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Apple iconic iPhone is losing some of its luster among Asia's well-heeled consumers in Singapore and Hong Kong, a victim of changing mobile habits and its own runaway success.
Peter Chou, CEO of Taiwan smartphone company HTC, will on Monday launch what he hopes will be a major boost to both a backward tech sector in Myanmar, his country of birth, and to his company's share of one of the few untapped mobile markets: a phone that locals can use out of the box.
Samsung Electronics is looking to supply chips to more Chinese and other emerging smartphone makers to counter any fall-off in demand from Apple.
Call it phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone, but the clunky mobile phone - closer in size to a tablet than the smartphone of a couple of years back - is here to stay.
Struggling Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has settled its patent dispute with BlackBerry maker Research in Motion in return for payments, as it tries to exploit its trove of technology patents to boost its finances.
Wi-LAN has filed a lawsuit against Research In Motion for infringing on a patent that relates to Bluetooth technology.
At the end of August, Apple seemed on top of the world. Fresh off a resounding $1.05 billion U.S. legal victory over arch-foe Samsung Electronics, the company was gearing up to launch its fifth iPhone. That was then.
Apple and Samsung squared off in court again, as the iPhone maker prepares to convince a U.S. judge to ban sales of a number of Samsung devices.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 6- AT&T set a $50 starting price a9649reuff. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 6- AT&T set a $50 starting price for Nokia's latest Windows smartphones, which the struggling Finnish phone maker is pinning its hopes on for a turnaround.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 6- AT&T set a $50 starting price for Nokia's latest Windows smartphones, which the struggling Finnish phone maker is pinning its hopes on for a turnaround. Nokia, which has lost out hugely to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co in recent years, is hinging its entire future on Microsoft's mobile software.
SEATTLE, Oct 9- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has signaled a new direction for the world's largest software company, pointing to hardware and online services as its future, taking a page from long-time rival Apple Inc.
TAIPEI, Oct 9- Taiwan stocks traded flat after a fall at the opening on Tuesday, while HTC. The Taiwan dollar was up by T $0.113 to trade at T $29.289. ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKET REPORTS: Japan..........
TAIPEI, Taiwan-- Taiwan's exports rose 10 percent from a year earlier in September to $27 billion, ending a streak of six consecutive monthly declines. The Finance Ministry said Monday that Southeast Asia has shown its economic strength by buying $5.4 billion worth of Taiwanese goods in the month, up 41 percent from a year earlier.
TAIPEI, Oct 8- Taiwan smartphone maker HTC Corp. said on Monday that consolidated sales for September reached T $21.13 billion, down 53.4 percent from the same month a year earlier. The monthly sales compared with T $45.3 billion a year ago and T $24 billion in the previous month.
TAIPEI, Oct 8- Taiwan's HTC Corp, the world's fifth-largest smartphone maker, said its third-quarter net profit fell 79 p ercent, mi ssing f orecasts, as its flagship phones failed to keep pace with the Apple Inc's iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy range.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation. Apple did not return telephone calls seeking comment and Google said only: "As we have said many times before, we will continue to vigorously defend our partners".
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation. In a brief filing with the International Trade Commission made on Monday, Motorola Mobility said it was dropping without prejudice a complaint that Apple had infringed on seven Motorola patents.
TAIPEI, Oct 2- Taiwan stocks closed up 0.56 percent on Tuesday, joining other Asian bourses in gains, with HTC Corp. The Taiwan dollar was up by T $0.122 to trade at T $29.280. ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKET REPORTS: Japan..........
Smart phone maker HTC is showing off a tablet computer that can be used either with a finger or with a battery-powered "pen" for drawing and note-taking.