Acer plans to release a new Chromebook co-developed with Google in April and has recently extended its touchscreen Chromebook line with a new model, the Acer C720P-2600, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC said Sunday that it had swung to profit in the three months to December after a quarterly net loss, the first since listing in 2002.
Electronics retailers in Vietnam are facing challenges this year because of a sharp decrease in consumer purchases and fierce competition.
Dinh Anh Huan, general director of dienmay.com told ictnews online newspaper that the market last year seemed to display little growth. The quiet market and competition had made the demand for electronic products in the local market fall by 30 percent last year, compared to 2012.
Taiwanese computer vendor Acer Inc. announced yesterday that it will showcase a new tablet with a 7.9-inch display and in-plane switching (IPS) technology at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp said it sold 18.7 million smartphones in 2013, up 160 per cent year-on-year, and that it officially expanded to Singapore on January 1, in a bid to enter the global market.
Japan's PC market saw its sales value in October 2013 rise 4.4 percent on year despite an on-year drop in sales volume. Notebook sales have also seen increased value, but declining volumes since March 2012 due to the increased number of high-end notebook models on the market such as those equipped with touch panels, which have boosted Japan's overall PC pricing and helped ASP return to the level in 2010 at JPY70,000 (USD670).
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has awarded B2C e-commerce company JD.com one of the first licenses in China to resell mobile telecom services.
"The combination of being China's biggest seller of mobile phones and our deep existing relationships with the country's three major telecom companies makes this move into core mobile communications services a logical next step," said JD.com's Vice Chairman Guoqing Zhao in a news release.
Japan-based SoftBank Corp is in final stages of talks with T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom about acquiring the US-based wireless carrier, the Nikkei news service reported on Tuesday, citing anonymous sources.
China Mobile aims to sell 100 million 4G phones next year as it takes advantage of low prices, possible cooperation with Apple on the iPhone as well as wider coverage in 340 cities nationwide, the world’s biggest mobile carrier said on Thursday.
For all the hype, Apple's long-awaited iPhone agreement with China Mobile may deliver little more than a fleeting revenue jolt for the US giant.
A deal with the world's largest mobile carrier, expected as early as this week, nets Apple 759 million potential new customers that could generate USD3 billion in 2014 revenue, or almost one-quarter of Apple's projected revenue growth in its current fiscal year.