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  • HANOI, Nov 5- Apple Inc has opened a subsidiary company in Vietnam, allowing the maker of iPhones to import and distribute cellphones directly in one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the Asia-Pacific. The number of mobile phone subscribers in Vietnam grew 26 percent from 2009 to 2013 to 124 million, while the number of internet users surpassed a third...

  • SEOUL, Oct 29- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday posted its first year-on-year profit gain in eight quarters, buoyed by strong chip sales and a modest pickup for its smartphone business. The world's No.1 memory chip and smartphone maker said third-quarter operating profit leapt 82 percent to 7.4 trillion won, compared with its guidance for 7.3...

  • LAS VEGAS, Oct 27- Samsung Electronics Co's new mobile payment service Samsung Pay has enjoyed strong repeat usage among U.S. consumers with an average of eight transactions per user, the world's top smartphone maker said on Tuesday. Samsung Pay, which rivals mobile wallets like Apple Inc's Apple Pay and Google's Android Pay, allows consumers to pay at retail...

  • *Q3 shipments up 81 pct in China, near double in Europe. HONG KONG, Oct 27- China's Huawei Technologies Co is set to be the fastest-growing major smartphone vendor this year, analysts said, boosting its drive upmarket to challenge industry giants Samsung Electronics Co and Apple Inc.. The July-September numbers puts Huawei on course to move 100 million...

  • TOKYO, Oct 7- Sony Corp's chief executive flagged next year as a make-or-break year for its struggling smartphones, saying it could consider other options for the unit if it failed to turn profitable. After years of losses, Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai has engineered a successful restructuring drive at Sony, with recent results showing improvement thanks to...

  • TOKYO, Oct 7- Sony Corp Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai said on Wednesday the company would consider options for its smartphone unit if it failed to turn a profit in the next business year. But he told a group of reporters that if the unit, which makes Xperia-branded handsets, was profitable as planned in the year starting next April, Sony would continue with the...

  • *Sees global smartphone market slowing on weaker China demand. CHIBA, Japan, Oct 7- Global demand for smartphones is likely to slow in the next fiscal year due to weaker demand from the world's biggest market China, the head of Japanese smartphone component maker Murata Manufacturing Co told Reuters on Wednesday. Weakness in China's smartphone market had...

  • Oct 6- Microsoft Corp unveiled on Tuesday a new line of Lumia smartphones, a new Surface Pro tablet and an updated version of its wearable fitness tracker, Microsoft Band, that will run on Windows 10, its latest operating system. Windows 10, launched in July, is part of Microsoft's push to win a bigger share of the market for tablets and smartphones, now dominated by...

  • Oct 6- Microsoft Corp unveiled on Tuesday a new line of Lumia smartphones and an updated version of its wearable fitness tracker, Microsoft Band, that will run on Windows 10, its latest operating system. Windows 10, launched in July, is part of Microsoft's push to win a bigger share of the market for tablets and smartphones, now dominated by Apple Inc and South...

  • SEOUL, Oct 6- More than a year into the overhaul of its smartphone lineup, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has yet to find a way to reverse a slide in market share or margins, clouding its growth outlook and fueling investor impatience. At the lower end it launched new products targeting markets such as India, while at the high end it switched from plastic to metal,...

  • Sept 29- Google Inc unveiled its new Nexus smartphones on Tuesday in its latest attempt to take a bite out of Apple's dominating share of the smartphone market. The Nexus 5 X 16 GB model will be priced at $379, while the Nexus 6 P 32 GB will cost $499, Google said at an event live-streamed on YouTube. The Nexus 5 X is made by South Korea's LG Electronics Inc and the Nexus 6 P...

  • UPDATE 1-Google unveils tablet, Nexus phones Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 1:57 PM ET

    Sept 29- Google Inc unveiled on Tuesday its new Nexus smartphones as well as its first tablet based on the Android operating system. The Nexus 5 X is made by South Korea's LG Electronics Inc and the Nexus 6 P by China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.. The phones are available for pre-order on the Google Store from a number of countries including the United States, the...

  • Google unveils two Nexus smartphones Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 12:58 PM ET

    Sept 29- Google Inc unveiled its new Nexus smartphones on Tuesday, the Nexus 6 P and the Nexus 5 X. The Nexus 5 X 16 GB model will be priced at $379, while the Nexus 6 P's 32 GB handset will cost $499, Google said at an event. Google also said that its new version of Android, Marshmallow, will roll out to existing Nexus customers from next week.

  • WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept 25- BlackBerry Ltd's decision to roll out a smartphone powered by Google's Android platform was hotly debated internally but the gamble is necessary to test whether the company's handset business is viable, Chief Executive John Chen said on Friday. Waterloo, Ontario- based BlackBerry confirmed it planned to introduce an Android...

  • TORONTO, Sept 25- Smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd reported weaker-than-expected quarterly results on Friday but forecast higher revenue and said it might replace its operating system with Google Inc's Android platform. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company, which is pursuing a turnaround plan based on selling more software, said it expected modest revenue...

  • Sept 16- Shares of Hewlett-Packard Co rose as much as 5 percent on Wednesday as investors cheered plans for the company's soon-to-be separated but struggling PC and printer business to return more capital to shareholders than many had expected. HP Inc, which will house the PC and printer business when HP is split up on Nov. 1, is expected to generate free cash flow...

  • Palm sized PC on the way Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Palm sized PC on the way

    Three Ex-Googlers Create a $30 PC called the Remix Mini.

  • Dell to invest $125B in China over five years Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Computer maker Dell will invest $125 billion in China over the next five years, its chief executive said on Thursday.

  • TAIPEI, Sept 10- Computer maker Dell Inc will invest $125 billion in China over the next five years, its chief executive said on Thursday, as the company continues to expand in the world's second-largest economy. The world's third-largest maker of personal computers said the investment would contribute about $175 billion to imports and exports, sustaining...

  • Dell says to invest $125 bln in China over five years Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 1:27 AM ET

    TAIPEI, Sept 10- Computer maker Dell Inc will invest $125 billion in China over the next five years, its CEO said on Thursday, as the firm continued to expand in the world's second-largest economy. The world's third-largest maker of personal computers said the investment would contribute about $175 billion to imports and exports, sustaining more than one...