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Digitimes Research: China vendors ship 148 million smartphones in 1H13

Aug 30, 12:10

China-based vendors shipped 148 million smartphones in the first half of 2013, of which 109 million units were delivered to the local market, according to Digitimes Research.

India smartphone growth accelerates as large-screens take center stage in 2Q13, says IDC

Aug 30, 11:23

India's smartphone market almost tripled in shipments on-year in the second quarter of 2013, according to IDC.

Decrease in manufacturing costs helps Xiaomi new Red Rice smartphone carry a US$85 BOM, says TrendForce

Aug 29, 21:41

According to global market research firm TrendForce, smartphone manufacturing costs are decreasing, which is changing the shipment proportion of handsets. In 2014, entry-level devices...

China market: Huawei Device launches outdoor smartphone

Aug 29, 15:48

China-based vendor Huawei Device has unveiled the Ron Yue 3, an Android 4.2.2 outdoor smartphone, for launch in the China market on August 29 at a recommended retail price of CNY1,888...

Taiwan smartphone ODMs turn proactive instead of waiting for orders

Aug 28, 16:12

Taiwan-based smartphone ODMs Arima Communications and Compal Communications have landed greater-than-expected orders for large-size entry-level models thanks to their aggressive marketing...

Smartphone vendors in China expected to use mostly Full HD panels in 2014

Aug 27, 20:33

Supply chain sources in the panel industry believe that most smartphone vendors in China will be after Full HD panels in 2014 in order to keep up with market demand.

Smartphone supply chains see increased orders from China telecom operators

Aug 27, 14:46

Smartphone supply chains are starting to see increased orders from China-based telecom operators that are looking to further compete in the local smartphone segment, according to...

HTC continues losing ground in LTE smartphone segment

Aug 26, 16:03

HTC, a pioneer of LTE smartphones previously, appears to have lost its competitive advantage in the segment and has seen its market share lag behind Samsung Electronics, Apple, Sony...

China market: Smartphone replacement demand is still growing

Aug 26, 12:08

Initial sales of new smartphones launched by some vendors in China in the third quarter, such as Xiaomi Technology's Hongmi smartphone, have been brisk, indicating that replacement...

Chassis makers prefer thermoplastic curing process for carbon fiber products

Aug 23, 14:49

As carbon fiber-reinforced plastic chassis are expected to enjoy strong growth in 2014, chassis makers are placing most of their resources on developing the thermoplastic curing process...

Homegrown smartphone brands boost Asia Pacific smartphone shipments, says IDC

Aug 23, 14:45

The Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) smartphone market has continued on a strong upward trajectory. According to the IDC Asia/Pacific quarterly mobile phone tracker, vendors shipped...

China market: Smartphone vendors slashing WP8 phone prices to win market share

Aug 22, 21:42

Smartphone vendors, including Nokia, HTC and Huawei, have slashed the prices of their Window Phone 8 (WP8) models to below CNY1,000 (US$163) in the China market in order to compete...

China market: Local-made smartphones growing fast in 1H13, says GfK China

Aug 22, 15:37

In the China market, the number of China-made smartphone models rapidly grew from 933 in the first half of 2012 to 2,888 in the same period of 2013, while that of China-based smartphone...

China market: Xiaomi to launch 8-core smartphone by year-end 2013, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 22, 15:18

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology plans to launch a new smartphone built with a MediaTek 8-core MT-6592 processor at the end of 2013, according to a Chinese-language...

More Taiwan LCD driver IC makers enter Samsung smartphone supply chain

Aug 21, 22:07

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors ILI Technology (Ilitek) and Sitronix Technology have entered the smartphone supply chain of Samsung Electronics, in addition to Himax Technologies...

Intel to launch new tablet platforms, smartphone SoC

Aug 21, 11:14

Intel will launch new tablet platforms, 14nm Cherry Trail in the third quarter and 14nm Willow Trail in the fourth quarter of 2014, as well as new smartphone SoC, 22nm Merrifield,...

Mid-power LED prices to drop 1.7% in 3Q13 as shortage eases, says LEDinside

Aug 20, 15:53

Mid-power LED shortages are expected to ease in the third quarter of 2013 due to increasing LED suppliers while high-power LED prices have dropped as outdoor lighting demand and construction...

Panel makers see orders rebound for high-end smartphone panels

Aug 20, 15:20

Panel makers are starting to see orders for high-end smartphone panels heat up as smartphone vendors are preparing to launch new devices, according to industry sources.

Smartphone market to fragment in emerging markets as new players capture 13% of OS share by 2018, says Juniper Research

Aug 20, 12:35

New findings from Juniper Research has revealed that the smartphone OS market will see new emerging players, such as Asha, Sailfish and emerging HTML 5-based OS players begin to gain...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to reach 950 million in 2013

Aug 19, 16:01

Global smartphone shipments reached 420 million units in the first half of 2013 and are expected to top nearly 950 million units for the full year, Digitimes Research has estimated...

Smartphone competition to heat up prior to IFA

Aug 19, 14:50

The global smartphone market is heading for a new round of competition in early September when Samsung Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications are set to release new flagship models...

Sony and Samsung to unveil new smartphones and wearable devices in September

Aug 19, 14:03

Samsung Electronics and Sony are expected to unveil their latest smartphones and wearable devices prior to Apple's release of new products in September or October, according to market...

MediaTek ramping up smartphone solutions to meet surging demand

Aug 19, 11:53

MediaTek is ramping up production of its smartphone solutions to ensure that the follow-up orders placed by its clients recently will be fulfilled in September at the latest, according...

China market: iPhone loses ground as local brands poised for growth, says TrendForce

Aug 19, 10:32

The iPhone now leads Samsung Electronics in the "brand recognition" category by only 1% in China's smartphone market, according to the most recent survey conducted by Avanti,...

China market: Branded smartphone vendors reshuffle top management to stay afloat

Aug 16, 15:44

A number of branded smartphone vendors have recently reshuffled the top management of their operations in China as they are struggling to stay afloat in the country's smartphone industry...

Hybrid indoor location to dominate billion unit smartphone market, says ABI Research

Aug 16, 14:13

Apple's acquisition of WiFiSLAM has brought smartphone indoor location technologies to the fore. With over one billion new smartphones forecast to utilize indoor location technologies...

Component orders for Hongmi smartphones lag behind estimates, say Taiwan makers

Aug 15, 20:51

Pre-orders for Hongmi (Red Rice), an entry-level smartphone launched recently by China-based Xiaomi Technology, have reportedly reached seven million units, but Taiwan-based supply...

Half of top iPad apps either unavailable or not optimized on Android, says Canalys

Aug 15, 15:39

New Canalys' App Interrogator research highlights one of the deficiencies of the Android ecosystem: limited availability of high-quality, tablet-optimized apps in the Google Play...

Smartphone sales grew 46.5% in 2Q13, says Gartner

Aug 15, 15:20

Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled 435 million units in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 3.6% from the same period in 2012, according to Gartner. Worldwide...

BlackBerry likely to be sold in parts as it looks for strategic alternatives, say sources

Aug 14, 15:11

The chance is low for BlackBerry to be acquired by any rival companies after the Canada-based smartphone vendor announced recently that it has formed a special committee to explore...

Sub-US$200 smartphone shipments to exceed 750 million in 2018, finds ABI Research

Aug 8, 21:03

Low-cost smartphones, defined as smartphones with a wholesale ASP below US$200, are increasingly appearing in OEM and operator portfolios in both emerging and mature markets. The...

Apple cedes share in smartphone OS market as Android and Windows gain, says IDC

Aug 8, 15:20

Despite beating Wall Street expectations in terms of shipment volumes, Apple's share in the worldwide smartphone operating system market posted an on-year decline during the second...

LG launches G2 smartphone with rear buttons

Aug 8, 11:17

LG Electronics has unveiled its latest flagship 5.2-inch smartphone LG G2, which places all the buttons on the rear of the device. LG said the rear key concept came from the realization...

China-based BYD lands Intel 7-inch educational tablet orders

Aug 7, 21:57

After having landed smartphone orders from Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Huawei, BlackBerry and High-Tech Computer (HTC), China-based EMS provider BYD has recently acquired orders for...

Demand for ICs used in smartphone, tablet and LCD TV panels to rebound in September, says Novatek president

Aug 7, 20:49

Demand for panels used in smartphones, tablets and LCD TVs is expected to significantly increase in September and the fourth quarter, and so will demand for display driver ICs, Steve...

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