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  • Last update: Monday 29 September 2014 [1928 news items]

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,...

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,...

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

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...

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

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...

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

Acer expected to ship 4 million smartphones in 2014

Aug 18, 14:47

Acer's martphone shipments have been strong in 2014 with the full-year volume expected to reach four million units, up 160% from 2013. Acer's smartphone shipments in the first half...

Worldwide smartphone shipments edge past 300 million units in 2Q14, says IDC

Aug 15, 14:32

The worldwide smartphone market reached a new milestone in the second quarter of 2014, moving past the 300 million unit mark for the first time. According to data from the IDC Worldwide...

China market: First-tier handset vendors rolling out cheaper 4G models

Aug 15, 12:17

Despite slower than expected 4G smartphone sales, first-tier China-based handset vendors have begun rolling out 4G models with prices ranging from CNY699-799 (US$114-130), accelerating...

Samsung, Sony Mobile, Huawei, Microsoft to unveil smartphones at 2014 IFA

Aug 15, 11:45

Samsung Electronics is expected to unveil the new Galaxy Note 4, Sony Mobile Communications the 5.2-inch Xperia Z3, Huawei Device the Ascend Mate 7 or Ascend D7, and Microsoft the...

Analog IC vendors bracing for strong sales in 3Q14

Aug 14, 14:43

Analog IC vendors are set to post strong sales in the third quarter of 2014 thanks to the roll-outs of new smartphones, tablets and LED lighting products, according to industry sou...

More vendors launching selfie phones

Aug 13, 11:13

More smartphone vendors have shifted focus to upgrading the front-end cameras of their new models, particularly adding the selfie functionality and related applications, according...

Global smartphone shipments to reach 322 million units in 3Q14, says TrendForce

Aug 12, 11:42

There will be 322.05 million smartphones shipped globally in third-quarter 2014, increasing 13.1% sequentially but slightly decreasing on year, and shipments in 2014 will reach 1.2...

Motorola to become a sales arm for Lenovo to ramp global shipments

Aug 8, 15:31

Motorola Mobility has continued to ramp up its smartphone shipments and could help Lenovo further expand its sales in the global market when the two firms are officially merged, according...

Sporton expected to see booming orders for 4G smartphone testing

Aug 6, 15:47

Sporton International, a Taiwan-based provider of EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and safety testing and certification services, generated record consolidated revenues of NT$729...

China market: Smartphone shipments total 108.5 million units in 2Q14; Xiaomi outperforms Samsung as top vendor, says Canalys

Newswatch - Aug 6, 15:37

Smartphone shipments in China totaled 108.5 million units in the second quarter of 2014, accounting for 37% of global shipments, according to Canalys.

China market: Smartphone sales nearly 103 million units in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 6, 13:25

There were 112.12 million handsets sold in the China market during the second quarter of 2014, growing 1.5% on quarter and 24.1% on year, and 102.98 million units were smartphones,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship 53.13 million smartphone touch panels in 2Q14

Aug 6, 11:16

Taiwan-based makers together shipped 53.13 million smartphone touch panels in the second quarter of 2014, growing 5.9% on quarter mainly due to increased demand from Microsoft Mobile,...

Makers developing high-resolution smartphone panels

Aug 6, 11:14

While many high-end smartphone models are equipped with Full HD touch screens, panel makers are developing panels of higher resolution, such as 2K and recently even Ultra HD (4K),...

Major Android smartphone vendors bracing for slow sales in 2H14, say sources

Aug 5, 16:05

Major Android-based smartphone vendors, including Samsung Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, LG Electronics and HTC, are bracing for slow sales in the second half of 2014 as...

Taiwan panel makers may benefit from growing demand for 4G smartphones in China

Aug 5, 11:24

While Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers have become suppliers for China-based smartphone vendors, they are likely to obtain increased orders as demand for 4G smartphones in the China...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments in China up less than 5% in 2Q14

Aug 5, 11:21

Smartphones shipped in the China market during the second quarter of 2014 increased on quarter by 4.8% and on year by 4.4%, according to Digitimes Research.

Russia market: Smartphone competition heating up

Aug 1, 15:45

Competition in Russia's smartphone market is heating up as a number of regional brands and China-based vendors are looking to expand their share in the entry-level to mid-range seg...

MediaTek hikes 4G smartphone solution shipment target for 2014

Jul 31, 22:07

MediaTek has raised shipment targets for its 4G smartphone solutions for 2014 to 30 million units, from 15 million set previously, according to company president Hsieh Ching-chiang...

Digitimes Research: China vendors ship over 101 million smartphones in 2Q14

Jul 31, 16:19

China-based vendors shipped 101.7 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 24.6% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

MediaTek 3Q14 revenues to grow 6-11% on quarter, say sources

Jul 31, 13:40

MediaTek is expected to see its revenues rise 6-11% sequentially to NT$57-60 billion (US$1.9-2.0 billion) in the third quarter of 2014, propelled by shipments of MT6290 and MT6595...

Taiwan market: InFocus to launch smartphone M810

Jul 31, 12:11

InFocus has unveiled its M810 Android 4.4.2 smartphone for launch in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of NT$9,988 (US$333) on July 31.

InFocus smartphone M810

Chinese vendors outpace market as 2Q14 smartphone shipments grow 23.1% on year, says IDC

Jul 31, 10:47

The worldwide smartphone market grew 23.1% on year in the second quarter of 2014, establishing a new single quarter record of 295.3 million shipments, according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly...

Digitimes Research: China sees increased smartphone AP shipments in 2Q14

Jul 30, 22:04

There were 103 million smartphone APs (application processors) shipped in the China market in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 13.2% on quarter and 11.5% on year, according...

Sales for mini versions of flagship smartphones short of expectations

Jul 30, 10:49

While international vendors including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications have launched mini versions of their flagship smartphones, sales of those...

Baidu to release smartphone with MediaTek processor, says report

Jul 29, 14:15

China-based Internet player Baidu is planning to release a smartphone using MediaTek's MT6595 application processor and will feature Baidu's heterogeneous system architecture (HSA)...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments in China to grow 2H14

Jul 29, 11:01

There will be 107.6 million smartphone AP (application processor) shipped in the China market in the third quarter of 2014 and 113.5 million units in the fourth one, increasing on...

Small- to medium-size China smartphone component makers under pressure of being forced out in 2H14

Jul 25, 10:35

Due to oversupply of smartphone components and price-cut pressure from China-based smartphone vendors, many small- to medium-size China-based smartphone component makers are likely...

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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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    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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    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...

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