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  • Last update: Friday 26 December 2014 [2029 news items]

Inventec chairman sees no effect on Taiwan government banning Xiaomi smartphone usage, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 26, 16:10

The Taiwan government is planning to ban the usage of China-based Xiaomi's handsets by government employees due to the possibility of data leakage. However, Inventec chairman Richard...

Smartphone connectivity presents both opportunities and challenges for automotive processor chip suppliers, says IHS

Sep 25, 15:31

The use of smartphones in motor vehicles - already a near-ubiquitous phenomenon - is the most disruptive trend in the automotive infotainment business today, presenting both challenges...

Tablet sales momentum to slow down in 2015, say IC suppliers

Sep 25, 14:56

The growth momentum of global tablet sales is expected to slow down in 2015 due to the rising popularity of large-size smartphones and a rebound in demand for notebooks, according...

Taiwan market: HTC leads in August smartphone sale

Newswatch - Sep 24, 14:48

HTC was the largest smartphone vendor in the Taiwan market in August, accounting for 22% in terms of unit sales and 25% in terms of sales value, according to Taiwan-based Central...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers continue to focus on a-Si panels for high-end smartphones

Sep 23, 14:51

Taiwan panel makers will continue to focus on production of a-Si panels for use in handsets to compete in the high-end smartphone panel segment, according to Digitimes Research.

LG to announce new smartphone with in-house AP, says report

Sep 23, 14:12

LG Electronics reportedly will release a 5.9-inch smartphone using its in-house developed application processor (AP) in October at the earliest or by the end of 2014 at the latest,...

Taiwan market: Meizu likely to launch smartphone MX4

Sep 22, 22:40

China-based smartphone vendor Meizu Telecom Equipment is interested in tapping the Taiwan market and talking with local online store operators about cooperation to launch the MX4,...

Smartphone 4G solution prices to continue to fall in 1H15

Sep 22, 13:15

Prices of entry-level 4G smartphone solutions have dropped to US$8-9 per unit recently and could slip to US$6-7 in the first half of 2015 as chipset solution vendors are applying...

China CCM makers expanding capacities

Sep 22, 11:50

China-based Sunny Optical Technology, Shenzhen O-film Tech and Truly Opto-electronics have been expanding production capacities for compact camera modules (CCMs) for smartphones and...

China market: Leading smartphone vendors beefing up retail, online marketing

Sep 19, 10:44

As the three mobile telecom carriers in the China market have reduced subsidies for smartphone plans, leading China-based smartphone vendors including Huawei Device, Lenovo, ZTE and...

Digitimes Research: Mobile DRAM bit growth rate to top 37.5% in 2H14

Sep 18, 13:59

The bit growth of mobile DRAM is expected to expand 37.5% on year in the second half of 2014, buoyed by a 30% annual growth in smartphone shipments as well as rising demand for mobile...

China-based handset vendors unlikely to launch Android One smartphones

Sep 17, 12:06

China-based handset vendors are unlikely to launch Android One smartphones as the price/performance ratio of Android One models is inferior to some of low-priced Android-based smartphones...

China market: CNY500 4G smartphones expected to be launched by end of 2014, says China Mobile Device president

Sep 16, 22:03

While there have been many 4G smartphones for sale at retail prices of CNY1,000 (US$163) or below in the China market, China-based vendors including Coolpad and Lenovo are expected...

China Mobile Device president He Ning

Huawei, Lenovo looking to enhance presence in high-end smartphone segment

Sep 15, 21:32

The new flagship smartphones recently unveiled by China-based handset vendors Huawei and Lenovo aim to enhance their presence in the high-end smartphone segment, according to industry...

4G smartphone prices expected to fall to below US$100 in 1H15, say Taiwan makers

Sep 15, 21:22

Mainly because Qualcomm has offered an inexpensive 4G chip solution to compete with Taiwan-based MediaTek and market competition for 4G smartphones among China-based vendors has been...

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments in 2Q14 rise to 2.32 million units, says IDC

Sep 15, 15:32

There were 2.32 million smartphones shipped in the Taiwan market in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 4% on quarter and 10% on year, according to IDC.

Digitimes Research: Market share of smartphone brands to undergo significant changes in 4Q14

Sep 12, 14:29

Market share of smartphone vendors in China is likely to fluctuate significantly soon due to the development of 4G market and the roll-outs of the latest flagship models, highlighted...

Smartphone panel pricing expected to dip during mid-September

Sep 12, 11:54

Smartphone panel pricing for units sized 4- to 5-inch is expected to show negative growth on month from mid-August to mid-September 2014.

Panel makers see orders increase for large-size, high-resolution smartphone panels

Sep 11, 21:15

Panel makers are seeing orders increase for large-size, high-resolution smartphone panels as vendors in China and Korea continue to release new models.

FIH investment in CExchange targets China market

Sep 10, 15:37

FIH Mobile, a Hong Kong-listed smartphone ODM belonging to the Foxconn Group, has made a strategic investment of US$10.5 million for a 30% stake in CExchange, a US-based provider...

Apple announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Sep 10, 12:30

Apple has announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus featuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays. The new iPhones feature a unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum.

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Digitimes Research: Digital home industry in August

Sep 9, 15:12

Recently in the digital home industry, Samsung has purchased SmartThings, which allows people to sync up their connected gadgets to a single smartphone app and hardware hub, to further...

Digitimes Research: US$30 to be competitive price for 5.5-inch sapphire covers to be adopted by smartphone vendors other than Apple in 2015

Sep 5, 15:39

Whether major smartphone vendors follow Apple to adopt sapphire-screen covers will hinge on cost, and US$30 for a 5.5-inch sapphire-cover will be a competitive price in 2015, according...

Acer aims to ship 4-5 million smartphones in 2014, 10 million units in 2015

Sep 4, 19:48

Acer aims to ship 4-5 million smartphones in 2014 and 10 million units in 2015, according to the company's Smartphone Business president Liu Shi-tai. Acer shipped 2.5 million smartphones...

Acer showcase

IFA 2014: Acer unveils new touchscreen products

Sep 4, 14:37

Acer hosted a pre-IFA press conference to unveil its theme, A Touch More Connected, and announced a series of touchscreen products. IFA 2014 will be hosted from September 5-10 in...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO, promoting new products at a pre-IFA conference

Digitimes Research: Taiwan smartphone makers see dropping orders from Amazon, Microsoft Mobile and Facebook in 2014

Sep 3, 16:07

Taiwan handset makers originally expected to continue receiving orders for Lumia series products from Microsoft Mobile and also acquire new orders from Amazon and Facebook in 2014,...

Shortage of CNC capacity to remain until 2015, say chassis makers

Sep 3, 14:59

Because a large portion of CNC machines are being used to carve out unibody metal-alloy chassis for iPhones, and Japan-, South Korea- and China-based smartphone vendors have adopted...

New mobile products to benefit component suppliers until end of 2014

Sep 2, 15:49

With smartphone players such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony expected to unveil their latest products at IFA 2014, and Apple set to release its new mobile products...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors turning to retail and online channels for better profits

Sep 2, 14:12

Because telecom carriers in China have sharply reduced subsidies to smartphone purchasing, China-based smartphone vendors, which used to cooperate tightly with telecom carriers and...

Three-quarters of high resolution smartphone LCDs will ship to Apple and China vendors, says DisplaySearch

Aug 29, 16:15

According to DisplaySearch, Apple and China-based vendors are expected to purchase nearly three-quarters (73%) of all high resolution LCDs using LTPS and oxide TFT technologies for...

Digitimes Research: JDI WQHD technology gaining traction in China high-end smartphone market

Aug 29, 15:36

Japan Display's (JDI) WQHD panel technology is furthering its way into the high-end panel segment, most notably in China, where high-end panel demand is continuing to grow. JDI has...

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...

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  • Asustek+ZenWatch+smartwatch

    Asustek ZenWatch smartwatch

    Asustek Computer has launched its Android Wear-based smartwatch, the ZenWatch in Taiwan, priced at NT$5,990 (US$188). The ZenWatch features Corning's Gorilla 3 glass and an AMOLED...

    Photo: Company, Dec 25.

  • Ibudy+smartwatch

    Ibudy smartwatch

    Ibudy has launched a smartwatch that connects parents and children. The Ibudy app allows parents to track the child's activity (his location and route), find the child with the smart...

    Photo: Company, Dec 12.

  • HTC+Butterfly+2

    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.

  • Microsoft+Nokia+X2+smartphone

    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.

  • Amazon+Fire+smartphone

    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.

Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets
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