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Taiwan market: HTC to launch new exclusive stores to promote aftersales services

Sep 3, 16:10

HTC plans to launch a new type of exclusive store as well as VIP services in Taiwan soon to enhance its aftersales services as a means to further promote its smartphone sales.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan smartphone makers see dropping orders from Amazon, Microsoft Mobile and Facebook in 2014

Sep 3, 16:07

Taiwan handset makers originally expected to continue receiving orders for Lumia series products from Microsoft Mobile and also acquire new orders from Amazon and Facebook in 2014,...

Digitimes Research: Samsung, Lenovo cutting tablet prices in the US market

Sep 3, 14:53

Samsung Electronics and Lenovo have recently started a wave of price cuts for their tablets in the US market. Samsung offered price cuts for its 7- and 10-inch models, but their prices...

Electronic shelf label revenues to reach US$2 billion by 2019, says ABI Research

Sep 3, 14:36

Over the next five years electronic shelf labels (ESL) are set to grow beyond retail markets in legislated countries, with revenues increasing six fold to almost US$2 billion by 2019,...

HTC reports 37% growth in August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 3, 12:33

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.541 billion for August 2014, representing a 37.12% increase on month and 10.43% increase on year.

Asustek readies new 2-in-1 products

Sep 2, 16:12

In addition to an upgraded version of the T100, which is set to launch at the end of September or early October, Asustek Computer is ready to unveil its new Transformer Book T300...

Taiwan market: HTC launches HTC Butterfly 2 in cooperation with CHT

Sep 2, 16:11

HTC will begin to market its HTC Butterfly 2 in the Taiwan market from September 8 in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT).

New mobile products to benefit component suppliers until end of 2014

Sep 2, 15:49

With smartphone players such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony expected to unveil their latest products at IFA 2014, and Apple set to release its new mobile products...

Apple iWatch still under EVT despite components already in production

Sep 2, 15:30

Despite related components already entering into production, Apple's iWatch is still unlikely to become available until 2015, as the device is still under engineering verification...

Apple cuts iPad mini prices; non-Apple vendors may follow suit

Sep 2, 14:55

Apple has recently cooperated with US-based retailers including Best Buy and Amazon to cut its iPad mini prices. Channel retailers believe other brand vendors may follow suit to maintain...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors turning to retail and online channels for better profits

Sep 2, 14:12

Because telecom carriers in China have sharply reduced subsidies to smartphone purchasing, China-based smartphone vendors, which used to cooperate tightly with telecom carriers and...

Gigabyte Communications to ship 2G feature phones

Sep 1, 22:10

Gigabyte Communications has obtained orders for two 2G feature phone models for retail sale at US$25-39 from Russia-based partners and will begin shipments in September, resuming...

Asustek to release US$100 7-inch tablet in Taiwan

Sep 1, 13:26

Asustek Computer is set to release its new 7-inch MeMO Pad 7 ME70CX tablet in early September in Taiwan priced at NT$2,990 (US$100) to attract demand, according to the company.

Sony Mobile to adopt metal-alloy chassis for smartphones to be launched in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 29, 14:29

Sony Mobile Communications are developing smartphones to be launched in 2015 and will adopt metal-alloy chassis for high-end models, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Asustek expects to ship nearly 8 million ZenPhones in 2014

Aug 29, 11:38

Asustek Computer has seen booming sales of ZenPhone and expects to ship 2.8-2.9 million units in the third quarter of 2014 and nearly eight million units in the whole year, according...

Sales of branded smartphones from service providers such as Amazon, Facebook, and Alibaba lower than expected

Aug 29, 11:25

Sales of own-brand smartphones launched by online retailers or social networking service companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent have been lower than expected,...

Handset brands launching more Android Wear-based devices

Aug 28, 13:58

More handset brands are rolling out Android Wear-based smartwatches and smart bracelets, adding pressure on specialized wearable device vendors such as Jawbone, Fitbit and Pebble,...

HTC unveils HTC Desire 510, Desire 820 expected in 4Q14

Aug 28, 13:29

HTC has unveiled its new 4G LTE smartphone, the HTC Desire 510, further expanding the portfolio of its mid-range Desire-series family. The HTC Desire will be available in the US,...

Taiwan market: Surface Pro 3 to launch

Aug 27, 16:16

Microsoft will launch the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 in the Taiwan market on August 29 at a starting retail price of NT$24,900 (US$830), according to Microsoft Taiwan.

Karbonn looks to in-house handset production in India: Q&A with executive director

Aug 27, 16:08

Karbonn, the second-largest India-based handset vendor, is looking into in-house production. Digitimes recently sat down with company executive director Shashin Devsare to discuss...

Karbonn executive director Shashin Devsare

Gaining an advantage in emerging markets: Q&A with India-based handset player Micromax

Aug 27, 12:30

Sales of handsets in the India market reached 61.07 million units in the first quarter of 2014, with smartphones accounting for 17.59 million units or 28.8%. Notably, smartphone sales...

Micromax co-founder Rajesh Agarwal

Voices from India: How can Taiwan best tap the booming India handset market

Aug 27, 12:27

There will be an estimated 250 million handsets sold in the India market in 2014, 35% of which will be smartphones, an increase from the 23% in 2013. However, with a population of...

On the handset market in India and increasing presence of Lava: Q&A with Lava chairman Hari Om Rai

Aug 26, 16:01

As India's handset market is continuing to grow, local vendors including Lava, Spice, Intex and GI 5 are seeing monthly sales reach between 500,000-1 million units a month, with Larva...

Lava chairman Hari Om Rai

Tablet market to decline in 2014 while notebook market expected to grow, says TrendForce

Aug 26, 15:09

Branded tablets will experience negative growth in 2014 at 153 million units shipped, an on-year decrease of 1.8%. Notebook shipments, on the other hand, will increase 1% on year...

Acer unveils cloud-supported hearing device

Aug 26, 14:50

Acer has unveiled a hearing device that leverages cloud computing resources to optimize settings at a convention in Shenzhen, China, which started on August 25. The device is able...

Commentary: Rising pan-Indian Ocean regional smartphone market represents huge potential for Taiwan firms

Aug 26, 12:26

Approximately eight years ago, Digitimes ran a special topic, entitled "To go, or not to go," to explore whether India is a market worth investing in for Taiwan-based businesses...

India government looks forward to cooperating with Taiwan to develop local handset industry: Digitimes president talks with top officials from India's Ministry of Communications & IT

Aug 25, 17:20

During Digitimes president Colley Hwang's recent trip to India, he had the opportunity to meet with various government and industry leaders, including Shri R.S. Sharma, secretary...

Shri R.S. Sharma, secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Sony Mobile to roll out more waterproof smartphones, say sources

Aug 25, 11:53

Sony Mobile Communications is enhancing the competitiveness of its the mid-range smartphones by rolling-out more water-resistant models and is likely to make waterproof a standard...

IoT to drive wireless connected devices to 40.9 billion in 2020, says ABI Research

Aug 22, 15:36

According to ABI Research, the installed base of active wireless connected devices will exceed 16 billion in 2014, about 20% more than in 2013. The number of devices will more than...

Acer unveils 8-core 4G LTE smartphone in Taiwan

Aug 22, 15:27

Acer has announced its eight-core 4G LTE smartphone, the Liquid X1, featuring a 13-megapixel camera with Acer's Zoom Fit, Rapid and Float user interfaces, and Acer's Extend cross-platform...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO promoting company new smartphone

Peripheral chip makers preparing inventories for 100 million new iPhones

Aug 22, 15:20

Peripheral chip suppliers for the next-generation iPhone reportedly are preparing to build up combined inventories of related ICs equivalent for the production of 100 million units...

Digitimes Research: Replacement demand for low-cost smartphones growing in Southeast Asia

Aug 22, 14:18

Since the penetration rates of 3G/4G smartphones in most Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, are currently hovering around 20%, there will...

Perfect Optronics cooperation with Potevio reportedly to pave way for Foxconn marketing in China

Aug 22, 11:49

China-based Perfect Optronics, a sales agent for panels, LCD driver ICs and polarizers produced by Foxconn Group members, Innolux, Himax Technologies and Chi Mei Materials Technology...

Digitimes Research: Entry-level smartphone may help Amazon extend e-commerce reach

Aug 21, 22:01

Amazon released its mid-range to high-end Fire Phone in late-July 2014, looking to attract consumers to shop through Amazon's e-commerce platform with the phone's built-in Firefly...

Japan market: HTC unveils HTC Butterfly 2

Aug 20, 19:00

HTC has unveiled its new flagship model, the HTC Butterfly 2, in Tokyo in cooperation with KDDI. The smartphone will also be available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Malaysia,...

HTC Butterfly 2
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