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  • Last update: Tuesday 9 December 2014 [21 news items]

Digitimes Research: Microsoft Mobile exit from feature phone market to benefit white-box makers and Samsung

Dec 9, 11:59

Samsung Electronics and China-based white-box handset makers will benefit from Microsoft Mobile's decision to phase out its feature phone business within one and a half years, Digitimes...

Digitimes Research: Samsung, white-box players looking to take over 10-15 million feature phone demand from Microsoft Mobile

Nov 19, 15:02

With Microsoft Mobile's announcement in July 2014 it will terminate its feature phone business within a year and a half, Samsung Electronics and China's white-box handset players...

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum finding smartphone AP business difficult

Jun 19, 16:44

China-based Spreadtrum's application processor (AP) shipments have been dropping since China Mobile began subsidizing dual-core smartphones, as opposed to single-core models, in June...

Digitimes Research: Nokia launches 5 models to ramp up market share

Nov 15, 12:01

Nokia's recent release of three Asha-series feature phones and two Lumia smartphones is aimed at ramping up the market share of Windows Phone. But the effectiveness of the strategy...

MediaTek to land more feature phone solution orders after Microsoft-Nokia deal

Sep 4, 22:20

MediaTek is expected to land a significant volume of windfall chipset orders for feature phones after Microsoft takes control of Nokia's Devices and Services unit, according to industry...

China market: International brands enhance feature phone offerings

Aug 30, 14:43

While China's local handset makers have put all their efforts into grabbing a bigger slice of the smartphone market, international brands including Nokia and Samsung Electronics have...

Taiwan handset OEMs/ODMs look to reignite feature phone businesses

Aug 21, 14:54

While most handset brands and ODMs have been focusing on the fast growing smartphone segment, some Taiwan-based ODMs are considering reigniting their production lines for feature...

Panel suppliers resume shipments of 3.5-inch panels for feature phones

Aug 20, 21:48

Shipments of small-size LCD panels, mainly 3.5-inch models, for feature phones have resumed to normal levels recently after tight supply in the second quarter, according to industry...

Cellphone gray market goes legit as sales continue to decline, says IHS

Jul 25, 12:00

The gray market for cellphones will contract for the second consecutive year in 2013, with worldwide shipments dropping by 12% as both makers and buyers of these handsets turn to...

Even at US$20, Nokia 105 proves profitable for Nokia, says IHS

Jul 2, 14:12

With its ultra-low-cost handset (ULCH) designated as the Nokia 105, Nokia has shown how it can be done: by sticking to a limited set of features and employing a highly integrated...

Partners expect Motorola to change its ODM strategy

Aug 23, 01:05

As Google has recently started reorganizing Motorola Mobility's manpower and product strategy, sources from Taiwan-based ODMs, observing from their orders, expect their handset orders...

Smartphone component makers turn to look for orders from feature phone market

Aug 21, 02:00

Smartphone component makers, seeing their shipments to smartphone brand vendors turning weak, have started seeking for orders from local and white-box feature phone players, according...

IC designers look to steady demand from feature phone sector

Jul 6, 12:39

Despite increasing popularity of smartphones, demand for feature phones still remains steady in China and other emerging markets, and this will help drive revenue growth at Taiwan-based...

Motorola reportedly mulling exit from feature phone market, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 25, 11:35

Motorola Mobility reportedly plans to phase out from the feature phone market and may suspend its feature phone business by the end of 2012, according to a Chinese-language Commercial...

LCD driver IC design houses shifting more capacity to high-resolution parts for smartphone segment

May 24, 11:04

LCD driver makers including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies, ILi Technology (Ilitek), Orise Technology and Sitronix Technology have seen shipments of their high resolution...

Commentary: Nokia could make mistake again in feature phone segment

Apr 20, 15:51

Nokia has announced weaker than expected results for the first quarter of 2012, citing "greater than expected competitive challenges," as CEO Stephen Elop has indicated...

LCD driver IC demand picking up

Mar 13, 01:30

The visibility of orders for small-size LCD panel driver ICs has extended through the end of the second quarter, thanks to a ramp-up in orders prior to new phone and tablet rollouts...

Low-cost smartphones may cannibalize feature phone market, says MediaTek executive

Mar 1, 01:00

Low-cost smartphones may soon begin to cannibalize the market for feature phones as the former devices are affordable enough to attract more consumers in emerging markets, particularly...

MediaTek focusing on low-cost smartphone market

Demand for 2.5G/2.75G handset solutions picking up

Feb 23, 15:58

Demand for feature phones has experienced a rebound recently, which will help boost sales of 2.5G/2.75G handset solutions for suppliers such as MediaTek and MStar Semiconductor in...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom, Opera cooperate to promote mobile Internet access based on feature phones

Feb 23, 14:15

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Norway-based Opera Software ASA on February 22 jointly announced cooperation to promote mobile access to the Internet based on feature phones, with the...

HTC to launch Internet-enabled feature phone in 4Q09, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 6, 12:24

High Tech Computer (HTC) plans to launch an Internet-enabled high-end feature phone in the fourth quarter of 2009 in order to expand its share in the global handset market, according...

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