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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...

Firefox OS aimed to become alternative to Android, says Mozilla vice president

Jun 21, 15:34

While Mozilla has offered Firefox OS for less than two years, the operating system based on HTML5 and Web technologies has been adopted by a number of smartphone vendors including...

Gong Li, Mozilla Mobile Device senior vice president and Asia Operations president

Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile to launch VoIP at M+

Jun 18, 10:48

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) will launch VoIP (voice over IP) services at M+ Messenger, its mobile instant message application, in July 2013, according to company marketing co-president Cliff...

Order visibility from BlackBerry extends to 2-3 quarters, say suppliers

Jun 17, 11:42

Order visibility from BlackBerry has been extended to 2-3 quarters compared to a mere one quarter previously as the Canada-based smartphone vendor plans to release 3-4 new models...

Digitimes Research: Google tying up with branded vendors to strengthen its online retail channel

Jun 11, 15:46

The launch of HTC's New HTC One Google Edition and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 Google Edition by Google on June 26 through Google Play highlights Google's attempt to further strengthen...

KKBOX aims to become largest subscription-based streaming music operator in Japan

Jun 11, 15:02

KKBOX, a Taiwan-based operator of online streaming music services, began operations in the Japan market on June 1, 2013 and aims to become the largest operator eventually, according...

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum may see TD-SCDMA market share fall below 40% in 2013

Jun 3, 20:17

China-based handset solution vendor Spreadtrum Communications obtained close to a 50% share in the TD-SCDMA market in 2012.

Taiwan market: 7-Eleven cooperates with WeChat to promote handset-based online shopping

May 31, 13:51

President Chain Store, the Taiwan operator of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain, on May 30 announced cooperation with WeChat, a free mobile instant messaging service provided by...

BlackBerry stepping up purchases of parts and components, say Taiwan makers

May 31, 11:04

BlackBerry has recently stepped up its purchases of parts and components, including small-size LCD panels, from suppliers in Taiwan thanks to strong sales of BlackBerry 10 devices,...

LG may not cooperate with Google on Nexus 5

May 29, 21:08

South Korea-based brand LG has no plans regarding the development of Google's next Nexus smartphone, according to company executives.

Apple reportedly to release 2 new iPhones in 3Q13

May 28, 22:14

Apple reportedly plans to launch two models of its iPhone family in the third quarter of 2013 and has asked makers in the supply chain to prepare production capacity for 20 million...

Asia Pacific leads worldwide mobile phone sales growth in 1Q13, says Gartner

May 16, 22:10

Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled nearly 426 million units in the first quarter of 2013, a slight increase of 0.7% from the same period in 2012, according to Gartner...

BlackBerry to offer BBM on Android and iOS platforms

May 15, 22:16

BlackBerry plans to offer its messenger app, BBM, to competing platforms such as Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

Nokia introduces Asha 501

May 10, 15:59

Nokia has unveiled the first of a new Asha family of smartphones, the Asha 501, targeting the sub-US$100 budget smartphone segment in emerging markets, including India, Latin America...

Nokia, BlackBerry to steal spotlight with new models or roadmaps in mid-May

May 6, 21:27

Nokia and BlackBerry will try to steal the spotlight from the market and smartphone users in mid-May as the two vendors will unveil either new smartphones or product roadmaps in huge...

Samsung takes 30% of global smartphone market in 1Q13, says DRAMeXchange

Apr 23, 12:22

In the first quarter of 2013, smartphone shipments increased steadily worldwide, with total shipments reaching 216.4 million units for a 9.4% on growth. Since the beginning of 2012,...

Nokia reports increased Lumia shipments but decreased revenues for 1Q13

Newswatch - Apr 19, 14:11

Nokia has reported that shipments of its Lumia phones increased 27% on quarter to 5.6 million units in the first quarter of 2013, reflecting increasing momentum.

Southeast Asia potential market for Taiwan-based Internet service providers, says Google Taiwan head

Apr 18, 13:38

As the population is large and Internet services as well as use of smartphones and other mobile terminal devices are growing rapidly in Southeast Asia, while there are relatively...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom offers App mobile push services

Apr 17, 15:40

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has stepped into mobile advertising by offering App mobile push services for use by businesses in Taiwan, according to the company.

China market: Alibaba launches new smartphones running on AMOS

Apr 17, 15:38

China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has teamed with five local handset makers to launch six smartphones running on its home-grown AMOS (Alibaba Mobile OS). It remains to be...

Microsoft reportedly developing Windows Blue for PC, mobile OS integration

Apr 8, 15:20

Microsoft is reportedly developing Windows Blue as an independent project that will help merge Windows (PC) with Windows Phone. Rumors have also spread that Microsoft is developing...

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  • China software industry posts 2014 revenues of over CNY3.7 trillion, says MIIT

    IT + CE | 8h 11min ago

  • SK Hynix posts record earnings for 4Q14 and 2014

    Bits + chips | 8h 14min ago

  • Global advanced driver assistance systems market to exceed US$90 billion by 2020, says ABI Research

    IT + CE | 8h 16min ago

  • UMC looks to wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

    Bits + chips | 8h 18min ago

  • Corning reports 4Q14 and 2014 financial results

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  • Taiwan market: Local retailers expect 20% sales growth from Ultra HD TVs

    Displays | 8h 24min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments drop 8.8% sequentially in 4Q14

    Mobile + telecom | 8h 29min ago

  • Touchscreen controller IC vendors diversifying product lines

    Before Going to Press | 8h 40min ago

  • Acer online ticket services deserve praise, says founder

    Before Going to Press | 8h 41min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments grow 16.9% sequentially in 4Q14

    Before Going to Press | 8h 42min ago

  • SPIL nets NT$3.74 per share for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 8h 42min ago

  • SPIL to offer fan-out packaging services in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 8h 42min ago

  • Asustek facing challenges in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 8h 44min ago

  • UMC expects wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 8h 46min ago

  • Giga Solar Materials sees booming shipments of PV silver paste

    Before Going to Press | 8h 47min ago

  • TPK expects fingerprint recognition touch panel orders to increase in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 8h 47min ago

  • TV vendors optimistic about WCG LCD TV development in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 8h 48min ago

  • SK Hynix posts record earnings for 4Q14 and 2014

    Before Going to Press | 8h 49min ago

  • China software industry posts 2014 revenues of over CNY3.7 trillion, says MIIT

    Before Going to Press | 8h 49min ago

  • China sets 2015 tentative target PV installation capacity of 15GWp

    Before Going to Press | 8h 50min ago

  • Samsung to increase smartphone production in India, says report

    Before Going to Press | 8h 52min ago

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    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...

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    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.

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    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...

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