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Sony to focus on mid-range to high-end smartphones in 1H12

Jan 11, 16:47

Sony, after taking up a 100% stake in Sony Ericsson, has unveiled four Android-based smartphones at CES 2012 trade show, targeting mid-range and high-end segments, according to industry...

Handset component makers operating at full capacity at China factories, say sources

Dec 16, 14:22

Most factories operated by Taiwan-based handset component makers in China are currently operating at full capacities due to increasing orders from branded handset vendors including...

Global mobile device sales grow 5.6% in 3Q11; smartphone sales increase 42%, says Gartner

Nov 16, 12:06

Worldwide sales of mobile devices totaled 440.5 million units in the third quarter of 2011, up 5.6% from the same period last year, according to Gartner. Non-smartphone devices performed...

Arima Communications to not be affected by Sony decision to take over Sony Ericsson, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 28, 15:47

Sony's plan to buy out its mobile phone joint venture with Ericsson will not affect the ties Sony Ericsson has with its major ODM production partner in Taiwan, Arima Communications,...

Taiwan handset ODMs shifting to smartphones

Oct 5, 11:47

Taiwan-based handset ODMs will be forced to focus on the development and production of smartphones as now more branded handset vendors such as Sony Ericsson and Motorola Mobility...

Flagship smartphones tend to have bigger screens

Sep 6, 11:11

A number of handset vendors including HTC, Acer and Samsung Electronics have unveiled their respective flagship smartphones with screen sizes of over 4.5 inches compared to the prevailing...

Taiwan market: Samsung to launch Galaxy S Plus

Jul 27, 15:18

Samsung Electronics will unveil its Galaxy S Plus Android 2.3 smartphone featuring a 1.4GHz processor and a data speed of 14.4Mbps, at the Taipei Computer Applications Show which...

Taiwan market: Sony Ericsson launches Xperia ray and Xperia active

Jun 24, 12:09

Sony Ericsson has launched two new Android phones, the Xperia ray and Xperia active, in the Taiwan market. The vendor plans to release more Android models in the third quarter with...

Taiwan market: Samsung replaces Nokia as top handset vendor, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 22, 14:00

Samsung Electronics replaced, for the first time, Nokia as the top handset vendor in terms of unit sales in the Taiwan market in May with a market share of 20.8%, the Chinese-language...

Arima Communications lands new 2.5G handset orders from Sony Ericsson

Jun 10, 11:48

Arima Communications has landed orders for two 2.5G feature phones, the Mix Walkman and txt pro, from Sony Ericsson with volume shipments to begin in the third quarter of 2011, according...

Global Android phone sales to top 180 million units in 2011, says Sony Ericsson CTO

May 12, 01:10

Global sales of Android-based smartphones are expected to grow from 60 million units in 2010 to 180 million units in 2011 and over 400 million units in 2014, according to Sony Ericsson...

Apple defies decline in smartphone market, says IHS iSuppli

May 10, 15:05

Bucking a rare downturn in the burgeoning smartphone business, Apple in the first quarter achieved double-digit-percentage growth in iPhone shipments and posted the best performance...

Sony Ericsson appoints new head for Taiwan office

Apr 27, 11:46

Sony Ericsson has appointed Jonathan Lin as the new president of its subsidiary in Taiwan, replacing incumbent Steve Yeh, who will be promoted to serve as vice president of the Greater...

Jonathan Lin and Steve Yeh

Sony Ericsson handset shipments partially affected by earthquake, say industry sources

Apr 12, 11:39

Sony Ericsson will reduce shipments, or delay the launch in some markets, for three Android-based smartphones due to short supply of some key components, including those from the...

Taiwan market: Sony Ericsson to launch 3 Android smartphones starting April

Mar 18, 01:35

Sony Ericsson will launch a series of Android-based smartphones, including Xperia arc, Xperia neo and Xperia play, in the Taiwan market starting April 2011, according to Sony Ericsson...

Digitimes Insight: Sony Ericsson posts 4 straight profitable quarters

Mar 9, 10:49

Sony Ericsson saw revenues in the fourth quarter of 2010 fall 4.7% sequentially to EUR1.53 billion (US$2.12 billion). Revenues for 2010 came to EUR6.29 billion versus EUR6.79 billion...

Sony Ericsson in-house production remains at 40-50%, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 24, 10:38

Handset vendor Sony Ericsson will not increase the percentage of in-house handset production, which currently represents 40-50% of total shipments, according to a Chinese-language...

Sony Ericsson 2010 results on firm footing, to benefit Taiwan handset makers

Jan 21, 15:08

Handset vendor Sony Ericsson turned in four straight profitable quarters in 2010 thanks to a successful corporate structure makeover that saw the company let go 4,000 employees and...

Motorola and Sony Ericsson handset orders for Taiwan makers to return to 10 million units

Jan 10, 14:54

Motorola's and Sony Ericsson's handset outsource orders for Taiwan-based makers should each return to above 10 million units in 2011, according to industry sources.

Sony Ericsson shifts focus to high-end handsets, says iSuppli

Oct 22, 11:08

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications in the second quarter of 2010 saw its smartphone shipments soar even as its overall cell phone shipment ranking declined, reflecting the company's...

Taiwan market: Handset sales via carriers account for 65% market share

Sep 24, 10:24

Sales of handsets through telecom service providers currently account for 65% of total handsets sold in the Taiwan market, and the percentage will continue to rise in 2011, according...

China market: Sony Ericsson unveils first TD-SCDMA smartphone

Sep 2, 10:26

Sony Ericsson has unveiled its first TD-SCDMA smartphone, the A8i, in China. The handset vendor will start marketing the device in October in cooperation with carrier China Mobile...

HTC hires former Sony Ericsson veterans as top executives

Jul 30, 11:25

HTC has appointed former Sony Ericsson executives Ron Louks and Kouji Kodera as chief strategy officer and chief product officer, respectively.

Taiwan market: Sony Ericsson launches Zylo phone

Jul 23, 15:00

Sony Ericsson has launched its latest feature phone, the Zylo, in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), which will promote the handset in a preferential...

International handset vendors align with Taiwan and China makers to take on local competition in emerging markets

Jun 24, 11:56

International handset brand vendors will likely step up cooperation with manufacturers in Taiwan and China to compete more effectively with local vendors in emerging markets that...

Arima Communications to ship Yendo to Sony Ericsson in September

Jun 18, 16:48

Taiwan-based handset maker Arima Communications will begin to ship Sony Ericsson's Yendo Walkman phone in September 2010, following shipments of the Spiro smartphones in June, according...

Sony Ericsson Yendo Walkman phone

Arima Communications swings to profit in 2009

May 27, 13:39

Arima Communications posted a net profit of NT$21 million (US$373,169), or NT$0.06 per share in 2009, on shipments of 11.6 million handsets. Consolidated revenues totaled NT$15.3...

Taiwan market: Mobile telecom carriers account for 70% of smartphone sales

May 18, 11:23

In the Taiwan market, 70% of smartphones are sold via carriers' retail outlets, which offer subsidies to alleviate the devices' high price tags, according to Sony Ericsson Taiwan.

Sony Ericsson announces Arima-made Walkman phone

Apr 15, 10:32

Sony Ericsson has introduced two entry-level Walkman handsets, the Zylo and Spiro, both scheduled to launch in early third-quarter 2010. The Spiro is manufactured by Taiwan-based...

Arima Communications lands large-volume handset orders from US vendor, say sources

Mar 26, 11:43

Arima Communications reportedly has received a large-volume handset order from a US-based handset vendor with shipments to begin at the end of the second quarter of 2010, according...

Taiwan market: Telecom carriers give priority to Apple iPhone; other handset vendors turn to retail channels

Mar 22, 15:08

Some branded handset vendors, including HTC and Sony Ericsson, have strengthened their cooperation with retail channels to push sales of their handsets in the Taiwan market as the...

Sony Ericsson feature phone orders to Taiwan partners to be reduced significantly in 2010, say sources

Mar 19, 11:55

Orders for feature phones released by Sony Ericsson to Taiwan production partners will be reduced significantly in 2010 as the handset vendor is switching its focus on smartphones,...

FIH to ship X10 mini and X10 mini pro smartphones to Sony Ericsson in 1H10, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 16, 16:19

Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), the Hong Kong-listed handset subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), is set to see strong sales performance in the first...

Worldwide handset sales grow 8% in 4Q09; flat in 2009, says Gartner

Feb 25, 10:58

Worldwide handset sales to end users totaled 1.211 billion units in 2009, a 0.9% decline from 2008, according to Gartner. In the fourth quarter of 2009, the market registered a single-digit...

Taiwan market: Sony Ericsson pushes online handset sales

Feb 11, 14:00

Sony Ericsson has set up an online store in Taiwan to promote sales of its own-brand handsets, according to Steve Yeh, president of Sony Ericsson Taiwan.

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