Chinese telecom company Huawei, on Monday, launched two smartphones and two tablets under Honor range, its online brand, which will be sold exclusively on Flipkart. The company has kept the prices at Rs 19,990 (USD324.59) and Rs 9,990 (USD162.21), respectively, for the smartphones and the tablets. While the smartphones will be sold starting 6 October, tablets will be available from 8 October.
Despite having strong performance thanks to iPhone sales, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been aggressively helping its China-based smartphone clients such as Xiaomi, Meitu, Oppo and Meizu boost their sales and is looking to increase the revenue contribution from non-Apple players, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taiwanese consumers lined up for long hours early Friday to get their hands on Apple Inc.'s latest iPhone models, which went on sale in the country for the first time.
Philippine telecommunications company Globe Telecom on Monday opened the first international Globe Store in Italy's Milan, offering a variety of telecoms services such as the Globe local Italy SIM and prepaid load cards in various denominations.
Consumers typically waited at least three months for Apple to start selling new iPhones in China, triggering a flood of devices into the country's black market. As many as 5 million may be smuggled into China before the new models are officially available, said Neil Shah, Mumbai-based research director for devices at Counterpoint Research.
Apple Inc said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record 4 million first-day pre-orders were logged, double the number for the iPhone 5 two years ago.
The company said demand had outstripped supply of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which feature larger screens and longer battery life. Deliveries of pre-orders will begin on Friday and will continue through October.
Bumper first-day pre-orders point to first-weekend sales of up to 10 million units, analysts estimated.
Wealthy mainland Chinese looking to buy the new iPhone 6 next week could expect to pay an eye-watering USD2,500 for the handsets in Hong Kong, following Apple's decision to delay the launch in China.
The speculation and frenzy surrounding the launch of Apple's iPhone6 ended on Tuesday with the unveiling of twin phones with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, respectively.
While the bigger display is expected, the audience at Flint still widely erupted when Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced "the biggest advancement in history of the iPhone."
The popularity of smart connected devices are spurring strong demand for complementary accessories such as cradle docking and wireless speakers. GfK retail audit for these products in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia reported a substantial spike in overall sales volume and value by 79 and 29 percent, respectively, in the first seven months of the year.
Apple Inc. plans to include short-range wireless technology in its coming smartwatch, according to people familiar with the matter, signaling that it sees a role for the device in digital payments.
To view the full article (note: you must be a Wall Street Journal Online subscriber), visit The Wall Street Journal Online.