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HTC to start delivering HTC One mini 2 in June

May 16, 14:16

HTC has unveiled a new member of its HTC One family, the HTC One mini 2, which sports a 4.5-inch HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera.

HTC One mini 2

Taiwan market: Samsung launches mid-range LTE smartphone

May 16, 14:14

Samsung Electronics has launched a mid-range LTE smartphone, the Galaxy Core LTE, in the Taiwan market, competing directly with HTC, Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics...

China market: Sales of 4G LTE smartphones to reach 160-200 million units in 2014, says MediaTek

May 13, 21:44

The market for 4G LTE smartphones in China is expected to reach 160-200 million units in 2014, MediaTek has estimated. The solution vendor plans to launch its first 8-core 4G chip,...

Supply chains see increased orders from Huawei Device

May 13, 21:24

Supply chains are seeing increased orders from Huawei Device as the company aims to sell 10 million units of its new Ascend P7 smartphone.

Taiwan smartphone panel makers faced with heating competition in China market

May 13, 15:18

In view of fast growing demand from China-based smartphone vendors, JDI (Japan Display) and LG Display have lowered quotes to compete for orders for panels used in mid-range and high-end...

China market: Vivo to launch smartphone Xshot

May 9, 15:36

China-based smartphone vendor Vivo will launch Xshot, an Android 4.3 smartphone, in the China market in June, according to China-based media reports.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone application processor shipments to grow 13.6% sequentially in 2Q14

May 8, 10:39

Shipments of smartphone application processors in the China market are expected to grow 13.6% sequentially and 10.9% on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes...

Samsung puts in weaker-than-expected smartphone component orders to supply chain

May 6, 15:34

Samsung Electronics is putting in weaker-than-expected handset component orders to the supply chain as competition from other vendors, most notably in the China market, intensifies...

LG resumes cooperation with Taiwan-based handset ODMs, say sources

May 6, 14:03

LG Electronics has resumed its cooperation with Taiwan-based handset ODMs by releasing orders for entry-level Android 3G smartphones to Arima Communications, according to industry...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone application processor shipments in China dip over 4% sequentially in 1Q14

May 6, 10:38

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China slid 4.2% sequentially but grew 10.8% on year in the first quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Catcher enjoys growth in April revenues; expects 15% growth in 2Q14

May 5, 22:32

Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.27 billion (US$141.84 million) for April, up 4.8% on month and 18.1% on year and the company...

Arima to ship three million smartphones in 2Q14

May 5, 13:06

Arima Communications is expected to see its smartphone shipments gain 15% sequentially to three million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by shipments of the Xperia...

Digitimes Research: China vendors to see smartphone shipments grow over 20% sequentially in 2Q14

May 2, 14:23

Shipments of smartphones by China-based vendors are expected to advance 21.3% sequentially to 97.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by the release of entry-level...

MediaTek to launch 64-bit quad- and 8-core smartphone solutions in 3Q14

Apr 29, 10:34

MediaTek plans to launch two 64-bit smartphones solutions, the quad-core MT6732 and 8-core MT6752, in the third quarter of 2014, which is one quarter earlier than its original schedule,...

Taiwan market: FET to launch 2nd own-brand 4G smartphone, the Smart 403

Apr 28, 22:23

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, on April 28 unveiled the Smart 403, its second own-brand 4G smartphone...

Acer sets internal targets of 10 million smartphones and tablets for 2014

Apr 28, 10:34

Acer has set an internal goal of shipping 10 million smartphones and 10 million tablets in 2014, increasing from the 1.5 million and five million shipped in 2013, according to Acer's...

Lenovo to start dual-brand smartphone marketing

Apr 25, 15:31

Lenovo will adopt dual-brand marketing for smartphones in 2014, using the Motorola brand to sell mid-range to high-end models in the US and Western Europe, and selling entry-level...

Taiwan market: Huawei launching Honor 3C smartphone

Apr 25, 15:03

China-based Huawei will start marketing its Honor 3C smartphone in the Taiwan market at the end of April with a suggested retail price of NT$4,999 (US$165) unlocked.

Taiwan IC design houses see booming orders from China smartphone vendors

Apr 25, 13:56

China-based smartphone vendors have been increasing their purchases of IC parts, including application processors, LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controller ICs, analog ICs and ambient...

Taiwan market: HTC unveils Desire 816, Desire 610 4G smartphones

Apr 24, 16:14

HTC on April 23 unveiled two mid-range 4G smartphones, the HTC Desire 816 and Desire 610, for launch in the Taiwan market at contract-free retail prices of NT$9,990 (US$330) and NT$7,990,...

Taiwan market: Competition in 4G LTE smartphone segment heating up

Apr 23, 21:55

Competition for sales of 4G LTE smartphones in Taiwan is expected to heat up soon as Samsung Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications are likely to introduce mid-range to high-end...

China market: Price/performance competition in smartphone segment intensifying

Apr 22, 13:35

Competition for higher price/performance ratios in China's smartphone space has continued to intensify and is likely to escalate into the mid-range to high-end segment, according...

Cooling module makers to further reduce mobile device heat pipe thickness; expect penetration rate of over 15%

Apr 21, 21:52

Cooling module makers such as Japan-based Furukawa Electric Group and Fujikura and Taiwan-based Chaun-Choung Technology and Taisol Electronics, are looking to reduce the thickness...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft facing difficulties in 3 major segments

Apr 21, 14:31

Microsoft's operating system business has been seeing internal conflicts and external threats in areas such as technology development, partner relations and operating model. Without...

Asustek apologizes over ZenFone pricing blunder

Apr 18, 16:22

Asustek Computer has apologized to Taiwan's consumers for a difference in prices and specifications for its ZenFone smartphones sold in Taiwan and China.

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih (center) and other company executives

China market: Apple, Samsung account for 85% of 4G LTE smartphone market in January-February

Apr 18, 16:04

Apple and Samsung Electronics combined took an 85% share of the 4G LTE smartphone market in China in the first two months of 2014, according to data compiled by China-based Sino Market...

Asustek expects to ship over 1 million ZenFone smartphones in 2Q14, says CEO

Apr 18, 13:50

Asustek Computer has launched its ZenFone smartphones for pre-orders in China, Taiwan and Indonesia and expects to ship more than one million units in total in the second quarter...

Asustek adopts hostile marketing to gain attention in China smartphone market

Apr 18, 12:22

To compete for a share of China's smartphone market, Asustek Computer has started to adopt a more hostile marketing strategy by pointing out perceived shortcomings of its competitors,...

Global smartphone shipments up to nearly 277 million units in 1Q14, says TrendForce

Apr 18, 11:48

Global smartphone shipments rose 1.13% on quarter to 266.9 million units in the first quarter of 2014, and are expected to climb another 6.7% to 284.5 million units in the following...

MediaTek 2Q14 revenues to increase

Apr 17, 22:00

Shipments of smartphone and tablet solutions from MediaTek are expected to grow in the second quarter of 2014, pushing quarterly revenues up over the NT$46.01 billion (US$1.53 billion)...

Taiwan market: HTC to launch Desire 816, Desire 610

Apr 17, 16:05

HTC will unveil its mid-range models, the Desire 816 and Desire 610, in the Taiwan market on April 23 with delivery of the smartrphones to the market expected to take place starting...

China market: Local smartphone vendors accelerating LTE launches

Apr 16, 21:13

China-based handset vendors, including Coolpad, Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, Gionee, K-Touch and TCL, have each accelerated the launch of their 4G LTE smartphones in an attempt to grab market...

Samsung, HTC, Sony Mobile likely to launch mini flagship models

Apr 16, 11:32

Samsung Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications are expected to launch mini versions of their latest flagship smartphones starting at the end of the second quarter of 2014,...

Nokia increases orders for on-cell touch panels to Taiwan

Apr 15, 20:57

Nokia is reportedly putting in increased orders to Taiwan-based touch panel makers for on-cell touch panels that are set to be used in new smartphones released in 2014, according...

Taiwan market: Acer to launch Liquid E3 smartphone

Apr 15, 19:47

Acer on April 15 unveiled a mid-range Android 4.2.2 smartphone, the Liquid E3, for launch in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of NT$9,990 (US$330).

Acer CEO Jason Chen (left) and chairman Stan Shih
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    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.

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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...

    Photo: Company, Mar 11.

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    Nokia X family

    Nokia has unveiled its X family smartphones that run Android apps and Microsoft services. The Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are priced to capture the fast-growing affordable smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

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    HTC Desire 610

    The HTC Desire 610 comes with 4.7-inch screen, HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound. HTC described the Desire 610 as an entertainment hub targeting the midrange market segment. The...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

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