Cameraphones
October 16th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Motorola has released an update for its Droid smartphones that allows remote control of the camera shutter....more

Carl Zeiss Unveils Virtual Reality Headset
October 15th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Carl Zeiss, which supplies camera lenses to the likes of Nokia has made a tentative step into the virtual reality market, with its own headset....more

USA: IPhone 5s/c Demand Undented by Expectation of New Models
October 8th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Apple's market share saw a drop of less than 1 percentage point in the 3 months prior to launch....more

IPhone 6 Plus: $100 Costlier for Consumers to Buy - Just $15.50 More Expensive for Apple to Make
October 7th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
For consumers opting to buy Apple's iPhone 6 Plus rather than the iPhone 6, the additional 0.8 inches of screen size will cost $100 extra. However, for Apple, the iPhone 6 Plus costs only about $16 more to produce, delivering to the company an even heftier margin than normal for its wildly popular smartphone line....more

Xiaomi Continues As Number One Manufacturer in China
September 17th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to July 2014, shows Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has continued its reign over the Chinese market, ...more

Certification of CDMA2000 Mobile Devices to Be Transferred from CCF to GCF
September 8th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
The Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the CDMA Certification Forum (CCF) have confirmed that they are on track to complete the transfer of certification for CDMA2000 mobile devices into GCF by the end of 2014....more

Xiaomi Continues As China's Number One Manufacturer
September 4th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has continued its reign over the Chinese market, holding on to the top spot with ease for the fourth consecutive month...more

A Fix to Our Cell-phone Waste Problem?
September 3rd 2014 - 23:40 GMT
Customers will buy more than 1.8 billion new phones by the end of this year only to abandon almost half of them to drawers, and they'll recycle a mere 3 percent of them....more

Smartphone Outlook Remains Strong - Despite Slowing Growth in Mature Markets
August 28th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
According to a new mobile phone forecast from IDC, more than 1.25 billion smartphones will be shipped worldwide in 2014, representing a 23.8% increase from the 1.01 billion units shipped in 2013. ...more

Unity Extends Android Games Support Across Intel-based Devices
August 28th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Intel and Unity Technologies have announced a collaboration to advance the development of Android-based applications on Intel architecture....more

First Wireless Charger Compatible with Both Qi and PMA Devices
August 28th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
ChargeSpot Wireless Power has shown off what it says is the first wireless charger that is compatible with both Qi (Wireless Power Consortium) and PMA (Power Matters Alliance) standards....more

Microsoft Switching Mobile Browsers from Nokia to Opera
August 27th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
Mobile web browser developer, Opera has announced that its \"Mini\" browser will become the default web browser for Microsoft's existing feature phones and Asha phones portfolio....more

BlackBerry Losing Market Share to Windows Mobile in the UK
August 26th 2014 - 02:25 GMT
eMarketer forecasts, Windows Mobile will oust BlackBerry from its third-place position among the UK smartphone user base....more

Android Phone Reset Isn't Wiping User Data As Expected
August 26th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Tablet and smartphone users should think twice about relying on factory resets to remove personal and business data before trading in, reselling or donating mobile devices....more