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Nokia, HTC considering entry into Windows RT tablet market, say sources

Dec 25, 22:00

Nokia and HTC both are reportedly evaluating plans to launch Windows RT-based tablets powered by ARM processors beginning in the third quarter of 2013. Nokia is expected to roll out...

Nokia to resume development of 10-inch Windows RT tablet, say Taiwan makers

Dec 18, 19:40

Nokia has talked about cooperation with Microsoft, Qualcomm and Compal Electronics to resume development of a 10-inch Windows RT tablet, and is likely to unveil the model at the 2013...

Windows 8/RT tablets hard to sell, say Taiwan makers

Dec 14, 11:25

Based on sales performance since Windows 8 was launched in late October, Windows 8/RT tablets are difficult to sell due to higher prices than those for Android tablets and insufficient...

Acer pushing tablet shipments

Dec 12, 22:07

Acer originally believed that tablets would soon lose their attractiveness to consumers helping notebooks to regain their influence; however as market watchers and IT players mostly...

Touchscreen notebooks helping to maintain notebook ASPs during the year-end holidays, says Acer

Dec 12, 22:02

Due to demand for touchscreen notebooks, Acer has seen ASPs during the year-end holidays, rise from US$433 originally to US$477, according to company chairman JT Wang.

Windows 8 promoting decreased ODD penetration in notebooks, say Taiwan makers

Dec 12, 15:11

While the proportion of notebooks equipped with slim-type optical disc drives (ODDs) is on the decline due to demand for thinner devices, Windows 8 is increasing the reduction because...

Notebook ODMs saw mixed revenue results in November

Dec 10, 22:24

Notebook ODMs saw mixed performances in their November consolidated revenues with Quanta Computer suffering an on-month drop of 13.29% and an on-year drop of 11.16%, while Compal...

Asustek, Acer likely to be selected as Microsoft IDP partners for 2013 Windows, say Taiwan makers

Dec 5, 15:58

Microsoft has begun the process of selecting its Integrated Development Program (IDP) partners specifically for cooperation to develop hardware based on 2013 versions of Windows from...

Nokia's 2013 orders to Taiwan ODM makers expected to focus on Windows Phone 7.5

Dec 3, 22:18

Nokia, in order to maintain market shares for feature phones and entry- to mid-range smartphones in emerging markets, is expected to continue to release orders for Windows Phone 7.5...

Upstream supply chain sees Surface RT orders cut by half

Nov 28, 21:28

The upstream supply chain of Microsoft's Surface RT has recently seen the tablet's orders reduced by half, and with other Windows RT-based tablet orders also seeing weak performance,...

FIH reportedly lands handset orders from Microsoft and Amazon

Nov 26, 22:04

Foxconn International Holding (FIH) has reportedly landed handset orders from Microsoft and Amazon and is set to launch the devices in mid-2013, according to sources from the upstream...

Intel reduces StudyBook shipment forecast

Nov 21, 21:02

Intel originally expected its StudyBook tablet shipments to reach 3-4 million units in the period from January 2013 to June 2014; however, the company has reduced the forecast volume...

Windows 8 may not start a PC replacement trend for enterprises until after 2014

Nov 19, 22:57

Demand for Microsoft's Windows 8 is unlikely to start emerging until 2013 for the consumer market, while for the enterprise market, demand is expected to come at an even later time...

Microsoft Surface not affected by leaving of Windows 8 head in the short term

Nov 14, 15:50

Microsoft president for Windows 8, Steven Sinofsky has left the company, but this should not affect Microsoft's Surface project in the short term, according to Taiwan-based supply...

Digitimes Research: Windows 8 expected to have minimal impact on touch screen notebooks in 2013

Nov 13, 15:44

Shipment growth for touch screens used in notebooks throughout the fourth quarter of 2012 and most of 2013 will at large not be affected by the release of Windows 8, according to...

Microsoft Surface RT may only achieve 60% of forecasted sales

Nov 12, 22:45

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet may see sales of only 60% of the company's forecast by the end of 2012 and the device is also expected to have difficulty achieving a good performance...

Microsoft may see Surface RT sales only 60% of expected

Acer announces over 30% on-month drop in October revenues

Nov 12, 22:43

Acer has announced revenues of NT$25.53 billion (US$880.8 million) for October, down 32.13% on month, with combined revenues for the first ten months of 2012 reaching NT$306.1 billion,...

Replacement demand for Windows 8 desktops and notebooks will not arrive until 2H13, say sources

Nov 12, 15:31

Most related desktop and notebook IC suppliers seems to be embracing a low season in the fourth quarter of 2012, as they have not seen a significant growth in demand for notebook...

MSI to launch Windows 8 notebooks in mid-November

Nov 9, 15:32

Micro-Star International (MSI) will launch several Windows 8 touch-controlled notebooks in North America, Taiwan and Southeast Asia in mid-November, according to the company, adding...

Wintel to help leading vendors promote sales of Windows 8 touch notebooks in US, say Taiwan makers

Nov 9, 14:15

Microsoft and Intel will offer assistance to first-tier vendors to promote sales of Windows 8 touch-controlled notebooks in the US during the year-end peak sales period, with retail...

Notebook brands to mainly promote Windows 7 notebooks in 4Q12

Nov 7, 16:07

Although Microsoft has already released Windows 8, notebook brand vendors are still promoting Windows 7-based models in the fourth quarter in order to digest remaining inventories...

Lenovo to launch a table-shaped all-in-one PC

Nov 5, 22:57

Lenovo plans to launch a Windows 8-based all-in-one PC that features a similar industrial design as Microsoft's Surface, a table-shaped PC. The machine features four legs and when...

Uncertain Windows 8 future may relatively affect Windows Phone 8

Nov 5, 22:45

Although Microsoft has been aggressive promoting its new Windows 8 operating system (OS), a weak global economy has the notebook supply chain remaining conservative about the OS'...

Acer Greater China president expects 10% growth in 2013 notebook shipments

Nov 1, 13:50

President of Acer Greater China Scott Lin, commenting on the touchscreen and convertible notebook trends brought on by Windows 8, pointed out that he believes these trends can resurrect...

Notebook brands plan limited shipments of Windows RT tablets

Oct 30, 14:50

Notebook brands that were originally aggressive about pushing Windows on Arm (WoA) tablets have mostly cooled down following the launch of Microsoft's Surface RT. While players such...

Windows 8 unable to stimulate DRAM shipments in 4Q12, IHS says

Oct 29, 16:32

Debuts of new PC OS from Microsoft always have generated double-digit percentage increases in quarterly DRAM shipments - until 2012, when the rollout of Windows 8 is not expected...

Touch panel supply 70% short of demand for Windows 8 touch notebooks, say Taiwan makers

Oct 26, 15:17

Vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo, Acer, Asustek Computer and Sony have offered or will offer Windows 8 touch controlled notebook models, but touch panel supplies are...

Asustek to offer Windows 8 tablet at US$499

Oct 24, 20:45

Asustek Computer hosted a launch conference for its Windows 8-based products on October 24 in New York, showcasing several new machines including the dual-screen Taichi, which is...

Auras to push non-notebook business

Oct 22, 21:11

Taiwan-based cooling module maker Auras has been adjusting its notebook and non-notebook business proportions to avoid from putting all the focus in only a single segment and currently,...

Surface RT to pose threat to Windows 8 tablets, say Taiwan makers

Oct 19, 12:28

Microsoft's Surface RT tablets for sale at US$499-699 are expected to put large competitive pressure on Widows 8 tablets from Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Fujitsu,...

Microsoft has recently released pre-order for Surface RT tablet

Acer planning AcerCloud 2.0 service

Oct 17, 22:14

Acer is looking to launch AcerCloud 2.0, expanding its existing Android service platform to also support both Microsoft Windows and Apple iOS, while the new service will also be expanded...

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Taiwan market: PC peripheral, DIY retail channels hike inventories in expectations of increased sales due to Windows 8

Oct 17, 15:40

Retail channels of PC peripherals and DIY products in the Taiwan market have raised inventory levels and expect 10% sequential growth in fourth-quarter revenues due to expectations...

Asustek to participate in initial launch of Windows RT tablet

Oct 15, 22:22

Microsoft is set to announce its latest Windows 8 operating system on October 25 with its Windows RT-based Surface tablet to also make appearance on the same day; however, among Microsoft's...

EETI to focus on touch ICs for large-size panels in 2013

Oct 12, 12:07

IC design house Egalax_empia Technology (EETI) expects demand for touch panel ICs for large-size applications to rise significantly in 2013, thanks to the launch of Windows 8 devic...

Component makers concerned Windows 8 demand may not emerge until 1Q13

Oct 11, 16:02

Some upstream component makers have recently started to be concerned that the PC replacement trend expected to be brought on by Windows 8 may not occur in the fourth quarter of 2012...

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    Microsoft Surface 2 tablet

    The Surface 2 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, and its battery life can last up to 10 hours for video playback, according to Microsfot. The device features a 10.6-inch...

    Photo: Company, Oct 1.

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    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet

    The Surface Pro 2 is the successor to Surface Pro and, like its predecessor, is a notebook replacement, capable of running all Windows' software including the full Microsoft Office...

    Photo: Company, Sep 26.

  • Intel+Bay+Trail%2Dbased+Atom+Z3000+series+processor

    Intel Bay Trail-based Atom Z3000 series processor

    Intel has launched its latest family of low-power systems-on-a-chip (SoC), codenamed Bay Trail, for tablets, 2-in-1s and other mobile devices. It will be available to consumers...

    Photo: Company, Sep 24.

  • Acer+Aspire+R7%2D572+notebook

    Acer Aspire R7-572 notebook

    With the Ezel hinge, Acer's Aspire R7-572 notebook has four modes of operation: a traditional notebook; a table top pad; a touch display; and the unique Ezel mode, which allows the...

    Photo: Company, Sep 5.

  • Acer+Aspire+V5+touch+notebook

    Acer Aspire V5 touch notebook

    Acer has announced its latest Aspire V5 series touchscreen notebook, featuring a 10-point touch display and a large trackpad, designed to enhance multi-gesture content consumption...

    Photo: Company, Nov 2.

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