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Global Chromebook shipments in 2014 estimated at 4-5 million units, say Taiwan makers

Apr 3, 10:50

Global Chromebook shipments in 2014 are expected to reach only 4-5 million units mainly because cloud-based storage is not popular enough and 4G mobile access is not sufficiently...

China-based Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi aim at annual shipments of 100 million smartphones

Apr 2, 20:59

Huawei Device and Xiaomi Technology aim to ship 100 million smartphones globally in 2015, while fellow vendor Lenovo aims to hit 100 million in its 2014 fiscal year (April 2014-March...

Commentary: Taiwan handset vendors, ODMs advised to optimize rising supply chain in China

Apr 2, 16:36

Taiwan-based handset vendors and ODMs are advised to optimize the advantages of the handset supply chain in China to sharpen their competiveness and to avoid of being marginalized...

China market: Asustek braces for strong smartphone competition

Apr 1, 21:57

Asustek Computer's plan to boost sales of its new ZenFone series smartphones in China with low prices could meet strong competition from local brands including Huawei, TCL, Xiaomi...

Synnex Technology nets NT$3.32 per share for 2013

Mar 31, 21:20

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on March 31 reported consolidated revenues of NT$330.3 billion (US$11.1 billion), net...

China has 1.24 billion mobile phone users in February, says MIIT

Mar 31, 10:13

There were 1.24 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of February 2014, growing 0.36% sequentially and 9.52% on year, and 429.79 million (34.67%) of them...

Acer announces Greater China president Scott Lin to retire; posts losses for 2013

Mar 28, 16:05

Acer has announced that Scott Lin, Senior Corporate VP and President of Greater China regional operations will retire on April 30, 2013. Lin has been at the company for 30 years,...

Worldwide PC, tablet, ultra-mobile and mobile handset shipments to grow 6.9% in 2014, says Gartner

Mar 28, 11:03

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultra-mobiles and handsets) are projected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2014, a 6.9% increase from 2013, according to Gartner...

Microsoft aims at global shipments of 25 million Windows tablets in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Mar 27, 20:22

Microsoft has set an internal goal of increasing global Windows tablet shipments, including its Surface, in 2014 to 25 million units, five times the five million units shipped in...

China market: Handset vendors launching higher-specification models to win market share

Mar 26, 22:11

China-based handset vendors are rolling out smartphones with higher hardware specifications such as 2560 by 1440 (QHD) displays and 50-megapixel cameras in order to compete with first-tier...

HTC launches new HTC One

Mar 26, 14:51

HTC has unveiled its new high-end flagship model, the HTC One (M8), in New York and London simultaneously, aiming to rekindle its sagging smartphone sales as well as to shore up its...

China smartphone market to reach 422 million units in 2014, says Digitimes Research

Mar 26, 14:06

Demand in China's smartphone market is expected to reach 422 million units in 2014, with 278 million units contributed by China-based vendors, according to the latest Digitimes Research...

MacBook shipments in 2014 may fall to 10 million units, say Taiwan makers

Mar 25, 21:10

MacBook shipments in 2014 are likely to drop by about 15% from 12 million units in 2013 to 10 million units or even 9.9 million units, according to some of Taiwan-based supply chain...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors to continue focusing on entry-level to mid-range models in 1H14

Mar 25, 14:12

China-based handset vendors will continue to focus on rolling out entry-level to mid-range smartphones for China and other emerging markets in the first half of 2014 due to persistently...

Taiwan market: iPhone 5C sales short of original expectation

Mar 24, 20:38

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) on October 25, 2103 began contract-bundled sale of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in the Taiwan market,...

Digitimes Research: March analysis of tablet market

Mar 24, 11:53

China-based Huawei and CoolPad have both recently launched their new low-price high-specification phablets in China, aiming to grab shares from the high-end phablet market. Both vendors...

FIH turns profitable in 2013

Mar 24, 11:10

Hong Kong-listed FIH Mobile, a handset ODM belonging to the Foxconn Group, saw its 2013 operations swing from a net operating loss of US$218 million for 2012 to net operating profit...

Most smartphone vendors supporting Android Wear

Mar 21, 16:41

Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, HTC, Asustek Computer and Motorola have voiced support for Android Wear, Google's new platform for wearable devices.

China market: Oppo launches new flagship smartphone family

Mar 21, 14:59

China-based handset vendor Oppo has launched a new flagship smartphone family, the Find 7 series, featuring high-resolution displays and high-performance cameras and targeting the...

Asustek Taiwan sales agents worry about competition from ADI

Mar 21, 12:11

Asustek Computer has set up Asus Digital International (ADI), a joint venture with e-commerce operator Uitox specifically for marketing and selling its Zenfone smartphones online...

Branded tablet shipments to reach 200 million in 2014, says ABI Research

Mar 21, 11:05

About 200 million branded tablets will ship in 2014, a 20% gain on year from the 166 million shipments in 2013, according to ABI Research.

LG working with Google on smartwatch

Mar 21, 11:03

LG Electronics is working together with Google on the LG G Watch, powered by Android Wear, which extends the Android platform to wearables. The LG G Watch will be compatible with...

Taiwan market: FET sells 200,000 Xiaomi smartphones

Mar 20, 21:04

Mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has sold 200,000 Xiaomi 3 and Hong-mi (Red Rice) smartphones developed by China-based vendor Xiaomi Technology through...

Taiwan market: Samsung unveils Galaxy S5

Mar 20, 16:21

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its Android smartphone Galaxy S5 for launch in the Taiwan market on April 11 at a contract-free retail price of NT$22,900 (US$756) for 16GB version...

Taiwan market: LG launches G Pro 2

Mar 20, 16:17

LG Electronics has unveiled its Android smartphone G Pro 2 for contract-bundled sale by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) in Taiwan beginning March 20.

Digitimes Research: Google shifts focus to large-size tablet competition

Mar 18, 15:49

Digitimes Research has learned that Google is set to release at least two Nexus tablets in 2014 with an 8.9-inch model already under development and set to enter mass production in...

China market: Smartphone sales over 97 million units in 4Q13, says Analysys

Mar 18, 14:21

There were 106.83 million handsets sold in the China market during fourth-quarter 2013, growing 4.1% sequentially and 54.8% on year. Smartphones accounted for 97.63 million units,...

China market: Booming online smartphone sales to affect vendor rankings

Mar 18, 12:24

Efforts by China-based smartphone vendors to push sales through online trading is likely to result in significant impacts on sales volumes and vendor rankings in the China market...

China handset vendors will account for over 50% of mobile handset sales in 2015, says ABI Research

Mar 17, 15:03

China-based handset vendors will account for over 50% of mobile handset sales in 2015. China-based vendors accounted for 38% of mobile handset shipments in 2013 and the ongoing shift...

China market: K-Touch launches secondary brand for smartphones

Mar 14, 15:39

Following the steps of fellow companies Huawei, Coolpad and Gionee, China-based Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment, the vendor of K-Touch brand smartphones in China, has launched...

Global market revenues for wireless charging to rise by nearly factor of 40 by 2018, says IHS

Mar 14, 15:22

Propelled by the rising availability of products and partial resolution of standards conflicts, the global market for wireless charging hardware used for mobile devices like smartphones...

Shipment ratio of 8-core smartphone solutions to be lower in 2014

Mar 13, 22:01

The shipment ratio of 8-core processors to total smartphone solution shipments will not be higher in 2014 as brand and white-box handset vendors in China will still prefer to use...

Samsung, HP to launch Chrome OS AIO PCs

Mar 13, 20:06

Samsung Electronics and Hewlett-Packard (HP) will follow LG Electronics to launch Chrome OS all-in-one PCs later in 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Digitimes Research: Handheld games consoles facing threat from smartphones; gaming peripheral players to benefit

Mar 13, 13:58

As smartphone popularity rises, demand for handheld games consoles has been dropping, especially for Sony's PS Vita. With an the upgraded PS Vita Slim set for release later in 2014,...

China market: Huawei Device, Coolpad launch 7-inch phablets at below CNY2,000

Mar 12, 20:56

Huawei Device and Coolpad have launched 7-inch Android 4.2 phablets (smartphone-tablet hybrids), the Honor X1 and 9976A, for sale in the China market at below CNY2,000 (US$326).

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    HTC Desire 310

    HTC has unveiled the new HTC Desire 310 for the entry-level market. It runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, with a 4.5-inch screen and 5-megapixelcamera. It also features the HTC...

    Photo: Company, Mar 11.

  • Asustek+FonePad+7+LTE

    Asustek FonePad 7 LTE

    Asustek's FonePad 7 LTE, unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2014, is a 7-inch phablet with built-in LTE connectivity and phone functionality. Fonepad 7 LTE features dDual front speakers,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 7.

  • Nokia+X+family

    Nokia X family

    Nokia has unveiled its X family smartphones that run Android apps and Microsoft services. The Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are priced to capture the fast-growing affordable smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

  • HTC+Desire+610

    HTC Desire 610

    The HTC Desire 610 comes with 4.7-inch screen, HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound. HTC described the Desire 610 as an entertainment hub targeting the midrange market segment. The...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

  • Samsung+Galaxy+S5+

    Samsung Galaxy S5

    Samsung Electronics has announced the Galaxy S5, its flagship smartphone for 2014. The new Galaxy S5 provides a personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behavior,...

    Photo: Company, Feb 27.

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