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  • Last update: Tuesday 2 September 2014 [8025 news items]

China market: First-tier handset vendors rolling out cheaper 4G models

Aug 15, 12:17

Despite slower than expected 4G smartphone sales, first-tier China-based handset vendors have begun rolling out 4G models with prices ranging from CNY699-799 (US$114-130), accelerating...

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...

Analog IC vendors bracing for strong sales in 3Q14

Aug 14, 14:43

Analog IC vendors are set to post strong sales in the third quarter of 2014 thanks to the roll-outs of new smartphones, tablets and LED lighting products, according to industry sou...

Pegatron lands half of 4.7-inch next-generation iPhone orders, say sources

Aug 14, 10:49

Apple's upstream suppliers have begun shipping components for next-generation iPhones recently and Pegatron Technology is estimated to have landed half of the orders for the 4.7-inch...

Acer launches 13.3-inch Chromebook

Aug 13, 16:05

Acer on August 12 announced the launch of the Acer Chromebook 13, its first 13.3-inch Chromebook equipped with the Nvidia Tegra K1 4-Plus-1 quad-core ARM Cortex A15 processor, with...

Notebook sales expected to rise in 2H14 as vendors price below US$300

Aug 13, 15:25

With many vendors having been reducing their notebook prices to below US$300, sources from the upstream supply chain expect overall notebook sales to increase in the second half of...

More vendors launching selfie phones

Aug 13, 11:13

More smartphone vendors have shifted focus to upgrading the front-end cameras of their new models, particularly adding the selfie functionality and related applications, according...

Chromebook sales will reach 5.2 million units in 2014, says Gartner

Aug 12, 21:02

Sales of Chromebooks will reach 5.2 million units in 2014, a 79% increase from 2013, according to Gartner. By 2017, sales of Chromebooks are set to nearly triple to reach 14.4 million...

Global smartphone shipments to reach 322 million units in 3Q14, says TrendForce

Aug 12, 11:42

There will be 322.05 million smartphones shipped globally in third-quarter 2014, increasing 13.1% sequentially but slightly decreasing on year, and shipments in 2014 will reach 1.2...

Toshiba launches wearable wristband fitness tracker

Aug 11, 16:09

Toshiba has announced the release of a wearable fitness tracker, the WERAM1100, for online sales in Japan on Amazon and Yahoo. Orders will start to ship on August 20.

Asustek sees increased July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 11:31

Asustek Computer has posted consolidated revenues of NT$40.190 billion (US$1.34 billion) for July, increasing 18.51% sequentially and 12.29%. January-July consolidated revenues rose...

Foxconn July revenues hit 17-month low

Aug 11, 11:15

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision industry) on August 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$260.218 billion (US$8.66 billion) for July, the lowest monthly level since March...

Motorola to become a sales arm for Lenovo to ramp global shipments

Aug 8, 15:31

Motorola Mobility has continued to ramp up its smartphone shipments and could help Lenovo further expand its sales in the global market when the two firms are officially merged, according...

Synnex Technology July revenues up over 14%

Aug 8, 14:45

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on August 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.91 billion (US$929 million) for July,...

Acer to see 3Q14 shipments rise 25-30% sequentially; announces profits for 2Q14

Aug 8, 12:39

Acer, based on its order placements, is expected to see total shipments in the third quarter of 2014 increase 25-30%, higher than the growth of worldwide shipments according to Taiwan-based...

Digitimes Research: Samsung, LG launch wireless charging-enabled smartphones

Aug 8, 10:23

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, as of the end of the second quarter of 2014, had launched smartphones supporting wireless charging technology with wireless charging modules...

Forked Android AOSP grows 20% in 2Q14, driven by China domination, says ABI Research

Aug 7, 15:30

Forked Android or AOSP smartphones grew 20% sequentially from first-quarter 2014 to second-quarter 2014 (total market growth was 3% sequentially) and also accounted for 20% of the...

Sporton expected to see booming orders for 4G smartphone testing

Aug 6, 15:47

Sporton International, a Taiwan-based provider of EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and safety testing and certification services, generated record consolidated revenues of NT$729...

China market: Smartphone shipments total 108.5 million units in 2Q14; Xiaomi outperforms Samsung as top vendor, says Canalys

Newswatch - Aug 6, 15:37

Smartphone shipments in China totaled 108.5 million units in the second quarter of 2014, accounting for 37% of global shipments, according to Canalys.

Channel retailers kick off back-to-school promotions

Aug 6, 14:23

To satisfy back-to-school demand, channel retailers have been offering new promotions for notebooks, LCD TVs and PC accessories recently. The deals are expected to help notebook recover,...

China market: Smartphone sales nearly 103 million units in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 6, 13:25

There were 112.12 million handsets sold in the China market during the second quarter of 2014, growing 1.5% on quarter and 24.1% on year, and 102.98 million units were smartphones,...

China market: Over 5 million consumer tablets sold in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 6, 13:24

There were 5.5 million consumer tablets sold in the China market during the second quarter of 2014, increasing 9.4% on quarter and 53.8% on year, according to China-based Analysys...

Major Android smartphone vendors bracing for slow sales in 2H14, say sources

Aug 5, 16:05

Major Android-based smartphone vendors, including Samsung Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, LG Electronics and HTC, are bracing for slow sales in the second half of 2014 as...

Amazon must sell large volumes of Fire Phone to recoup investment, says IHS

Aug 5, 15:47

From a hardware perspective, the Fire Phone carries a bill of materials (BOM) low enough to allow Amazon to cut a profit for each smartphone sold. But with Amazon likely having sunk...

HTC reports 50% sequential drop in July sales

Aug 5, 14:04

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.61 billion (US$353 million) for July, dropping 51.61% from a month earlier and 32.58% from a year earlier. Revenues for the January-July...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments in China up less than 5% in 2Q14

Aug 5, 11:21

Smartphones shipped in the China market during the second quarter of 2014 increased on quarter by 4.8% and on year by 4.4%, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: ASEAN countries have potential in mobile handset market, but pre-paid services may be an issue

Aug 5, 11:01

Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had a total of 700 million mobile handset users and 20 million fixed-line broadband users in 2013, and compound annual...

Xiaomi kicks off price war in wearable device market

Aug 4, 15:54

China-based Xiaomi has recently released a smart bracelet priced at CNY79 (US$12.79) and the price point is expected to affect other vendors' pricing for wearable devices they plan...

Russia market: Smartphone competition heating up

Aug 1, 15:45

Competition in Russia's smartphone market is heating up as a number of regional brands and China-based vendors are looking to expand their share in the entry-level to mid-range seg...

HTC conservative about 3Q14

Aug 1, 11:00

HTC has forecast consolidated revenues of NT$42-47 billion (US$1.40-1.57 billion) for the third quarter of 2014, decreasing 27.8-35.5% on quarter, gross margin of 22.5-23.0% and net...

MediaTek hikes 4G smartphone solution shipment target for 2014

Jul 31, 22:07

MediaTek has raised shipment targets for its 4G smartphone solutions for 2014 to 30 million units, from 15 million set previously, according to company president Hsieh Ching-chiang...

Digitimes Research: China vendors ship over 101 million smartphones in 2Q14

Jul 31, 16:19

China-based vendors shipped 101.7 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 24.6% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: InFocus to launch smartphone M810

Jul 31, 12:11

InFocus has unveiled its M810 Android 4.4.2 smartphone for launch in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of NT$9,988 (US$333) on July 31.

InFocus smartphone M810

Chinese vendors outpace market as 2Q14 smartphone shipments grow 23.1% on year, says IDC

Jul 31, 10:47

The worldwide smartphone market grew 23.1% on year in the second quarter of 2014, establishing a new single quarter record of 295.3 million shipments, according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly...

Digitimes Research: China sees increased smartphone AP shipments in 2Q14

Jul 30, 22:04

There were 103 million smartphone APs (application processors) shipped in the China market in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 13.2% on quarter and 11.5% on year, according...

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    Before Going to Press | 7h 21min ago

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    HTC Butterfly 2

    HTC has unveiled its new flagship model, the HTC Butterfly 2, in Tokyo in cooperation with KDDI. The smartphone will also be available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Malaysia,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 21.

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    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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    Amazon has unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by the company and features Amazon's Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond...

    Photo: Company, Jun 19.

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    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.

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    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...

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