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The challenge for mobile telecom carriers: Q&A with FET president Yvonne Li

Dec 19, 11:02

Along with increasing use of smartphones, competition among mobile telecom carriers is changing and they are faced with a big challenge to transform themselves into total solution...

FET president Yvonne Li

Motorola likely to bid farewell to Taiwan handset ODMs after Google sells plants to Flextronics

Dec 17, 13:01

The partnerships between Motorola Mobility and Taiwan-based handset ODMs such as Foxconn International Holdings (FIH) will begin to fade away, as Google, the parent company of Motorola,...

Handset and platform makers compete to dominate map data

Dec 13, 21:19

Handset and platform makers such as Nokia and Google have been expanding in-house map data platforms. Apple is reportedly considering buying Tom Tom, a Dutch navigation product provider,...

Nokia increasing competition in entry-level to mid-range smartphone segment

Dec 7, 14:02

Nokia is strengthening its deployment in the entry-level to mid-range smartphone market with the launch of Lumia 620, a move which will affect the sale of Windows Phone 8 handsets...

Digitimes Research: Android phones to account for 70% of global smartphone market in 2013

Dec 6, 12:19

Android will further solidify its market leadership in the smartphone operating system race in 2013, thanks to a broad support from smartphone vendors and the rollout of a wide range...

Worldwide mobile phone growth expected to drop to 1.4% in 2012, says IDC

Dec 5, 21:42

The worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to grow 1.4% on year in 2012, the lowest annual growth rate in three years despite a projected record number of smartphone shipments...

iPhone 5 yield rates improving, say sources

Dec 5, 14:44

Yield rates for the production of iPhone 5 in the supply chain appear to have improved recently, as Apple has shortened the standby period for pre-sale orders in the US and Europe...

Microsoft, RIM to keep existing platforms operating after releasing new ones

Dec 3, 13:16

Microsoft and Research in Motion (RIM) reportedly will keep their existing smartphone platforms, Window Phone 7 and BlackBerry 7, continuing for a while after the release of next-generation...

RIM announces updates to developer ecosystem programs

Nov 30, 15:23

Research in Motion (RIM) has announced updates to its developer ecosystem programs, including BlackBerry Dev Alpha test devices, the 10k developer commitment, updated tools and mor...

Taiwan market: Samsung sets launch date, price of WP8-based Ativ S

Nov 27, 21:43

Samsung Electronics has launched its Windows Phone 8-based Ativ S for the Taiwan market in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT). The model will be available in the local market...

Rise of Sony Mobile, Lenovo to benefit Taiwan handset ODMs

Nov 27, 21:23

Sony Mobile Communications and Lenovo have both strengthened their positions in the global smartphone market, which will benefit their handset ODM partners in Taiwan, Foxconn International...

China market: More multimedia player makers become smartphone vendors

Nov 26, 15:50

China-based multimedia player makers including Meizu, OPPO Digital and BBK have entered the Android smartphone market in China, targeting the mid-range to high-end segment, according...

Patent disputes hike royalty fees for Android handset makers

Nov 22, 14:22

Hardware vendors who use the Android platform for mobile devices are now finding their costs mounting up because of royalty payments, mainly to Microsoft and recently to Apple, according...

Nokia, HTC promoting WP8 smartphones with aggressive pricing in the US

Nov 21, 15:25

Having launched their Windows Phone 8-based smartphones in the US only two weeks ago, Nokia and HTC have engaged in fierce price competition to win market share, according to industry...

Taiwan market: Mobile advertising valued at NT$2.64 billion in 2012, says FIND

Nov 19, 16:08

The total revenues from mobile advertising based on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in the Taiwan market in 2012 are estimated at NT$2.64 billion (US$90.3 billion),...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to grow 30% in 2013

Nov 19, 15:52

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 30% to 865 million units in 2013, accounting for 43.9% of total handset shipments in the year, Digitimes Research has estimated.

Android takes 90% smartphone platform market share in China

Nov 15, 21:43

Google's Android platform has taken a 90% share of the smartphone platform market in China. However, as iPhone 5 and many Windows Phone 8 models will be introduced to the China market...

Worldwide sales of mobile phones decline 3% in 3Q12, while smartphone sees 47% increase, says Gartner

Nov 15, 11:17

Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users reached almost 428 million units in the third quarter of 2012, a 3.1% decline from the third quarter of 2011, according to Gartner. Smartphone...

Taiwan suppliers to be ready for production of BlackBerry 10-based products in December

Nov 13, 21:41

Taiwan-based handset component makers including Silitech Technology, Ichia Technologies as well as ODM Wistron are expected to begin small volume production of RIM's BlackBerry 10-based...

China market: Nokia, HTC and Huawei WP8 smartphones to debut in December

Nov 8, 13:54

Cooperating with China's three telecom service providers, brands such as Nokia, HTC, Samsung Electronics and Huawei will introduce their Windows Phone 8 models into the China market...

Smart devices sales to reach 821 million in 2012; to rise to 1.2 billion in 2013, says Gartner

Nov 8, 11:16

The consumerization trend has hit IT as an unstoppable force, as 821 million smart devices (smartphones and tablets) will be purchased worldwide in 2012 and pass the billion mark...

Digitimes Research: Nexus 4 to be popular in prepaid SIM card and telecom retail channels

Nov 7, 21:57

Google's Nexus 4, which comes with a 4.7-inch 720p HD display and Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, is expected to become a popular model in the prepaid SIM card segment...

China market: Coolpad hopes to regain mid-range, high-end smartphone share

Nov 7, 21:48

China-based handset maker Coolpad hopes to re-enter the mid-range and high-end smartphone market in China by introducing smartphone products with China Mobile that will be priced...

Silitech sees revenues decline in October

Newswatch - Nov 7, 16:22

Handset keypad and chassis maker Silitech Technology saw its revenues decline 12% on month and 45.8% on year to NT$704.53 million (US$24.07 million) in October due largely to reduced...

Google, Amazon and other vendors in China to lead pricing in low-cost smartphone segment, say sources

Nov 5, 22:59

While sales of low-cost smartphones are expected to continue growing in the next few years, Google, Amazon and other Internet service companies in China may lead price competition...

Uncertain Windows 8 future may relatively affect Windows Phone 8

Nov 5, 22:45

Although Microsoft has been aggressive promoting its new Windows 8 operating system (OS), a weak global economy has the notebook supply chain remaining conservative about the OS'...

Android marks 4th anniversary with 75% market share in 3Q12, says IDC

Nov 5, 12:18

Total Android smartphone shipments worldwide reached 136 million units in the third quarter of 2012, accounting for 75% of the 181.1 million smartphones shipped in the quarter, according...

Taiwan market: HTC launches WP8X and WP8S smartphones

Oct 31, 14:28

HTC has launched its Windows Phone 8-based smartphones, the WP8X and WP8S, in Taiwan in cooperation with four telecom service companies–Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile,...

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...

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