Japan market: HTC unveils 2 SIM-free smartphones
Oct 2, 11:08
HTC on October 1 unveiled two SIM-free smartphones, Desire Eye and Desire 626, for launch in the Japan market at retail prices of JPY50,000 (US$416) and JPY29,800 in mid-October, according to the company.
LG unveils smartphone LG V10
Oct 1, 16:36
LG Electronics has unveiled its new smartphone, the LG V10, which features dual displays, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 CPU, a 16-megapixel rear camera and a dual-lens 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
IC suppliers concerned about new iPhone orders
Oct 1, 16:28
Despite the record first-week sales for the newest iPhones, suppliers of related ICs have been concerned about the possibility of Apple downward adjusting its chip orders for the smartphones for the fourth quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.
Targeting niche markets: Q&A with ST Liu, president of Acer handset unit
Sep 30, 11:34
Notebook vendor Acer aims to ship at least five million smartphones in 2015 and plans to hike the shipments to 10 million units in 2016. But Acer will not spend a lot of money for just ramping up its market share. Instead, Acer will develop models with innovative specifications for specific market...
HTC unveils flagship smartphones
Sep 30, 11:14
HTC on September 29 unveiled two flagship smartphones, HTC One M9+ and Butterfly 3, in Japan, with the two models to be launched in the Taiwan market on October 5 at contract-free retail prices of NT$20,900 (US$633) and NT$19,900 respectively, according to the company's North Asia president Jack Ton...
iPhone 6s supply chain makers bracing for strong sales in 4Q15, say sources
Sep 29, 13:40
Taiwan-based makers in Apple's iPhone 6s device supply chain, including Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron Technology, Largan Precision and Catcher Technology, are set for strong performance in the fourth quarter of 2015, buoyed by robust sales of the new devices, according to industry sources.
Commentary: The implications of Google-Huawei tie-up for Nexus phones
Sep 29, 09:59
Google is rolling out two new Nexus phones: the Nexus 6P in cooperation with Huawei and the Nexus 5X with LG Electronics. While the market position of the Nexus phones has ebbed, Google's tie-up with Huawei, for the first time, to produce Nexus phones still has strong implications.
Taiwan market: China smartphone vendor OnePlus withdraws from local market
Sep 25, 11:10
China-based smartphone vendor OnePlus has stopped marketing and delivery of its smartphones in the Taiwan market, saying the decision was made in consideration of its healthy growth as it is trying to expand its operations to cope with the increasing trend for globalization, according to a company...
Xiaomi fast expanding ecosystem raises concerns, say sources
Sep 24, 09:59
Xiaomi Technology has extended its product lines from mobile devices to include tablets, TVs, STBs, headsets, smart bracelets and financial products, a move which has raised concerns of a chain reaction that could eventually lead to chaos for Xiaomi, according to industry sources.
Pegatron subsidiaries see profits weakening
Sep 17, 11:49
While Pegatron Technology has become an OEM for the iPhone 6s and is seeing increasing revenues, three of its subsidiaries - metal-alloy chassis maker Casetek Holdings, IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology and own-brand motherboard maker ASRock - are not performing as expected in terms...
Samsung to release foldable smartphones in 2016, says report
Sep 16, 14:28
Samsung Electronics is expected to announce two new foldable smartphones in January 2016 featuring AMOLED panel technology, 3GB of RAM, a microSD card slot and a non-removable battery, according to a report from Korea-based ET News citing sources familiar with the project.
Worldwide wearable shipments to reach 173.4 million by 2019, says IDC
Sep 15, 15:37
A growing list of vendors, a proliferation of devices, experiences, and price points, and steady consumer adoption will fuel growth in the worldwide market for wearable devices. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, wearable device shipments will reach 76.1 million units...
Taiwan market: Huawei launches MediaPad M2 8.0 tablet
Sep 14, 15:19
Huawei has launched its new connected MediaPad M2 8.0 tablet in Taiwan. The tablet is priced at NT$9,900 (US$305) and will be available at retail outlets of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) starting mid-September.
Asustek sees 18% on-month growth in August revenues
Sep 10, 16:14
Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.83 billion (US$1.25 billion) for August, up 18% on month, but down 3.2% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for January-August totaled NT$295.67 billion , down by 0.7% on year.
Apple introduces iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
Sep 10, 10:56
Apple has announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the latest iPhone models from the company, adding a new dimension to iPhone's multi-touch interface. The new iPhones introduce 3D Touch, which senses force to enable access to features and content. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature Retina...
Lenovo to step into OEM handset business
Sep 10, 10:44
Lenovo has decided to ramp up the capacity utilization rates of its handset production facilities by stepping into the OEM handset business, in a move to revive its dwindling handset business, according to industry sources.
Asustek to have Foxconn, Arima produce ZenFone
Sep 9, 11:05
Asustek Computer, in addition to its existing ODM partners Pegatron and Quanta Computer, will have Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) make its ZenFone smartphones for the Brazil and India markets, and Arima Communications do so for the Indonesia market, according to Taiwan-based supply...
HTC to unveil 2 new flagship models in Japan
Sep 8, 16:14
HTC plans to launch two new flagship smartphones in Japan at the end of September as the vendor will begin to tap the SIM-free market in the country from October, according to industry sources.
Synnex August revenues down on year
Sep 7, 15:10
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.2 billion (US$868 million) for August, increasing 6.3% sequentially but decreasing 1.7% on year.
IFA 2015: Acer unveils new smartphone with 10-core CPU
Sep 4, 15:59
Acer has unveiled its new smartphone, the Predator 6, at the ongoing IFA 2015. The new model features a MediaTek 10-core Helio X20 processor, 6-inch display and 21-megapixel camera, with 4GB RAM and four speakers.
Arima yet to finalize Indonesia investment project
Stockwatch - Sep 4, 14:20
Arima Communications has said that its plan to build up a factory in Indonesia jointly with Tiphone Mobile Indonesia is being processed in accordance with related regulations and will make an official announcement when the project is finalized.
HTC sees decreased August revenues
Sep 4, 14:12
HTC saw its consolidated revenues continue to decline for the fifth consecutive month to NT$6.89 billion (S$212 million) in August, down 6.99% on month and 52.62% on year.
IFA 2015: Acer unveils new gaming products
Sep 3, 15:13
At the company's IFA 2015 pre-show conference, Acer has unveiled a full series of products under its Predator gaming sub-brand including two gaming notebooks, a desktop, a curved gaming monitor and an 8-inch gaming tablet. In addition, the vendor also unveiled a 6-inch smartphone with MediaTek's 10-core...
IFA 2015: Asustek unveils new innovations at pre-show conference
Sep 3, 14:24
Asustek Computer has unveiled its latest innovations at a pre-show conference before IFA in Germany and displayed two ZenWatch 2 smartwatches, the VivoStick, the RT-AC5300 wireless AP, the Zen AiO S all-in-one PC, and the ZenFone Zoom smartphone.
Foxconn to step up cooperation with SK Group
Newswatch - Sep 3, 10:08
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is expected to expand its cooperation with Korea's SK Group to include semiconductors, telecom services and energy, in addition to current cooperation focusing on IT services and ODM handset production, according to industry sources.
Taiwan market: Smartphone sales to remain weak in 3Q15
Sep 2, 15:09
Sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market remain weak in the third quarter of 2015 due to the maturing local market and slower than expected back-to-school demand, according to sources at local retail channels.