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November 9, 2014

Local Players Gain Market Share of Tablets in Brazil

In 2014, Samsung lost its leading position in tablets in Brazil to local company DL. Brazil's closed economy, particularly the high taxes on imported products, creates an environment particularly hospitable to local business growth. As a result, international brands are adapting new strategies to target the Brazilian market. Watch the video for complete insight.

Video features Alexis Frick - Research Associate

November 2, 2014

Is Wearable Technology Moving into Sportswear?

Rob WalkerAnalyst Insight by Rob Walker - Contributing Analyst

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What would we do without our smartphones? Over one billion will be purchased globally this year, according to our latest data. Small wonder, then, that many in the fashion industry are keen to grab a bigger piece of the “smart” action by developing their own lines of wearable technology, from smart socks to smart bras. The big question is whether smart fashion, like smartphones, has the potential to become part of the retail mainstream.


Global Sales of Smartphones 2010-2014

Source: Euromonitor International

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November 1, 2014

Phablet Trend Drives Innovation in Fashion, Pocket Sizes

Daphne KasrielAnalyst Insight by Daphne Kasriel-Alexander - Consumer Trends Consultant

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Phablet fashion goes beyond the devices themselves. People’s attachment to their smartphones, phablets and tablets is having a ripple effect on broader consumption needs, beyond electronic devices. Fashion is an interesting example. As consumers favour ever larger screens on portable devices to use in their mobile cocoons - Apple’s new phablet-sized phone sold out within 24 hours - fashion brands are responding to the gripe that these devices can’t fit neatly into consumer pockets. ‘BendGate’ when some brand new iPhone 6 models curved when squashed into front pockets as the aluminium succumbed to the pressure of the user’s movement - the subject of physics-style scrutiny in Wired magazine - only put the issue of the need for 'tech-friendly clothing' into sharper focus.

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October 22, 2014

Apple Earnings Review: iPhone’s Stellar Performance

Weeteck_looAnalyst Insight by Wee Tek Loo - Head of Consumer Electronics Research

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Apple Inc has announced the financial results for its fourth quarter (ending 27 September 2014), where the company posted quarterly revenue of US$42.1 billion and net profit of US$8.5 billion. Apple also provided a bullish guidance for its fiscal 2015 first quarter results.

iPhone - stellar performance amidst China’s woes

In this quarter, Apple reported that it sold 39.3 million iPhones, of which 10 million were new iPhone 6 phones, sold in the first three days of sales.  Euromonitor International expects the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones to propel the company’s sales to more than 181 million units in 2015, a staggering 9% growth over 2014.

China is the world’s largest smartphone market, with close to 30% of all smartphone global sales in 2014 coming from the Middle Kingdom. Critically, China Mobile, the world’s largest telco, is selling iPhones to its 288 million mobile subscribers, of which 41 million are on the high speed 4G. That said, Apple faces an uphill battle in China with local manufacturers like Lenovo, ZTE and XiaoMi and Apple’s global foe, Samsung currently dominating. China remains a key market to help drive future growth for Apple, with sales of its iPhone range expected to exceed 20 million units in 2015 and in particular, where demand for larger screens phones is rising fast.

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October 11, 2014

Digital Trends: September 2014



With Pavel Marceux, Technology, Communications and Media Specialist

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In the first edition of this monthly tech trends podcast, Pavel discusses the Alibaba IPO, Google's monopoly case in Europe and Apple's move into mobile payments.

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October 8, 2014

HP Split: Double the Trouble

Weeteck_looAnalyst Insight by Loo Wee Teck - Head of Consumer Electronics Research

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Hewlett-Packard Development Co LP (HP) announced on Monday (6 October) that it plans to separate into two new public companies: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.


Source: HP

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October 2, 2014

Smartwatches Not Ready to Take on the Traditional Watch

Sulabh MadhwalAnalyst Insight by Sulabh Madhwal - Personal Accessories and Eyewear Analyst

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Although smartwatches only started seeing increased retail activity in 2013, it has already become a crowded category as of September 2014. Pebble, Samsung, LG, Motorola and Apple are among the electronics players which have announced new smartwatches in 2014, while watch conglomerates Timex, Fossil and Swatch will join them in 2014 or 2015. However, current product avatars of any brand listed above are unlikely to challenge the global growth of traditional watches for the following reasons.

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October 1, 2014

Wearable Devices: The Future of Consumer Electronics and Health and Wellness

As consumers look for more personalization in their diet and wellness plans, they are turning to digital health products like apps and wearable electronics. Passive wearable electronics, including fitness trackers like FitBit and Jawbone, are one of the fastest growing categories in consumer electronics. Additionally, many nutrient-restrictive diets like gluten-free, lactose-free and FODMAP have apps tailored to guiding consumers through their daily food intake.

Video Features:

Diana.cowlandDiana Cowland - Senior Health and Wellness Analyst

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MykolaGolovkoMykola Golovko - Senior Consumer Electronics Analyst

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September 12, 2014

IFA 2014: Flagship Smartphones Aplenty but is Anyone Buying?

Weeteck_looAnalyst Insight by Loo Wee Teck - Head of Consumer Electronics Research

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Manufacturers were rushing to showcase their flagship smartphones at the IFA trade show in Berlin, ahead of Apple Inc’s event on 9 September. Samsung Corp showed the fourth generation of its mammoth Note family and Sony Corp introduced the Xperia Z3 (third generation) of its waterproof smartphone range. Almost all flagship smartphones are supporting the following

  1. 64-bit architecture
  2. LTE-Advanced
  3. Quad HD screens 

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September 11, 2014

The Impact of the Indian Budget on Consumer Goods and Services

Euroindia_Shreyansh.Kocheri_LThumbHosted by Shreyansh Kocheri, Research Analyst

The Union Budget of India for 2014-2015, presented on July 10 has an impact on almost every area of consumer goods and services in the country. Research analysts from Euromonitor International’s office in Bangalore, India respond to the budget in this podcast series.



 Featuring:  Shabori Das - Research Analyst, Ina Dawer, - Senior Research Analyst, Manjunath Reddy - Research Analyst and Priyanshu Rana - Reseach Analyst

Introduction to the Big Indian Budget (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on the Tobacco Market (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Internet Retailing (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Consumer Electronics (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Consumer Finance (mp3

The Indian Budget's Impact on Food and Beverages (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Travel and Tourism (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Apparel and Footwear (mp3)


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