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Chinese Brands Now Contributing To Almost Half Of Global Smartphone Shipments

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, global smartphone shipments grew 3% YoY in Q2 2017. Chinese brands now hold a record 48% smartphone market share worldwide as these brands continue to scale aggressively beyond mainland China. Commenting on the findings, Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director at Counterpoint Research said, “The smartphone market continues to grow in single digits…

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Smartphone Is Increasingly Used To Plan Travel, report Sygic Travel Data

People are increasingly using the smartphone to do almost everything, including planning (and not just) vacation and travel: According to Sygic Travel data this summer, itineraries were created on mobile devices five times More often than on computers. Only three years ago, in 2014, this ratio was reversed, a sign of the incredible growth in the use of smartphones in…

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Smartphones replace the classic GPS for travel and keep us constantly connected, even at the poolside

Everything changes. And the way we travel is changing, too. A survey of 1,200 Orange customers in Belgium shows that 2017 is the year in which GPS features and applications on our 4G smartphones will establish their supremacy. The young public especially is saying goodbye to the classic GPS navigator and is opting for digital road apps. And not only…

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Apple Led in Five of the Six Regions by Revenues in Q1 2017

Per Strategy Analytics new report from the Handset Country Share Tracker (HCST) Service on Global Smartphone Revenue Share by vendor and by region, Apple led in five of the six regions by smartphone revenues in Q1 2017. Samsung followed for the second position as Huawei, Oppo and vivo held the third, fourth and fifth position respectively on revenues in Q1 2017. READ MORE: Oppo unveils latest Apple, Samsung killer; its R11 smartphone The rankings…

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Tonino Lamborghini Launches ALPHA-ONE a New Series of Smartphones that Combine Technology with Pure Luxury

Two years after the release of the lavish Tauri88 smartphone, Tonino Lamborghini has launched an astonishing new model dedicated to the most sophisticated and uncompromising connoisseurs of technology and luxury design. ALPHA-ONE targets successful individuals who seek a luxury product with an authentic character that can satisfy day-to-day business and personal requirements. ALPHA-ONE represents a new species of mobile phones that combines technology…

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Vivax launches Fly 4 smartphone in Croatia and targets higher revenues, market share in 2017

Croatian consumer electronics brand Vivax, owned by M San Group, expects to increase turnover from HRK 38.6 million in 2016 to HRK 45.3 million in 2017. In an interview for Poslovni Dnevnik, Vivax director Vlado Brkljaca said they expect to expand exports of the company’s smartphones to 20 markets. He added that the market share of Vivax smartphones in Croatia,…

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Global Smartphone Shipments Back to Double Digit Growth

Smartphone shipments set a first quarter record clocking 375 million units, growing 11% annually According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, global smartphone shipments grew 11% in Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016.  This is a stark contrast from the -2% decline Q1 2016 endured. Commenting on the findings, Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director at Counterpoint Research said, “The…

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Apple iPhone 7 is the world’s best-selling smartphone model in Q1, OPPO R9s is third

According to the latest research from our Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) service, Apple iPhone 7 was the world’s best-selling smartphone model in the first quarter of 2017. OPPO R9s was the star performer, shipping 9 million units globally and becoming the world’s third most popular smartphone model. Global smartphone shipments reached a robust 353.3 million units in Q1 2017. The top-five…

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ZTE First-Quarter Profit Jumps 27.8% as Carrier Networks and Smartphone Sales Rise

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, posted a 27.8% rise in first-quarter profit as the company increased sales of carrier network solutions and smartphones. Net profit attributable to holders of ordinary shares of the listed company jumped to RMB 1.21 billion in the first three months,…

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Wish Your Office Equipment Worked Like Your Smartphone?

Most office employees face daily, repetitive tasks that slow the flow of work. Engineers at Xerox (NYSE:XRX) looked at those productivity barriers and designed ways individuals can use multifunction printers (MFPs) and apps to automate personal work processes. Xerox Engineers Develop the New ConnectKey User Interface: Now you can interact with your printer with the same types of finger swipes…

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