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Realme is taking on Xiaomi in India by aping Xiaomi’s India strategy

Realme is taking on Xiaomi in India by aping Xiaomi’s India strategy

Like Xiaomi, Realme sold phones solely through an online channel for a year.
Zomato’s now banking on a visual feast to woo customers

Zomato’s now banking on a visual feast to woo customers

The startup plans to stick to food-related content.

Apple’s smart moves start to pay off in India

Apple has a slender percentage of Indian handset sales, but there’s cause for optimism. We spoke with Anshika Jain, an analyst at Counterpoint Research, to see whether the changes Apple has been

Apple Watch shipments shot up 49% last quarter

Apple’s wearable is turning into a real success. Shipments of Apple Watch grew 49 percent in the first three months of this year.And it makes up the lion’s share of all smartwatches. This company’s

iPhone shipments dropped a ‘staggering’ 30% last quarter

Although Apple no longer reports the number of iPhone units it sells, the company did admit there was a steep decline in handset revenue in the first three months of this year. Analysts are out with
The IPL cricket tournament already has a winner: Vivo

The IPL cricket tournament already has a winner: Vivo

Bowling over India's smartphone buyers.

Pixel and OnePlus buyers typically switch from Samsung phones

Who do you think is most likely to switch to value-for-money phones like the Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T? Former iPhone users balking at iOS or top-tier pricing? No -- it's prior Samsung owners, according
Why is Apple looking to assemble the older iPhone 7 in India?

Why is Apple looking to assemble the older iPhone 7 in India?

Local manufacturing will help in two ways.

AirPods absolutely dominate the wireless headphones market

AirPods aren’t just a massive hit for Apple, they’re a giant in the overall “wireless hearables” market. According to new research from Counterpoint, AirPods made up a massive 60 percent of the

AirPods most popular brand in ‘hearables’ market

Apple sold some 35 million AirPods last year. That makes the wireless earbuds, which had a rocky rollout, the most popular “hearables” device in the U.S., according to Counterpoint Research. But Apple
Indians are trending #BoycottChineseProducts—using Chinese smartphones

Indians are trending #BoycottChineseProducts—using Chinese smartphones

Four out of five top smartphone brands in India are Chinese.
Report: Xiaomi was most popular smartphone brand in India for 2018

Report: Xiaomi was most popular smartphone brand in India for 2018

It may have been the top smartphone brand in India for 2018, but it wasn't the top mobile brand in general.
OnePlus is crushing Apple’s iPhone dream in India

OnePlus is crushing Apple’s iPhone dream in India

In 2018, Apple Inc in India witnessed the stuff that nightmares are made of. iPhone sales in India fell nearly 50% year-on-year last year. The…

iPhone XR Apple’s best-selling phone as sales fall

Apple’s best-selling smartphone last November was, perhaps unsurprisingly, its most affordable model. The iPhone XR outsold the iPhone XS and the larger iPhone XS Max, according to new data — but
Q3 2018 smartphone shipments are in: how much longer before Huawei claims top spot?

Q3 2018 smartphone shipments are in: how much longer before Huawei claims top spot?

Huawei, Xiaomi, and Nokia were the big winners in Counterpoint's latest smartphone shipment estimates.
Xiaomi can’t beat Apple in India even after selling 10 times more phones

Xiaomi can’t beat Apple in India even after selling 10 times more phones

Apple and Xiaomi’s rivalry in India is a juicy paradox. In the financial year ending March 2018, the Chinese firm sold over 10 times more…
What are Indians buying this week? Over $1 billion worth of smartphones

What are Indians buying this week? Over $1 billion worth of smartphones

The world’s second-largest smartphone market is readying for a new milestone. With India’s festive sale season kicking off yesterday (Oct. 10), mobiles—like always—will be the…
Will Priyanka Chopra set India’s online-dating scene on fire?

Will Priyanka Chopra set India’s online-dating scene on fire?

After Walmart-Amazon, India is all set to become the battleground for two more American companies. On Oct. 03, US-based dating app Bumble said it will…