Taiwan market: iPod nano forces price cut of non-brand name flash MP3 players
Jimmy Hsu and Phoebe Chen, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES
Vendors of non-brand name flash-based MP3 players have reduced their retail prices by 10-20% for 512MB models and 20-35% for 1GB models in the Taiwan market. These vendors, most of whom are based in China, have slashed prices to avoid potential stagnant...
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Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange rate volatility, global smartphone AP shipments may experience further decline in 2019, down two years in row, according to Digitimes Research estimates.
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This Digitimes Research Special Report offers global shipment forecasts for three major mobile device market segments - smartphones, notebooks and tablets - for the year 2019 and beyond. It gives in-depth analyses of their respective market outlooks, with shipment forecasts extending to 2023.