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Taiwan market: HTC unveils Desire 816, Desire 610 4G smartphones

4h 21min ago

HTC on April 23 unveiled two mid-range 4G smartphones, the HTC Desire 816 and Desire 610, for launch in the Taiwan market at contract-free retail prices of NT$9,990 (US$330) and NT$7,990,...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments drop 30% sequentially in 1Q14

Apr 23, 21:59

Global tablet shipments reached only 58.56 million units in the first quarter of 2014, down almost 30% sequentially, but up 4.6% on year despite Samsung Electronics trying to boost...

Taiwan market: Competition in 4G LTE smartphone segment heating up

Apr 23, 21:55

Competition for sales of 4G LTE smartphones in Taiwan is expected to heat up soon as Samsung Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications are likely to introduce mid-range to high-end...

Getac, Ennoconn to launch ruggedized tablets

Apr 23, 15:10

Industrial PC maker Getac Technology will launch a Windows 8.1 8.1-inch ruggedized tablet in the second quarter of 2014, while fellow maker Ennoconn has also finished development...

China white-box tablet prices expected to drop in 2014

Apr 23, 13:57

Pricing for white-box tablet products in China are likely to drop during 2014 as demand is expected to decrease while competition intensifies, according to China-based supply chain...

Tablet prices to see further drop in 2014

Xiaomi to increase orders for thin-film touch panels

Apr 22, 20:58

Xiaomi is expected to increase orders to panel makers for thin-film type touch panels, according to supply chain sources.

China market: Price/performance competition in smartphone segment intensifying

Apr 22, 13:35

Competition for higher price/performance ratios in China's smartphone space has continued to intensify and is likely to escalate into the mid-range to high-end segment, according...

Taiwan market: Garmin launches Vivofit

Apr 22, 11:03

GPS device vendor Garmin has launched a fitness band (smart pedometer bracelet), Vivofit, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$3,990 (US$132), according to the...

Garmin fitness band, Vivofit

Cooling module makers to further reduce mobile device heat pipe thickness; expect penetration rate of over 15%

Apr 21, 21:52

Cooling module makers such as Japan-based Furukawa Electric Group and Fujikura and Taiwan-based Chaun-Choung Technology and Taisol Electronics, are looking to reduce the thickness...

Hardware players able to earn 75% of wearable device profits, says Intel executive

Apr 21, 13:27

Vice president of Intel Labs Jesse Fang, at the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics and Components Spring show in Hong Kong, said that wearable devices can be categorized into three...

Google reportedly to partner with HTC for 8-inch Nexus; less aggressive about tablet market

Apr 21, 13:21

Google reportedly has turned to cooperate with High Tech Computer (HTC) for its new 8-inch Nexus tablet instead of Asustek Computer. The device is rumored to be released in the third...

Google to partner with HTC for new Nexus tablet

Intel, MediaTek become favorites in China white-box tablet industry

Apr 21, 11:04

China's white-box tablet players have been turning to adopt application processor (AP) solutions from Intel and MediaTek for their 3G and LTE-enabled models because of Intel's subsidies...

Intel, MediaTek become new favorites of China white-box tablet industry

Asustek apologizes over ZenFone pricing blunder

Apr 18, 16:22

Asustek Computer has apologized to Taiwan's consumers for a difference in prices and specifications for its ZenFone smartphones sold in Taiwan and China.

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih (center) and other company executives

China market: Apple, Samsung account for 85% of 4G LTE smartphone market in January-February

Apr 18, 16:04

Apple and Samsung Electronics combined took an 85% share of the 4G LTE smartphone market in China in the first two months of 2014, according to data compiled by China-based Sino Market...

Commentary: Foxconn relies too heavily on Apple

Apr 18, 15:07

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is exposing itself to high risks by relying too much on a single client. Foxconn has revealed that its biggest client accounted for...

Asustek expects to ship over 1 million ZenFone smartphones in 2Q14, says CEO

Apr 18, 13:50

Asustek Computer has launched its ZenFone smartphones for pre-orders in China, Taiwan and Indonesia and expects to ship more than one million units in total in the second quarter...

Asustek adopts hostile marketing to gain attention in China smartphone market

Apr 18, 12:22

To compete for a share of China's smartphone market, Asustek Computer has started to adopt a more hostile marketing strategy by pointing out perceived shortcomings of its competitors,...

Global smartphone shipments up to nearly 277 million units in 1Q14, says TrendForce

Apr 18, 11:48

Global smartphone shipments rose 1.13% on quarter to 266.9 million units in the first quarter of 2014, and are expected to climb another 6.7% to 284.5 million units in the following...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom teams up with Sony Mobile to launch 4G devices

Apr 18, 10:34

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on April 17 announced cooperation with Sony Mobile Communications to launch four 4G-enabled smartphones and a 4G-enabled tablet in a bid to promote its 4G services...

Taiwan market: HTC to launch Desire 816, Desire 610

Apr 17, 16:05

HTC will unveil its mid-range models, the Desire 816 and Desire 610, in the Taiwan market on April 23 with delivery of the smartrphones to the market expected to take place starting...

FIC ruggedized tablet subsidiary receives procurement orders from Brazil

Apr 16, 21:24

Ubiqconn Applied Computer, a ruggedized tablet manufacturing subsidiary of Taiwan-based First International Computer (FIC), recently landed procurement orders from the government...

China market: Local smartphone vendors accelerating LTE launches

Apr 16, 21:13

China-based handset vendors, including Coolpad, Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, Gionee, K-Touch and TCL, have each accelerated the launch of their 4G LTE smartphones in an attempt to grab market...

Samsung Galaxy S5 carries over US$250 BOM, IHS teardown reveals

Apr 16, 14:48

The Samsung Galaxy S5 with 32GB of NAND flash memory carries a BOM of US$251.52, according to IHS. The cost rises to US$256.52 when the US$5 manufacturing cost is added.

Samsung, HTC, Sony Mobile likely to launch mini flagship models

Apr 16, 11:32

Samsung Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications are expected to launch mini versions of their latest flagship smartphones starting at the end of the second quarter of 2014,...

Taiwan market: Acer to launch Liquid E3 smartphone

Apr 15, 19:47

Acer on April 15 unveiled a mid-range Android 4.2.2 smartphone, the Liquid E3, for launch in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of NT$9,990 (US$330).

Acer CEO Jason Chen (left) and chairman Stan Shih

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments drop 1.6% sequentially in 1Q14

Apr 15, 15:44

Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS) saw a significant increase in handset shipments in first-quarter 2014, because of Nokia's joint design manufacturing (JDM) orders for feature...

HTC, Samsung to offer alternative chassis choices for flagship smartphones, say Taiwan makers

Apr 15, 15:26

HTC and Samsung Electronics both reportedly plan to expand the product families of their latest flagship smartphones, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Taiwan market: FET launches LTE smartphone

Apr 15, 12:33

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, has announced the launch of Smart 405, an own-brand 700MHz-supporting LTE smartphone...

Initial shipments of most new flagship smartphones running high, but Xperia Z2 in shortages

Apr 15, 12:09

Initial shipments of new flagship smartphones launched by Samsung Electronics, HTC and LG Electronics have been stable, but Sony Mobile Communications reportedly has encountered a...

Taiwan market: Lenovo expects 200% increase in 2014 PC sales to SMBs

Apr 14, 10:34

Lenovo expects desktop, notebook and tablet sales to small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs) in the Taiwan market to triple in 2014, according to Lenovo Taiwan general manager Justin...

China market: Apple dominates 4G smartphones sales in January-February 2014, says Sino Market Research

Apr 14, 10:24

Apple had a dominant market share of 58.7% for 4G smartphones sold in the China market in January-February 2014, followed by Samsung Electronics with 26.4%, Coolpad 9.4%, K-Touch...

Worldwide wearables shipments to reach 112 million in 2018, says IDC

Apr 11, 14:06

The worldwide wearable computing market (commonly referred to as "wearables") is finally expanding beyond early adopter status to more functional and stylish lifestyle accessories...

Synnex Technology March revenues up

Apr 11, 10:52

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on April 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$30.03 billion (US$987 million) for March,...

Taiwan panel makers have order visibility for the Transformer Book T1000 until June

Apr 9, 21:42

Panel makers Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) have order visibility for Asustek Computer's Transformer Book T1000 until June, according to industry sources.

Asustek reports revenues for March

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:27

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$38.63 billion (US$1.28 billion) for March 2014, representing a 5.51% increase on month, but a 7.69% drop on year.

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    Garmin Vivofit

    Garmin has launched a fitness band (smart pedometer bracelet), Vivofit, in the Taiwan market. Vivofit can record users' step counts, walking distance and calories burned in daytime...

    Photo: Company, Apr 22.

  • HTC+Desire+310

    HTC Desire 310

    HTC has unveiled the new HTC Desire 310 for the entry-level market. It runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, with a 4.5-inch screen and 5-megapixelcamera. It also features the HTC...

    Photo: Company, Mar 11.

  • Asustek+FonePad+7+LTE

    Asustek FonePad 7 LTE

    Asustek's FonePad 7 LTE, unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2014, is a 7-inch phablet with built-in LTE connectivity and phone functionality. Fonepad 7 LTE features dDual front speakers,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 7.

  • Nokia+X+family

    Nokia X family

    Nokia has unveiled its X family smartphones that run Android apps and Microsoft services. The Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are priced to capture the fast-growing affordable smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

  • HTC+Desire+610

    HTC Desire 610

    The HTC Desire 610 comes with 4.7-inch screen, HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound. HTC described the Desire 610 as an entertainment hub targeting the midrange market segment. The...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

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