Handsets Category

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

Lenovo and Apple are Fastest Growing Among India's Top 10 Smart Phone Vendors
May 10th 2016 - 01:45 GMT
The top five vendors stayed the same, with Samsung in the lead, followed by Micromax, Intex, Lenovo and Lava....more

Worldwide Smartphone Growth Goes Flat As Chinese Vendors Churn the Top 5 List
May 5th 2016 - 01:45 GMT
According to IDC, vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16), up slightly from the 334.3 million units in 1Q15...more

China Smartphone Shipments Decline 5 Percent in Q1 2016
May 5th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Huawei maintained first position and captured 16 percent smartphone marketshare in China, followed by fast-growing OPPO in second place....more

Global Smartphone Shipments Decline 3 Percent in Q1 2016
May 2nd 2016 - 01:20 GMT
It is the first time ever in history the global smartphone market has shrunk on an annualized basis. Samsung maintained first position with 24 percent global smartphone marketshare....more

Vivo Takes Second Place in China As Market Keeps on Growing
May 2nd 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Smart phone shipments in China grew by 1.3% year on year to over 104 million units in Q1 2016, with Vivo taking second place for the first time....more

Google Formally Charged With Abusing Android Market Dominance
April 21st 2016 - 01:45 GMT
The European Commission has informed Google of its preliminary view that the company has, in breach of EU antitrust rules, abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators....more

Android OS Share in China Gets Boost from New Year's Sales
April 15th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The latest smartphone OS data shows that Android increased its sales share in urban China to 76.4% from 73% in the same period a year ago. ...more

IPhone SE is Three IPhone Generations Rolled into One
April 13th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The iPhone SE represents an amalgamation of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s merged into something altogether new....more

Global Smartphone Sales Growth Slowing in 2016
April 7th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Gartner said global smartphone sales will for the first time exhibit single-digit growth in 2016. ...more

FBI Manages to Unlock San Bernardino IPhone
March 29th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The USA's FBI says that it has managed to break the encryption used on Apple's iPhone, without help from Apple....more

Southeast Asia Smartphone Shipments Reach 100 Million Units
March 18th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Total smartphone shipments in Southeast Asia (SEA) hit slightly over 100 million units in 2015, posting a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 22%, ...more

Samsung Galaxy S7 Teardown Reveals Ho-Hum Refresh
March 16th 2016 - 02:25 GMT
A preliminary estimate by IHS shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone costs about $255 to build....more

Middle East Mobile Handset Market Slows As Consumer Confidence Takes a Hit
March 15th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
Totaling 30.04 million units, the flat quarter-on-quarter growth in Q4 2015 marks a significant slowdown from the previous quarter, when shipments were up 4.4% over Q2 2015, ...more

Smartphone Security: Why Doodling Trumps Text Passwords
March 10th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
Someday soon, you may be able to log into your smartphone with sweeping gestures or doodling, using one or more fingers....more