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  • Last update: Friday 31 July 2015 [2216 news items]

Sony to reduce TV and smartphone orders to Taiwan production partners

Mar 23, 11:14

In the wake of continued slow sales of its LCD and smartphone products, Sony is expected to lower the sales ratio of low-margin products and thus will adjust its outsourcing policy,...

Sony Mobile to reach revised smartphone shipment target for fiscal 2014, say Taiwan makers

Mar 20, 11:34

Sony Mobile Communications saw its smartphone shipments increase 20.2% sequentially to 11.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, bringing combined shipments for the first...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments in 2015 to reach 1.401 billion units

Mar 19, 22:42

There will be 1.401 billion smartphones shipped globally in 2015, increasing on year by 16.4%, according to Digitimes Research.

Largan Precision expected to see continued growth in 2015

Mar 18, 12:06

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision is expected to see continued growth in 2015 despite a 35.1% sequential drop in February revenues to NT$2.616 billion (US$82.6 million),...

Qualcomm more important than MediaTek for China smartphone production in 2015

Mar 17, 21:46

Qualcomm is expected to play a more important role than MediaTek for smartphone production in China in 2015 as China-based smartphone vendors are seeking to ramp up their share in...

China vendors to ship over 50 million Android smartphones with fingerprint sensors in 2015

Mar 17, 15:27

Shipments of Android-based smartphones with fingerprint sensors by China-based handset makers are expected to reach over 50 million units in 2015, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

Digitimes Research: More China-based smartphone vendors gearing up efforts to promote overseas sales

Mar 17, 14:45

More China-based smartphone vendors, including second-tier Gionee, Zopo and Haier, appear to have geared up efforts to promote sales of their smartphones in overseas markets, according...

VAIO expected to become strong competitor to Sony in smartphone industry

Mar 16, 22:18

Japan-based notebook brand vendor VAIO, originally Sony's notebook department that was later sold to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), has recently launched a VAIO...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ready to develop smartphone payment system in 2015

Mar 13, 16:01

With 4G service subscribers accounting for 13% of Taiwan's overall telecom service users and the number of smartphone users in the country surpassing 13.5 million in 2014, Taiwan's...

Taiwan market: HTC expects M9 to be top-selling smartphone in flagship segment

Mar 13, 15:35

The HTC One M9 will continue to rank as the top-selling flagship model among its peers in the Taiwan smartphone market, as did its predecessor the One M8, according to Jack Tong,...

HTC new flagship smartphone the HTC One M9

Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP suppliers looking to offload inventory to tablet market

Mar 13, 14:28

China's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments enjoyed strong growth in the second half of 2014 as the country's 4G ecosystem gradually matured. However, the 4G growth came...

Taiwan market: HTC to launch HTC One M9

Mar 12, 22:39

HTC will launch its flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9, in the Taiwan market on March 16 at a recommended retail price of NT$21,900 (US$694) for 32GB and NT$23,900 for 64GB, according...

Sony Mobile Taiwan head refutes rumors of selling mobile business

Mar 12, 13:51

Jonathan Lin, general manager of Sony Mobile Communications Taiwan, has re-stated that Sony does not have any plans to put its mobile device business unit up for sale, and will continue...

Jonathan Lin, general manager of Sony Mobile Taiwan

Taiwan market: LG launches mobile products for teenagers and children

Mar 12, 11:59

LG Electronics has launched a new mid-range smartphone the LG AKA for the 10-18 age group and the KizOn smart bracelet for children in the Taiwan market.

MediaTek March sales to rebound

Mar 10, 20:28

MediaTek is expected to see its March sales rebound to previous high levels of around NT$20 billion (US$630 million), buoyed by a pick-up in demand from China's smartphone market,...

Altek expects operations to bottom out in 1Q15

Mar 10, 20:27

Digital camera ODM Altek, viewing that its in-house-developed dual-lens solutions have been adopted by two smartphone vendors for launch in the second quarter of 2015, expects its...

Xiaomi aims to take No. 1 smartphone vendor ranking in 10 years, says CEO

Mar 10, 14:52

Xiaomi Technology aims to become the number one smartphone vendor globally in terms of market share within 10 years, according to company chairman and CEO Lei Jun.

Asustek raises smartphone shipment target for 2015

Mar 10, 12:12

Asustek Computer has raised its smartphone shipment target for 2015 to 25 million units, up from the 17 million units set earlier in the year, according to company chairman Jonney...

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih

Digitimes Research: LG focuses on mid-range/entry-level smartphones and smartwatches at MWC 2015

Mar 6, 11:13

Unlike Samsung Electronics and High Tech Computer (HTC) that unveiled their newest flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, LG Electronics focused...

Japan market: ZTE to launch Blade S6 for mid-range segment

Newswatch - Mar 5, 11:58

China-based smartphone vendor ZTE plans to launch its new mid-range smartphone the Blade S6 in the Japan market in April. The Blade S6 features a 5-inch display and is powered by...

ZTE mid-range smartphone Blade S6

Samsung loses top position in global 4Q14 smartphone market, says Gartner

Mar 4, 22:11

Samsung lost the top spot to Apple in the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. Samsung had been number one since 2012.

Smartphone platform providers eyeing emerging Africa market

Mar 4, 22:06

Smartphone platform providers including Google, Mozilla and Microsoft are planning to team up with handset makers, most likely China-based makers, to develop sub-US$100 smartphones...

MWC 2015: Acer unveils Liquid Jade Z smarpthone

Mar 4, 15:41

Acer has announced the Liquid Jade Z featuring an IPS display with the Zero Air Gap technology to help reduce reflections and Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone also supports...

Acer Liquid Jade Z smartphone

MWC 2015: Acer launches its first Windows 8.1 smartphone

Mar 3, 12:09

Acer has unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone, its first Liquid smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, featuring a 4-inch 233ppi display.

Acer Liquid M220 smartphone

MWC 2015: Acer showcasing new mobile devices

Mar 2, 15:28

Acer is showcasing its latest mobile products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 hosted from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain including the Liquid Leap+ wearable device, which is compatible...

Acer Liquid Leap+ wearable device

Smartphone vendors to showcase new models at pre-MWC events

Feb 26, 14:24

Smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics, HTC, LG Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications all plan to unveil new smartphones at pre-MWC 2015 events to be held on March...

Samsung Galaxy S6 to feature 5.1-inch 577ppi AMOLED display

Feb 25, 21:08

Samsung Electronics' new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 is expected to feature a 5.1-inch 577ppi AMOLED display, 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera...

Android and iOS account for over 96% of smartphone OS market for both 4Q14 and 2014, says IDC

Newswatch - Feb 25, 19:58

Android and iOS accounted for 96.3% of all smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter as well as for all of 2014, up slightly from 95.6% in the fourth quarter of 2013 and from 93.8%...

Smartphone shipments to China increase marginally in 4Q14 with Xiaomi taking top position, says IDC

Feb 25, 14:05

Smartphone shipments in the China market were up 2% sequentially to 108 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, bringing China's total smartphone shipments for the year to 420...

Smartphone and automotive display revenues swelled in 2014, says IHS

Feb 24, 14:29

As smartphones continued to cannibalize product sales in other small- to medium-size flat-panel-display (FPD) categories, automotive display revenues rose to become the second-highest...

Japan market: Smartphone shipments in 2014 down 5.3%, says report

Feb 17, 12:34

Shipments of smartphones in the Japan market in 2014 declined for the second straight year by 5.3% to 27.7 million units, according to a Chinese-language QQ.com report citing...

Sony Mobile to use more MediaTek smartphone solutions, say sources

Feb 12, 11:47

Sony Mobile Communications will increase its purchases of handset solutions from MediaTek for production of entry-level and mid-range smartphones in 2015, according to sources at...

Sony Mobile Xperia E4

HTC appoints new CMO

Feb 10, 22:10

HTC has appointed Idris Mootee, CEO of Idea Couture, a design firm based in Toronto, as its new CMO. Mootee's predecessor, Benjamin Ho, left the company in July, and company chairwoman...

FHD panel demand from China smartphone vendors may rise

Feb 10, 15:12

Meizu's launching a smartphone model equipped with a 5.5-inch Full HD display at CNY999 (US$160) is likely to prompt other China-based vendors to launch inexpensive Full HD models,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to drop nearly 30% on quarter in 1Q15

Feb 10, 14:59

Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs will ship a total of 18.05 million handsets in the first quarter of 2015, down 29.4% on quarter but up 11.2% on year, according to Digitimes Res...

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    Acer Liquid Jade Z smartphone

    Acer has announced the Liquid Jade Z featuring an IPS display with the Zero Air Gap technology to help reduce reflections and Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone also supports...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

  • LG+G+Flex2+curved+smartphone

    LG G Flex2 curved smartphone

    LG Electronics has announced the global rollout of its curved smartphone, G Flex2. Set within the G Flex2's contoured shape is a 5.5-inch Full HD plastic OLED display and an Octa-Core...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

  • Acer+Liquid+M220+smartphone

    Acer Liquid M220 smartphone

    Acer has unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone, its first Liquid series smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The phone features a 4-inch 233ppi display, a 5-megapixel...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

  • Samsung+Galaxy+S6

    Samsung Galaxy S6

    Samsung Electronics has announced its new flahship smartphone models, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge crafted from metal and glass. The phones offer F1.9 lenses and high resolution...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

  • Acer+Liquid+Z520+smartphone

    Acer Liquid Z520 smartphone

    Acer is showcasing its latest smartphone, the Liquid Z520 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. The Liquid Z520 offers improved voice control, allowing...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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2015 global notebook demand forecast
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    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.

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