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Apple Watch 3 launch likely at year-end 2017, says report

Aug 17, 13:56

Apple is likely to launch its Apple Watch Series 3 devices by the end of 2017. The new Apple Watch will come in 38mm and 42mm sizes with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi+LTE connectivity, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

HMD Global unveils Nokia 8

Aug 17, 13:53

HMD Global has unveiled its flagship model for 2017, the Nokia 8, which feature a 5.3-inch IPS QHD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU as well as a dual 13-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera, all with Carl Zeiss optics.

China market: Clevo pushing retail stores

Aug 16, 14:54

In addition to pushing the transformation for its Buynow IT malls to become shopping plazas, Clevo has also been establishing JSpot retail stores in the Buynow shopping plazas to sell its own-brand products in China.

Taiwan market: Sharp intros Aquos S2

Aug 16, 12:12

Sharp has introduced its new Aquos S2-series smartphones in the Taiwan market targeting the mid-tier to high-end segment.

Sharp Aquos S2 smartphones

Taiwan market: Garmin launches smart bands

Aug 16, 11:36

Garmin has partnered with pharmaceuticals distributor Chunghwa Yuming Healthcare for launching vivo series smart wrist bands, mainly vivosmart 3, vivofit jr and vivosmart HR, in the Taiwan market.

Apple falls to third place in 2Q17 wearable band market, says Canalys

Aug 14, 13:49

The total worldwide wearable band market grew 8% on year in the second quarter of 2017, according to Canalys. The wearable band market for second-quarter 2017 was led by Xiaomi with shipments of 3.5 million units, closely followed by Fitbit, which shipped 3.3 million units, a 34% on-year decline, said...

HTC reports losses for 9th straight quarter in 2Q17

Aug 14, 10:59

HTC has reported net losses of NT$1.95 billion (US$64.23 million) for the second quarter of 2017, the company's ninth straight unprofitable quarter although the losses narrowed from the NT$2.03 billion recorded in the previous quarter.

HTC still counts on the U11 smatphone to rekindle sales in 3Q17

Taiwan market: Hojin introduces smartphone for seniors

Aug 11, 09:28

Taiwan-based Hojin International (also known as iNO) has launched a new smartphone, the iNO S9, targeting the senior citizen market. The iNO S9 carries a price tag of NT$7,990 (US$265).

Hojin CEO Johnny Chou showing its new iNO S9

Taiwan market: Huawei introduces new products

Aug 10, 15:54

Aiming to make significant inroads in the Taiwan market, Huawei has introduced an array of new products into the local market, including its Y7 smartphone, a new version P10 Plus, Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Fit, as well as its MateBook E 2-in-1 tablet and the MediaPad T3.

Huawei launches an array of new products in Taiwan

Asustek revenues drop 5.34% on year in July

Aug 10, 15:39

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.562 billion (US$1.04 billion) for July 2017, representing a 18.8% drop on month and 5.34% drop on year.

Huawei likely to outpace Apple to become 2nd largest smartphone vendor in 3Q17

Aug 10, 14:58

Huawei is likely to outpace Apple to become the second largest smartphone vendor globally in the third quarter of 2017 as sales of China-based vendor's high-end P- and M-series as well as the more affordable Honor-branded models have continued to gain momentum, according to sources from Taiwan's handset...

Huawei sees smartphone shipments continue expanding

China market: Smartphone shipments down slightly in 1H17

Aug 9, 15:21

Shipments of smartphones in the China market totaled 230 million units in the first half of 2017, down 1.4% from a year earlier, according to data compiled by China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

Smartphone panel supply to tighten up in 2H17 on increasing demand for all-screen panels

iPhone suppliers see sales rising as new iPhone production gains momentum

Aug 9, 12:30

Most component and service suppliers in the iPhone supply chain have reported strong sales for July, indicating that production for new iPhone devices is gaining momentum, according to industry sources.

iPhone supply chain makers see sales momentum growing

Demand for flexible AMOLED smartphone panels growing robustly

Aug 8, 16:14

Demand for flexible AMOLED panels from the smartphone sector will continue to expand at a rapid pace in 2017 and beyond, thanks to the planned release of new AMOLED-based models from the major vendors, according to industry sources.

AMOLED smartphones growing robustly

China market: Handset vendor Transsion setting up new headquarters

Aug 7, 16:12

China-based handset vendor Transsion Holding, a major handset vendor in the Africa market, has kicked off the construction of its new headquarters in Shenzhen, China recently.

Transsion signs a contract for building its new headquarters

China market: Hardware competition heats up among smartphone vendors

Aug 7, 15:39

Competition in China's smartphone market is set to become keener in the second half of 2017 as local vendors have continued to win market share through upgrades of their hardware specifications, according to industry sources.

Xiaomi sees 25% on-year shipment growth in 2Q17

HTC July revenues down slightly

Aug 7, 09:07

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.19 billion (US$204.91 million) for July, down 10.16% on month and 2.06% on year. July's revenues were the company's second highest monthly figures for the year.

Xiaomi soars as global smartphone shipments hit 360 million in 2Q17, says firm

Aug 4, 15:02

China-based vendor Xiaomi Technology saw its smartphone shipments soar 58% on year to 23.2 million units for a 6% global share in the second quarter of 2017 when global shipments gained 6% on year to 360 million units, according to Strategy Analytics

Global smartphone shipments expand 4% on year in 2Q17, says Canalys

Aug 4, 14:04

Global smartphone shipments totaled 340 million units in the second quarter of 2017, increasing 4% from a year earlier, according to Canalys.

Sony Mobile aims to ship 16.5 million smartphones in fiscal 2017

Aug 3, 14:14

Sony Mobile Communications expects its smartphone shipments to reach 16.5 million units in fiscal 2017 (April 2017-March 2018), up from 14.6 million shipped in the previous fiscal year, according to company latest estimation.

Sony Mobile 4K HDR samrtphone Xperia XZ Premium

Availability of standalone devices to drive take-off of VR industry

Aug 2, 12:52

The planned release of standalone VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices by hardware vendors including HTC and Oculus will help accelerate the development of the global VR market, according to industry sources.

HTC plans to launch standalone HTC Vive

Apple reports growth in revenues and profits for fiscal 3Q17

Aug 2, 12:32

Apple has disclosed financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended July 1, 2017, posting quarterly revenues of US$45.4 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of US$1.67. These results were improvements compared with revenues of US$42.4 billion and earnings per diluted share of...

Asustek to launch ZenFone 4 on August 17

Aug 2, 11:28

Asustek Computer will launch its new ZenFone 4 series on August 17. The company claims the devices will come with high price/performance ratios, high hardware specifications and excellent designs.

Asustek ZenFone 4

Meizu to use MediaTek APs for new flagship smartphones

Aug 1, 12:27

China-based smartphone vendor Meizu has decided to use application processors (APs) from MediaTek, instead of Samsung Electronics, for its upcoming flagship models, according to a Korea-based Chosunilbo report.

Meizu smartphones

Taiwan market: Samsung braces for strong smartphone, monitor and slim TV sales

Jul 31, 16:07

Samsung Electronics is expected to see sales of its smartphones, gaming monitors and ultra-thin TVs in the Taiwan market achieve significant results in 2017, buoyed by the introduction of new models with innovative technologies, according to sources in local retail channels.

Samsung to continue to lead in Taiwan's smartphone market

Huawei to launch Mate 10 to take on new iPhone

Jul 31, 13:07

Huawei reportedly plans to launch its new flagship smartphone, the Mate 10, in the coming fall, timing which is selected to match the planned release of the next-generation iPhone as the vendor aims to directly take on Apple for market share, according to industry sources.

Huawei ships 73 million smartphones in 1H17

Jul 28, 15:17

Huawei shipped 73.01 million smartphones in the first half of 2017, increasing 20.6% from a year earlier, according to the company's business results for the six-month period announced recently.

China market: HTC to roll out standalone VR headsets

Jul 28, 09:57

HTC plans to launch a standalone Vive VR headset, built using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 VR mobile platform, in China initially, according to a company announcement.

HTC to launch standalone Vive VR headsets in China

Samsung chip biz drives overall profit growth in 2Q17

Jul 27, 21:13

Samsung Electronics has posted a record KRW14.07 trillion (US$12.6 billion) in operating profits for the second quarter of 2017, while revenues increased 20.1% sequentially to KRW61 trillion.

Smartphone shipments in China fall in 2Q17, says Canalys

Jul 27, 20:10

After six consecutive quarters of growth, smartphone shipments in China fell 3% on year to 113 million units in the second quarter of 2017, according to Canalys.

India smartphone shipments fall for the first time, says Canalys

Jul 27, 15:22

India's smartphone market contracted for the first time in its history, as shipments to the country fell 4% on year to just under 27 million units in the second quarter of 2017. Samsung continued to lead the market, with a 25% share, followed by Xiaomi, which more than quadrupled its shipments to 4.8...

Taiwan market: Motorola launches Moto Z2 Play

Jul 26, 15:30

Motorola (Lenovo) has unveiled its mid-tier Moto Z2 Play smartphone in the Taiwan market, with the availability to begin in mid-August, priced at NT$14,900 (US$491) unlocked.

Motorola launches Moto Z2 Play

Taiwan market: Smartphone sales rebound in June

Jul 26, 12:29

Shipments of smartphones in the Taiwan market staged a rebound in June, with shipment volume reaching 630,000 units, an increase of 4.3% from the previous month and 3.28% from a year earlier, according to data compiled by local retail channels.

Quanta to see rising incomes from notebooks, servers and wearables in 2H17, says paper

Jul 25, 15:13

Quanta Computer is expected to enjoy a strong second-half 2017 thanks to rising demand for notebooks, growing server sales and the release of the next-generation Apple Watch, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

PC shipments may be undermined by component shortages in 2H17

Jul 25, 09:12

With first-tier vendors including Samsung Electronics, Apple and LG Electronics expected to unveil new smartphones in the second half of 2017, upstream component shortages are expected to worsen and could impact PC shipments during the period, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Demand for components from the smartphone sector is expected to reduce supply to the PC sector

Samsung to hold new product event on August 23

Jul 24, 16:13

Samsung Electronics has sent out invitations for what it calls a "Galaxy Unpacked" product event to be held on August 23, 2017 in New York. It is widely believed that Samsung will unveil its Galaxy Note 8 at the event and start shipping the devices in September.

samsung invitation

Full-screen smartphone shipments to surge in 2018, says Counterpoint Research

Jul 21, 16:28

Shipments of bezel-free or alternative aspect ratio smartphones will exceed 120 million units in 2017, and will more than triple in 2018, according to Counterpoint Research.

Taiwan market: FET launches position tracking service

Jul 21, 16:25

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has launched a position tracking service, dubbed BoBee, targeting the elderly, dementia and children groups as well as the pet market.

Commentary: Implications of Samsung 5G networks

Jul 21, 15:24

Samsung Electronics has accelerated the deployments of its 5G networks and will be ready to commence trial operations of the networks during Winter Olympic 2018, and to demonstrate related technology for business use in 2019. Such developments warrant high attention.

Demand for 3-axis stabilizers spurred by live webcast spree

Jul 21, 14:04

The increasing popularity of live streaming services on social networking sites and online video platforms has prompted mobile phone vendors to keep upgrading the photographing performance of their products. This has fueled the demand for high-end phone camera lenses and modules, as well as peripheral...

Four Taiwan firms file countersuit against Qualcomm

Jul 21, 11:56

Four Taiwan-based hardware production partners of Apple, namely Foxconn Electronics, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Pegatron, have jointly filed a countersuit against Qualcomm in the US, challenging what they call the chipmaker's excessive licensing fees and illegal licensing practices.

Wearable players seeking measures as sales remain weak

Jul 20, 22:52

Wearable players originally had high expectations about emerging IT applications, but several have started changing their strategies as most are seeing weak sales from the product line, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Wearable sales not as strong as expected

Samsung Display to ship rigid OLED panels to Xiaomi, says report

Jul 20, 13:44

Samsung Display will start supplying Xiaomi Technology with 6-inch QHD OLED (rigid type) panels in December 2017 for the production of Xiaomi's next-generation flagship smartphones, according to a Korea-based The Bell report.

Upcoming Meizu Pro 7 series reportedly to utilize MediaTek chips

Jul 19, 21:24

Meizu is scheduled to introduce its new Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus smartphone series on July 26. The Pro 7 model is expected to feature MediaTek's 16nm Helio P25 SoC chip while the Pro 7 Plus will adopt the 10nm Helio X30 chip, according to a report from Taiwan's TechNews.

Taiwan market: China smartphone brands expand presence

Jul 19, 15:55

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo, Xiaomi Technology and Huawei are ramping up its presence in Taiwan's smartphone market and at the same time they continue to rake up sales in the global market, according to industry sources.

Oppo R11

Two-thirds of iPhones sold in past 10 years still in use, says Newzoo

Jul 19, 13:41

Almost two-thirds of the iPhone devices that Apple has sold in the past 10 years are still in use today, according to Newzoo.

China market: Smartphone brands show polarized sales performances

Jul 18, 16:22

China and Taiwan smartphone vendors are showing polarized sales performances in China market, with smaller vendors such as LeEco and Asustek Computer gradually losing ground and leading ones such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo steadily trending upward, according to market sources.

Oppo's latest star model R11 is expected to score a new sales record of over 20 million units.

Xiaomi aims to ship 100 million smartphones in 2018

Jul 18, 15:55

Xiaomi Technology has returned to a growth track and aims to ship over 100 million smartphones in 2018, according to company founder and CEO Lei Jun.

Xiaomi playing a comeback

Local Indonesia smartphone brands battling increased competition, says IDC

Jul 18, 15:37

According to the latest IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments in Indonesia recorded 7.3 million units in the first quarter of 2017, a 13% on-year growth. However, there was a 15% on-quarter decline. The top-5 smartphone vendors in the first quarter of 2017 were Samsung, Oppo, Asustek...

HTC upgrades U11 to support Alexa voice service

Jul 17, 21:29

HTC has tied up with Amazon and optimized its latest flagship smartphone the HTC U11 to support Alexa voice service, making the model the world's first Alexa-enabled smartphone, according to the company.

htc U11
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