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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).

Lenovo may become second largest Android smartphone vendor, say Taiwan makers

Mar 12, 20:03

While Samsung Electronics has dominated the global Android smartphone market with a market share of 65% and LG Electronics, HTC, Sony Mobile Communications and Motorola Mobility have...

Digitimes Research: South Korea aims to acquire 40% share in wearable device market by 2020

Mar 12, 14:58

As demand for smartphones and tablets is gradually approaching saturation with related shipment growths slowing down, vendors have been aggressively seeking new growth drivers. Wearable...

Taiwan notebook ODMs impacted by on-month revenue drops in February

Mar 11, 15:50

Quanta Computer has announced shipments of 3.3 million notebooks in February, decreasing on month from 3.6 million units in January, and corresponding consolidated revenues of NT$69.32...

HTC, Sony Mobile and LG shifting focus to mid-range smartphone models

Mar 11, 13:43

HTC, Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics appear to have shifted their efforts to focus on the US$300-400 mid-range smartphone segment due to increasing saturation in the...

FPCB makers Zhen Ding, Flexium to benefit from planned launch of large-size iPhones

Mar 10, 21:49

Flexible PCB suppliers Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Flexium Interconnect are poised for strong shipment growth in 2014 amid market speculations indicating that Apple is likely...

ZTE to deepen cooperation with Taiwan-based PCB suppliers

Mar 10, 21:17

ZTE will further strengthen its cooperation with Taiwan-based PCB suppliers as it is deepening its deployment in the high-end smartphone segment, according to Lu Qianhao, ZTE's head...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors rely on international brands for overseas expansion

Mar 10, 14:59

China-based smartphone players' shipments to markets outside of China currently account for 20% of their total volume. As demand from the local market - which has been their main...

SPIL to perform better than expected in 1Q14

Mar 10, 14:50

IC testing and packaging company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is expected to perform better than its guidance set for the first quarter of 2014 as clients are building...

More handset makers joining WP camp

Mar 10, 11:31

Microsoft has successfully lured a number of China- and India-based handset vendors to join the Windows Phone (WP) camp, which may help ramp up the ratio of the WP8 phones in the...

Synnex Technology February revenues down on month, up on year

Mar 10, 10:49

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on March 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$23.15 billion (US$764 million) for February,...

KYEC February sales up 7%

Mar 7, 15:01

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), which provides chip probing and final test services for LCD driver ICs and chip components used in mobile devices, has announced consolidated sales for...

Tablet growth to slow as purchases in mature markets begin to level off, says IDC

Mar 7, 11:23

The total tablet market, inclusive of both tablets and 2-in-1 devices, is forecast to grow 19.4% in 2014, down from a growth rate of 51.6% in 2013, according to IDC. IDC reduced the...

Foxconn to land 90 million iPhone 6 orders, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 6, 15:14

Foxconn Electronics is expected to land orders for 90 million units of the iPhone 6 from Apple in 2014, the Chinese-language Commercial Times cited data from Citigroup Global...

iPhone 5c inventories estimated at over 3 million units, says upstream supply chain

Mar 5, 22:00

Due to below-expectations sales performance, recent market rumors have indicated that iPhone 5c shipments drastically deceased at the end of 2013 and inventory volumes have built...

MediaTek expected to speed up development of feature chips

Mar 5, 12:39

MediaTek is expected to ramp up investments to develop peripheral chips to enrich smartphones such as wireless charging, NFC, and fingerprint recognition which in return will jack...

Worldwide tablet sales grow 68% in 2013 with Android capturing 62% of market, says Gartner

Mar 4, 14:39

Worldwide sales of tablets to end users reached 195.4 million units in 2013, a 68% increase on 2012, according to Gartner.

HTC sees decreased February revenues

Mar 4, 14:36

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.23 billion (US$238 million) for February, decreasing 25.29% on month and 36.45% on year.

Taiwan market: Channel retailers unlikely to meet 1Q14 sales goal

Mar 3, 21:37

Taiwan's channel retailers are expected to have difficulties achieving their sales target for the first quarter as back-to-school demand in February was weaker than expected, according...

NFC-enabled handset shipments to soar 4-fold in next 5 years, says IHS

Mar 3, 15:47

Global shipments of handsets equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology will surge by more than a factor of four from 2013-2018, reaching 1.2 billion units, according...

Taiwan market: E-Life Mall to expand retail chain

Mar 3, 15:08

E-Life Mall, an IT and consumer electronics retail chain in Taiwan, will expand around Taiwan in 2014, with the number of general stores to increase from 330 currently to 350 and...

Sony Electronics to close 20 US stores affecting 1,000 employees

Feb 27, 12:13

Sony Electronics has announced plans to close 20 of its US stores, and eliminate one-third or 1,000 of its US employees, by the end of 2014.

MWC 2014: Qualcomm optimistic about 4G smartphone market

Feb 27, 11:41

The release of 4G TD-LTE licenses by the China government at the end of 2013 triggered the competition in the 4G smartphone segment, and 4G models with a price tag of CNY1,000 (US$163)...

Qualcomm senior vp Katouzian

MWC 2014: BlackBerry unveils Z3, Q20 smartphones

Feb 26, 13:54

BlackBerry has unveiled two new smartphones, the BlackBerry Z3 and BlackBerry Q20, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. The Z3 packs a 5-inch touchscreen and target markets in Southeast...

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou with a BlackBerry Z3
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  • Garmin+Vivofit

    Garmin Vivofit

    Garmin has launched a fitness band (smart pedometer bracelet), Vivofit, in the Taiwan market. Vivofit can record users' step counts, walking distance and calories burned in daytime...

    Photo: Company, Apr 22.

  • HTC+Desire+310

    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.

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