Asustek facing challenges in 2015
Jan 29, 15:20
Although Asustek was able to achieve revenue growth in 2014, the company's mobile devices and motherboard businesses are still surrounded by tough competitors. However, the Taiwan-based vendor is still optimistic about its performance in 2015 and expects its smartphone business to advance to a bigger...
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments grow 16.9% sequentially in 4Q14
Jan 29, 11:04
Although white-box tablet shipments declined in the fourth quarter of 2014, global overall tablet shipments in the quarter still grew sequentiallyby 16.9% to reach 74.77 million units thanks to Apple and non-Apple first-tier vendors' strong performances, according to Digitimes Research's latest report...
Huawei aims to ship 100 million smartphones in 2015
Newswatch - Jan 28, 15:15
China-based Huawei targets to ramp up its smartphone shipments to over 100 million units in 2015, increasing 33.3% from 75 million units shipped a year earlier, according to the company.
Acer to sell Liquid Z200 via cooperation with Bookoff in Japan
Jan 27, 21:55
Acer on January 27 announced that up to 30,000 units of its Liquid Z200, its 4.0-inch Android 4.4.2 smartphone, will be available for sale in the Japan market through Bookoff, the largest retail chain of second-hand books and other publications in Japan, beginning January 28.
China market: China vendors to beef up competition for CNY2,000-3,000 segment, say sources
Jan 26, 23:16
China-based smartphone vendors, including Xiaomi Technology, Lenovo, ZTE and Coolpad, all plan to strengthen their presence in the CNY2,000-3,000 (US$320-478) smartphone segment in China in 2015, a move which will trigger fierce competition in the high-end sector, according to sources at Taiwan's handset...
Acer looks to stable smartphone business, says CEO
Jan 26, 16:35
Acer's smartphone business has not yet turned profitable, but it will continue to adopt a stable business model to look for business opportunities in the market, according to company CEO Jason Chen.
Taiwan market: HTC to ramp up sales through retail channels
Jan 21, 21:56
HTC plans to strengthen its cooperation with open retail channels to promote sales of its smartphones in the Taiwan market, aiming to ramp up the ratio of channel sales to 35-40% in 2015, from the previous 20%, according Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia.
Pegatron confident about maintaining Apple orders in 2015, says chairman
Jan 20, 20:20
Pegatron chairman TH Tung has responded to stock market analysts' concerns that Pegatron may see decreased Apple orders in 2015 because Wistron and Compal Electronics have become additional OEMs for Apple, saying the company is confident that shipments to Apple in 2015 will not decrease and instead...
ZTE sees strong profit growth in 2014
Jan 20, 10:51
China-based handset and telecom equipment vendor ZTE has has reported revenues of CNY81.24 billion (US$13.19 billion) for 2014, increasing 7.99% on year. Its net operating profit reached CNY1.04 billion for the year, up 107.02%, while net profit soared 94.17% to CNY2.63 billion.
Asustek seeking partnerships with Xiaomi supply chain
Jan 19, 21:48
Asustek Computer reportedly is seeking cooperation with Xiaomi's upstream partners such as earphone designer 1more Design and software designer Cheetah Mobile, to strengthen its smartphone competitiveness, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Sony reportedly looking to sell handset business
Jan 16, 14:07
The Sony Group is reportedly evaluating the possibility of selling Sony Mobile Communications, or seeking potential partners to jointly run the handset unit due to continued losses - a move which may affect business of Taiwan-based handset ODMs in the future.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 11.8% in 2015
Jan 15, 15:07
Global tablet shipments are estimated to drop 11.8% on year to reach 244 million units in 2015 as demand for high-end and entry-level tablets has both become saturated, while large-size smartphones and inexpensive notebooks are gradually taking demand away from the device, according to Digitimes Research's...
Commentary: Foxconn achieves success in one-stop service
Jan 15, 14:30
The Foxconn Group's one-stop service integrating design, manufacturing and sales has achieved initial success in the release of Nokia N1 in China recently, where the initial shipments of 20,000 units were sold out in four minutes and orders for the device have kept growing.
Digitimes Research: Xiaomi business model may not be warranted
Jan 14, 22:56
Xiaomi Technology has continued to build up its ecosystem by expanding its product lines through either joint ventures or equity investments in other companies. However, Xiaomi's products other than smartphones are not attractive to consumers and its business model of relying on software and services...
China handset shipments decline almost 22% in 2014
Jan 13, 16:07
China shipped a total of 452 million handsets in 2014, decreasing 21.9% from 579 million units shipped a year earlier, according to data from China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
Synnex Technology December revenues up sequentially
Jan 13, 10:56
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.94 billion (US$1.01 billion) for December, increasing 23.5% sequentially but decreasing 0.3% on year.
HTC ties up with Under Armour for product development
Jan 8, 07:43
HTC will team up with US-based sports gear brand Under Armour (UA) to launch a series of hardware devices that can connect with UA's sports community platform, UA Record, for access to fitness management and health care applications.
China market: Nokia to introduce N1 tablet
Jan 7, 16:01
Nokia will officially unveil its new tablet, the N1, in Beijing on January 7. The N1, which runs on Android 5.0 OS, is expected to be available for US$249, according to industry sources.
CES 2015: Asustek showcases ZenFone 2, ZenFone Zoom
Jan 7, 14:51
Asustek Computer is exhibiting two Android 5.0-based smartphones, the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas during January 6-9.