Taiwan to ship 25.5 million handsets in 2Q15
May 4, 22:01
Taiwan-based vendors HTC and Asustek Computer as well as ODMs Foxconn Group (including FIH Mobile and Chi Mei Communication Systems), Compal Electronics and Wistron will ship 25.50 million handsets during the second quarter of 2015, increasing 44.9% on quarter and 20.5% on year, according to Digitimes...
Taiwan 1Q15 handset shipments down 30.3% sequentially
Apr 23, 20:28
HTC and Taiwan-based ODMs together shipped 17.6 million handsets in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 30.3% on quarter but increasing 8.4% on year. 16.1 million units were smartphones, slipping 26.3% on quarter but rising 21.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan ready to develop smartphone payment system in 2015
Mar 13, 16:01
With 4G service subscribers accounting for 13% of Taiwan's overall telecom service users and the number of smartphone users in the country surpassing 13.5 million in 2014, Taiwan's environment is already mature enough to develop a payment system using near-field communication (NFC) technology on smartphones...
Development of Wi-Fi Only Phone service gaining momentum
Mar 12, 14:49
The launch of Google's Nova project and Cablevision's Freewheel services will help push the deployment of Cable Wi-Fi as well as the implementation of Wi-Fi Only Phone and Wi-Fi First telecom services, according to Digitimes Research.
Notebook shipments by major brands, ODMs decline in February
Mar 11, 10:47
Notebook shipments (excluding detachable models) by the world's top-five brands and top-three ODMs declined 13% and 18%, respectively, in February, affected by reduced work days in the month, high inventory levels of consumer models left over from the previous year, as well as the impact caused by...
Google to finish 2-in-1 Chromebook development in 1Q15
Feb 13, 14:22
Google is planning to push 2-in-1 devices in 2015, according Digitimes Research's inquiries within the upstream supply chain. Google's 2-in-1 Chromebook designed by Quanta Computer is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter.
Taiwan sees increased 4Q14 digital camera shipments
Jan 29, 19:31
Ability Enterprise, Altek, Asia Optical and Foxconn Electronics together shipped 3.99 million digital cameras during the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 13.9% on quarter and 15.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Windows 10 unlikely to bring dramatic changes to mobile device market in 2015
Jan 23, 14:58
Microsoft on January 21, 2015 announced Windows 10, but Digitimes Research believes the operating system, though falling in line with the software giant's Mobile First, Cloud First strategy, is unlikely to make any dramatic change to the competition between notebooks, tablets and smartphones in 2015...
Xiaomi business model may not be warranted
Jan 14, 22:56
Xiaomi Technology has continued to build up its ecosystem by expanding its product lines through either joint ventures or equity investments in other companies. However, Xiaomi's products other than smartphones are not attractive to consumers and its business model of relying on software and services...
Ultra HD BD players not likely to be available until end of 2015
Jan 9, 15:32
Panasonic is showcasing an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player (BDP) prototype at CES 2014 and is the only exhibitor with such a device at the show. Digitimes Research believes Ultra HD BDPs will wait at least until the end of 2015 before hitting store shelves, but demand may pick up in 2016.
Asustek EeeBook X205 to see poor performance in 4Q14
Dec 30, 12:02
Asustek Computer's US$199 11.6-inch EeeBook X205 notebook (clamshell-type design), released during the IFA 2014 show, will only achieve shipments of 200,000 units in the fourth quarter and Digitimes Research believes if the inexpensive low-specification Wintel product is unable to find a new business...
Microsoft Band to make headway in mobile device market
Dec 25, 22:25
Although Microsoft has missed out on business opportunities arose from the mobile device market, the software vendor has been developing eye-worn and smart bracelet products for years and is expected to regain a portion of market share through the recently released Microsoft Band, according to Digitimes...
Sub-US$300 15.6-inch Chromebooks to fuel notebook competition in 1Q15
Dec 25, 15:59
In addition to Acer, which is set to launch a Broadwell-U-based 15.6-inch Chromebook in March 2015, Dell is planning to launch a 15.6-inch Chromebook with similar specifications in the first half of 2015 and both devices may be priced under US$300, according to Digitimes Research's latest findings...
AMOLED offers competitive wearable displays
Dec 22, 13:59
Among display technologies, AMOLED is expected to create niche market opportunities, benefiting Samsung Display and LG Display, the two global leaders in the technology, according to Digitimes Research.