Consumer Electronics

China Mobile aims to sell 100m 4G phones in 2014

Source: 
Shanghai Daily

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.

 

China becomes last, big frontier for Apple

Source: 
Jakarta Globe

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.

New iPads make lukewarm debut in Taiwan

Source: 
ChinaPost.com.tw

Taiwanese showed less enthusiasm for the debut of the iPad Air and iPad mini 2 on Monday than for new Apple devices in the past, as lines failed to form outside telecom operator outlets and stocks of the phones appeared to cover demand.

 

Sales of Asus and ASE Group hit records

Source: 
ChinaPost.com.tw

Both computer maker Asus and semiconductor manufacturing service provider ASE Group reported new single-month sales records in November.

 

Taiwanese group suggests co-branding smartphones with mainland

Source: 
ChinaPost.com.tw

The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) suggested on Saturday that Taiwan and China work together to build co-branded smartphones to carve out a bigger share of the global market for the devices.

 

Major brands report growth in sales during IT Month in Taiwan

Source: 
ChinaPost.com.tw

As crowd swarmed during the 2013 Information Technology Month exhibition over the weekend, major brands reported substantial increase in sales compared with a year ago.

 

Google squeezes margins on Moto G

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal Online

Google's Motorola unit is selling its new Moto G smartphone at starkly thinner profit margins than rival phones, according to a new analysis, a move that could put new pressure on industry leaders Apple and Samsung Electronics.
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Samsung launches tablet for children

Samsung Electronics unveiled on Thursday its first monograph for children - the GALAXY Tab 3 for kids - that it says features a special interface and comprehensive parental controls.

The newly unveiled tablet, GALAXY Tab 3 for kids has special interface and comprehensive parental controls.

The kid-specific interface has simple design, interesting patterns, and a lot of shortcuts such as quick start camera, photo album and video player.

Apple, China Mobile sign iPhone deal

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal Online

China Mobile signed a long-awaited deal with Apple to offer iPhones on its network, an arrangement that would give the US technology giant a big boost in the world's largest mobile market.

To view the full article (note: you must be a Wall Street Journal Online subscriber), visit The Wall Street Journal Online.

 

Xiaomi's Hongmi smartphone to hit local market next week

Source: 
ChinaPost.com.tw

China-based mobile company Xiaomi launched pre-sales for Hongmi —its cheapest new phone line — on Monday, with over 10,000 orders placed in the first fifteen minutes, boding well for its venture into the Taiwanese market.

 

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