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  • Last update: Monday 22 December 2014 [691 news items]

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...

Web access from STBs and TVs up 138%, feature phones down 12% in 6 months, says Netbiscuits

Mar 27, 21:45

Based on the Netbiscuits Platform which handles billions of mobile Web and content impressions a month, the company believes that consumers are accessing the Web through new emerging...

Apple acquisition of WiFiSlam heating up competition for location-based indoor services, say sources

Mar 27, 14:26

Apple's recent announcement for the acquisition of WiFiSlam, an indoor GPS solutions startup, appears to have attracted much attention as the move is likely to heat up competition...

Taiwan market: Smartphone user monthly average data communication reaches 1,140MB, says InsightXplorer

Mar 26, 16:00

In the Taiwan market, smartphone users' data communications reach a monthly average volume of 1,140MB, according to marketing research company InsightXplorer.

Kingway Technology 2012 revenues up 80%

Mar 26, 11:35

Kingway Technology, a Taiwan-based provider of electronic map data and navigation software, brought in revenues of NT$280 million (US$9.5 million) for 2012, hiking by 80% from 2011,...

China software industry January-February revenues top CNY402 billion, says MIIT

Mar 25, 10:23

China's software industry generated revenues of CNY402.263 billion (US$64.57 billion) in January-February 2013, growing 25.4% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information...

Commentary: Who would buy the Panasonic handset business unit?

Mar 20, 22:09

Japan-based Panasonic reportedly plans to sell its handset business unit. Industry observers believe China-based firms might be interested, but the chances of the Japan vendor reaching...

Digitimes Research: More software developers join Android camp

Mar 20, 16:03

More and more software developers and free software projects are willing to join development for the Android platform in view of the dynamic shipment growth demonstrated by Android-based...

Taiwan market: Amazon likely to launch e-book services

Mar 18, 14:32

Amazon has passed examination by Taiwan's National Communications Commission for its Kindle Fire, 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD to be launched in the Taiwan market,...

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 25, 21:57

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 25, 21:56

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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...

    Photo: Company, Jan 11.

Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets
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