Consumer Electronics

Xiaomi and Hutchison seek to deepen collaboration in Asia


Smartphone supplier Xiaomi is looking to work closer with Hutchison Whampoa's telecommunications operations as the Beijing-based company expands into new markets in Asia.

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Amazon to ship video-streaming device in April

The Wall Street Journal Online Inc. will begin shipping its long-awaited video-streaming device in early April, through its website as well as retailers including Best Buy Co. and Staples Inc., said people familiar with the company's plans.

South Korea aims to acquire 40pc share in wearable device market by 2020


The South Korea government, seeing strong potentials in the wearable device market, has already come up with a series of strategies for the sector in the run up to 2020. It aims at having the country's wearable device shipments account for 40 percent of the global volume by 2020.


Nokia’s new phones eye emerging markets

Shanghai Daily

Nokia is targeting emerging markets with three low-cost smartphones that use Google’s Android operating system rather than the Windows Phone software from Microsoft, which is about to take over Nokia’s handset business.


Prospects dim for Taiwan digital camera shipments


Digital still camera (DSC) shipments by Taiwanese contract makers will continue their downward spiral in the first quarter, as vendors struggle to counter the growing use of smartphone cameras, according to a local market research firm.


China's Huawei unveils new smart watch to rival Samsung


Rising Chinese smartphone maker Huawei on Sunday launched a connected watch to rival Samsung's Gear 2, both unveiled on the eve of the world's biggest mobile fair in Barcelona, Spain.

Samsung launches new Gear 2 smart watch


Samsung launched Sunday a new smart watch, the Gear 2, after a first version won over few critics, adding new features and ditching Google's Android in favor of its own operating system.


Samsung builds retail clout in West

The Wall Street Journal Online

Faced with a horde of cheap, new rivals and the prospect of slowing growth, Samsung is trying to expand its presence in two of its largest markets.

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Apple topped HK market for smart devices in 2013


Apple scored a neat hat trick in Hong Kong last year as the technology giant led sales of smartphones, media tablets and laptop personal computers, market estimates show.

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Dick Smith turns around under new owners

The Sydney Morning Herald Online

Consumer electronics business Dick Smith has smashed its prospectus earnings forecasts from its AUD520 million (USD468.3m) sharemarket float last year, casting further doubt on the decision by its former owner Woolworths to let go of the business in 2012.

On Wednesday Dick Smith unveiled it had recorded an underlying half-year net profit of AUD25 million while pro forma earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) hit AUD41.7 million, exceeding prospectus forecasts of first half earnings of AUD40.2 million.

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