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Taiwan market: Samsung launches mid-range LTE smartphone

May 16, 14:14

Samsung Electronics has launched a mid-range LTE smartphone, the Galaxy Core LTE, in the Taiwan market, competing directly with HTC, Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics...

iPad growth slows in 2013 as tablet competitors grow 79%, says ABI Research

May 15, 16:09

In the past year Apple's tablet OEM competitors experienced a growth of 79%, while Apple experienced only 13% growth in shipments largely due to increasing challenges as the tablet...

NCC to decide on whether to permit Ambit Microsystems to procure 4G equipment from Huawei within 2 months

May 15, 14:06

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC), in response to Ambit Microsystems' request for a quick determination on whether to allow it to procure 4G base station equipment...

Handset ODMs ready capacities for wearables, but orders yet to come

May 15, 11:48

Most Taiwan-based handset ODMs have built up capacities for producing wearable devices, but have yet to see any orders coming from major vendors, according to industry sources.

China market: White-box handset makers using inferior parts and components for 3G smartphones

May 14, 16:20

China-based white-box handset vendors, which have been forced to stay in the 3G sector amid rising popularity of 4G LTE smartphones, reportedly are using inferior parts and components...

Google Glass far more than the sum of its parts, IHS teardown reveals

May 14, 15:46

Teardown analysis is a useful tool for understanding the component and manufacturing cost of electronics devices – but it does not always tell the whole story of the value of...

A third of smartphones shipped in 1Q14 had 5-inch plus displays, says Canalys

May 14, 15:40

Worldwide, 279.4 million smartphones shipped in first-quarter 2014, representing growth of 29% on year, but a decline of 5% on quarter. About 81% were Android devices, with iOS and...

Motorola launches Moto E for entry-level segment

May 14, 15:24

Motorola Mobility has rolled out what it claims is the most fairly priced smartphone, the Moto E, targeting first-time smartphone buyers who are switching from feature phones.

Asustek increases Zenfone components orders to meet demand in China

May 14, 14:34

Asustek Computer is expected to attain its target global shipments of 10 million ZenFone smartphnes in 2014 as the devices are seeing significant demand in the China market, according...

Asustek ZenFone smartphones

Tablet growth slows to 21% as channel stock rises, says Canalys

May 12, 15:23

Worldwide client PC shipments reached 123.7 million units in first-quarter 2014, up 5% on year, according to the latest Canalys research. Growth in tablet shipments slowed to 21%,...

Digitimes Research: Global white-box tablet shipments down in 1Q14

May 12, 14:41

There were 20.4 million white-box tablets shipped globally in the first quarter of 2014, decreasing by 27.4% on quarter and by 2.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan-based handset ODMs buying more parts and components from suppliers in China

May 12, 12:17

Taiwan-based handset ODMs have been purchasing more handset components and parts from the supply chain in China in order to lower their production costs, according to industry sour...

MacBook shipments in 2Q14 to grow 28.6% sequentially, say Taiwan makers

May 12, 10:33

There will be 3.6 million MacBook notebooks shipped in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 28.6% on quarter, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Pegatron only Taiwan notebook ODM to see sequential growth in April revenues

May 12, 10:30

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Inventec, Wistron and Pegatron have reported consolidated revenues for April, with only Pegatron seeing on-month growth, according to...

Synnex April revenues down on month

May 9, 16:19

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.6 billion (US$912 million) for April, dropping 8.1% on...

Vendors to roll out entry-level and mid-range water-proof smartphones in 2015, say sources

May 9, 16:16

Some handset vendors are likely to roll out water-proof smartphones targeting the sub-US$300 segment in 2015, according to sources at Taiwan's handset component supply chain.

China market: Vivo to launch smartphone Xshot

May 9, 15:36

China-based smartphone vendor Vivo will launch Xshot, an Android 4.3 smartphone, in the China market in June, according to China-based media reports.

Notebook vendor shipments see instability due to lack of panel access

May 9, 12:02

Some notebook vendors' shipments are being affected due to lack of panel access as panel makers shift their production capacity to mobile and TV panels.

Pegatron expects sequential growth of up to 5% in 2Q14 notebook shipments

May 9, 11:13

Pegatron expects ODM notebook shipments in the second quarter of 2014 to grow up to 5%, and motherboard and desktop shipments to decline 15-20%, company CEO Jason Cheng said at a...

Compal expects over 10% sequential growth in 2Q14 notebook shipment, says president

May 9, 10:05

Compal Electronics shipped 8.9 million notebooks in the first quarter of 2014 and expects an on-quarter increase of over 10% in the second quarter, company president Ray Chen said...

Asustek, Acer, Lenovo snatching notebook market share from Samsung and Sony in Europe

May 8, 15:00

Asustek Computer, Acer and Lenovo are expected to see their notebook market shares in Europe grow as both Samsung Electronics and Sony are paying less attention on their notebook...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone application processor shipments to grow 13.6% sequentially in 2Q14

May 8, 10:39

Shipments of smartphone application processors in the China market are expected to grow 13.6% sequentially and 10.9% on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes...

HTC expects profitable 2Q14

May 6, 21:11

HTC expects operations in the second quarter of 2014 to swing to net EPS of NT$2.21-3 (US$0.073-0.099) mainly due to booming sales of its high-end HTC One (M8) and mid-range Desire...

HTC expects sales to doudle on quarter in 2Q14

Newswatch - May 6, 16:41

HTC expects its revenues to top NT$65-70 billion (US$2.16-2.33 billion) in the second quarter of 2014, improving significantly from NT$33.1 billion posted in the previous quarter.

LG resumes cooperation with Taiwan-based handset ODMs, say sources

May 6, 14:03

LG Electronics has resumed its cooperation with Taiwan-based handset ODMs by releasing orders for entry-level Android 3G smartphones to Arima Communications, according to industry...

Taiwan market: Sony launches SmartBand SWR10

May 6, 10:59

Sony Mobile Communications has announced the launch of SmarBand SWR10 smart bracelet in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$3,990 (US$132).

Sony SmartBand SWR10

Exhibitors show mixed expectations for Computex 2014

May 5, 22:31

Computex 2014 will be hosted from June 3-7 at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan. Some exhibitors are concerned that the show may not be as attractive to visitors this year (2014)...

Worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 shipments slipped to 50.4 million units in 1Q14, says IDC

May 5, 14:08

Worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 shipments slipped to 50.4 million units in the first quarter of 2014, according to IDC. The total represents a sequential decline of 35.7% from the high-volume...

Two-thirds of smartphones will be chipset vendor reference designs by 2019, says ABI Research

May 5, 13:15

More than one-third of smartphones shipped in 2013 were attached to reference designs supplied by key chipset vendors, of which 69% were targeted at below US$200 price points. The...

Arima to ship three million smartphones in 2Q14

May 5, 13:06

Arima Communications is expected to see its smartphone shipments gain 15% sequentially to three million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by shipments of the Xperia...

China handset vendors may face increasing patent complaints, say sources

May 2, 15:58

China-based handset vendors have begun strengthening their patent portfolio or establishing defensive alliances to fend off increasing threats of patent complaints from international...

Digitimes Research: China vendors to see smartphone shipments grow over 20% sequentially in 2Q14

May 2, 14:23

Shipments of smartphones by China-based vendors are expected to advance 21.3% sequentially to 97.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by the release of entry-level...

Acer unveils smart bracelet Liquid Leap

May 2, 11:42

Acer unveiled its first smart bracelet model, Liquid Leap, and a 5-inch smartphone model, Liquid Jade, in New York on April 29.

Acer debuts new products

Apr 30, 15:17

Acer held a global launch event themed A Touch More Connected in New York on April 29, unveiling four new notebooks, two tablets, two AIO (all-in-one) PCs and a notebook/tablet 2-in-1...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to rise in 2Q14

Apr 29, 20:32

There will be 61.42 million tablets shipped globally in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 4.9% on quarter and 30.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

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    HTC Butterfly 2

    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,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 21.

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    Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

    Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family smartphones. The new Nokia X2 provides access to Android apps and Microsoft...

    Photo: Company, Jun 26.

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    Amazon Fire smartphone

    Amazon has unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by the company and features Amazon's Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond...

    Photo: Company, Jun 19.

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    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.

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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.

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