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Uncertain Windows 8 future may relatively affect Windows Phone 8

Nov 5, 22:45

Although Microsoft has been aggressive promoting its new Windows 8 operating system (OS), a weak global economy has the notebook supply chain remaining conservative about the OS'...

Notebook brands plan limited shipments of Windows RT tablets

Oct 30, 14:50

Notebook brands that were originally aggressive about pushing Windows on Arm (WoA) tablets have mostly cooled down following the launch of Microsoft's Surface RT. While players such...

Tablet brand vendors seeking cooperation from telecom carriers to compete against first-tier players

Oct 19, 14:44

As Microsoft, Apple and Google are all attacking the tablet market with competitive products, smaller tablet brand vendors including white-box players have been seeking solutions...

Surface RT to pose threat to Windows 8 tablets, say Taiwan makers

Oct 19, 12:28

Microsoft's Surface RT tablets for sale at US$499-699 are expected to put large competitive pressure on Widows 8 tablets from Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Fujitsu,...

Microsoft has recently released pre-order for Surface RT tablet

Acer planning AcerCloud 2.0 service

Oct 17, 22:14

Acer is looking to launch AcerCloud 2.0, expanding its existing Android service platform to also support both Microsoft Windows and Apple iOS, while the new service will also be expanded...

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Smartphones, tablets causing the IT supply chain to fall into imbalance

Oct 17, 21:45

The rapid growths of the smartphone and tablet markets have started to impact demand in other industries such as desktops, notebooks, and digital still cameras (DSC), while causing...

Asustek to participate in initial launch of Windows RT tablet

Oct 15, 22:22

Microsoft is set to announce its latest Windows 8 operating system on October 25 with its Windows RT-based Surface tablet to also make appearance on the same day; however, among Microsoft's...

Bluetooth 4.0 to boom in 2013, say handset makers

Oct 11, 21:46

Handset makers have indicated that following Apple's footsteps, mobile platform makers such as Microsoft, Research In Motion (RIM), and Google all plan to support Bluetooth 4.0 in...

Google, Microsoft sing different tune for Nexus and Surface smartphones, say sources

Oct 4, 11:44

Google and Microsoft both reportedly plan to extend the Nexus 7 and Surface tablet lineups to include smartphones as a means to further increase the penetration of their own platforms,...

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Nokia, HTC may engage in patent lawsuits over WP8 smartphones, say sources

Sep 27, 01:50

Nokia and HTC may engage in a new round of patent lawsuits over Windows Phone 8 models released recently by the two vendors due to their similar designs, according to industry sour...

Shipments of keyboard-integrated tablet covers to increase

Sep 25, 14:48

As keyboards become standard equipment for Windows 8-based tablets, while some iPad users purchase a keyboard for convenience, shipments of keyboard-integrated tablet covers are expected...

Notebook ODMs expect surging growth in cloud computing business in 2013

Sep 25, 01:25

As cloud computing business opportunities are expanding, several notebook ODMs have been aggressively pushing their related business segments and expect strong revenue growth from...

HTC hopes to regain US market share with new Windows Phone 8 smartphones

Sep 20, 01:15

The rise of Apple and Samsung Electronics has pushed HTC to rank number three in the US smartphone market with an approximately 14% market share. The firm plans to regain turf with...

Microsoft holds Tech.Day Taiwan 2012

Sep 19, 16:11

Microsoft Tech.Day Taiwan 2012, an annual conference focusing on technology education for IT professionals and developers in Taiwan, takes place in Taipei during September 18-20 with...

Taiwan government starts health cloud pilot project through cooperation with Microsoft

Sep 18, 15:05

Taiwan's Department of Health (DOH) on September 17 announced the beginning of a pilot project of cloud computing applied to health information management through HealthVault, a Microsoft-developed...

Supply chain estimates x86 Surface Price at US$500-700 and RT below US$399

Sep 18, 01:30

Microsoft's own-brand Surface tablets are expected to launch at the end of October with the related supply chain players estimating that the Surface RT's hardware cost is at around...

Microsoft playing match-maker between ISVs and Windows 8 tablet vendors to encourage software pre-installations

Sep 14, 15:42

Microsoft has adopted a strategy of helping ISVs (independent software vendors) cooperate with Windows 8 tablet PC vendors to pre-install their applications, in an effort to encourage...

Timing is good for WP8 phones, but Microsoft faces challenges to maintain relationships with partners

Sep 6, 15:30

The timing for Nokia, Samsung Electronics, and HTC to release Windows Phone 8 (WP8) smartphones at the end of October or later in 2012 could not be better, but Microsoft's preferential...

As Wintel dominance wanes, the Microsoft/Intel alliance frays, says IHS

Sep 5, 14:54

After a generation of setting the pace and calling the shots in the computer market, the Microsoft/Intel cartel known as Wintel now finds itself playing catch-up in the new era of...

Microsoft fails to pacify PC vendors about Surface tablets

Aug 31, 01:15

To ease the impact created by its WoA Surface tablet PC, Microsoft has been negotiating with brand vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell since July hoping to pacify them;...

Asustek outlines future plans

Aug 30, 01:35

Asustek Computer hosted an investors conference on August 29, announcing that the company's sales performance in the second quarter was better than expected and achieved new records...

Notebook shipments unlikely to achieve strong growth in 4Q12

Aug 28, 01:35

Notebook ODM shipments in the fourth quarter are unlikely to achieve their original goal of seeing double-digit percentage growth despite the fact that Microsoft will launch its latest...

Software players start taking leadership in product development

Aug 17, 16:20

Software players are gradually taking over the leadership in the development of IT products, and hardware performance is no longer the key to driver of new trends, according to sources...

Toshiba halting development of Windows RT tablet PCs may cause chain reaction

Aug 16, 14:28

With Toshiba recently announcing it will halt development plans for Windows RT tablet PCs due to component supply delays, sources from notebook players believe the action could trigger...

Rumored US$199 price for Windows RT Surface expected to squeeze PC vendors out of the market

Aug 16, 01:05

As Microsoft is reportedly considering selling its Windows RT-based Surface tablet PC at US$199, sources from notebook players are concerned that if the rumor is true, notebook brand...

Microsoft working to minimize Surface impact, says Acer chairman

Aug 10, 11:06

After publicly urging Microsoft to reconsider its move to launch own-brand tablet PCs recently, Acer chairman JT Wang on August 9, commented that Microsoft is pushing Surface to help...

Surface is a must for Microsoft, say chip makers

Aug 9, 14:08

Commenting on recent complaints from PC brand vendors and ODMs about Microsoft's moves over its Surface tablet PC, sources from first-tier chip makers pointed out that the release...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet PC shipments to reach 89 million units in 2012

Jul 31, 14:17

Affecting by weaker-than-expected global economic growth in the second half of 2012, Digitimes Research estimates that global branded tablet PC shipments will only reach 49.18 million...

Quanta chairman reportedly may invest in VMware

Jul 31, 01:25

Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam has recently sold shares totaling a 1.67% stake in Quanta through global depositary receipts (GDR) for a price of US$150 million, accounting for...

Notebook battery makers expect growth in 3Q12 revenues

Jul 24, 01:45

Notebook battery makers, despite the fact that the notebook supply chain is seeing a weak performance, expect their revenues in the third quarter to have chance to achieve double-digit...

Microsoft reports operating loss per share in fiscal 4Q12

Jul 20, 10:34

Microsoft has announced quarterly revenues of US$18.06 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Operating income and loss per share for the quarter were US$192 million and US$0.06...

Microsoft reports its first ever operating loss

Taiwan-based IC design houses counting on sales of Surface or Nexus 7, say sources

Jul 13, 15:45

Taiwan-based IC design houses may have a chance to win IC orders from Microsoft or Google should the sale of their tablet PCs, the Surface and the Nexus 7, be able to break the dominance...

Microsoft purchase of Perceptive Pixels will not affect Taiwan-based panel makers

Jul 12, 01:00

Microsoft's recent confirmation of a late October release date of Windows 8 along with the company's purchase of Perceptive Pixel that is compatible with the new operating system...

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Microsoft unveils Windows 8 OEM licensing charges

Jul 11, 15:52

Microsoft has released licensing rates for OEM Windows 8, including US$60-80 for Windows 8, US$80-100 for Windows 8 Pro (with Office) and US$50-65 for Windows RT (with Office), according...

Microsoft releases Windows 8 licensing prices

Microsoft introduces new business model for Office 365

Jul 11, 01:30

Microsoft has announced new sales methods for Office 365 called Office 365 Open. This new method allows strategic alliance partners to share more profits. Taiwan-based firms believe...

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