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Smartphone and PC vendors to treat WP8 differently, say sources

Feb 4, 14:33

Although information indicates that Microsoft's next-generation handset platform, Windows Phone 8 (WP8), will support an array of technologies and functionalities, including dual-core...

Wintel tablet PCs may be priced from US$599-899

Jan 16, 16:36

Wintel-based tablet PCs may see their prices go as high as US$599-899 due to Intel and Microsoft both being unwilling to drop their related hardware and software quotes, and as a...

Compal Communication expects to ship 9.6 million handsets in 2012

Jan 5, 01:25

Compal Communication has announced revenues of NT$10.9 billion (US$359.65 million) for the fourth quarter of 2011 with its handset shipments in the quarter reached 1.5 million units...

Asustek going Android, Acer eyeing Windows 8 for tablet PC market

Jan 5, 01:15

Acer, after refuting rumors about plans to phase out of the tablet PC and smartphone markets, has adjusted strategies for its tablet PC business and will focus on a Windows-based...

Reallusion promoting iClone5

Dec 30, 10:19

Reallusion, a Taiwan-based developer of animation production software tools, has been promoting sales of iClone5, its real-time 3D animation editing software developed through cooperation...

Tablet PCs to dominate touch-controlled device market in 2012

Dec 28, 01:00

Buoyed by the release of Android 4.0 and Windows 8 operating systems, tablet PCs will dominate the touch-controlled device market in 2012 with models below 10.1-inch sizes accounting...

CES 2012 may not help pump up demand

Dec 20, 01:30

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012, which will be hosted from January 10-13 in 2012, may not help pump up consumer demand afterward as there are not expected to be many new...

Market share of non-Apple tablet PCs to surge in 2012, says Nvidia CEO

Dec 15, 01:05

Although non-Apple tablet PCs are only expected to account for 30% of the worldwide tablet PC market, Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun pointed out that after hardware and software platforms'...

Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun

Notebooks expected to fully adopt HD quality webcams in 2H12

Dec 8, 01:45

Notebook players are expected to fully adopt high definition (HD) quality webcams into their notebook models in the second half of 2012 as Microsoft launches its Windows 8 and should...

Taiwan market: Microsoft launches MCloud 2.0, begins trial use of Office 365

Dec 2, 15:08

Microsoft on December 1 announced the launch of MCloud 2.0, its new-generation hybrid cloud computing solutions consisting of public cloud and private services as well as the beginning...

Foxconn denies passing up Nook orders in exchange for Microsoft lawsuit withdrawal

Nov 14, 16:13

Commenting on rumors that Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has promised to not manufacture Nook series products for Barnes & Noble in exchange for Microsoft withdrawing...

Notebooks players bid on both Intel and ARM

Nov 11, 15:53

As ARM has been aggressively cutting into the notebook industry, where Intel has dominated for a while, notebook players are adopting a strategy to bid on both ARM and Intel platforms...

Asustek delays Transformer Prime to December

Nov 8, 01:35

Asustek Computer, which had originally been set to launch its latest Transformer Prime tablet PC with Android 3.2 on November 9, has postponed the launch schedule to early December...

Acer chairman welcomes HP decision to not spin off PC business

Oct 31, 16:55

Commenting about Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) recent decision that the company will not spin off its PC business, Acer chairman JT Wang has welcomed the decision and believes that HP's...

Insyde cooperates with ARM over new technologies

Oct 31, 16:18

Taiwan-based software designer Insyde Software has announced it will cooperate with ARM to create a new software R&D technician training program to help transfer its UEFI technology,...

New Windows verification process creates controversy between ODM and brand vendors

Oct 25, 01:00

Microsoft's new verification system for Windows 8 - OA 3.0 - which will add complications toward the upstream ODM's production lines and relatively generate significant extra cost,...

Microsoft Mango system will rise, says HTC executive

Oct 13, 01:20

President of High Tech Computer (HTC) North Asia Jack Tung, commenting on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 Mango system, pointed out that the smartphone industry is developing into an...

Microsoft pays tribute to Steve Jobs

Oct 6, 11:37

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has paid tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. "I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death. Melinda (Gate's wife) and I extend our sincere...

Microsoft and Samsung broaden smartphone partnership

Sep 29, 14:20

Microsoft has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Samsung Electronics, to cross-license the patent portfolios of both companies, providing broad coverage for...

Acer, Asustek to join new Tizen project

Sep 29, 01:05

Asustek Computer and Acer are both set to add development for the recently announced Tizen operating system project, while High Tech Computer (HTC) is currently evaluating its decision,...

Newmax sees dropping camera module shipment due to weak Kinect sales

Sep 27, 01:15

Although Microsoft has been aggressive in pushing its Kinect into non-Xbox 360 platforms, the effects of weakening US and Europe economies have caused a drop in Kinect sales, and...

Samsung supplies server DRAM for Microsoft data center

Sep 26, 14:21

Samsung Electronics has announced that its 30nm-class DDR3 memory is being adopted by Microsoft in its virtualized data center.

Microsoft reimagines Windows, presents Windows 8 developer preview

Sep 15, 01:35

At its developer-focused BUILD conference, Microsoft has showcased a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows, codenamed Windows 8. The company also detailed new tools...

PC players optimistic about re-rise of Wintel

Sep 15, 01:05

PC players are starting to turn optimistic about a return of Wintel as Intel and Microsoft have each hosted global developer conferences to promote the upcoming Ivy Bridge processors...

TPK sees mild revenue decline in August

Sep 6, 15:25

Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.09 billion (US$381.27 million) for August 2011, with a less-than-expected decline of 6% on month as reductions...

Asustek begins marketing Eee PC X101/X101H netbooks

Jul 29, 01:30

Asustek Computer will begin marketing its low-priced Eee PC X101/X101H netbooks in the US, Taiwan and other markets by the end of July. For the US market, the Eee PC X101, which runs...

Mango phones to compete with new iPhone in September

Jul 29, 01:25

Branded handset vendors including HTC, Samsung Electronics, and LG Electronics all plan to launch Microsoft's Mango-based smartphones in September, competing neck and neck with the...

Microsoft launches Office 365

Jun 29, 16:10

Microsoft has announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365, the company's newest cloud service. Office 365 is now available in 40 markets, and brings together Microsoft Office,...

Compal Communications lowers 2011 handset shipments target; signs WP7 licensing agreement with Microsoft

Jun 24, 15:51

Compal Communications has lowered its handset shipments target for 2011 to 4.5 million units from six million projected earlier due to adjustments in product strategies by its clients,...

Taiwan market: Nokia launches X7 smartphone

Jun 15, 13:44

Nokia has launched its first Symbian Anna-based smartphone, the X7, in the Taiwan market with a suggested retail price of NT$15,800 (US$547).

Windows 8 Preview to bring 4 major factors to mobile device industry, says Digitimes Research

Jun 8, 16:55

Microsoft's display, at Computex 2011, of the touch controls of Windows 8 using the company's technologies from Windows Phone 7's Metro UI. Digitimes Research believes Microsoft using...

Microsoft reportedly considers launching own-brand tablet PC

Jun 8, 16:42

Microsoft is reportedly considering to launch an own-brand tablet PC that features Windows 8 by the end of 2012 with cooperation from Texas Instruments and Taiwan-based OEMs/ODMs,...

Microsoft says companies are welcome to join new OS development

Jun 3, 01:50

Despite adjustments made in the development process of Windows 8, Microsoft claimed it has reserved space for new partners to join its Integrated Development Program (IDP).

Michael Angiulo, corporate VP of Microsoft's planning and PC ecosystem team

Insyde working on EFI BIOS for Windows 8

Jun 3, 01:30

Taiwan-based Insyde Software has announced that it is working on BIOS solutions supporting the UEFI (unified extensible firmware interface) standard for Microsoft's next version of...

Microsoft previews Windows 8

Jun 2, 12:45

At 2011 Computex today, Microsoft showed hardware partners the next version of Windows, internally codenamed "Windows 8." As part of this technical preview, Mike Angiulo,...

Windows 8 demonstrated by Microsoft at Computex 2011
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    Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

    Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family smartphones. The new Nokia X2 provides access to Android apps and Microsoft...

    Photo: Company, Jun 26.

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    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet/notebook

    Microsoft has introduced the Surface Pro 3, a tablet and also a notebook. The device has multiple processor, RAM and storage options intersect with a design that, with a simple snap...

    Photo: Company, May 22.

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    Microsoft Surface 2 tablet

    The Surface 2 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, and its battery life can last up to 10 hours for video playback, according to Microsfot. The device features a 10.6-inch...

    Photo: Company, Oct 1.

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    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet

    The Surface Pro 2 is the successor to Surface Pro and, like its predecessor, is a notebook replacement, capable of running all Windows' software including the full Microsoft Office...

    Photo: Company, Sep 26.

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    Asustek Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 device

    Asustek Computer's Transformer Book T100 is a 10.1-inch 2-in-1 device featuring an Intel Atom Bay Trail quad-core processor and a detachable HD display that can be used as a standalone...

    Photo: Company, Sep 24.

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Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
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