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Taiwan market: Smartphone sales to remain weak in 3Q15

3h 32min ago

Sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market remain weak in the third quarter of 2015 due to the maturing local market and slower than expected back-to-school demand, according to sources...

South Korea market: SK Telecom to launch Luna produced by FIH Mobile

Sep 1, 15:46

Korea-based SK Telecom will start marketing a smartphone with high specifications but a low price tag, the Luna, in the Korea market on September 4, according to a Korea-based Yonhap...

Sony Mobile Taiwan looking to acquire 20% market share with new wearables

Sep 1, 15:10

Sony Mobile Taiwan is looking to expand promotions for its wearable devices in Taiwan and will treat Internet of things (IoT) and smart wearable device as the future development focus...

HTC to lay off 600 employees working in Taiwan

Sep 1, 15:07

HTC will lay off 600 employees working in Taiwan, with the layoff to take effective at the end of October 2015. The layoff is part of its plan to reduce up to 15% of its workforce...

Huawei, LG launch new wearable devices

Sep 1, 14:23

Huawei has recently launched a new wearable device, the TalkBand B2, which integrates a Bluetooth headset and smartwatch. It comes with a 0.73-inch OLED display.

Japan market: HTC to beef up marketing of SIM-free smartphones

Aug 31, 21:57

Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC expects demand for contract-free (SIM-free) smartphones in the Japan market to take off after the Japan government allowed sales of such smartphones...

Samsung holding meetings with telecom providers to introduce new 18-inch tablet, say reports

Aug 31, 21:55

Samsung Electronics has met with three major telecom operators in Korea to introduce its upcoming 18-inch tablet, which will enter mass production in the fourth quarter of 2015, according...

Global wearable market grows 223.2% in 2Q15, says IDC

Newswatch - Aug 28, 11:18

Global shipments of wearable devices came to 18.1 million units in the second quarter of 2015, up 223.2% from the 5.6 million shipped a year earlier, according to IDC.

Global tablet shipments in 2015 estimated at 163 million units, says TrendForce

Aug 28, 10:59

There will be an estimated 163 million tablets shipped globally in 2015, decreasing 14.9% on year. 117 million units will be shipped by brand vendors and 46 million units by white-box...

Taiwan market: Asustek launches 3 ZenFone smartphones

Aug 28, 10:52

Asustek Computer has unveiled three ZenFone-series smartphones, the ZenFone Selfie, ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone 2 Deluxe, for immediate launch in the Taiwan market.

China smartphone market dominated by local vendors

Aug 28, 10:46

In the China smartphone market, China-based vendors have extended competitive advantage from entry-level models priced below CNY1,000 (US$156) to mid-range and high-end ones and thereby...

Acer seeking smartphone OEM in Indonesia

Aug 28, 10:41

IT vendor Acer is seeking a manufacturing partner for OEM production of smartphones in Indonesia to avoid the country's high customs duty on imported smartphones and will make a final...

China market: Local smartphone vendors limit launch of new models

Aug 27, 11:14

China-based smartphone vendors have limited the number of new models launched per year to cope with the declining profitability generated by smartphones, a move which has affected...

Taiwan market: Samsung expects Galaxy Note 5 shipments to reach 50,000 units in 1st month

Aug 27, 11:12

Samsung Electronics expects sales of its new flagship model, the Galaxy Note 5, in the Taiwan market to reach over 50,000 units in the first month of launch.

Taiwan market: InFocus unveils 4G smartphones

Aug 27, 11:06

US-based vendor InFocus has unveiled M812, M808 and M370, respectively a flagship, mid-range and entry-level Android 5.0 4G smartphone models, for launch in the Taiwan market in early...

Worldwide smartphone growth to slow to 10.4% in 2015, says IDC

Newswatch - Aug 26, 20:52

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 10.4% on year, instead of a previous forecast of an 11.3% growth, to 1.44 billion units in 2015, according to the latest data released...

HTC to buy back treasury shares to save stock price

Aug 25, 11:00

HTC has announced it will buy back 50 million treasury shares, which will account for 6% of the company's outstanding shares, and will complete the process in two months.

Alibaba, Qihoo 360 set to enter China smartphone market

Aug 24, 21:57

More China-based Internet service providers are looking to enter the local smartphone market later in the second half of 2015, according to sources at Taiwan's IC design houses.

Asustek to focus on 5.5-inch smartphones in 2016, says CEO

Aug 24, 15:31

Asustek Computer plans to launch 6-7 models of its ZenFone-series products in 2016 with 5.5-inch displays as the mainstream, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.

Asustek aims to be top-10 smartphone vendor in 2016, says CEO

Aug 24, 11:22

Asustek computer aims to ship 40 million smartphones globally in 2016, becoming one of the world's 10 largest vendors, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.

Brazil market: Asustek aims to ship 3 million ZenFone 2 smartphones in 2016

Aug 21, 16:06

Asustek Computer will be able to reach its goal of shipping up to one million units of the new ZenFone 2-series smartphone in Brazil in 2015 and aims to ramp up its shipments to three...

Asustek CEO Jerry Shen introduces ZenFone 2 products

Sony announces SmartBand 2 for September

Aug 21, 15:08

Sony Mobile has unveiled its new smart bracelet, the SmartBand 2, which is set to become available worldwide starting September. The SmartBand 2 features the same form factor and...

Sony SmartBand 2 smart bracelet

Acer to launch 1st gaming tablet

Aug 21, 12:12

Acer has begun production of its first gaming tablet equipped with an Intel Atom Z8700 processor and 8-inch touch screen for launch in the third or fourth quarter of 2015, according...

Global smartphone shipments record slowest growth in 2 years in 2Q15, says Gartner

Newswatch - Aug 21, 11:30

Worldwide sales of smartphones totaled 330 million units in the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 13.5% on-year, which was the lowest quarterly growth rate since 2013, according...

Portable PC sales to remain flat despite Windows 10 launch, says ABI Research

Aug 20, 21:43

According to the latest market data findings from ABI Research, total system shipments for portable computing are predicted to reach 165 million units for full-year 2015, essentially...

India mobile services market to reach US$21.4 billion in 2015, says Gartner

Aug 20, 21:40

Mobile connections in India will grow to 880 million in 2015, an increase of 5% from 837 million connections in 2014, according to Gartner. Spending on mobile services will grow 4%...

Taiwan market: InFocus to launches 3 new smartphones

Newswatch - Aug 20, 14:46

The US-based smartphone vendor InFocus plans to launch three new models, the M812, M808 and M370, in the Taiwan market on August 25. The three models feature a 5-, 5.2- and 5.5-inch...

HTC plans to sell Shanghai plant, says report

Aug 20, 11:41

HTC plans to sell its plant in Shanghai to China-based companies and is likely to initiate a second round of layoffs before year-end 2015 after announcing a restructuring plan recently...

Arima Communications 2015 smartphone shipments to fall short of target

Aug 20, 10:35

Arima Communications is expected to ship eight million smartphones in 2015, falling short of its target of 10 million units due to declining ODM orders from Sony Mobile Communications,...

Mobile payments poised for explosive growth in Asia Pacific, says IDC

Aug 19, 15:53

IDC predicts worldwide mobile payments will account for US$1 trillion in value in 2017, up 124% from the less than US$500 billion expected in 2015. Asia Pacific markets will contribute...

Samsung Taiwan appoints new general manager for Mobile Communication business

Aug 19, 15:41

Following the recent resignation of Samsung Electronics Taiwan's Mobile Communication business general manager Andy Tu, Samsung Taiwan has appointed its general manager of Consumer...

Taiwan market: Samsung begins to sell Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+

Newswatch - Aug 18, 21:53

Samsung Electronics has begun marketing its new flagship models, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, in the Taiwan market. The vendor aims to ship over 50,000 units of the Galaxy...

The Galaxy Note 5

Asustek to ship 20 million smartphones in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 18, 20:01

While Asustek Computer aims to ship between 17 million and 25 million smartphones in 2015, the company is expected to ship 20 million units based on its ODM orders scheduled for the...

China market: Xiaomi unveils Hongmi Note 2

Aug 14, 15:46

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled its Hongmi Note 2, a 4G smartphone targeting the younger generation with a price tag below CNY1,000 (US$156).

HTC to slash jobs to sustain revenue and profit growth

Aug 14, 12:44

HTC has announced that it will reduce its operating costs by 35% and its global workforce by 15% by implementing a restructuring plan to sustain revenues and profit growth with a...

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    Sony SmartBand 2

    Sony Mobile has unveiled smart bracelet SmartBand 2, which is set to become available worldwide starting September. The SmartBand 2 features the same form factor and designs as...

    Photo: Company, Aug 24.

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    Microsoft Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM feature phone

    Microsoft has announced the new Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM, aimed at first-time mobile phone buyers, as well as people looking for a reliable backup device for their smartphones...

    Photo: Company, Jun 30.

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    Aidmics iSperm inspection device for pig sperm

    At Computex Aidmics Biotechnology showcased its iSperm, which inspects pig sperm. It is a tool for animal husbandry. Aidmics said it has sold over 100 iSperm devices since its launch,...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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    Aidmics uHandy mobile microscope

    Several Taiwan-based start-up companies were at Computex 2015's Meet the Future exhibition zone and among them was Aidmics Biotechnology. The company showcased its inspection products...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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    Apple Watch smartwatches

    Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available on April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. The Apple Watch...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

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