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2013 China Smartphone Market Outlook

Published on March 28, 2013, in Smartphone.

Sales of smartphones in China are expected to top 330 million units in 2013, making the market a fierce battle field for local and international smartphone brands and inducing makers in the supply chain to expect strong growth in the year. International brands, while having seen their market share in China decline sharply to below

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LG is Shooting to Double its Mobile Phone Sales in 2013

Published on March 14, 2013, in Smartphone.

LG Electronics Inc., the world’s fifth-largest handset maker, plans to increase smartphone sales worldwide and reach a sales goal of 40 million units in 2013. LG aims to nearly double smartphone sales in 2013 from shipping 26.3 million smartphones in 2012. It also plans to shift its focus from basic to high-end devices and hopes to

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Apple Still Leads With The World’s Best-Selling Smartphone Model

“Apple’s iPhone 5 smartphone model shipped an estimated 27.4 million units worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2012,” Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Shah said. “The iPhone 5 captured an impressive 13 percent share of all smartphones shipped globally and it has become the world’s best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever.” The firm estimates that

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Samsung Plans to Sell 100M Galaxy S IV Phones

Published on February 20, 2013, in Smartphone.

Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S IV is expected to be its most successful smartphone yet and according to a new report, it might be so big that it pulls resources away from Apple. In a note to clients on Thursday, Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek wrote that Samsung plans to build 100 million units of its upcoming flagship Android phone. According to

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Apple’s India Smartphone Market Share Surges

Published on February 19, 2013, in Smartphone.

While Apple faces growth and heightened competition in its core smartphone market in the last few months. Apple is increasing penetration into emerging markets like India. The company only recently increased its sales force in India where it already has a top-of-the-mind brand recall. The emerging markets such as China (deal with China Mobile (CHL)) and India present a great opportunity for

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Android and iOS Combine for 87.6% of the 2012 Worldwide Smartphone OS Market

Published on February 15, 2013, in Smartphone.

IDC released on Friday their yearly worldwide OS market share results. Android and iOS, the number one and number two ranked smartphone operating systems (OS) worldwide, combined for 91.1% of all smartphone shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012 (4Q12). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Android smartphone vendors and Apple

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Gartner: 3Q12 Overall Mobile Handsets Sales Down 3%, as Samsung Deepens Lead Over Apple In Smartphones.

Gartner published its numbers for how the mobile handset industry has performed in Q3. The topline figure is that the mobile industry overall continues to see pressure from the wider economic downturn, and the gradual move away from cheaper, low end feature devices: overall sales of 428 million units for the quarter are 3% down on the

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Smartphone Mobile Payment to Replace Wallets

Published on November 14, 2012, in Smartphone.

As more and more people phase out of real money transaction in favor of credit cards, electronic transaction such as PayPal, etc. the move to mobile payment is the next big thing, with potential of replacing our wallets and with it money and credit cards with another device that we carry at all times. As

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Samsung Passes 30 Million Galaxy S III Sold Worldwide

Published on November 4, 2012, in Smartphone.

Not long ago we reported that Samsung is selling its most successful Smartphone to date at a run rate of 5 million units per month and is expected to reach 15 million units by Q3. In just under 160 days since its introduction, according to an official tweet by Samsung Poland, the company has sold more then

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Android Reached 75% Market Share in Just 4 Years

According to a recent report by International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Android smartphone operating system reached 75 percent market share during the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12). With a total Android Smartphone shipment of 136.0 million units from  the 181.1 million smartphones shipped in 3Q12. The 91.5% year-over-year growth was nearly double the overall market growth rate

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