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Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom launches QR code credit card mobile e-payment service

Sep 13, 14:05

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on September 12 launched a QR code-based mobile e-payment service through cooperation with eight local credit card-issuing banks and a number of retail stores...

Western European mobile phone market grows on year but declines sequentially in 2Q13, says IDC

Newswatch - Sep 11, 12:21

Total shipments of mobile phones in Western Europe reached 43.3 million units in the second quarter of 2013, up 2.6% from a year earlier but down from the previous quarter, according...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft aims to become mobile platform provider via Nokia acquisition

Sep 6, 12:23

While Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services business indicates the software vendor aims to develop its own-brand mobile end-market devices, the move also demonstrates...

Global mobile phone market to grow 7.3% in 2013 driven by 1 billion smartphone shipments, says IDC

Sep 5, 11:16

The worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to grow 7.3% year over year in 2013, marking a sharp rebound from the nearly flat (1.2%) growth experienced in 2012. Strong demand for...

Digitimes Research: Apple iPhone shipments down by 6.2 million units in 2Q13

Sep 4, 15:36

Apple's iPhone shipments declined by 6.2 million units in the second quarter of 2013 as compared to those shipped in the previous quarter as consumers are waiting for the release...

Windows phones challenging Android for Vietnam smartphone market, says IDC

Newswatch - Sep 4, 12:37

A total of 5.8 million mobile phones were shipped to Vietnam in the second quarter of 2013, in which shipments of feature phones contracted 25.8% sequentially due to aggressive shipments...

Microsoft-Nokia deal moves handset market from product to ecosystem battlefield, says IDC

Sep 4, 10:59

The announcement of the Microsoft-Nokia deal signals the end of an era, not just for Nokia, but also for Microsoft. Both companies have now embraced different strategies to be able...

WP platform likely to become closed OS, forcing other brands to develop alternatives

Sep 3, 15:42

The Windows Phone (WP) platform is likely to become a closed OS after Microsoft completes its acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business, a development which will force...

Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices and Services business

Sep 3, 13:38

Microsoft and Nokia have jointly announced that the boards of directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all...

Windows and BlackBerry face challenges to become 3rd-largest mobile OS ecosystem, says ABI Research

Sep 2, 13:21

ABI Research's recent smartphone research shows Android accounted for 80% of all smartphones shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2013. The next largest ecosystem, Apple's iOS,...

Android mobile app revenues to reach US$6.8 billion in 2013, says ABI Research

Aug 30, 14:45

Android's smartphone mobile app revenues are projected to reach almost US$6.8 billion by the end of 2013, nearly doubling from the previous year. The Android platform has some way...

Digitimes Research: Android may lose its competitiveness in the entry-level segment

Aug 26, 13:49

The Android platform's gradually increasing demand over hardware specifications is expected to endanger the platform's share in the entry-level segment as hardware prices are gradually...

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Mobile security management market ripening, says ABI Research

Aug 23, 10:54

The Mobile Security Management (MSM) market is emerging as a strong, fledgling submarket of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). As Mobile Device Management (MDM) evolves into application...

China market: Smartphone vendors slashing WP8 phone prices to win market share

Aug 22, 21:42

Smartphone vendors, including Nokia, HTC and Huawei, have slashed the prices of their Window Phone 8 (WP8) models to below CNY1,000 (US$163) in the China market in order to compete...

Samsung releasing software solution to expand into the enterprise market

Aug 21, 15:22

Samsung Electronics has recently launched an enterprise security software Knox, which sources from the PC industry believe is the Korea vendor's move for expanding its influence in...

Intel to launch new tablet platforms, smartphone SoC

Aug 21, 11:14

Intel will launch new tablet platforms, 14nm Cherry Trail in the third quarter and 14nm Willow Trail in the fourth quarter of 2014, as well as new smartphone SoC, 22nm Merrifield,...

Smartphone market to fragment in emerging markets as new players capture 13% of OS share by 2018, says Juniper Research

Aug 20, 12:35

New findings from Juniper Research has revealed that the smartphone OS market will see new emerging players, such as Asha, Sailfish and emerging HTML 5-based OS players begin to gain...

China market: iPhone loses ground as local brands poised for growth, says TrendForce

Aug 19, 10:32

The iPhone now leads Samsung Electronics in the "brand recognition" category by only 1% in China's smartphone market, according to the most recent survey conducted by Avanti,...

IPTV defies drop in US pay-TV market to gain subscribers in 2Q13, says IHS

Aug 16, 16:18

Amid a plunge in subscribers for cable, and now satellite providers, Internet protocol television (IPTV) was the only segment of the US pay-TV market to achieve growth in the second...

Half of top iPad apps either unavailable or not optimized on Android, says Canalys

Aug 15, 15:39

New Canalys' App Interrogator research highlights one of the deficiencies of the Android ecosystem: limited availability of high-quality, tablet-optimized apps in the Google Play...

Smartphone sales grew 46.5% in 2Q13, says Gartner

Aug 15, 15:20

Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled 435 million units in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 3.6% from the same period in 2012, according to Gartner. Worldwide...

BlackBerry likely to be sold in parts as it looks for strategic alternatives, say sources

Aug 14, 15:11

The chance is low for BlackBerry to be acquired by any rival companies after the Canada-based smartphone vendor announced recently that it has formed a special committee to explore...

HTC seems to be drifting away from WP8, say Taiwan makers

Aug 13, 15:06

HTC is likely to drift away from Windows Phone 8 (WP8) platform as it has seen its share in the global WP8 market drop to below 5%, while rivals Nokia has taken an 80% share in the...

Samsung reportedly delays Tizen development

Aug 12, 10:31

Samsung Electronics reportedly has slowed down the development of its Tizen operating system, which it co-developed with Intel – a move which could dash hopes of other Android...

Apple cedes share in smartphone OS market as Android and Windows gain, says IDC

Aug 8, 15:20

Despite beating Wall Street expectations in terms of shipment volumes, Apple's share in the worldwide smartphone operating system market posted an on-year decline during the second...

Uber offers mobile application for Taipei car rentals

Jul 31, 11:43

California-based Uber has cooperated with car rental firms in Taipei to provide luxury automobile rental services based on its in-house-developed application for iPhone and Android...

Indonesia market: smartphone shipments to reach 12-15 million units in 2013

Jul 29, 15:14

Sales of smartphones in Indonesia are expected to top 12-15 million units or 20-25% of total handset sold in the market in 2013, according to market observers.

Nokia expected to release more ODM orders, say Taiwan makers

Jul 19, 14:03

Nokia is expected to release more handset orders, including smartphones and feature phones, to Taiwan-based ODMs to reduce its R&D expenses as the vendor is now focusing on Lumia...

Taiwan market: Google launches updated mobile Google Maps

Jul 15, 11:21

Google has launched updated mobile Google Maps applications and voice navigation services in the Taiwan market, according to head of Google Maps' Asia Pacific division Lu Yun-cheng...

Google launches crisis response information platform in Taiwan

Jul 11, 18:13

Google on July 10 launched a platform for providing information on natural disasters in Taiwan for public crisis response, using open data provided by Taiwan government agencies,...

Digitimes Research: Newly released high-end smartphones lack new functionality

Jul 9, 15:23

While a number of branded smartphone vendors have released their new high-end models recently, including the HTC Butterfly S from HTC, the Xperia Z Ultra from Sony Mobile Communications...

Taiwan market: FET plans to start NFC operation at end of 1Q14

Jul 8, 21:53

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on July 8 announced it will soon begin trial operation of NFC (near field communication)...

Western European mobile phone market declines in 1Q13, driven by smartphone slowdown, says IDC

Jun 26, 11:39

The Western European mobile phone market shrank in the first quarter of 2013 due to a lower than expected slowdown in the smartphone shipments, according to IDC. Total shipments dropped...

Compal Communications 2013 smartphone shipment goal remains unchanged

Jun 25, 15:40

Compal Communications' goal of shipping 10 million smartphones in 2013 remains unchanged although shipments in the first half of the year were lower than expected, according to company...

Smartphone brands reluctant to develop Facebook Home-enabled models

Jun 24, 12:48

A number of branded smartphone vendors, including Samsung Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, Lenovo, ZTE and Huawei are now reluctant to cooperate with Facebook for the joint...

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    Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone

    Samsung Electronics has announced the third generation Galaxy S, the Galaxy S III. With Samsung Galaxy S III, consumers can view the content on the device's 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED...

    Photo: Company, May 4.

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    ZTE Mimosa X smartphone with Tegra 2 processor

    Nvidia and ZTE have announced the ZTE Mimosa X, a smartphone powered both by the Nvidia Tegra application processor and its Icera modem, which came to Nvidia through its Icera acquisition...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

  • HTC+One+

    HTC One

    HTC has unveiled its new HTC One series of smartphones running the Google Android 4.0 (ICS). The HTC One X is equipped with the new Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. It includes a 1.5GHz...

    Photo: Company, Mar 2.

  • SanDisk+iNAND+Ultra

    SanDisk iNAND Ultra

    SanDisk has announced that the iNAND Ultra line of products will be the first of its embedded flash memory products to move to 19nm manufacturing technology. Shrinking the size of...

    Photo: Company, Jan 13.

  • Spreadtrum+SC6820+baseband+chip

    Spreadtrum SC6820 baseband chip

    Spreadtrum Communications has introduced a 1GHz Android smartphone platform for TD-SCDMA (SC8810) and EDGE/WiFi (SC6820) and announced that both products are now sampling with customers...

    Photo: Company, Jan 11.

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