Handsets Category

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

Sri Lanka Mobile Phone Market Touches One Million Mark in Q4 2014
March 17th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Sri Lanka mobile device market has observed a surge in sales in CY 2014. Noticeably, the smart phone business has been growing exponentially year-on-year and Q4 2014 was no exception....more

Smartphone Sales Surpassed One Billion Units in 2014
March 13th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
In Fourth Quarter of 2014 Samsung Lost No. 1 Position to Apple in Global Smartphone Market...more

Apple Reaches Highest Ever Sales Share in Urban China...
March 12th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech show that Apple's iOS reached its highest ever share in urban China with one in every four smartphones sold being an iPhone....more

Smartphone Problems Leading to Customer Frustration and Churn
March 10th 2015 - 02:30 GMT
12% of those who looked to their mobile operator for help, would not return to that operator to purchase their next device based on their customer service experience....more

Android Captured a Tiny 11% Share of Global Smartphone Profit in Q4 2014
March 6th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
The Android operating system captured a record-low 11 percent global smartphone profit share during the quarter....more

India's Smartphone Market Contracts in Q4 2014
March 6th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
India's smartphone market experienced a shipment contraction in the fourth quarter of 2014 for the first time ever on a quarter over quarter basis, ...more

Apple & Samsung No Longer Control Majority of Tablet Market
March 4th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
Market share for top two tablet vendors Apple and Samsung fell to 43 percent as total shipment volume growth slowed to 6.6 percent in 2014. ...more

Android and IOS Squeeze the Competition, Swelling to 96.3% of the Smartphone OS Market
March 2nd 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Android and iOS inched closer to total domination of the worldwide smartphone market in both the fourth quarter (4Q14) and the calendar year 2014....more

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