Asia Pacific leads worldwide mobile phone sales growth in 1Q13, says Gartner
May 16, 22:10
Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled nearly 426 million units in the first quarter of 2013, a slight increase of 0.7% from the same period in 2012, according to Gartner. Worldwide smartphone sales totaled 210 million units in the first quarter of 2013, up 42.9% from the first quarter of...
Nokia introduces Asha 501
May 10, 15:59
Nokia has unveiled the first of a new Asha family of smartphones, the Asha 501, targeting the sub-US$100 budget smartphone segment in emerging markets, including India, Latin America and Africa.
Samsung takes 30% of global smartphone market in 1Q13, says DRAMeXchange
Apr 23, 12:22
In the first quarter of 2013, smartphone shipments increased steadily worldwide, with total shipments reaching 216.4 million units for a 9.4% on growth. Since the beginning of 2012, smartphone shipment figures have been up every quarter despite seasonality, indication the electronic device is here...
China market: Alibaba launches new smartphones running on AMOS
Apr 17, 15:38
China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has teamed with five local handset makers to launch six smartphones running on its home-grown AMOS (Alibaba Mobile OS). It remains to be seen if first-tier China-based smartphones vendors, including Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo will also support AMOS.
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 another operating system, which will serve as the next-generation Windows and will be released in October.
Kingway Technology 2012 revenues up 80%
Mar 26, 11:35
Kingway Technology, a Taiwan-based provider of electronic map data and navigation software, brought in revenues of NT$280 million (US$9.5 million) for 2012, hiking by 80% from 2011, according to the company.
Digitimes Research: More software developers join Android camp
Mar 20, 16:03
More and more software developers and free software projects are willing to join development for the Android platform in view of the dynamic shipment growth demonstrated by Android-based smartphones over the past quarters, during which Android smartphones managed to take up a 70% share of the global...
Taiwan market: Amazon likely to launch e-book services
Mar 18, 14:32
Amazon has passed examination by Taiwan's National Communications Commission for its Kindle Fire, 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD to be launched in the Taiwan market, signaling that Amazon may be preparing to launch e-book services, according to market analysts.
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 Android smartphones as well as to speed up its deployment in other mobile platforms, according to sources in the handset...
Amazon much-fanfared smartphone may be delayed, say sources
Mar 11, 12:23
Market rumors have indicated that Amazon may not be able to release its first smartphone in the second quarter of 2013 as originally scheduled, as the production progress at its manufacturing partner, Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), has not been as smooth as expected, according to sources at...
Too late for China to develop own mobile operating systems, say Taiwan makers
Mar 7, 11:11
While China Academy of Telecommunication Research under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in its white paper calls for China's development of own operating systems for use in smartphones, tablets and other mobile terminal devices to lessen existing heavy reliance on Google Android,...
China handset makers hope to reduce reliance on Android
Mar 6, 22:23
The China Academy of Telecommunication Research for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has published a white paper stating that China's handset industry has been relying heavily on the Android platform. In fact, China's handset industry has been hoping to reduce its reliance on Google's...
Tizen and others join competition for mobile OS market
Mar 4, 21:34
Mobile device OS (operating system) operators including Tizen, Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch and Sailfish OS all showcased their platforms and terminal products at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013 eyeing the growing mobile device OS market, according to industry sources.
MWC 2013: Nokia launches four new mobile phones
Newswatch - Feb 26, 14:47
Nokia has announced four new smartphones – the Nokia Lumia 720, Lumia 520, Nokia 105 and Nokia 301 – at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) and has said it will strengthen its cooperation with Microsoft in the enterprise sector to bring more business customers to Windows Phone.
Linaro to extend Linux reach to networking equipment
Feb 21, 10:50
Linaro, the not-for-profit engineering organization developing open source software for the ARM architecture, has announced the formation of the Linaro Networking Group (LNG) with 12 founding member companies including Applied Micro Circuits, ARM, Enea, Freescale Semiconductor, LSI, MontaVista, Nokia...
HTC to revamp marketing, says CEO
Feb 20, 19:03
HTC will improve product positioning and strengthen its marketing in terms of innovation and execution to address, resolve and overcome the challenges it is facing in today's smartphone market, according to company CEO Peter Chou.
Android powers a third of all mobile phones shipped in 4Q12, says Canalys
Feb 8, 15:24
Canalys has published its final mobile phone shipment estimates across the 50 plus countries that it tracks. The total mobile phone market, at 438.1 million units, was flat on year, while the worldwide smartphone market grew 37%. Android smartphones accounted for 34% of all phone shipments and iOS...
Microsoft to launch WP8 reference design in mid-2013, say sources
Jan 25, 11:26
Microsoft reportedly is cooperating with chipset suppliers including Qualcomm on development of Windows Phone 8 reference design aiming to attract more smartphone makers in China to enter production of WP8 phones for the entry-level and midrange smartphone segments in China and other emerging markets,...
China market: Brands to introduce quad-core smartphones before Lunar New Year
Jan 23, 22:06
Many brands in China such as Huawei and ZTE plan to introduce quad-core smartphones that adopt MediaTek's MT6589 or Qualcomm's MSM8x25Q solutions before the Lunar New Year holidays with retail prices around CNY1,000-1,500/unit (US$160-241/unit). Some tier-two and tier-three brands have set retail prices...
Taiwan market: Mobile advertising valued at NT$2.64 billion in 2012, says FIND
Jan 23, 15:40
Providers of mobile advertising services on smartphones, tablets and other mobile terminal devices generated estimated total revenues of NT$2.64 billion (US$89.5 million) in 2012, growing 9.5% from 2011, and the revenues will increase 22.3% to NT$3.23 billion in 2013, according to Foreseeing Innovative...
Bestec Power sees continual sales growth in 2013
Jan 15, 11:36
Taiwan-based switching power supply maker Bestec Power Electronics expects its sales for 2013 to exceed the amount it posted in 2012 during which revenues soared 68.2% to NT$1.93 billion (US$66.72 million), according to the company.