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HTC profits in freefall; Samsung, Apple dominance to blame

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Taiwan smartphone manufacturer HTC Corporation's quarterly profits for the fourth quarter of 2012 missed its expected target, and plummeted 91 percent from the same quarter a year ago. The manufacturer is suffering from continued strong iPhone releases, and pressure from a large range of Samsung Android-powered phones occupying the same...
HTC profits in freefall; Samsung, Apple dominance to blame
LCD suppliers for 7.85-inch “iPad Mini” said to be certified with production ready to ramp up

Gigabyte shows ultra-light carbon fiber laptop

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Taiwan's Gigabyte Technologies is showing what it claims is the "world's lightest" laptop at the Computex trade show in Taipei this week....
Gigabyte shows ultra-light carbon fiber laptop
Asus readying cloud computing solution to be unveiled in June

PC Builders Seek Other Work

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Facing falling margins, Taiwan's personal-computer contract manufacturers are investing in assets that will move them away from their core business....
PC Builders Seek Other Work

Amazon's second-gen, possibly larger Kindle Fire to set off at end of Q2?

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Still anticipating the Kindle Fire's successor? Well, here's some gossip from the Far East for you Bezos fans. According to the well-connected China Times of Taiwan, it's been informed by parts suppliers that Amazon's next tablet does not yet have a finalized specification, though it hinted that a 10-inch...
Amazon's second-gen, possibly larger Kindle Fire to set off at end of Q2?

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Intel, Crucial, others rumored to trigger SSD price war

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Solid state drives, a critical component in many thin, high storage-density mobile devices, could see dramatic price drops in the coming months due to a burgeoning price war among the major SSD suppliers. According to DigiTimes, industry sourcesin Taiwan are indicating that large suppliers are preparing to drop prices on...
Intel, Crucial, others rumored to trigger SSD price war
Asus Eee Pad Slider upgraded to Android 4.0

Just-patched Java, IE bugs used to snare human rights sites

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The website belonging to non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders is the latest to be hit by attacks that use the recently patched Java and Internet Explorer vulnerabilities to surreptitiously hijack computers of visitors, security researchers said. The compromise comes a week after similar attacks successfully commandeered sites belonging to...
Just-patched Java, IE bugs used to snare human rights sites

HTC One S shows up in Taiwan with 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3, speed lovers wail

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We'd been wondering just where the HTC Ville C would go with its odd mix of a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3 and the One S' otherwise sleek hardware. Of all places, it's HTC's home turf of Taiwan: although the One S is still branded as the same phone, the usual...
HTC One S shows up in Taiwan with 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3, speed lovers wail

The New iPhone Is Being Manufactured RIGHT NOW, According To DigiTimes (AAPL)

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Apple's Taiwanese manufacturing partner Pegatron has begun production of the next iPhone, according to a DigiTimes report citing industry sources in Taiwan. The Wall Street Journal also reported last week that the iPhone is already in production, but it did not name a specific manufacturer. Most reports suggest that the...
The New iPhone Is Being Manufactured RIGHT NOW, According To DigiTimes (AAPL)
HTC aiming to be within top two smartphone brands in China by 2015

Apple Opens iTunes Store in China & Early iPhone Rumors Dashed

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According to Focus Taiwan, Apple opened its iTunes online store to Taiwan, Hong Kong and ......
Apple Opens iTunes Store in China & Early iPhone Rumors Dashed

Asus readies small, sub-$300 Windows slates for release

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Would you pay an extra $50 for a pint-sized tablet if it ran Windows 8 instead of Android? Asus thinks you might. The Taiwan-based electronics maker plans to release a smaller Windows 8 tablet later this year, Asus CEO Jerry Shen recently told The Wall Street Journal. Shen also...
Asus readies small, sub-$300 Windows slates for release

Amazon Pushes Kindle To Kindergarten Kids in U.S.

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As the jostling and jockeying for position in the tablet market gets ever more frenzied, Amazon is hoping for a slice of the education market. Yesterday it unveiled Whispercast, a service that allows organisations such as businesses and schools to manage numerous Kindles from one online location. The benefits are...
Amazon Pushes Kindle To Kindergarten Kids in U.S.
Bloomberg: Hon Hai investment in Sharp could be preparation for Apple TV set

Apple Gives Taiwan's Eva Airways a Big Thumbs-Up for integrating iPad into their Operations

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The Taiwan press was glad to report this morning that Eva Airways (EVA), Taiwan's second largest airline company was touted by Apple as a model to have successfully incorporated smart technology -- the iPad -- into flight services. According to the report, the Apple team came to Taiwan .......
Apple Gives Taiwan's Eva Airways a Big Thumbs-Up for integrating iPad into their Operations

Samsung admits to astroturf attacks HTC in Taiwan

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The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission is reportedly investigating astroturfing attacks launched by Samsung denigrating HTC devices. The investigation was launched after a website accused the manufacturing giant of "evil marketing" when it was discovered to have used anonymous internet users to criticize the devices by the rival company....    ...
Samsung admits to astroturf attacks HTC in Taiwan

After a 20-month suspension, Google reopens paid app sales in Taiwan

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After more than 20 months without access to paid apps on Google Play, Taiwanese Android devices users will finally be able to download their favourite premium titles, after Google ended its dispute with the Taipei City Government over longer app trials. Ealier today, Google told Focus Taiwan that it was “pleased...
After a 20-month suspension, Google reopens paid app sales in Taiwan

Tablet Sales Help Asustek's Profit

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Taiwan's Asustek Computer said first-quarter profit rose 21%, aided by growing tablet sales. The company posted its seventh consecutive quarter of double-digit earnings growth....
Tablet Sales Help Asustek's Profit

We'll be live from HTC's press conference tomorrow at 10:00AM!

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HTC (2498) finds itself in quite a predicament right now. As has been the case with HTC products for years, the vendor's 2012 smartphone lineup was absolutely gorgeous. But as the iPhone and Galaxy smartphones continued to gain steam, Apple (AAPL) and Samsung's (005930) huge marketing budgets and extensive carrier support left HTC scrambling....
We'll be live from HTC's press conference tomorrow at 10:00AM!

Taiwanese gamer dies while playing at Internet cafe, nobody notices for 9 hours

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A 23-year old League of Legends player named Chen Rong-yu was found dead, sitting upright in his chair, in an Internet cafe in Taiwan. According to the report from Sky News, the young man could have been dead for up to 9 hours before anyone took notice. It’s far from the...
Taiwanese gamer dies while playing at Internet cafe, nobody notices for 9 hours

Proview fights for iPad trademark all the way to bankruptcy

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It’s a lot harder to pursue a trademark case when you’re bankrupt. And that could soon be the scenario faced by Proview, the Taiwanese company that is asserting it — and not Apple — owns the iPad trademark in China. The Associated Press reports Monday that Fubon Insurance, a Proview...
Proview fights for iPad trademark all the way to bankruptcy

Apple's Suppliers Had A Terrible February (AAPL)

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More bad news for Apple. Brian White of Topeka Capital says his "Apple Monitor" was terrible for February. White, who is a mega-bull on Apple, maintains an "Apple Monitor," which tracks the results of key Apple suppliers. When their results are good, it usually means good things for Apple. When...
Apple's Suppliers Had A Terrible February (AAPL)

Google's Nexus 7 is coming to Singapore, as the Asia focus continues

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Google has lasered in on Asia this week, after the search giant unveiled its Nexus 7 tablet in Japan and Korea and now the device is set to come to Singapore tomorrow. Singaporean fans shouldn’t expect a big event or stars like PSY — who put executive chairman Eric Schmidt through his...
Google's Nexus 7 is coming to Singapore, as the Asia focus continues

Perhaps We Should Hold Apple And Other U.S. Companies Responsible For Foxconn’s Crimes

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Buried in a Reuters report on Foxconn, a division of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry, is a description of an attack on a journalist visiting a Foxconn factory in China while chasing down a lead on an Apple product. The journalist was taking pictures of the factory from a public...
Perhaps We Should Hold Apple And Other U.S. Companies Responsible For Foxconn’s Crimes

Heat helps 'heal' flash memory

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A brief jolt of searing heat can "heal" flash memory and stop it wearing out, researchers in Taiwan have found....
Heat helps 'heal' flash memory

HTC's Chief Operating Officer is latest senior departure

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A couple of weeks after we reported on five senior departures from HTC, Business Week reports that the company’s COO Matthew Costello has also gone. Chief Operating Officer Matthew Costello stepped down after less than three years at Taiwan’s biggest smartphone maker amid slumping sales that have pushed down shares...
HTC's Chief Operating Officer is latest senior departure

HTC One S 'special edition' comes draped in white, boasts 64GB of storage

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HTC previously showed off a special edition One X geared toward fashionistas in New York City, and now it's time for a slightly lesser-specced member of the numero uno family to get a somewhat similar treatment -- we're talking about the One S. And while the most noticeable characteristic...
HTC One S 'special edition' comes draped in white, boasts 64GB of storage
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