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Microsoft reportedly plans to develop larger Surface Pro tablet

Nov 4, 00:43

Microsoft reportedly plans to roll out new Surface tablets with display sizes larger than current models, according to industry sources, citing an improvement in sales of its Surface...

Commentary: Calculating the cost of GamerGate, many losers, 2 potential big winners

Oct 30, 15:53

Concerns raised in a previous report that allowing the schism between the gaming press and their core audience to fester could lead to real economic impacts for the gaming industry...

GamerGate logo

Microsoft cooperates with Intel to offer subsidies for Windows 8.1 with Bing desktops, AIO PCs, say Taiwan makers

Oct 29, 15:23

Microsoft will cooperate with Intel to offer subsidies to promote Windows 8.1 with Bing for entry-level desktops starting at retail prices of US$199, and 18.5-inch non-touch-screen...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to drop 1.7% in 2015

Oct 28, 14:17

Global notebook shipments, which are expected to decline 2.1% on year in 2014, will further drop 1.7% in 2015 to reach 168 million units, despite Microsoft's attempts to stimulate...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to drop in 4Q14

Oct 21, 11:26

Despite Intel and Microsoft subsidies, Digitimes Research expects global notebook shipments, not including 2-in-1 models, to drop 4.4% on year and 2.6% sequentially in the fourth...

Tablet vendors developing models for education, business, gaming applications to boost growth in 2015

Oct 17, 14:48

Tablet vendors have been developing models designated for education, business and gaming applications in order to boost shipment growth in 2015 due to saturation in global demand...

Microsoft rumored to cease Surface tablet business

Oct 9, 14:59

Microsoft continues to see weak sales for its Surface Pro 3 tablet and is reportedly planning to cancel the product line since shipment performance has been far lower than expectations,...

Demand for non-Apple notebooks, tablets may remain weak until 2Q15, say Taiwan makers

Oct 8, 13:49

Under large pressure due to booming sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and new iPad models possibly to be launched in the fourth quarter and Apple Watch expected to be launched...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft new inexpensive solution for 2015 may not help on competition with Chromebook

Oct 6, 13:08

Microsoft, which launched Windows 8.1 with Bing for US$249 notebooks, has recently decided to continue pushing the solution in 2015, but with some modifications on specifications...

New Wintel platforms may impact 4Q14 PC demand

Oct 2, 18:54

Microsoft and Intel's plans to release new platforms in the first half of 2015 are expected to affect demand for PCs in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream...

Windows 10 expected to have limited effect on boosting notebook demand

Oct 2, 10:18

Commenting on Microsoft's latest operating system, some notebook component makers are taking a pessimistic attitude about Windows 10 helping to boost notebook demand and expect overall...

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Oct 1, 14:43

Microsoft has unveiled its next operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available. The announcement highlighted advancements designed...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft to release new inexpensive notebook solution; unlikely to receive full support from vendors

Sep 29, 14:09

Microsoft has provided brand vendors its Windows 8.1 with Bing solution, offering low Windows licensing fees enabling them to sell notebooks at US$249 or lower. Following the initial...

Taiwan market: Microsoft launches Xbox One

Sep 23, 14:52

Microsoft launched Xbox One in the Taiwan market on September 23 and will launch at least 50 new games by the end of 2014, with 20 titles specifically based on the Xbox platform and...

Commentary: Time is running out for console makers to clean up GamerGate

Sep 9, 10:45

A battle, which has been given the title #GamerGate on social media, between gamers and the gaming press has been ongoing for three weeks and is showing only minimal signs of losing...

Tweets per day of gamergate and notyourshield hashtags

Digitimes Research: Taiwan smartphone makers see dropping orders from Amazon, Microsoft Mobile and Facebook in 2014

Sep 3, 16:07

Taiwan handset makers originally expected to continue receiving orders for Lumia series products from Microsoft Mobile and also acquire new orders from Amazon and Facebook in 2014,...

Microsoft reduces Surface chassis suppliers; may adopt similar strategy for other components

Sep 1, 14:29

Microsoft has recently reduced the number of chassis suppliers for its Surface tablets and is now outsourcing all the orders to Ju Teng. Microsoft stopped placing chassis orders with...

Taiwan market: Surface Pro 3 to launch

Aug 27, 16:16

Microsoft will launch the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 in the Taiwan market on August 29 at a starting retail price of NT$24,900 (US$830), according to Microsoft Taiwan.

Samsung, Sony Mobile, Huawei, Microsoft to unveil smartphones at 2014 IFA

Aug 15, 11:45

Samsung Electronics is expected to unveil the new Galaxy Note 4, Sony Mobile Communications the 5.2-inch Xperia Z3, Huawei Device the Ascend Mate 7 or Ascend D7, and Microsoft the...

New Surface to come into production in August, say Taiwan maker

Jul 28, 15:15

Microsoft is expected to launch a 10.6-inch new version of Surface in October 2014, with production of components to begin in August and volume production of the tablet to kick off...

Commentary: Microsoft moves to eliminate Nokia

Jul 28, 09:57

In addition to initiating a massive lay-off, Microsoft also plans to discontinue Nokia's Asha-, Series 40- and X-series handset products as well as to rename the Lumia-series - moves...

Vendors partner with Wintel to release US$199-249 notebooks for 2H14

Jul 23, 22:53

Intel, Microsoft and notebook brand vendors are preparing to push entry-level notebooks priced at US$199-249 in the second half, according to sources from the upstream supply chain...

Microsoft cloud growth drives strong fiscal 4Q14 results

Jul 23, 13:57

Microsoft has announced revenues of US$23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Gross margins, operating income, and diluted EPS for the quarter were US$15.79 billion, US$6.48...

Microsoft facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, say Taiwan makers

Jul 23, 13:48

Microsoft is facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, with the global notebook OS market share for Windows 8 already dropping to below 90%, according to Taiwan-based...

Microsoft expands coverage of free Windows licensing

Jul 14, 15:29

Microsoft reportedly is expanding its subsidies to vendors for Windows-based tablets, and in addition to sub-9-inch models, tablets priced below US$250 will also receive free Windows...

Digitimes Research: Competition in emerging markets remains the focus for smartphone industry

Jul 10, 14:05

Competition in emerging markets continued to be the focus of the global smartphone industry in June 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Supply chain turning optimistic about PC market in 2H14

Jul 2, 21:42

The PC industry has recently started regaining momentum with Intel, AMD as well as Taiwan-based upstream component suppliers aggressively preparing for potential demand in the second...

Microsoft said to halt Surface Mini production

Jun 30, 14:57

Microsoft reportedly has called off a plan to mass produce its small-size Surface Mini tablet because of fierce compeition in the small-size tablet segment, as well as negative responses...

Microsoft unveils Nokia X2 smartphone

Jun 25, 15:55

Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of smartphones.

Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

Computex 2014: Microsoft, Google showcasing expanded supply chain in Taiwan

Jun 6, 10:26

Microsoft and Google are showcasing their efforts to expand the supply chain ecosystems for their Windows Phone 8 smartphones and Chromebook notebooks in Taiwan at Computex 2014.

Digitimes Research: HP, Acer see on-month shipment growth top 60% in May

Jun 4, 21:23

Global top-five brand vendors together and top-three ODMs combined both enjoyed over 25% on-month rebounds in May shipments with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer both seeing over 60%...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft turns focus back to large-size Surface

May 27, 12:21

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation Surface on May 20 2014. Instead of the long-rumored 7.5-inch Surface Mini, the software giant released the 12-inch Surface Pro. Digitimes Research...

Microsoft introduces Surface Pro 3

May 22, 12:16

Microsoft has introduced the Surface Pro 3, a tablet and also a notebook. The device has multiple processor, RAM and storage options intersect with a design that, with a simple snap...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft facing difficulties in 3 major segments

Apr 21, 14:31

Microsoft's operating system business has been seeing internal conflicts and external threats in areas such as technology development, partner relations and operating model. Without...

Windows tablets gaining traction in Japan

Apr 15, 14:34

Sales of Windows-based tablets in Japan have been rising as vendors have been aggressively releasing Windows 8.1-based 8-inch models since October 2013. In February 2014, 15.7% of...

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    Lumia 435 and 532

    Microsoft has announced the Lumia 435 - its first 400-series - and the Lumia 532 smartphones. Both smartphones come with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the Lumia...

    Photo: Company, Jan 15.

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    Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

    Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family smartphones. The new Nokia X2 provides access to Android apps and Microsoft...

    Photo: Company, Jun 26.

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    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet/notebook

    Microsoft has introduced the Surface Pro 3, a tablet and also a notebook. The device has multiple processor, RAM and storage options intersect with a design that, with a simple snap...

    Photo: Company, May 22.

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    Microsoft Surface 2 tablet

    The Surface 2 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, and its battery life can last up to 10 hours for video playback, according to Microsfot. The device features a 10.6-inch...

    Photo: Company, Oct 1.

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    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet

    The Surface Pro 2 is the successor to Surface Pro and, like its predecessor, is a notebook replacement, capable of running all Windows' software including the full Microsoft Office...

    Photo: Company, Sep 26.

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2015 global tablet demand forecast

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