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BlackBerry launches new Android smartphone

Newswatch - Jul 27, 21:33

BlackBerry has launched its second Android smartphone, the DTEK50, priced at US$299. The DTEK50 features a 5.2-inch display with a 1920 by 1080 resolution, Qualcomm 8-core Snapdragon...

Digitimes Research: Over 4,000 models of LTE-enabled devices launched as of February 2016

Jul 27, 21:24

Based on GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) statistics, there were 4,416 models of LTE-enabled mobile terminal devices cumulatively launched around the world as of the end...

Samsung likely to unveil Galaxy Note 7 on August 2

Jul 27, 11:39

Samsung Electronics has announced a product event on August 2 in New York City where the vendor is expected to officially announce its new flagship smartphone for the second half...

HTC to face increasing competition in VR market in 2H16

Jul 26, 11:05

HTC is expected to face increasing competition from other brand vendors in the VR (virtual reality) market in the second half of 2016 as VR or AR (augmented reality) devices appear...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan smartphone ODM/OEM shipments drop in 2Q16

Jul 25, 20:29

Taiwan-based ODMs/OEMs shipped 12.06 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2016, slipping 13.5% on quarter and 43.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: MWC Shanghai focuses on smart services

Jul 25, 15:20

While Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona during February 22-25 focused on unveiling of new smartphones and exhibiting advance telecom technologies, MWC Shanghai 2016 during...

Vendors to launch smartphones supporting biometrics recognition

Jul 25, 12:27

Smartphone brands have been gearing up efforts to develop biometrics recognition technology, aiming to ramp up their market share with high-end models featured biometrics functionality,...

China market: Oppo raises 2016 smartphone shipment target to 100 million units, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 25, 10:36

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo reportedly has raised its shipment target for 2016 to 100 million units, from the revised 80 million set in June, according to a Chinese-language...

Wireless charging to become major feature in mobile devices

Jul 22, 14:08

More mobile devices are expected to feature wireless charging which will stimulate demand for related analog ICs and protective components, according to industry sources.

Worldwide smartwatch market experiences first decline as shipments fall 32% in 2Q16, says IDC

Jul 22, 12:38

For the first time, the worldwide smartwatch market saw an on-year decline of 32%, according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Smartwatch...

Sharp to roll out new smartphone utilizing MediaTek 10-core chip, says report

Newswatch - Jul 22, 11:52

Sharp is reportedly engaged in the development of a new smartphone utilizing MediaTek's 10-core Helio X20 chip (dubbed MT6797).

Taiwan market: Garmin launches mobile e-payment-enabled smart band

Jul 20, 15:43

Garmin on July 19 launched the vivosmart HR, a smart wristband supporting mobile electronic payments (e-payment) via a built-in iPASS chip, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail...

HTC to participate in US-sponsored AWRI program

Jul 20, 14:13

HTC has announced that it will participate in the Advanced Wireless Research Initiative (AWRI) program launched jointly by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy...

HTC to hold 3Q16 investors conference on August 2

Newswatch - Jul 19, 22:32

HTC will hold its investors conference for the third quarter on August 2. The company is expected to report a loss of NT$1.5-2 billion for the second quarter, down from a loss of...

Handset LED market to decline, says IHS

Jul 18, 22:14

The market for LEDs used in mobile phones – including backlighting behind the display, keypad illumination and camera flash - will decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)...

SoftBank to acquire ARM

Jul 18, 16:24

The boards of directors of SoftBank and ARM have announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition of ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2...

Smartphone vendors crossing into notebook market for growth

Jul 18, 15:57

China-based Huawei and Xiaomi have entered the notebook market and Korea-based smartphone brand vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are also releasing products for the...

Huawei pushing mobile payment system in China

Jul 14, 14:33

With Asia's mobile payment market growing rapidly, in addition to Apple and Samsung Electronics' payment platforms, China-based Huawei, the largest smartphone vendor in China, has...

Garmin enters Taiwan micropayment market

Jul 14, 11:52

Garmin has cooperated with Taiwan-based micropayment firm iPass to launch wearable devices that are able to measure heart rates and support micropayments.

Taiwan market: HTC begins marketing Vive via retail channels

Jul 13, 11:47

HTC has begun marketing its Vive through retail channels in the Taiwan market. The company aims to establish up to 100 experience shops for the VR device by year-end 2016.

Asustek unveils new products for 2H16

Jul 13, 11:39

Asustek Computer has unveiled a number of new products for the second half of 2016, including ZenFone 3 family products, Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1, and ZenPad 3S 10 tablet.

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih presiding the new product event

Pegatron sees over 30% growth in June revenues

Jul 12, 15:32

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$93.35 billion (US$2.89 billion) for June, growing 40.27% on month and 33.34% on year, and NT$224.98 billion for the second...

Flagship phone demand might disappoint in 2H16

Jul 12, 14:26

Smartphone vendors might see sales of their flagship models disappoint in the second half of 2016 due to lack of upgrades, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Asustek sees growth in June revenues; conservative about 3Q16

Jul 12, 11:14

Asustek Computer saw its June consolidated revenues grow 33% on month and 2% on year to reach NT$42.39 billion (US$1.32 billion), but its revenues in the second quarter were down...

Arima Communications sees shipments down in June

Stockwatch - Jul 12, 11:01

Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.341 billion (US$41.4 million) for June, slipping 37.50% from the previous month as smartphone shipments...

Asustek new products expected to improve 2H16 operations

Jul 11, 15:36

Asustek Computer had slow performance in the first half as demand for notebooks continues to weaken, and the company has been reducing its existing ZenFone shipments in preparation...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches new consumer electronics

Jul 11, 11:52

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi has launched its new consumer electronics in Taiwan including the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Max smartphone, the Mi Air Purifier 2 and the Mi Smart LED Lamp...

LG likely to lower smartphone shipment target for 2Q16, says paper

Jul 11, 10:58

LG Electronics is expected to lower its smartphone shipment target for the second quarter of 2016 to 15 million units from 16.5 million projected previously due to lower-than-expected...

Foxconn takes up Microsoft handset plant in Vietnam

Jul 11, 10:51

Foxconn Electronics has announced that one of its subsidiaries, Chief Expertise, has purchased a 100% stake of Microsoft Mobile (Vietnam), a handset unit of Microsoft Mobile in Vietnam,...

Japan market: HTC launches HTC Vive

Jul 8, 11:19

HTC on July 7 announced the launch of HTC Vive, its first virtual reality (VR) device, in the Japan market and is cooperating with several local retail chains and games developers...

HTC Vive launched in Japan

Compal, Pegatron refutes LeTV payment delay rumor

Stockwatch - Jul 8, 10:22

China-based LeTV reportedly has delayed its payments to its upstream smartphone component and ODM partners due to having some funding gap, but Compal Electronics and Pegatron Technology...

Synnex June revenues hit record

Jul 8, 10:19

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$29.810 billion (US$920 million) for June, its highest...

Taiwan market: Commtiva unveils Sharp Aquos P1 smartphone

Jul 7, 11:30

Commtiva, a smartphone marketing arm of Foxconn Electronics, has unveiled Sharp's latest flagship smartphone, the Aquos P1, in the Taiwan market.

Sharp Aquos P1 smartphone

Japan market: HTC 10 smartphone enjoys brisk sales

Jul 7, 11:01

HTC's sales of its latest flagship model the HTC 10 in cooperation with KDDI in the Japan market have been growing steadily, according to Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia.

HTC North Asia president Jack Tong

HTC reports decreased revenues for June

Newswatch - Jul 6, 20:17

HTC has reported revenues of NT$6.36 billion (US$196.54 million) for June, down 5.7% on month and 26.7% on year. The performance was lower than market expectations.

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