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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 of 2015, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.

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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 talked about smartphone brands in the industry, according to a Chinese-language LanjingTMT.com report.

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 the first half of 2015, according to industry sources.

Firefox-based smartphones to enter Africa in 2015

Dec 18, 11:50

Mozilla is expected to team up with China-based handset makers to produce Firefox OS-based smartphones for sales in Africa through Millicom's subsidiaries, including Airtel, MTN South Africa and Tigo, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Foxconn IT shopping mall in Taipei to open in March 2015

Dec 17, 23:18

Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) new IT shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan has hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the air bridge between the building and Guang Hua Digital Plaza, an existing IT shopping mall in the city.

Gou Shou-cheng, manager of Foxconn IT shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan market: PND market becoming more centralized on few brands

Dec 17, 15:14

The PND device market in Taiwan has become more centralized on four brands, Garmin, Papago, Mio and TomTom, as second-tier and white-box makers have switched to focus on wearable devices and driving recorders which now look to have more potential, according to industry sources.

China market: Huawei announces Honor 6 Plus, Honor 4X smartphones

Dec 17, 14:28

Huawei has unveiled to two new models, the Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4X. The Honor 6 Plus comes after the vendor has just started marketing its Honor 6 recently.

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 units.

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

Apple, Samsung pushing tablets for year-end holiday sales

Dec 16, 14:53

Apple and Samsung Electronics have been offering price cuts for their tablet products for the year-end holidays recently, looking to boost their sales performances for the fourth quarter. Apple will have a chance to sell around 20 million iPads in the fourth quarter, while Samsung's tablet sales may...

China market: Meizu steps up cooperation with MediaTek for sub-CNY1,000 smartphones

Dec 16, 11:52

A China-based smartphone vendor has stepped up its cooperation with MediaTek and will launch sub-CNY1,000 (US$161) models to take on first-tier vendors such as Xiaomi Technology and Huawei, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

FIH Mobile to close India plant

Dec 15, 12:16

FIH Mobile, the handset arm of Foxconn Electronics, will officially close its handset assembly plant in Chennai, India on December 24, 2014, according to the company.

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 their handset businesses and instead will try to make significant inroads into the market using new strategies.

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 shipping 40 million smartphones in 2014, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Samsung teams up with bike vendor to sell Gear S and Gear Circle

Dec 11, 15:17

Samsung Electronics has teamed up with Taiwan-based bicycle vendor Merida to sell its Gear S smartwatches and Gear Circle Bluetooth headphones in the Taiwan market.

Taiwan market: Driving recorder sales see polarized developments

Dec 11, 14:20

The driving recorder market in Taiwan has seen polarized developments, with white-box makers competing for the sub-NT$2,000 (US$64) segment, and first-tier vendors focusing on the NT$5,000 and above segment.

Synnex Technology sees decreased November revenues

Dec 11, 11:36

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26 billion (US$846 million) for November, decreasing 4.1% sequentially and 17.5% on year.

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 for 50% of total smartphone sales in the local market, according to data compiled by 24h.pchome.com.

Smart connected devices continued to grow in Western Europe in 3Q14, says IDC

Dec 10, 21:35

The smart connected device market posted another quarter of growth in Western Europe, driven mainly by increased demand for personal computers. According to figures published by IDC, PC, tablet, and smartphone shipments totaled 60.1 million units, with volume 8.6% higher compared with the same quarter...

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 continue until the first quarter of 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

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 (US$225), according to the company.

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 of entry-level models, according to industry sources.

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 revenues for the first 11 months of 2014 reached NT$435 billion, up 2.73% on year.

Digitimes Research: Microsoft Mobile exit from feature phone market to benefit white-box makers and Samsung

Dec 9, 11:59

Samsung Electronics and China-based white-box handset makers will benefit from Microsoft Mobile's decision to phase out its feature phone business within one and a half years, Digitimes Research believes.

Digitimes Research: Lenovo mobile device shipments to lead Samsung by 9 million units in 2015

Dec 8, 16:16

Enjoying growths in both tablet and notebook shipments, Lenovo is estimated to beat Samsung Electronics in mobile computing device shipments (notebooks and tablets) by about one million units in 2014 and become the second-largest mobile computing device brand vendor worldwide, only behind Apple.

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 (US$177) on December 9, according to Coolpad Taiwan.

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 terms dictated to China-based smartphone vendors and, according to China-based media reports, the investigation is focusing...

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments to see over 10% on-month growth in November

Dec 5, 14:14

Because of Hewlett-Packard's (HP) stable enterprise notebook orders and strong low-cost consumer notebook orders, both the global top-five brand vendors and top-three ODMs have seen their combined notebook shipments enjoy over 10% on-month growths in November, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

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 jointly developed by China-based Shanghai Beidou Satellite Platform, Dongguan Techtotop Microelectronics Technology and...

Taiwan market: Sales of smart bracelets to fall short of expectations in 2014, says Sony Mobile

Dec 3, 22:12

Sales of smart bracelets in the Taiwan market are expected to total only 20,000-30,000 units in 2014, lower than market expectations of 60,000-70,000 units, according to Sony Mobile Communications Taiwan.

Sony Mobile smart bracelets

Taiwan market: HTC launches mini camcorder

Dec 3, 15:42

Smartphone vendor HTC has started marketing its mini camcorder, the HTC Re, in the Taiwan market.

HTC Re mini camcorder

India smartphone market leads growth as China continues to slow in 3Q14, says IDC

Dec 3, 14:44

According to IDC, the smartphone market in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) posted a 6% on-quarter and 24% on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014. This trend reflects a decline in growth from previous years and is a result of its largest market, China, having seen the last of the heydays of...

LTE handset shipments to soar to 676 million in 2015, says ABI Research

Dec 3, 14:40

About 676 million 4G LTE handsets will be shipped in 2015, growing 204 million units from 2014, according to ABI Research. Furthermore, ABI Research estimates that the total number of LTE connected devices shipped worldwide will exceed 1.89 billion units by the end of 2019, demonstrating the need for...

Truly Optoelectronics offers total solutions for smart wearable devices

Dec 3, 11:03

China-based touch panel maker Truly Optoelectronics has developed total solutions for use in smart wearable devices, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

E Ink, TPK supply components for YotaPhone 2

Dec 3, 10:54

Russia-based smartphone vendor Yota on December 3 will unveil the YotaPhone 2, a dual-touch screen smartphone with a front 5-inch 1080p AMOLED panel supplied by Samsung Display, and rear-side 4.7-inch EPD (electrophoretic display) supplied by E Ink Holdings. The touch panels of both screens are supplied...

Taiwan handset ODMs to see orders fluctuate significantly in 2015

Dec 3, 10:52

Taiwan-based handset ODMs may see their orders from Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics fluctuate significantly in 2015 following the recent reshuffles of top management at the two vendors, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.

HTC expected to hit high-end of 4Q14 guidance

Dec 2, 22:02

HTC is expected to see its consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 hit the high-end target of its guidance of NT$43-47 billion (US$1.38-1.51 billion) set for the quarter, according to industry sources.

Worldwide smartphone growth forecast to slow as prices drop and markets mature, says IDC

Dec 2, 15:50

According to a new mobile phone forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments will reach a total of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014, representing an increase of 26.3% over 2013. Looking ahead, IDC expects 1.4 billion smartphones to be shipped worldwide...

Xiaomi to unveil new flagship model at CES 2015, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 2, 14:42

Xiaomi Technology is expected to unveil its next generation flagship smartphone, the Mi5, at the upcoming CES 2015 trade show, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Smartphone vendors promoting mobile accessories

Dec 1, 15:19

Handset vendors are expanding their product lines for mobile accessories to enrich the user experience while promoting sales as their brand image.

HTC Re camera

Samsung may postpone Galaxy A smartphone launch in China, says report

Dec 1, 10:42

Samsung reportedly is postponing the launch of its mid-range/entry-level Galaxy A-series smartphones in China, originally scheduled for the end of November due to a delay in related R&D. The devices are estimated to be launched after mid-December, according to a Korean-language ET News...

Digitimes Research: Firefox OS shifting to TV stick technology

Dec 1, 10:35

While Firefox OS was previously used in smartphone followed by limited use in tablet devices, the software is now shifting to TV sticks and computer learning applications, according to Digitimes Research.

India tablet market reports strongest on-year growth in 3Q14, says IDC

Dec 1, 10:25

According to IDC, the tablet market in India saw the strongest year to date growth in the third quarter of 2014, fueled by festive buying and strengthening commercial demand. Tablet market shipments in India witnessed strong on-quarter growth of 10% making it a 0.94 million units market.

India market: Local brands continue to make ground in smartphone segment

Nov 28, 15:10

Local handset brands in India have continued to gain ground in their home market, with Micromax taking a 20% share in the smartphone segment in the third quarter of 2014, trailing after only Samsung Electronics, which had 24% in the sector, according to IDC.

Tablet shipments expected to decline 3.5% in 2015, says firm

Nov 28, 11:08

Notebook shipments will grow 0.6% in 2015 to 174.6 million units, while tablet shipments will decline 3.5% to 185.6 million units, according to TrendForce.

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments in 3Q14 hit record, says IDC

Nov 28, 10:04

There were 2.45 smartphones shipped in the Taiwan market during the third quarter of 2014, hitting a quarterly record and accounting for 96.1% of total handset shipments. Taiwan had the third highest smartphone penetration next only to Hong Kong and Singapore, according to IDC.

Coolpad, China Telecom to launch dual-OS smartphone Platinum Dayton, says report

Nov 27, 12:20

China-based vendor Coolpad is cooperating with China Telecom to unveil the Platinum Dayton, a flagship smartphone featuring dual operating systems (OS) for security purposes, for launch initially in the China market at a retail price of over CNY4,000 (US$653) in late November, according to China-based...

Coolpad dual-OS smartphone Platinum Dayton

Digitimes Research: China smartphone makers increase overseas shipments by 53% in 3Q14

Nov 27, 12:15

Huawei Device was the top China-based smartphone maker in the third quarter of 2014, with shipments of 14.8 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

Patent wars may become competitive strategy in China smartphone market

Nov 27, 12:04

China-based smartphone vendors may engage in patent wars in their home market as Huawei and ZTE reportedly have begun taking legal action against rivals including Xiaomi Technology, Oppo and Vivo, according to industry sources.

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