Taipei, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 01:48 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
News tagged Mobile devices
  • Last update: Monday 5 October 2015 [8800 news items]

Global smartphone shipments growth slows to 15% in 2Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Newswatch - Jul 31, 11:10

Global smartphone shipments grew 15% on year to reach 339.5 million units in the second quarter of 2015, which was the industry's slowest growth for six years, according to Strategy...

Motorola launches 3 smartphones

Jul 30, 11:43

Motorola has unveiled three smartphones, the Moto X Style, Moto X Play and Moto G, simultaneously in New York, London and Sao Paulo.

HTC to make investment in VR application provider WEVR

Jul 30, 10:43

HTC plans to take up 1.73 million shares, or a 15% stake, in virtual reality (VR) application provider WEVR for US$10 million, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock...

China Internet service company plans to invest in HTC, claims report

Jul 29, 15:46

China-based Internet security service company Qihoo 360 plans to acquire up to 31.5% share of Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC, according to a China-based report,...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi to focus on mid-range to high-end smartphones

Jul 29, 15:10

Xiaomi Technology has adjusted its marketing strategy to promote its smartphones in Taiwan, shifting its focus to mid-range and high-end smartphones instead of low-priced models in...

Xiaomi sales director Henman Lee

China market: Meizu to start marketing fast mobile chargers, says report

Newswatch - Jul 29, 11:03

China-based smartphone vendor Meizu will start marketing its fast mobile charger, the Meizu Power Bank, at the end of July, priced at CNY149 (US$24). The fast charger supports MaxCharge...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy J7

Jul 28, 15:28

Samsung Electronics has launched its Galaxy J7 smartphone in the Taiwan market, targeting the entry-level to mid-range segment. The Galaxy J7 will be available at NT$7,990 (US$253)...

Taiwan supply chain makers expect ODM orders for Windows 10 smartphones

Jul 27, 19:59

Microsoft, having closed Nokia's factories and dismissed Nokia R&D staffs, is unlikely to invest much in own-brand Windows 10 smartphones and instead may partner with vendors...

Worldwide smartphone market posts 11.6% increase in 2Q15, says IDC

Jul 27, 19:48

Vendors shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2015, up 11.6% from the 302.1 million units shipped a year ago, according to IDC.

China produces over 760 million handsets in 1H15, says MIIT

Jul 27, 14:22

China-based makers produced 761.788 million handsets in total during the first half of 2015, decreasing 4.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology...

Commentary: Who will Nokia count on for its reentry bid to the smartphone market?

Jul 27, 14:10

It is no longer a speculation that Nokia will be back to the smartphone market, and consumers are likely to catch sight of Nokia-brand smartphones once again in 2016 at the earliest...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments by China vendors grow at moderate pace in 2Q15

Jul 27, 12:56

Smartphone shipments by China-based handset vendors totaled 114.3 million units in the second quarter of 2015, up 18.4% sequentially and 7.4% on year, according to the latest data...

China makers gain upper hand over Taiwan rivals in IoT orders

Jul 24, 12:07

Many Silicon Valley-based startups have chosen makers in Shenzhen, China, instead of Taiwan-based ODMs, for production of hardware devices for IoT (Internet of Things) applications,...

Broadband consumption being driven by mobile devices, says firm

Jul 24, 11:24

Broadband consumption is being driven by the proliferation of smartphones, which is at 37% global personal penetration, and tablet devices, with a global household penetration of...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches Mi Note 64GB

Jul 24, 10:52

Xiaomi Technology has launched its Mi Note 64GB version in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET).

Xiaomi Mi Note

Asustek, Taiwan ODMs benefit from growing demand for inexpensive smartphones in Japan

Jul 24, 10:46

There is increasing demand for inexpensive SIM-free smartphones in the Japan market and consequently ZenFone series models launched by Taiwan-based vendor Asustek Computer have been...

Taiwan market: HTC releases HTC One E9 dual sim

Jul 24, 10:44

HTC has added a new member to its HTC One family lineup, the HTC One E9 dual sim, in the Taiwan market. The new model will take on Samsung Electronics' newly released Galaxy A8 and...

The HTC Vive

Digitimes Research: Adoption of Wi-Fi by Apple Watch, Android Wear to encourage other vendors to follow suit

Jul 23, 09:56

The adoption of Wi-Fi technology by Apple Watch and Android Wear devices are expected to motivate other smartwatch and wearable device vendors to follow suit, according to Digitimes...

Huawei Device ships 48.2 million smartphones in 1H15

Jul 22, 15:18

China-based handset vendor Huawei Device, a subsidiary of Huawei Technologies, has reported that it shipped 48.2 million units in the first half of 2015, up 39% on year.

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to cooperate with Microsoft, Allwinner for entry-level mobile device market

Jul 22, 10:55

Qualcomm aims to ramp up its penetration in the entry-level mobile device market by cooperating with Microsoft to launch low-cost Windows Mobile 10 products, while also cooperating...

India market: Intex to launch Sailfish OS-based smartphones

Jul 21, 21:54

India-based handset vendor Intex will cooperate with Jolla to launch Sailfish OS 2.0-based smartphones for sale in India and other emerging markets, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IT industries facing challenges from China supply chains, says MOEA

Jul 21, 16:00

A number of Taiwan's IT related industries, including IC design, LCD panel (touchscreen), camera module, battery and chassis, are facing severe challenges from the supply chain makers...

Huawei Technologies revenues up 30% on year in 1H15

Jul 21, 11:53

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has reported revenues of CNY175.9 billion (US$28.16 billion) for the first half of 2015, increasing 30% from a year earlier...

Global smartphone shipments grow 1.9% on quarter in 2Q15, says TrendForce

Newswatch - Jul 21, 10:53

Global smartphone shipments grew 1.9% sequentially to 304 million units in the second quarter of 2015, according to TrendForce.

Synaptics announces panel driver IC solutions for mobile devices

Jul 20, 15:07

Synaptics has announced sampling of ClearPad 4300, its second-generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) product, and a lineup of four new display driver IC solutions...

Global dual-SIM smartphone sales to grow to 514 million units in 2016, says Strategy Analytics

Newswatch - Jul 20, 10:06

Global dual-SIM smartphone sales will grow 19% from 431 million units in 2015 to 514 million in 2016. Almost one in three of the 1.6 billion smartphones sold globally in 2016 will...

HTC launches 4 HTC Desire smartphones in the US

Newswatch - Jul 17, 15:49

HTC has launched four new models of its HTC Desire family, the HTC Desire 626, 626s, 526 and 520, in the US targeting the mid-range segment.

Wearable systems give major boost to total IoT sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 17, 15:07

Market revenues associated with network communications, sensing, and control functions in subsystems and objects attached to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow 29%...

Taiwan market: Samsung to launch Galaxy A8

Jul 16, 11:28

Samsung Electronics plans to unveil its new smartphone, the Galaxy A8, in the Taiwan market on July 21. The Galaxy A8 features a metal body, 5.7-inch AMOLED display, Qualcomm 8-core...

Microsoft may increase smartphone outsourcing as it closes China plants

Jul 16, 10:21

Microsoft has closed its China-based handset manufacturing plants in Beijing and Dongguang, a move which will pave the way for the company to increase outsourcing of smartphones to...

China market: 4G handset shipments soar in 1H15

Jul 15, 21:55

China shipped a total of 237 million handsets in the first half of 2015, rising 7.4% from a year earlier, with shipments of 4G models increasing 381.8% on year to 195 million units,...

Taiwan market: Oppo unveils smartphones R7, R7 Plus

Jul 14, 22:48

China-based vendor Oppo has unveiled its 5-inch R7 and 6-inch R7 Plus smartphone in the Taiwan market. The R7 is available immediately at NT$10,990 (US$355) unlocked, while the R7...

Oppo launches new phones in Taiwan

Microsoft likely to focus on flagship, business-use smartphones, say sources

Jul 14, 15:28

Microsoft, while initiating a new phase of restructuring of its smartphone subsidiary Microsoft Mobile, is likely to revamp its strategy for smartphones by focusing on high-end and...

Wearable device orders may not be strong enough to support supply chain growth

Jul 14, 15:14

Although many brand vendors have launched wearable products, orders for wearable devices may not be sufficient to drive growth for related component suppliers. The vendors have many...

Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 5 in mid-August, say sources

Jul 14, 14:17

Samsung Electronics will unveil its new flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 5 in New York on August 12 and launch the model in major markets on August 14, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

8800 items [4/252]
Realtime news
  • Digitimes Research: Difference between Apple Watch and Android Wear devices narrowed

    IT + CE | 3h 9min ago

  • Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom sets contract-bundled pricing for iPhone 6s/6s Plus

    Mobile + telecom | 3h 20min ago

  • Largan Precision sees increased September revenues

    IT + CE | 3h 22min ago

  • Inotera chairman reportedly to be hired by Tsinghua Unigroup

    Bits + chips | 3h 26min ago

  • Radiant Opto-Electronics reports revenues for September 2015

    Displays - Stockwatch | 3h 30min ago

  • HTC September revenues up sequentially

    Mobile + telecom | 3h 30min ago

  • Sharp establishes sales company for electronic components in Shenzhen, China

    Displays | 3h 33min ago

  • Green Energy Technology sees tiny growth in September revenues

    Green energy | 3h 38min ago

  • Global semiconductor sales decrease slightly in August, says SIA

    Bits + chips | 3h 43min ago

  • ECS reports revenue growth for September 2015

    IT + CE - Stockwatch | 3h 47min ago

  • Catcher sees growth in September revenues

    IT + CE | 3h 48min ago

  • MediaTek dismisses layoff rumors

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 3h 49min ago

  • Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom sets contract-bundled pricing for iPhone 6s/6s Plus

    Before Going to Press | 4h 6min ago

  • Giga Solar Materials September revenues hit record for 6th consecutive month

    Before Going to Press | 4h 6min ago

  • Kyocera to launch LED lighting for use in plant factories, says Nikkei News

    Before Going to Press | 4h 10min ago

  • GIS reports strong performance for September due to Apple orders

    Before Going to Press | 4h 11min ago

  • Inotera chairman reportedly to be hired by Tsinghua Unigroup

    Before Going to Press | 4h 11min ago

  • Realtek reports increased September revenues

    Before Going to Press | 4h 13min ago

  • Tablet demand stays weak, say Taiwan IC designers

    Before Going to Press | 4h 14min ago

  • Korea makers developing more AMOLED products as China ramps up LCD production

    Before Going to Press | 4h 14min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global large-size TFT capacity to reach record high in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 4h 15min ago

  • Notebook vendors see growing notebook demand in October and November.

    Before Going to Press | 4h 15min ago

  • Inventec optimistic about new orders from Xiaomi

    Before Going to Press | 4h 16min ago

  • Inventec expects revenues to surpass US$20 billion in 2017

    Before Going to Press | 4h 18min ago

  • LandMark Optoelectronics September revenues hit record for 7th time straight

    Before Going to Press | 4h 19min ago

View more
  • Samsung+12Gb+LPDDR4+DRAM

    Samsung 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing 12Gb LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM chips based on its 20nm process technology. The new LPDDR4 is...

    Photo: Company, Sep 18.

  • Apple+iPhone+6s+and+iPhone+6s+Plus

    Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

    Apple has announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the latest iPhone models from the company. The new iPhones introduce 3D Touch, which senses force to access features and interact...

    Photo: Company, Sep 11.

  • Asustek+ZenFone+Zoom+smartphone

    Asustek ZenFone Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer has unveiled its ZenFone Zoom smartphone. The ZenFone Zoom features a 13-megapixel front camera, supporting 3X optical zoom. The smartphone is equipped with Intel's...

    Photo: Company, Sep 11.

  • Asustek+ZenWatch+2+smartwatch

    Asustek ZenWatch 2 smartwatch

    Asustek Computer has unveiled two ZenWatch 2 smartwatches. The ZenWatch 2 smartwatches feature Android Wear and are able to pair with either Android- or iOS-based smartphones. Asustek...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

  • Sony+Xperia+Z5+smartphone

    Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone

    Sony has unveiled its next-generation Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium, and the vendor claims the last model as the world's first 4K smartphone. The Xperia Z5...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

Display panels for wearable devices
2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

5-Oct-2015 markets closed


TAIEX (TSE)8305.03+9.09+0.11% 

TSE electronic321-0.05-0.02% 

GTSM (OTC)119.76+0.28+0.23% 

OTC electronic151.54+1.18+0.78% 

2015 global notebook demand forecast
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.