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Sony Mobile to launch WP8 phones, say sources

Jan 6, 14:09

Sony Mobile Communications has decided to launch ODM models of Windows Phone 8-based smartphones, while concentrating its R&D efforts on Android and Firefox models, according...

Taiwan-based handset ODMs to ship more entry-level LTE smartphones in 2014

Dec 17, 21:43

Shipments of 4G LTE smartphones are expected to account for over 30% of Taiwan-based handset ODMs' total shipments in 2014 as China-based handset vendors and international players...

Nokia, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications to stay in tablet market

Nov 21, 16:10

Smartphone vendors Nokia, LG Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications are likely to continue to stay in the tablet market, while rivals including HTC, Motorola Mobility and BlackBerry...

Mainstream large-screen smartphones to be 5- to 6-inch models

Nov 21, 15:52

Handset vendors are expected to continue launching large-size smartphones mainly with 5- to 6-inch displays, as sales of smartphones with a display size of 6-inch and above have been...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile takes third position in smartphone vendor ranking

Nov 12, 16:05

Sony Mobile Communications has captured the third position in Taiwan's smartphone vendor ranking with a 20% market share thanks to brisk sales of its Xperia Z family high-end models,...

Firefox OS smartphones may struggle to compete with Android, Nokia models

Oct 28, 10:34

Smartphones running on Firefox OS may not be able to compete effectively against low-end Android phones or Nokia's Asha family models, despite successful initial sales of ZTE Open...

Smartphone vendors ramping up offerings of 5-inch entry-level models

Oct 21, 13:02

Smartphones with a display size of 5-inch and a price tag of US$300-400 have become mainstream models of the entry-level smartphone segment, attracting not only China-based handset...

More top-tier brands using MediaTek smartphone solutions

Oct 16, 21:50

More top-tier smartphone brands, including Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics, have launched low-cost models powered by MediaTek's solutions in order to compete effectively...

Smartphone vendors likely to revamp strategies for mini models

Oct 9, 12:15

Smartphone vendors are likely to be forced to revamp their strategies regarding the launch of "mini" series smartphones due to slow sales of these models, according to industry...

Taiwan market: HTC may lose top-rank title due for lack of new flagship models

Sep 25, 12:37

HTC may lose its top-rank title in Taiwan's smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2013 as it has failed to deliver a new flagship model for the second half of the year in the...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Taiwan major handset ODMs to generate profits in 3Q13, say sources

Aug 12, 14:17

Taiwan-based handset ODMs Compal Communications and Arima Communications have posted mixed results for July, but the two companies both are expected to generate profits in the third...

Sony Mobile may be only Japan-based handset vendor to survive, say Taiwan makers

Aug 1, 21:02

Japan-based handset vendor NEC Casio Mobile Communications (NCMC) has decided to withdraw from the global smartphone market due to continued operating losses. Other Japan-based vendors...

Indonesia market: smartphone shipments to reach 12-15 million units in 2013

Jul 29, 15:14

Sales of smartphones in Indonesia are expected to top 12-15 million units or 20-25% of total handset sold in the market in 2013, according to market observers.

BlackBerry, Nokia to not launch 5-inch or above smartphones until end of 2013, say sources

Jul 29, 10:35

While vendors of Android smartphones have been competing each other fiercely in the 5-inch segment, vendors of other platforms, including BlackBerry, Nokia and Apple are unlikely...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile to launch Xperia Z Ultra

Jul 22, 21:07

Sony Mobile Communications will launch the 6.4-inch smartphone Xperia Z Ultra in the Taiwan market around the end of July at a contract-free retail price of NT$22,900 (US$763), with...

Taiwan market: HTC maintains top smartphone vendor ranking in June, but market share falls

Jul 22, 11:55

HTC continued to maintain its top smartphone vendor ranking in the Taiwan market with a 35.4% share in terms of sales value in June, even though its market share was down 1.5pp from...

Taiwan market: HTC maintains top smartphone vendor ranking in May

Jul 5, 15:55

HTC maintained its title as the top smartphone vendor in the Taiwan market with a 36.9% share in terms of sales value in May compared to 30.6% in April, according to data compiled...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan mobile phone shipments rise over 40% sequentially in 2Q13

Jul 1, 11:16

Shipments of mobile phones by Taiwan-based handset vendors and ODMs grew over 40% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013, according to Digitimes Research.

Sony reportedly looking for SmartWatch manufacturing partners in Taiwan

Jun 27, 14:01

Sony Mobile Communications reportedly plans to expand its SmartWatch family line and is looking for OEM production partners in Taiwan, according to industry sources.

Western European mobile phone market declines in 1Q13, driven by smartphone slowdown, says IDC

Jun 26, 11:39

The Western European mobile phone market shrank in the first quarter of 2013 due to a lower than expected slowdown in the smartphone shipments, according to IDC. Total shipments dropped...

China market: Sony Mobile unveils 3 new Xperia smartphones in Shanghai

Jun 25, 21:59

Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled three new Xperia family smartphones, the Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia C and Xperia SP, in Shanghai. The Xperia C, outsourced to Arima Communications,...

Smartphone brands reluctant to develop Facebook Home-enabled models

Jun 24, 12:48

A number of branded smartphone vendors, including Samsung Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, Lenovo, ZTE and Huawei are now reluctant to cooperate with Facebook for the joint...

Samsung sales of midrange large-size smartphones to affect China-based brands

Jun 19, 10:49

Samsung Electronics' launch of large-sized Galaxy Mega family smartphones for the US$400-600 segment will affect sales of comparable models launched by China-based branded vendors...

Sony Mobile to extend cooperation with ODM firms, says marketing executive

May 23, 21:39

Dennis van Schie, global head of marketing for Sony Mobile, has commented that the firm will extend cooperation and view ODM firms as strategic partners in product development to...

Taiwan market: Sony to launch Xperia Tablet Z

May 22, 15:21

Sony Mobile Communications Taiwan on May 21 unveiled the Xperia Tablet Z, an Android 4.1.2 waterproof tablet equipped with Qualcomm S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 10.1-inch 1920...

Arima, Compal Communications to benefit from Sony Mobile orders

Apr 10, 21:49

Taiwan-based smartphone ODM firms Compal Communications and Arima Communications are likely to see on-quarter revenue growth in the second quarter due to new smartphones from Sony...

Sony Mobile ramping penetration in entry-level to mid-range smartphone segment

Mar 28, 13:46

Sony Mobile Communications is enhancing its presence in the entry-level to mid-range Android smartphone segment, leveraging the spectacular sales gained from its flagship model, the...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile aims to obtain 20% market share in 2013

Mar 27, 22:02

Launched in March, Sony Mobile's flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z, has sold more than 50,000 units in less than a month in Taiwan. According to Jonathan Lin, general manager of Sony...

Digitimes Research: Samsung, LG, Sony Mobile aim to ramp up smartphone sales in emerging markets

Mar 15, 14:10

Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications demonstrated different product strategies for their smartphone businesses at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, but...

Sony Mobile makes headway with Xperia Z; to move to other platforms

Mar 11, 14:08

Sales of Sony Mobile Communications' new high-end flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z, have been successful, which could help the vendor ramp up sales of its entry-level to mid-range...

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