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Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments to China unlikely to surpass 400 million units in 2014

Jun 23, 14:04

China smartphone vendors' shipments started weakening in mid-May with the upstream supply chain also seeing orders turning week despite the fact that several China-based smartphone...

Taiwan market: Huawei introduces new flagship model

Jun 20, 16:01

Huawei has introduced its latest flagship smartphone, the Ascend P7, into the Taiwan market in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT). The model, which comes with a 5-inch Full HD...

Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 tablet and the Ascend P7 flagship smartphone

Taiwan market: TWM launches own-brand smartphone and 4G tablet

Jun 20, 15:53

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has unveiled the Amazing A8 Android 4.4.2 3G smartphone and Amazing P6 Android 4.4.2 4G tablet for launch in the Taiwan market in late June.

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum finding smartphone AP business difficult

Jun 19, 16:44

China-based Spreadtrum's application processor (AP) shipments have been dropping since China Mobile began subsidizing dual-core smartphones, as opposed to single-core models, in June...

Digitimes Research: Amazon Fire smartphone to promote offline-to-online shopping business model

Jun 19, 16:02

Amazon announced its first own-brand smartphone, the Fire on June 18, 2014. Digitimes Research has commented that Amazon has not set the smartphone's price low to boost competition,...

Amazon Fire phone shipments estimated to reach 2-3 million by year-end 2014

Jun 19, 15:20

Total shipments of Amazon's Fire phones are expected to reach 2-3 million units by year-end 2014, which is unlikely to make a significant impact on the global smartphone market, according...

Amazon introduces Fire smartphone

Jun 19, 14:58

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...

Amazon Fire smartphone

China market: Coolpad is top 4G smartphone vendor in May, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 19, 11:47

Coolpad ranked as the top 4G smartphone vendor in the China market in May with a 23.1% share in the segment, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) cited Sino Market...

Dialog reportedly discontinues cooperation with Richtek

Jun 18, 21:45

Dialog Semiconductor reportedly has temporarily suspended its cooperation with Richtek Technology for the development of power management solutions, while shifting its focus to cooperate...

Optically clear adhesives for use in smartphone touch panels to be in short supply throughout 3Q14

Jun 18, 15:30

Fully laminated optical clear adhesives (OCAs) for use in smartphone touch panels are expected to be in short supply throughout the third quarter of 2014, according to supply chain...

LG likely to ship 15-16 smartphones in 2Q14, say Taiwan sources

Jun 13, 12:04

LG Electronics is expected to see its smartphone shipments grow 20-30% sequentially to 15-16 million units in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by the brisk sales of its latest flagship...

Taiwan market: HTC launches HTC One mini 2 smartphone

Jun 13, 10:25

HTC has launched its HTC One mini 2 in the Taiwan market with a suggested retail price of NT$13,900 (US$463), targeting the mid-range 4G segment.

HTC One mini 2

ProLogium Technology lands orders for high-energy density batteries

Jun 11, 15:27

Flexible printed circuit lithium-ceramic battery (FLCB) maker ProLogium Technology has obtained orders from a US-based smartphone vendor for FLCBs with high-energy density of 750-800W-hours/liter,...

ProLogium to release new FLCB in 2015

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile to begin marketing Xperia Z2a, Xperia T3 4G smartphones in July

Jun 11, 15:10

Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled its latest 4G smartphones, the Xperia Z2a and Xperia T3, in the Taiwan market, aiming to catch up with rival vendors Samsung Electronics and...

Sony Mobile Xperia Z2a

Digitimes Research: Apple, Samsung remain top-2 smartphone vendors in 1Q14; Xiaomi, Coolpad enter top-5

Jun 10, 16:16

In the first quarter of 2014, Samsung Electronics and Apple together continued to account for almost half of the global smartphone market with LG Electronics staying in third position,...

Turning a smartphone into a PC in a pocket: Q&A with Analogix

Jun 10, 14:08

According to a recent IDC research note, the transition toward mobile and cloud-based computing is unstoppable, with tablet volumes expected to pass total PC volume in the fourth...

Matt Ready, sales VP at Analogix

China market: China Mobile launches first own-brand 4G smartphone M811

Jun 10, 11:55

China Mobile has launched M811, its first own-brand 4G smartphone, for sale in the China market at a contract-free retail price of CNY999 (US$160), according to China-based tec...

T-Flex Techvest focuses on rigid-flexible PCBs for smartphones, tablets

Jun 6, 13:59

PCB maker T-Flex Techvest has generated profits for two straight quarters, buoyed by its focus on rigid-flexible PCB products for smartphones and tablets, according to industry sou...

Quanta, Wistron, Pegatron compete for WP8 smartphone ODM orders

Jun 5, 18:51

Compal Electronics has already undertaken ODM production of Windows Phone 8 (WP8) smartphones for Nokia, and fellow makers Quanta Computer, Wistron and Pegatron are poised to compete...

Smartphone component makers conservative about June and July 2014

Jun 4, 20:08

Smartphone component makers have conservative shipment outlooks for June and July 2014 due to high inventories in the end market, according to industry sources.

Samsung launches Tizen-based Samsung Z smartphone

Jun 4, 11:40

Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform. The Samsung Z is being displayed at the Tizen Developer...

Taiwan market: Proportion of 4G smartphone sales to rise to 50% at end of 2014, says Samsung Taiwan executive

Jun 3, 14:12

4G LTE smartphones will take up 10% of all smartphones sold in the Taiwan market during the first half of 2014, and as Chunghwa Telecom kicked off 4G commercial operation in late...

Digitimes Research: G1F touch panel technology used in tablets and smartphones to see limited shipments in 2014

May 23, 15:57

G1F touch panel technology used in tablet and smartphone applications will see limited shipments in 2014 while OGS shipments are expected to remain steady, according to Digitimes...

Handset vendors to compete for audio performance

May 23, 15:50

Handset vendors are likely to enter a new round of competition to upgrade their sound-processing technology in order to deliver high quality audio content through their smartphones,...

Digitimes Research: Apple biggest winner in China 4G smartphone sales in 1Q14

May 23, 11:56

Shipments of smartphones in the China market declined 6.4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014 as consumers delayed plans for the purchase of new phones or replacements, given...

Taiwan market: TWM to launch own-brand 3G, 4G smartphones, 4G tablet

May 23, 11:49

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) on May 22 unveiled two own-brand 4G smartphones, the Amazing X1 and Amazing X2, an own-brand 3G smartphone, the Amazing A8, and an own-brand 4G-supporting tablet,...

TWM own-brand smartphones

Asustek 5-10 million ZenFone shipment goal may be unrealistic

May 22, 14:51

Asustek Computer aims to ship 5-10 million ZenFone smartphones in 2014 but smartphone supply chains believe such high numbers may be unrealistic due to increased competition in the...

Wistron, Pegatron fight for orders from Xiaomi

May 21, 22:05

With China-based Xiaomi set to ship 50-60 million smartphones in 2014 and 100 million units in 2015, Wistron and Pegatron Technology are both aggressively trying to land related orders,...

MediaTek to see revenues dip 15% sequentially in May

May 21, 11:55

MediaTek is expected to see its revenues slip 15% sequentially to NT$15-16 billion (US$497.41-530.57 million) in May as clients in China have reduced their orders for the month after...

Taiwan market: Telecom carriers may offer substantial subsidies for 4G smartphones

May 21, 10:49

Anticipating intense competition in 4G mobile communication market in Taiwan, telecom carriers are likely to offer handsome subsidies for purchases of 4G smartphones in 2015, according...

Xiaomi finding its groove in China smartphone market

May 19, 17:02

With interesting designs, superior pricing and an innovative marketing strategy, China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi was able to become the top local brand in China in the first...

HTC to start delivering HTC One mini 2 in June

May 16, 14:16

HTC has unveiled a new member of its HTC One family, the HTC One mini 2, which sports a 4.5-inch HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera.

HTC One mini 2

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...

China market: Sales of 4G LTE smartphones to reach 160-200 million units in 2014, says MediaTek

May 13, 21:44

The market for 4G LTE smartphones in China is expected to reach 160-200 million units in 2014, MediaTek has estimated. The solution vendor plans to launch its first 8-core 4G chip,...

Supply chains see increased orders from Huawei Device

May 13, 21:24

Supply chains are seeing increased orders from Huawei Device as the company aims to sell 10 million units of its new Ascend P7 smartphone.

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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...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

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