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Windows-based 2-in-1 devices may reduce sales of conventional notebooks

Nov 20, 21:32

Demand for Windows 8.1-based 2-in-1 devices is starting to pick up, but some channel retailers are concerned that the rising demand may impact consumer demand for conventional note...

Microsoft to become a top-10 chip buyer on Nokia acquisition, says IHS

Nov 18, 15:11

With its upcoming acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft is set to become one of the world's top-10 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) semiconductor buyers, and will rank among the leading...

Prices of Windows 8 touchscreen controller chips to continue to fall in 2014

Nov 18, 14:10

Prices of Windows 8-enabled touchscreen controller ICs are expected to continue to fall in 2014 even though prices of these devices have declined 50% since 2013, according to industry...

Windows 8.1 tablet sales 20-30% below expectations

Oct 31, 14:02

Channel retailers are seeing their Windows 8.1-based tablet sales in October 20-30% below than their original expectations, despite strong price/performance ratios.

PC brand vendors release new Windows 8.1 products

Oct 28, 10:57

Asustek Computer recently released its Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 device featuring Windows 8.1 and Intel Bay Trail-T processor, priced at US$349 for a 32GB model and US$399 for...

Microsoft announces global availability of Windows 8.1

Oct 18, 14:59

Microsoft has announced the global availability of Windows 8.1, an update to its Windows 8 operating system. Beginning October 17, consumers with a Windows 8 device in more than 230...

Windows 8.1 models unlikely to ignite PC demand

Oct 18, 11:53

The PC market is unlikely to reverse its decline in 2013 and 2014 despite the arrival of new Windows 8.1 devices, sources in the supply chain have commented.

Notebook ODMs ramping shipments of Windows 8.1 models

Oct 4, 11:54

Having enjoyed strong shipments in September, notebook ODMs have seen their shipments remain robust in October as notebook vendors prepare to roll out new Windows 8.1-based models,...

Taiwan market: Acer, Asustek said to offer price cuts for Windows tablets

Oct 1, 14:28

Acer and Asustek Computer are reportedly considering cutting prices of their Windows 8-based tablets in Taiwan by 15-20% with Acer's 8-inch model likely falling below NT$10,000 (US$338)...

App developers to not give up BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8, say sources

Sep 27, 11:41

Most of mobile application developers participating in BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 have indicated that they will not quit BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8 developments mainly because...

Pegatron to make Dell 8-inch Windows 8 tablets

Sep 27, 11:37

Pegatron Technology will be responsible for ODM production of an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet expected to be unveiled by Dell in early October, according to Taiwan-based supply chain ma...

Microsoft new Surface shipments to reach 3 million units in 2014, sources estimate

Sep 24, 14:45

Microsoft has unveiled its second-generation Surface tablets, but sources from the upstream supply chain estimate the devices' sales will reach only three million units in 2014, accounting...

Catcher, Simplo announce August results; Windows 8.1 to provide limited help attracting demand

Sep 6, 15:57

Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.23 billion (US$108.5 million) for August, down 5% on month, but up 19% on year, with combined consolidated...

Windows phones challenging Android for Vietnam smartphone market, says IDC

Newswatch - Sep 4, 12:37

A total of 5.8 million mobile phones were shipped to Vietnam in the second quarter of 2013, in which shipments of feature phones contracted 25.8% sequentially due to aggressive shipments...

Record share for Windows phones, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech

Sep 3, 16:16

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to July 2013, showed Windows Phone posted its highest ever level of 8.2% across the five major...

Windows and BlackBerry face challenges to become 3rd-largest mobile OS ecosystem, says ABI Research

Sep 2, 13:21

ABI Research's recent smartphone research shows Android accounted for 80% of all smartphones shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2013. The next largest ecosystem, Apple's iOS,...

Dell optimistic about Windows 8.1 for enterprise PCs

Aug 29, 11:22

As Microsoft is ready to release Windows 8.1 on October 18, Jeff Clarke, Dell's vice chairman and president of Global Operations and End User Computing Solutions, has expressed his...

Taiwan makers conservative about Nokia Windows RT tablet sales

Aug 19, 22:15

While Nokia will unveil its first Windows RT tablet at the end of September and will sell the model through cooperation with Verizon in the US market, Taiwan-based supply chain makers...

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...

Enterprise PC demand may benefit from the end of Windows XP support

Jul 29, 15:30

As Microsoft is set to end its support for Windows XP in April, 2014, sources from the upstream supply chain believe the action will help trigger a PC replacement trend in the enterprise...

Chromebooks to enjoy surging shipment growth in 2H13

Jul 15, 22:03

Chromebook shipments in the second half are expected to double or even triple those in the first half as Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Samsung Electronics are all reportedly...

Microsoft SST program not attracting brand vendors

Jul 3, 22:02

Microsoft's Small Screen Touch (SST) program, which offers Windows licensing discounts on touchscreen devices with a display size of 11.6-inch or below, is struggling to attract notebook...

Compal Communications to ship Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphones in 3Q13

Jun 27, 21:40

Nokia may launch the new Lumia 1020 smartphone in New York, US, in July 2013. The product has a 41-megapixel camera. Nokia also plans to introduce entry-level and mid-range Lumia...

Pixart Imaging optical touch IC shipments to rise in 2H13

Jun 25, 12:35

Pixart Imaging has announced that its optical touch controllers have been verified for use in Windows 8-based AIO (all-in-one) PCs and monitors. Shipments of the product line are...

Windows RT facing pressure from being isolated

Jun 19, 22:25

Microsoft's Windows RT operating system may fall to the same fate as Hewlett-Packard's (HP) webOS as most brand vendors have already stopped developing related products, leaving Microsoft's...

Computex 2013: Microsoft introduces Windows 8.1

Jun 6, 19:43

Microsoft has showed several new functions and designs for its upcoming Windows 8.1 at its Computex 2013 conference.

Nick Parker, Microsoft corporate vice president of OEM division

Microsoft to focus on Windows 8.1 at Computex, while Google will keep a low profile

Jun 3, 19:22

Computex has been largely centered on Microsoft Windows-related products throughout the history of the show, and a number of Microsoft executives have participated in the event. This...

Windows 8 expected to take up 5-8% of global tablet shipments in 2013, say Taiwan makers

May 22, 20:36

Possibly because Microsoft has lowered licensing rates for Windows 8 for use in tablets, many vendors are developing Windows 8 tablets for launch in the second half of 2013, and thus...

Windows 8.1 estimated to launch in late October

May 16, 14:18

Notebooks featuring Microsoft's new Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) will start volume production in mid-September with the official launch of the operating system estimated to be around...

Notebook vendors pessimistic about 3Q13 outlook, say Taiwan makers

May 15, 16:05

Notebook vendors originally thought that Microsoft would launch Windows Blue in September 2013 and the new operating system could pair with Intel's Haswell platform, to be unveiled...

White-box Windows 8 tablets to see ex-factory prices of US$300

Apr 26, 14:23

In view of increasing competition for 7-inch entry-level Android tablets, China-based white-box vendors will start producing Windows 8 tablets in May for launch in the third quarter,...

Competition between business-use tablets to begin in 2013

Apr 26, 11:52

The competition between business-use tablets is expected to begin in 2013, with many vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo to launch models in the second half of 2013,...

Windows 8 expected to trigger global growth in touch-enabled notebooks, says DisplaySearch

Apr 19, 12:34

The penetration of touch screens in notebooks was under 3% in 2012, but is expected to grow to more than 12% in 2013. This compares to touch-screen penetration of 77% in mobile phones...

Some China-based white-box vendors plan to develop Windows 8 tablets

Apr 17, 13:52

Viewing that Android tablets, especially 7-inch models, have been under intense price competition and therefore profitability is thinning, some China-based white-box vendors are considering...

Microsoft reportedly developing Windows Blue for PC, mobile OS integration

Apr 8, 15:20

Microsoft is reportedly developing Windows Blue as an independent project that will help merge Windows (PC) with Windows Phone. Rumors have also spread that Microsoft is developing...

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