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  • Last update: Friday 19 December 2014 [2021 news items]

Xiaomi has difficulties expanding overseas, says report

9h 59min ago

China-based Xiaomi is facing major difficulties in selling its smartphones outside of China despite the company's aggressive actions and the fact that it has been one of the most...

Japan smartphone panel makers bring price pressure on China and Taiwan competitors

Dec 19, 11:27

Japan-based Japan Display and Sharp have reduced quotes to compete for orders for panels used in high-end smartphones from China-based vendors, brining price competitive pressure...

IC design houses gearing up for 64-bit smartphone boom

Dec 18, 14:39

With Android phone makers pushing for migration to 64 bit architecture, chip suppliers including Qualcomm and MediaTek are set to introduce new quad- and 8-core 64-bit solutions in...

Smartphone sales grow 20% in 3Q14, says Gartner

Dec 16, 15:26

Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users were flat in the third quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. However, sales of smartphones to end users grew 20.3% to reach 301 million...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches two metal smartphones

Dec 16, 14:54

Samsung Electronics has unveiled two metal-clad smartphones, the Galaxy A5 and A3, in the Taiwan market, targeting the entry-level to midrange segment.

Unveiling of Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3

Commentary: Internet service providers still vying for smartphone market

Dec 15, 11:31

Despite the lackluster performance of initial sales of their own brand smartphones, Internet service providers including Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba and Baidu, have not yet given up...

TCL to meet smartphone shipment target in 2014

Dec 12, 10:40

China-based vendor TCL Communication Technology Holdings has managed to ramp up its smartphone shipments to over five million units a month since October and will reach its goal of...

Taiwan smartphone panel makers faced with growing pressure from China competitors

Dec 11, 11:05

As China-based TFT-LCD panel makers BOE Technology and Tianma Micro-electronics have been upgrading manufacturing technology and offered price cuts to compete for orders from China-based...

Taiwan market: Sub-NT$10,000 models account for 50% of local smartphone sales

Newswatch - Dec 10, 22:19

Nine out of the top-10 best-selling smartphone models sold in the Taiwan market so far in 2014 are priced below NT$10,000 (US$320), and online sales of sub-NT$10,000 models have accounted...

China touch panel makers suffer amid smartphone inventory pile-up

Dec 10, 12:36

As demand for smartphones in the China market has turned weak in the second half of 2014, smartphone vendors have high inventory levels and clearing of inventories is expected to...

Taiwan market: Acer unveils 4G smartphone Liquid Jade S

Dec 9, 21:46

Taiwan-based vendor Acer on December 9 unveiled an Android 4.4.4 4G smartphone, Liquid Jade S, for launch in the Taiwan market on December 18 at a contract-free retail price of NT$6,990...

Acer 4G smartphone Liquid Jade S

Russia market: China-based smartphone vendors ramping up market share

Dec 9, 21:37

China-based handset vendors including TCL (Alcatel), Lenovo and Huawei have seen their market share in Russia's smartphone market continue to grow thanks to the rising popularity...

Asustek November revenues buoyed by smartphone demand

Dec 9, 15:38

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$48.95 billion (US$1.57 billion) for November, up 5.1% on month, but down slightly by 0.72% on year, and combined consolidated...

Nearly 1.5 billion smartphone market in 2015 to boost handset panel demand

Dec 9, 11:50

As global smartphone shipments are expected to increase 22% on year in 2015 to over 1.487 billion units from roughly 1.22 billion in 2014, panel surface demand will follow suit.

Growing smartphone market in 2015 to drive handset panel demand

Wistron sees on-year revenue growth in November

Dec 8, 21:28

Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$56.36 billion (US$1.81 billion) for November, down 2.45% on month, but up 14.27% on year and combined consolidated revenues of NT$531.59...

Coolpad aims to ship over 20 million 4G smartphones in 2014

Dec 8, 15:22

China-based vendor Coolpad will launch Dazen F2, an Android 4.4.4 smartphone supporting 1,800MHz 4G frequency band, in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of NT$5,490...

China-based Laibao to produce film-based smartphone touch panels

Dec 8, 15:09

China-based maker Laibao Hi-Tech will extend production from glass-based touch panels to film-based ones specifically for use in smartphones in 2015, according to the company.

Tianma lands orders for mid-range, high-end smartphone panels from China vendors

Dec 8, 12:26

China-based Tianma Micro-electronics has landed orders for TFT-LCD panels used in mid-range and entry-level smartphones from China-based vendors Lenovo, Huawei Device and Coolpad.

Digitimes Research: BOE to ship 50% of smartphone panels to Samsung, LG

Dec 8, 11:59

Of the three largest China-based small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel makers, BOE Technology will ship 50% of its smartphone panels to Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, 14.8%...

Will Xiaomi get caught in the antitrust crossfire between China and Qualcomm?

Dec 5, 17:40

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is investigating Qualcomm's alleged monopolization of patents concerning smartphones through alleged unreasonable licensing...

Antenna tuners from RFMD, Skyworks and Qualcomm surge in flagship smartphones, says Strategy Analytics

Dec 5, 14:15

Shipments of LTE smartphones supporting more cellular bands will drive antenna tuner shipments to billions of units per year, according to Strategy Analytics. More than one billion...

MediaTek 4G smartphone IC shipments to boom, says president

Dec 5, 14:09

MediaTek's shipments of 4G LTE chips are expected to increase robustly in 2015, according to company president Hsieh Ching-chiang.

LTE smartphone shipments to post 3-fold increase in 2015

Dec 5, 14:06

Shipments of 4G LTE smartphones are expected to increase by more than three fold in 2015, accounting for 50% of total global smartphones shipments, according to industry watchers.

Smartphone panel makers under pressure from falling prices in 2015

Dec 5, 10:14

As emerging markets are expected to be sources of growth in smartphone sales in 2015, smartphone vendors are expected to launch low-priced models in those markets and consequently...

China market: First Beidou-positioning smartphone launched, says paper

Dec 4, 15:37

The first smartphone featuring the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, a China-developed satellite positioning technology, has been launched in the China market, with the smartphone...

Asustek expects to achieve 2015 shipment goals despite pessimistic outlook

Dec 4, 15:29

Despite many research firms having estimated that global tablet and smartphone shipment growths will dramatically weaken in 2015 and Apple, Samsung Electronics and Asustek Computer...

India smartphone market leads growth as China continues to slow in 3Q14, says IDC

Dec 3, 14:44

According to IDC, the smartphone market in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) posted a 6% on-quarter and 24% on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014. This trend reflects a decline...

HTC expected to hit high-end of 4Q14 guidance

Dec 2, 22:02

HTC is expected to see its consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 hit the high-end target of its guidance of NT$43-47 billion (US$1.38-1.51 billion) set for the quarter,...

Worldwide smartphone growth forecast to slow as prices drop and markets mature, says IDC

Dec 2, 15:50

According to a new mobile phone forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments will reach a total of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014,...

JDI cuts smartphone panel pricing to below US$20

Newswatch - Dec 2, 11:59

Panel maker Japan Display (JDI) has cut pricing for smartphone panels originally priced US$20 and more to below US$20 in order to spur orders from handset vendors, most of which are...

China market: Average screen size of smartphones to exceed 5-inch in 2015, says consulting firm

Dec 2, 11:46

The average screen size of smartphones available for sale in the China market has increased from 3.24-inch in 2011 to 3.74-inch in 2012, 4.22-inch in 2013 and will further increase...

Smartphone vendors promoting mobile accessories

Dec 1, 15:19

Handset vendors are expanding their product lines for mobile accessories to enrich the user experience while promoting sales as their brand image.

HTC Re camera

Samsung may postpone Galaxy A smartphone launch in China, says report

Dec 1, 10:42

Samsung reportedly is postponing the launch of its mid-range/entry-level Galaxy A-series smartphones in China, originally scheduled for the end of November due to a delay in related...

India market: Local brands continue to make ground in smartphone segment

Nov 28, 15:10

Local handset brands in India have continued to gain ground in their home market, with Micromax taking a 20% share in the smartphone segment in the third quarter of 2014, trailing...

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments in 3Q14 hit record, says IDC

Nov 28, 10:04

There were 2.45 smartphones shipped in the Taiwan market during the third quarter of 2014, hitting a quarterly record and accounting for 96.1% of total handset shipments. Taiwan had...

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  • Ibudy+smartwatch

    Ibudy smartwatch

    Ibudy has launched a smartwatch that connects parents and children. The Ibudy app allows parents to track the child's activity (his location and route), find the child with the smart...

    Photo: Company, Dec 12.

  • HTC+Butterfly+2

    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.

  • Microsoft+Nokia+X2+smartphone

    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.

  • Amazon+Fire+smartphone

    Amazon Fire smartphone

    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.

  • 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.

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