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  • Last update: Friday 18 April 2014 [1768 news items]

Asustek apologizes over ZenFone pricing blunder

Apr 18, 16:22

Asustek Computer has apologized to Taiwan's consumers for a difference in prices and specifications for its ZenFone smartphones sold in Taiwan and China.

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih (center) and other company executives

China market: Apple, Samsung account for 85% of 4G LTE smartphone market in January-February

Apr 18, 16:04

Apple and Samsung Electronics combined took an 85% share of the 4G LTE smartphone market in China in the first two months of 2014, according to data compiled by China-based Sino Market...

Asustek expects to ship over 1 million ZenFone smartphones in 2Q14, says CEO

Apr 18, 13:50

Asustek Computer has launched its ZenFone smartphones for pre-orders in China, Taiwan and Indonesia and expects to ship more than one million units in total in the second quarter...

Asustek adopts hostile marketing to gain attention in China smartphone market

Apr 18, 12:22

To compete for a share of China's smartphone market, Asustek Computer has started to adopt a more hostile marketing strategy by pointing out perceived shortcomings of its competitors,...

Global smartphone shipments up to nearly 277 million units in 1Q14, says TrendForce

Apr 18, 11:48

Global smartphone shipments rose 1.13% on quarter to 266.9 million units in the first quarter of 2014, and are expected to climb another 6.7% to 284.5 million units in the following...

MediaTek 2Q14 revenues to increase

Apr 17, 22:00

Shipments of smartphone and tablet solutions from MediaTek are expected to grow in the second quarter of 2014, pushing quarterly revenues up over the NT$46.01 billion (US$1.53 billion)...

Taiwan market: HTC to launch Desire 816, Desire 610

Apr 17, 16:05

HTC will unveil its mid-range models, the Desire 816 and Desire 610, in the Taiwan market on April 23 with delivery of the smartrphones to the market expected to take place starting...

China market: Local smartphone vendors accelerating LTE launches

Apr 16, 21:13

China-based handset vendors, including Coolpad, Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, Gionee, K-Touch and TCL, have each accelerated the launch of their 4G LTE smartphones in an attempt to grab market...

Samsung, HTC, Sony Mobile likely to launch mini flagship models

Apr 16, 11:32

Samsung Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications are expected to launch mini versions of their latest flagship smartphones starting at the end of the second quarter of 2014,...

Nokia increases orders for on-cell touch panels to Taiwan

Apr 15, 20:57

Nokia is reportedly putting in increased orders to Taiwan-based touch panel makers for on-cell touch panels that are set to be used in new smartphones released in 2014, according...

Taiwan market: Acer to launch Liquid E3 smartphone

Apr 15, 19:47

Acer on April 15 unveiled a mid-range Android 4.2.2 smartphone, the Liquid E3, for launch in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of NT$9,990 (US$330).

Acer CEO Jason Chen (left) and chairman Stan Shih

HTC, Samsung to offer alternative chassis choices for flagship smartphones, say Taiwan makers

Apr 15, 15:26

HTC and Samsung Electronics both reportedly plan to expand the product families of their latest flagship smartphones, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Taiwan market: FET launches LTE smartphone

Apr 15, 12:33

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, has announced the launch of Smart 405, an own-brand 700MHz-supporting LTE smartphone...

Touch panel makers see increased orders from China tablet and smartphone vendors

Apr 14, 21:46

Touch panel makers are seeing increased shipments due to orders from China-based tablet and smartphone vendors, according to industry sources.

China market: Apple dominates 4G smartphones sales in January-February 2014, says Sino Market Research

Apr 14, 10:24

Apple had a dominant market share of 58.7% for 4G smartphones sold in the China market in January-February 2014, followed by Samsung Electronics with 26.4%, Coolpad 9.4%, K-Touch...

O-Film, Synaptics to develop fingerprint recognition technology for China smartphone vendors

Apr 11, 14:37

China-based touch panel maker O-Film will reportedly team up with interface solutions provider Synaptics to develop fingerprint recognition features for smartphone vendors in China,...

Taiwan market: Asustek releases ZenFone smartphones in Taiwan; expects to sell 5 million units in 2014

Apr 9, 14:28

Asustek Computer started selling its ZenFone series smartphones in Taiwan on April 8. Chairman Jonney Shih said the company expects sales of its ZenFone products to surpass five million...

Each smartphone sold to contribute US$10 to TSMC revenues, say sources

Apr 3, 15:46

The contribution of each smartphone sold worldwide to the revenues of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to reach US$10 soon due to an increase in chips...

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...

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...

Japan Display to ship 5.5-inch 538ppi smartphone panels in April

Mar 28, 15:33

Japan Display has begun mass producing WQHD (2,560 by 1,440) panels and is expected to begin shipments in April 2014, according to industry sources.

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...

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...

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...

Smartphone supply chain seeing increased orders from China handset vendors

Mar 24, 20:35

The smartphone supply chain is seeing increased orders from China handset vendors, most notably for 4G units, according to industry sources.

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...

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.

CCM makers see aggressive orders from smartphone industry

Mar 19, 21:47

Compact camera module (CCM) makers' orders from smartphone vendors have been growing strongly especially for high-end camera modules with visibility already reaching the end of the...

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...

Smartphone cooling module demand may remain weak until 2015

Mar 17, 22:01

Despite having received orders for tablet heat pipes, Taiwan-based cooling module makers are still not able to land orders from most smartphone vendors and are unlikely to do so until...

Smartphone supply chain preps for orders from Amazon

Mar 17, 20:58

The smartphone supply chain is starting to prepare smartphone component orders from Amazon for a device set to release in 2014, according to industry sources.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Acer+Liquid+Z5+smartphone

    Acer Liquid Z5 smartphone

    Acer has unveiled the Liquid Z5, a 5-inch entry-level smartphone. The Acer Liquid Z5 features a 16:9 display to enhance movie and video playback and has a thickness of 8.8mm. The...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

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