Google Buys Motorola Google (GOOG) purchased Motorola mobility for whooping 12.5 billion USD, its biggest acquisition ever since its Double Click acquisition which was closed for 3.1 billion USD. Google paid a premium of 63% to acquire the company. Google dipped into its huge cash reserve of $39 billion to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 […]

Apple being the most valued company in the world with a current market capitalization of more than $600 billion has tons and tons of research being written about it daily. While I could be all quantitative and give out figures like margins, revenues, growth rates etc., I have written a more qualitative note with reasoning […]

Smart Phone Industry When you talk of the smartphone market, the talk is all about Apple and Samsung who have cornered over half of the global smartphone market making billions of dollar in net profits in the process. Erstwhile leaders like Nokia and Research in Motion are now fighting for survival as they failed to […]

Nokia The company has gone down alarmingly in the last 2-3 years making it a classic B-School case study of how not to run a company. Nokia’s market capitalization has gone down by around 95% from a $100 billion to around 5-6 billion now. There are many reasons which have contributed to this downfall, the […]

The mobile phone market has changed radically in the last few years with the advent of Apple’s iPhone. The introduction of the Apple smartphone was a major game change in the Technology Industry with the whole existing ecosystem undergoing a fundamental realignment. The once dominant Nokia with a 40% global marketshare of the mobile phone […]

Could $100 Android Phones from Local Indian Makers threaten Global Giants like LG,Samsung,Nokia in US and Europe as well

While the quality of local Indian made phones are still quite poor with lots of complaints,these companies have recently got a lot of funding and support.With Mobile Handsets fast becoming a commodity with mobile apps and services becoming the more important factor,Global Handset Hardware Companies are seriously threatened.With success in one of the biggest,fast growing and competitive markets,could these small handset makers penetrate global markets as well.Micromax which is the most successful amongst the host of small,nimbe Indian companies has already starting marketing its phones in the Middle East.With low cost $100 Android phones it could lead major prices wars in the West as well.The fat margins on smartphones enjoyed by Apple,Motorola,HTC,Samsung,LG and others could be a thing of the past.Its an event that cannot be underestimated by investors in these stocks.As the sharp fall in Research in Motion and Nokia shows,the mobile market is a fast changing one and the “Hero” (pun intended) of today can easily become zeros of tomorrow.