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iPhone 5 shipments to top 40 million units in 4Q12, say sources

Oct 30, 22:25

Shipments of components for iPhone 5 from the supply chain will be ramped up to 13-14 million units in November and to 16-18 million units in December, bringing total shipments of...

Google aggressive pricing for Nexus 4 smartphone to affect sales of other brands

Oct 30, 21:45

Google's pricing of US$299-349 for its newly released 4.7-inch, quad-core Nexus 4 smartphone is lower than market expectations, and thus could affect the sales of Android-based smartphones...

LG sees 3Q12 smartphone shipments increase

Oct 24, 21:36

South Korea-based LG Electronics has reported smartphone shipments in the third quarter accounted for more than 50% of total mobile phone shipments. LG has been focusing on LTE smartphones...

Smartphone platforms can be transferred to TVs, says Sengital CEO

Oct 23, 10:30

During the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), Alan Lam, founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based design and engineering company, Sengital, indicated that demand for tablets and...

Taiwan market: Tencent launches WeChat

Oct 19, 15:51

China-based web portal Tencent on October 18 announced the launch of its WeChat mobile instant message application in the Taiwan market and aims to attract 50% of smartphone users...

Acer to introduce smartphone with personal cloud service

Oct 17, 22:05

Acer plans to introduce a CloudMobile smartphone series featuring a personal cloud service. Market observers believe Acer will face strong competition and challenges in trying to...

HTC, Samsung likely to price WP8 models cheaper than Nokia

Oct 16, 21:51

As the first wave of the competition over Windows Phone 8 (WP8) smartphones will kick off in November, HTC and Samsung Electronics are expected to adopt more aggressive pricing strategies...

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,...

Windows Phone

HTC unveils HTC One X+

Oct 3, 16:12

HTC has unveiled the HTC One X+, a refreshed version of its HTC One X smartphone, running the HTC Sense 4+ experience on Android Jelly Bean. The HTC One X+ combines the design, camera...

PC vendors recommended to target niche smartphone market to avoid direct competition

Oct 3, 14:56

Branded PC vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Asustek Computer, which plan to reignite their smartphone businesses, are recommended to offer models with strong application...

Price of quad-core smartphones in China may fall to US$100/unit

Sep 28, 01:05

Qualcomm and MediaTek have been competing over solutions for quad-core entry-level smartphones. China-based handset makers believe that, by the second half of 2013, there will be...

qualcomm

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...

IHS teardown reveals many iPhone 5 components change, but most suppliers remain the same

Sep 26, 10:32

A physical teardown of the iPhone 5 confirms the bill of materials (BOM) and manufacturing cost reported last week in an IHS iSuppli virtual teardown. The low-end model with 16GB...

Chunghwa Telecom, Baidu market mobile applications for each other

Sep 25, 11:33

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced a cooperation plan with Baidu, the largest search engine in China, to market each other's mobile applications, with CHT offering five Baidu applications...

Samsung Tizen smartphones to face market challenges

Sep 25, 01:40

Samsung Electronics will reportedly launch its new Tizen-based Galaxy smartphone codenamed i9300 in near future, but sources from smartphone players believe the device will face challenges...

Non-iPhone brands to counter iPhone 5 with more NFC-enabled models, say sources

Sep 24, 16:32

Although Apple's iPhone 5 is expected to enjoy strong sales, the lack of NFC (near field communication) functionality in the latest iPhone model will allow rival brands to differentiate...

Nokia to miss out on year-end sales for not delivering WP8 models ahead of HTC or Samsung, say sources

Sep 21, 14:21

Nokia is likely to miss out on the year-end sales opportunities if it lags Samsung Electronics or HTC in the delivery of Windows Phone 8-based smartphones, according to industry so...

Maps and Passbook in iOS 6 help propel Apple App Store growth in 2012, says IHS

Sep 20, 15:58

With the addition of the new Maps platform and Passbook app to its iOS 6 operating system, Apple has extended the reach of its smartphone and tablet ecosystem into the real world,...

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...

ZTE to launch Open webOS smartphone in 4Q12, say sources

Sep 19, 14:04

China-based ZTE reportedly plans to launch its first Open webOS-based smartphone for overseas markets in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to industry sources.

Google attitude against modified Android may lead to split in Android, say Taiwan handset makers

Sep 18, 01:10

Google's opposition to Taiwan-based vendor Acer's launch of the A800, a smartphone based on the Alibaba-developed operating system Aliyun, reflects Google's attempt to check development...

Handset accessory firms to benefit from new features of iPhone 5

Sep 14, 15:26

Handset accessory firms expect to see increasing sales of protective cases and loudspeakers due to iPhone 5's new features such as the 4-inch screen and new Lightning connector, according...

Cumulative Android smartphone shipments will exceed one billion in 2013, says IHS

Sep 12, 16:03

Just five years after Google's Android appeared on the market in 2008, IHS forecasts that cumulative global shipments of smartphones using the operating system since it was introduced...

Nokia may release new Windows Phone 7.5 smartphones for the entry-level segment

Sep 11, 15:47

Nokia may release new Windows Phone 7.5-based smartphones for the entry-level segment at the end of 2012 since Windows Phone 8's hardware requirements for dual-core processor and...

China-based Huawei, ZTE to step into tablet market, say sources

Sep 11, 12:19

While international smartphone players including LG Electronics, Motorola Mobility, RIM and Nokia have apparently retreated from the tablet PC market in order to focus on their core...

Smartphone and tablet forecasts show varying OS fortunes, says Canalys

Sep 11, 12:04

The latest product announcements by leading smartphone and tablet vendors will help drive consumer demand to new heights, according to Canalys. It forecasts that in 2016, global annual...

Nokia, Motorola introduce new smartphones

Sep 7, 01:35

Nokia and Motorola Mobility both introduced new smartphones on September 5, 2012. Nokia introduced two Windows Phone 8 models, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Motorola launched three...

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...

Nokia unveils Windows Phone 8-based Lumia 920, Lumia 820 smartphones

Sep 6, 11:32

Nokia has announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia's Windows Phone 8 range.

Compal Communications to land Nokia Windows smartphone orders in 2013

Sep 6, 01:05

Nokia is aggressively trying to release Windows Phone 8 smartphones before the end of September to regain its momentum in the handset market. Meanwhile, its major OEM partner Compal...

Samsung unveils new products in Berlin

Aug 30, 13:47

Samsung Electronics has unveiled a series of cross-platform mobile devices, including the Galaxy Note II, Windows 8/Windows RT tablet PCs and Windows Phone 8 smartphones, in Berlin...

HTC has no intentions to settle with Apple, says company chairperson

Aug 29, 01:35

HTC and Apple have been battling over patents. According to Cher Wang, chairperson of HTC, despite Samsung's recent lawsuit loss, HTC does not have any intentions to settle.

Cher Wang, HTC chairperson

Handset vendors unlikely to benefit from indoor location-based service, say sources

Aug 28, 16:05

Handset vendors, with the exception of those with own mobile advertising platforms and other services, are unlikely to benefit directly from emerging business opportunities that will...

Digitimes Research: Android to account for 70% of handset market in 2H12

Aug 24, 16:18

Observing from the competition between handset operating systems in the second half of 2011 and in 2012, Android, which already accounted for more than 60% of the handset market in...

On-year handset shipment growth by major OS, 2010-2012
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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.

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