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TOKYO/ OSAKA, Nov 27- Japanese electronic component makers are looking beyond a fickle smartphone market that once lured them with rocketing growth, tying their fortunes more closely to the most resilient of Japan's big industries: automobiles.
Nov 25- Software maker Nuance Communications Inc forecast fiscal 2014 profit below expectations as its shift to a subscription-based business model hits margins and the company struggles to hold on to its pricing in the handsets business.
*Chinese regulator not saying why Qualcomm investigated. Nov 25- Qualcomm Inc said on Monday it faces an antitrust probe in China, sending its shares lower as investors worried the investigation could hurt the chipmaker's business in the fast-growing smartphone market.
Of the Big 4 wireless companies, Verizon and T-Mobile did the best job of making their customers happy, according to a survey. But you may want to read on.
The new crop of tablets are impressive, so instead of picking an overall winner, NBC News looked at various aspects that matter.
Nov 21- Japanese consumer electronics firm Panasonic Corp will launch about five compact digital cameras next year, half of this year's number, as it looks to return the business to profitability by fiscal 2014, the Nikkei reported.
HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders approved the 5.4 billion euros sale of the company's mobile phone business to Microsoft, deciding the deal's financial benefits outweighed any objections to the loss of a Finnish national asset.
HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders were set to approve the sale of the company's mobile phone business to Microsoft on Tuesday, deciding the deal's financial benefits outweighed objections by a minority of investors upset by the sale of a Finnish national asset.
Best Buy warned of an increasingly promotional holiday environment and promised to be competitive on price, raising concerns about margins.
HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders are expected to approve the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft on Tuesday, with the deal's financial benefits likely to outweigh resistance from a minority of investors upset over the sale of a Finnish national icon.
*Shares of Qualcomm, Synaptics rise as sales to China grow. *China market big enough to support latecomers- analysts.
Gadgets are a perennial topper on holiday wish lists. Here's a look at what to buy.
Nintendo has posted its best monthly sales in the U.S. this year, boosted by the launch of the 2DS and games Pokémon X and Pokémon Y in August.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- Motorola is betting that low-cost smartphones can provide the spark to rekindle its struggling business, even as the company's ownership by Google Inc will force it to sit out of China, the world's largest smartphone market.
Tony Fadell invented the iPod. He is the CEO of Nest, which works to reinvent common household products to be smarter and safer. The Nest thermostat is one of his company's first.
*Africa had 253 million unique subscribers mid 2013. In developed markets, four out of five people have a mobile phone, while in other emerging markets it is one in every two, although the figures for Africa may also be affected by its relatively young population and higher levels of poverty.
NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Nov 8- BlackBerry Ltd's board does not believe a break-up of the Canadian smartphone maker is currently in its best interests, even though Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc and Lenovo Group Ltd, among others, have expressed interest in acquiring parts of the company, according to people familiar with the discussions.
John Chen, the second consecutive chief executive officer at BlackBerry to receive a bumper package, will have to help the embattled smartphone maker regain its footing and win back market share ceded to the likes of Apple's iPhone and a range of devices that run on Google Inc's Android operating system.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 6- Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc posted higher fiscal fourth-quarter results on Wednesday, fueled by growing demand for smartphones in Asia, but its shares fell after it gave quarterly revenue guidance below expectations.
SEOUL, Nov 6- Investors are likely to press Samsung Electronics Co on dividends and plans to sustain growth as the world's biggest smartphone maker holds its first analysts' briefing in eight years on Wednesday.