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Japan-, Korea-based vendors increase ODM orders for 8- to 10-inch Windows tablets

Mar 28, 12:02

Japan- and Korea-based vendors have recently released more orders for 8- to 10-inch Windows tablets to ODMs in Taiwan, which is expected to boost Windows' share in the tablet market,...

Microsoft aims at global shipments of 25 million Windows tablets in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Mar 27, 20:22

Microsoft has set an internal goal of increasing global Windows tablet shipments, including its Surface, in 2014 to 25 million units, five times the five million units shipped in...

Microsoft and Dell sign patent licensing agreement

Mar 27, 11:41

Microsoft and Dell have announced a patent licensing agreement allowing the companies to share technology and build on each other's innovations. It is the continuation of a nearly...

Taiwan market: Retailers placing rush orders for 2-in-1 devices for 2Q14

Mar 24, 13:40

As 2-in-1 device sales in Taiwan continue to stay strong, channel retailers have been placing extra orders with brand vendors to satisfy demand, according to sources from channel...

More handset makers joining WP camp

Mar 10, 11:31

Microsoft has successfully lured a number of China- and India-based handset vendors to join the Windows Phone (WP) camp, which may help ramp up the ratio of the WP8 phones in the...

Notebook vendors to raise component supply from 2nd-tier players

Mar 5, 14:15

With Intel starting to push low-price processors and Microsoft offering Windows licensing discounts of up to 70% for sub-US$299 notebooks, sources from the upstream supply chain are...

Microsoft to lower Windows 8.1 licensing fees for entry-level PCs, say Taiwan makers

Feb 24, 15:31

Microsoft plans to further decrease Windows 8.1 licensing rates for entry-level PCs priced below US$250 and tablets, from nearly US$50 currently to about US$15, according to Taiwan-based...

Microsoft to unveil new mobile devices running on integrated OS, say sources

Feb 13, 15:05

Microsoft is expected to unveil an array of new mobile devices with display sizes below 8.5-inch running on an integrated OS derived from Windows RT and Windows Phone in June, according...

CES 2014: Sony executive claims PS4 outsold Xbox One in 2013

Jan 8, 22:15

After Microsoft's announcement that it sold over three million Xbox Ones in 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House revealed at CES 2014 that the company had sold about...

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...

China may require Microsoft lower patent fees as condition to acquiring Nokia devices unit, say sources

Dec 27, 10:15

China's Ministry of Commerce is reviewing Microsoft's planned acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services Unit for possible violations of its antitrust laws, and may take the opportunity...

Microsoft and Sony competing over local multimedia content services on PS4 and Xbox One

Dec 24, 15:12

Microsoft has recently signed contracts with four multimedia content providers in the Greater China region, aiming to provide related services for its Xbox One and Xbox 360 game consoles,...

Taiwan market: Windows models occupy one-third of business-use tablet sales, says Microsoft Taiwan

Dec 18, 14:52

Windows 8/8.1-based tablets including Microsoft's Surface have attained a market share of one-third in the business-use tablet segment in Taiwan, according to general manager of Microsoft...

Microsoft Xbox One hardware cost comes in below retail price, IHS teardown reveals

Nov 28, 15:58

Microsoft's new Xbox One carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$457, according to preliminary results from IHS' teardown analysis service. Manufacturing is estimated at US$14, which...

Microsoft to launch new version of Xbox One in 1Q14

Nov 22, 11:23

While Microsoft will launch the Xbox One on November 22, it is preparing to introduce a new version of the Xbox One in the first quarter of 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply...

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...

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...

WP-based smartphones still face tough road ahead despite 3Q13 shipment gains

Nov 7, 15:40

Although Windows Phone has become the third largest mobile platform in the global smartphone segment, it remains to be seen if shipments of WP-based phones will be able to maintain...

A quarter of a billion smartphones ship in 3Q13, says Canalys

Nov 6, 10:24

Over a quarter of a billion smartphones shipped worldwide in the third quarter of 2013 as the market grew 44% on year, according to Canalys. The top-2 vendors - Samsung and Apple...

Microsoft reports revenues of US$18.53 billion for 3Q13

Oct 25, 14:40

Microsoft has announced revenues of US$18.53 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Gross margin, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter...

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...

Digitimes Research: Prospects remain bleak for BlackBerry

Oct 8, 15:35

Despite accepting an acquisition offer from its shareholder Fairfax Financial, the prospects of BlackBerry remain bleak as the hardware specifications and operating platforms of its...

Microsoft unveils enterprise cloud solutions

Oct 8, 15:23

Microsoft has announced a wave of new enterprise products and services. Complementing Office 365 and other services, these new offerings deliver on Microsoft's enterprise cloud str...

Taiwan market: Microsoft starts promoting Surface Pro to business users

Oct 4, 11:29

Microsoft Taiwan on October 3 began marketing 64GB and 128GB Surface Pro tablets to business users, including enterprises, government agencies and educational organizations, in the...

Digitimes Research: Surface 2 series tablets unlikely to help Microsoft in mobile market

Sep 30, 14:52

Microsoft announced its second-generation tablets, the Surface 2 series on September 23 in New York. Their specifications are similar to those of previous market rumors, while the...

Taiwan ODMs expected to benefit from new data centers in Northern Europe

Sep 25, 21:54

Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a subsidiary of Wistron, are expected to benefit from Microsoft and Facebook's new data center establishments in Northern Europe in 2014, according to...

Taiwan market: Retailers clearing Surface inventories

Sep 24, 15:33

Following the release of new Surface 2 series tablets, retailers in Taiwan are now scrambling to clear their inventories of the first-generation Microsoft tablets. The retailers are...

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...

Microsoft unveils Surface 2, Surface Pro 2

Sep 24, 11:20

Microsoft has announced expansion of its Surface family of tablets. Two new Surface models - Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 - along with an expanded portfolio of new Surface accessories,...

Microsoft OS head Terry Myerson to visit Taiwan in October, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 23, 12:24

Microsoft's executive vice president of operating systems Terry Myerson is set to travel to Taiwan and visit brand vendors including Acer and Asustek Computer in October, promoting...

Microsoft announces quarterly dividend increase and share repurchase program

Sep 18, 15:19

Microsoft has announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of US$0.28 per share, reflecting a US$0.05 or 22% increase over the previous quarter's dividend....

Digitimes Research: Microsoft aims to become mobile platform provider via Nokia acquisition

Sep 6, 12:23

While Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services business indicates the software vendor aims to develop its own-brand mobile end-market devices, the move also demonstrates...

Digitimes Research: Notebook brands and ODMs ramp up shipments in August

Sep 5, 15:23

Notebook shipments of the world's top-five brands and top-three ODMs grew 22% and 11%, respectively, on month in August 2013, but performance of individual brands and ODMs varied...

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...

Flextronics lands 90% of Xbox One orders, leaving Foxconn the rest

Sep 4, 21:04

Singapore-based Flextronics has reportedly landed about 90% of Xbox One orders from Microsoft with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) acquiring the remaining 10%, according...

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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.

  • Microsoft+Surface+Pro+2+tablet

    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.

  • Asustek+Transformer+Book+T100+2%2Din%2D1+device

    Asustek Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 device

    Asustek Computer's Transformer Book T100 is a 10.1-inch 2-in-1 device featuring an Intel Atom Bay Trail quad-core processor and a detachable HD display that can be used as a standalone...

    Photo: Company, Sep 24.

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