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Compal smartphone shipments reach 20 million in 2014, to double in 2015

Dec 29, 11:14

Buoyed by its integration with its handset subsidiary Compal Communications in February, Compal Electronics will ramp up its smartphone shipments to 20 million units in 2014, doubling...

Asustek expects to ship 8 million ZenFone smartphones in 2014

Dec 26, 15:08

Asustek Computer expects its ZenFone smartphone shipments to reach eight million units globally in 2014 and 16-20 million units in 2015, while monthly shipments of its recently launched...

HTC to launch more entry-level models in 1Q15

Dec 24, 22:54

HTC will enhance its product portfolio by launching more entry-level 4G smartphones in the first quarter of 2015 and expects its shipments to grow by a double-digit rate in the coming...

Taiwan market: Oppo launches two flagship smartphones

Dec 24, 15:34

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo has launched two flagship models, the Oppo R5 and N3, in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Far EasTone Telecommunications,...

The Oppo R5

Taiwan market: Apple is top smartphone vendor in November

Dec 24, 14:54

Apple ranked as the number one smartphone vendor in the Taiwan market in November, in terms of both sales volume and sales value, according to data compiled by local retail channel...

Regional smartphone brands in Europe ramping market share

Dec 24, 12:00

Regional handset brands in Europe, including Wiko, Fly and Prestigio, have seen their shares in the region's smartphone sector increase substantially, posting a threat to China-based...

Asustek ZenFone 2 to be available in March, says report

Newswatch - Dec 23, 15:54

Asustek Computer's next-generation ZenFone 2, which was originally set to start selling in February 2015, may be delayed to March as related development is behind schedule. However,...

Xiaomi may adopt sapphire for covers of 5.7-inch smartphone

Dec 23, 11:42

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology is likely to adopt sapphire for protective covers of Xiaomi 5, its 5.7-inch flagship model that will be showcased at the 2015 Consumer...

WP phones market share to continue dropping before arrival of new model

Dec 22, 12:10

The global market share of Windows Phone (WP)-based smartphones is expected to continue declining before Microsoft Mobile launches its next generation WP phone in the second half...

Xiaomi has difficulties expanding overseas, says report

Dec 19, 14:47

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...

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    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone 2 smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone 2 smartphone at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), featuring Intel's Atom Z3580 2.3GHz processor,...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

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    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone Zoom smartphone at CES 2015 featuring a 13-megapixel 3x optical zoom plus 12x digital zoom camera. The smartphone adopts...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

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    Asustek ZenWatch smartwatch

    Asustek Computer has launched its Android Wear-based smartwatch, the ZenWatch in Taiwan, priced at NT$5,990 (US$188). The ZenWatch features Corning's Gorilla 3 glass and an AMOLED...

    Photo: Company, Dec 25.

  • 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.

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