Asian stocks traded mixed on Monday, as a weak trade report from China over the weekend, along with a selloff in U.S. shares, depressed sentiment.
The SEC is investigating a spike in trading in BlackBerry options before Reuters reported that Samsung was in talks to buy the smartphone maker.
Asian equities were mixed on Friday ahead of the closely-watched U.S. jobs report while apprehension about Greece also weighed on sentiment.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Tuesday, as a rebound in crude oil prices brought mixed blessings, while speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut rates today continued to buoy Australian equities.
Building suspense in the lead up to its bi-annual launch event, Samsung circulated a teaser invite, hinting at a new, curved screen smartphone.
Pebble said it has sold over than 1 million smartwatches, a sign that price cuts and new features have boosted consumer demand.
Asian indices were broadly lower early Thursday, as a rout in energy stocks and a slew of disappointing corporate earnings weigh on regional markets.
Francisco Jeronimo, research director for European mobile devices at IDC, says the fact that Samsung is not in control of the Android operating system makes it harder for it to differentiate its product.
The key takeaway from Samsung's latest earnings report is the need for something "radical" to turn around its fortunes, say analysts.
Samsung reported its first annual earnings decline in three years, as strong chip earnings failed to make up for weakness in the smartphone business.
Asian stocks outside of Shanghai erased losses to end higher on Wednesday, but the mood was cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
Recommending the Apple stock to investors; Anil Doradla, analyst at William Blair, says a a number of factors helped Apple's earnings, including its new products in China.
Demand for Apple's iPhones propelled a 70 percent on-year rise in revenue in China, and analysts are expecting more in the first quarter of 2015.
Apple can continue to grow in China despite market dominance by Android and other cellphone makers, one analyst said.
Jon Steinberg, North America CEO, Daily Mail, discusses Chinese phone company Xiaomi and the issues it's presenting for Samsung.
Apple expected to report more iPhone sales in China than in the US, highlighting the shifting power balance of the smartphone market, the FT reports.
Apple is threatening Samsung’s dominance on its home turf, as the iPhone maker wins over South Korean consumers with its large-screen smartphones.
Asian stocks rose amid a choppy session on Thursday as the market digested hopes that the ECB will launch an aggressive stimulus package today.
While Facebook is counting on the $2 billion purchase of Oculus to win in virtual reality, Google's answer is a smartphone and some cardboard.
Samsung's Tizen smartphone got a frosty welcome in India, facing criticism of its low-resolution cameras and dearth of software applications.