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Taiwan market: HTC to launch HTC One M9

Mar 12, 22:39

HTC will launch its flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9, in the Taiwan market on March 16 at a recommended retail price of NT$21,900 (US$694) for 32GB and NT$23,900 for 64GB, according...

Sony Mobile Taiwan head refutes rumors of selling mobile business

Mar 12, 13:51

Jonathan Lin, general manager of Sony Mobile Communications Taiwan, has re-stated that Sony does not have any plans to put its mobile device business unit up for sale, and will continue...

Jonathan Lin, general manager of Sony Mobile Taiwan

Taiwan market: LG launches mobile products for teenagers and children

Mar 12, 11:59

LG Electronics has launched a new mid-range smartphone the LG AKA for the 10-18 age group and the KizOn smart bracelet for children in the Taiwan market.

MediaTek March sales to rebound

Mar 10, 20:28

MediaTek is expected to see its March sales rebound to previous high levels of around NT$20 billion (US$630 million), buoyed by a pick-up in demand from China's smartphone market,...

Altek expects operations to bottom out in 1Q15

Mar 10, 20:27

Digital camera ODM Altek, viewing that its in-house-developed dual-lens solutions have been adopted by two smartphone vendors for launch in the second quarter of 2015, expects its...

Xiaomi aims to take No. 1 smartphone vendor ranking in 10 years, says CEO

Mar 10, 14:52

Xiaomi Technology aims to become the number one smartphone vendor globally in terms of market share within 10 years, according to company chairman and CEO Lei Jun.

Asustek raises smartphone shipment target for 2015

Mar 10, 12:12

Asustek Computer has raised its smartphone shipment target for 2015 to 25 million units, up from the 17 million units set earlier in the year, according to company chairman Jonney...

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih

Digitimes Research: LG focuses on mid-range/entry-level smartphones and smartwatches at MWC 2015

Mar 6, 11:13

Unlike Samsung Electronics and High Tech Computer (HTC) that unveiled their newest flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, LG Electronics focused...

Japan market: ZTE to launch Blade S6 for mid-range segment

Newswatch - Mar 5, 11:58

China-based smartphone vendor ZTE plans to launch its new mid-range smartphone the Blade S6 in the Japan market in April. The Blade S6 features a 5-inch display and is powered by...

ZTE mid-range smartphone Blade S6

Samsung loses top position in global 4Q14 smartphone market, says Gartner

Mar 4, 22:11

Samsung lost the top spot to Apple in the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. Samsung had been number one since 2012.

Smartphone platform providers eyeing emerging Africa market

Mar 4, 22:06

Smartphone platform providers including Google, Mozilla and Microsoft are planning to team up with handset makers, most likely China-based makers, to develop sub-US$100 smartphones...

MWC 2015: Acer unveils Liquid Jade Z smarpthone

Mar 4, 15:41

Acer has announced the Liquid Jade Z featuring an IPS display with the Zero Air Gap technology to help reduce reflections and Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone also supports...

Acer Liquid Jade Z smartphone

MWC 2015: Acer launches its first Windows 8.1 smartphone

Mar 3, 12:09

Acer has unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone, its first Liquid smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, featuring a 4-inch 233ppi display.

Acer Liquid M220 smartphone

MWC 2015: Acer showcasing new mobile devices

Mar 2, 15:28

Acer is showcasing its latest mobile products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 hosted from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain including the Liquid Leap+ wearable device, which is compatible...

Acer Liquid Leap+ wearable device

Smartphone vendors to showcase new models at pre-MWC events

Feb 26, 14:24

Smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics, HTC, LG Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications all plan to unveil new smartphones at pre-MWC 2015 events to be held on March...

Samsung Galaxy S6 to feature 5.1-inch 577ppi AMOLED display

Feb 25, 21:08

Samsung Electronics' new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 is expected to feature a 5.1-inch 577ppi AMOLED display, 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera...

Android and iOS account for over 96% of smartphone OS market for both 4Q14 and 2014, says IDC

Newswatch - Feb 25, 19:58

Android and iOS accounted for 96.3% of all smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter as well as for all of 2014, up slightly from 95.6% in the fourth quarter of 2013 and from 93.8%...

Smartphone shipments to China increase marginally in 4Q14 with Xiaomi taking top position, says IDC

Feb 25, 14:05

Smartphone shipments in the China market were up 2% sequentially to 108 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, bringing China's total smartphone shipments for the year to 420...

Smartphone and automotive display revenues swelled in 2014, says IHS

Feb 24, 14:29

As smartphones continued to cannibalize product sales in other small- to medium-size flat-panel-display (FPD) categories, automotive display revenues rose to become the second-highest...

Japan market: Smartphone shipments in 2014 down 5.3%, says report

Feb 17, 12:34

Shipments of smartphones in the Japan market in 2014 declined for the second straight year by 5.3% to 27.7 million units, according to a Chinese-language QQ.com report citing...

Sony Mobile to use more MediaTek smartphone solutions, say sources

Feb 12, 11:47

Sony Mobile Communications will increase its purchases of handset solutions from MediaTek for production of entry-level and mid-range smartphones in 2015, according to sources at...

Sony Mobile Xperia E4

HTC appoints new CMO

Feb 10, 22:10

HTC has appointed Idris Mootee, CEO of Idea Couture, a design firm based in Toronto, as its new CMO. Mootee's predecessor, Benjamin Ho, left the company in July, and company chairwoman...

FHD panel demand from China smartphone vendors may rise

Feb 10, 15:12

Meizu's launching a smartphone model equipped with a 5.5-inch Full HD display at CNY999 (US$160) is likely to prompt other China-based vendors to launch inexpensive Full HD models,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to drop nearly 30% on quarter in 1Q15

Feb 10, 14:59

Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs will ship a total of 18.05 million handsets in the first quarter of 2015, down 29.4% on quarter but up 11.2% on year, according to Digitimes Res...

Smartphone panel makers cut prices to compete for orders

Feb 10, 11:40

In view of weak demand for smartphones in the first quarter of 2015, panel makers have lowered quotes for smartphone applications to compete for orders, resulting in drops in such...

SK Hynix says its 8Gb LPDDR4 being adopted in new flagship smartphone

Feb 9, 21:53

SK Hynix has announced that its 8-gigabit (8Gb) low-power DDR4 (LPDDR4) memory has been adopted in a brand-new smartphone model. Built using 20nm process technology, the memory works...

MediaTek January sales rise 36%

Feb 6, 14:31

MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$17.46 billion (US$555.81 million) for January 2015, up 36% from a year earlier and 2.3% sequentially.

0.4mm thermal pipes may be used in smartphones in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Feb 5, 20:51

Notebook thermal pipe makers have further reduced diameters from 0.6mm to 0.4mm and thereby are likely to see 0.4mm pipes adopted by smartphone vendors in 2015, according to Taiwan-based...

Samsung mass producing high-density ePoP memory for Smartphones

Feb 4, 20:52

Samsung Electronics has announced that the company is mass producing ePoP (embedded package on package) memory, a single memory package consisting of 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC and...

Taiwan market: Local brands to enhance presence in sub-NT$5,000 smartphone segment

Feb 4, 15:37

Taiwan-based smartphone vendors, including HTC, Acer, Asustek Computer, BenQ and Gigabyte Communications, all plan to enhance their presence in the sub-NT$5,000 (US$158) smartphone...

Sharp to drop smartphone panel pricing 20-30% for Xiaomi, says report

Feb 4, 13:48

In an effort to maintain smartphone panel orders from Xiaomi as price competition in the market intensifies, Sharp is expected to drop pricing another 20-30% in 2015, according to...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments in China top 100 million units in 4Q14

Feb 3, 22:03

Shipments of smartphones in the China market grew 10.8% on quarter and 13.2% on year to 103.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, driven by the release of iPhone 6 devices...

Smartphone display makers facing pressure to further reduce prices in 2015, says IHS

Feb 3, 15:25

Even as smartphone panel resolution continues to rise, and as display sizes continue to grow, panel makers are facing pressure to reduce prices. According to IHS, average smartphone...

Lenovo to unveil 3 Motorola smartphone models in China

Feb 2, 21:50

China-based vendor Lenovo, following completion of acquiring Motorola Mobility from Google, will unveil three Motorola smartphone models, Moto X, Moto X Pro and Moto G, in Beijing,...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments in China to slide 10% on quarter in 1Q15

Feb 2, 14:51

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors (AP) in China are expected to decline 10% sequentially but up 28.6% on year in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes...

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    Acer Liquid Jade Z smartphone

    Acer has announced the Liquid Jade Z featuring an IPS display with the Zero Air Gap technology to help reduce reflections and Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone also supports...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

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    LG G Flex2 curved smartphone

    LG Electronics has announced the global rollout of its curved smartphone, G Flex2. Set within the G Flex2's contoured shape is a 5.5-inch Full HD plastic OLED display and an Octa-Core...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

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    Acer Liquid M220 smartphone

    Acer has unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone, its first Liquid series smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The phone features a 4-inch 233ppi display, a 5-megapixel...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

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    Samsung Galaxy S6

    Samsung Electronics has announced its new flahship smartphone models, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge crafted from metal and glass. The phones offer F1.9 lenses and high resolution...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    Acer Liquid Z520 smartphone

    Acer is showcasing its latest smartphone, the Liquid Z520 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. The Liquid Z520 offers improved voice control, allowing...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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