China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology, while undermining market conditions by releasing low-priced smartphones to push sales in its home market where competition in hardware and pricing has been keen, has captured headlines recently by announcing the hiring of a former Google executive as part of its thrust to expand sales in overseas markets, according to Digitimes Research.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi isn't a household name just yet, but the company is gaining a cult-like following in its home market and could soon become a "disruptive force" in the global smartphone arena.
"One company that particularly stands out to us as a potential game-changer is Xiaomi, with its huge fan base and unique business model. It is enjoying success due to super cheap high-spec phones sold on-line," Mark C. Newman, senior research analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein wrote in a note on Thursday.
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when, and how specific items go missing. We call this new understanding Shrink Visibility, combining information from
Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS), video surveillance, and new Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) inventory-visibility technology to give a complete picture of loss events—at the SKU level and in full context—at the moment they occur.
China will be one of the first countries to have access to Apple’s latest iPhone models, the premium 5S with unique fingerprint identification and the cheaper, multi-coloured 5C.
Betting big on premium products to boost sales during the upcoming festival season in India, consumer electronics major Samsung is planning to launch over half a dozen products including a 10-inch tablet and a spacious refrigerator in the next three months.
Technology giant Apple appears set to introduce its latest products in Beijing next Wednesday, within hours of the company's anticipated launch of new iPhones in the United States.
Taiwanese consumer electronics retailer Synnex has been awarded distribution rights for Apple's iPhone handsets in the China market, according to reports. With more than 17,000 retail locations established throughout China, Synnex boasts 100-percent coverage in China's first- and second-tier cities. Previously, the firm's extensive retail channels had assisted Nokia in becoming the leading handset brand in China, while serving as the Finnish mutinational's sole distributor.
India is poised to replace the US to become the second largest smartphone market after China, research firm IDC said in its latest report.
The India smartphone market almost tripled its shipments year over year (YoY) in the second quarter of 2013. Vendors shipped a total of 9.3 million smartphones during the period compared to 3.5 million units in the same period of 2012.
Apple Inc. plans to open a store in Tokyo's upscale Omotesando shopping district as early as March, according to a source familiar with the plans.
Construction is scheduled to be completed by February, said the source, who is not authorised to speak for Apple and thus asked not to be identified.
After Lenovo bought NEC's PC business and renamed it as NEC Lenovo, there are only four major Japan-based vendors that are still active in the PC industry: Fujitsu, Toshiba, Sony and Panasonic, which focuses mainly on the enterprise market. However, facing strong competition from non-Japan-based vendors, these players are gradually moving their focuses back to Japan, relying more in the domestic PC market.