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Samsung posts Q4 guidance, profit goes down 38%

Samsung had a smashing 2018 performance with multiple record-breaking quarters, mostly thanks to a boom in memory chips demand. Now the effect is wearing off and the Q4 guidance, posted by the Korean company is    

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2018 review and 2019 outlook: Taiwan IC designers bracing for multiple headwinds

Most Taiwan-based IC design firms fared better than expected in 2018 despite tight wafer capacity, but they face multiple headwinds from trade war, subdued handset momentum, slower economic growth and reduced c    

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Canalys: Chinese smartphone market down 15%, iPhones start to dip, Huawei on top

You may have heard that Tim Cook pointed the finger at the Chinese market to explain the poor performance of the new iPhone models. Indeed, data by the analysts at Canalys shows that the Chinese smartphone mark    

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Gionee declares bankruptcy, enters liquidation

We have some good news and some bad news about Gionee. The good news is that one day there may be a movie about what happened. The bad news is that the company has officially entered bankruptcy.A court in Shenz    

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AT&T will turn on its 5G network this Friday

AT&T will power on its 5G network in 12 US cities on December 21 (this Friday). The first device to use the network is a Netgear-made Nighthawk 5G hotspot, but you can't have one yet.For now the carrie    

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IDC: Wearables market grows 21%, thanks to new products

Global shipments of wearable devices were 32 million in Q3 2018, according to IDC. They were 21.7% more than the same period last year, thanks to new products from all major companies - Fitbit, Garmin, Huawei.    

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HTC is not leaving the mobile business, plans new phones for next year

You've not seen the last of HTC yet - the company plans to introduce one new device before the end of the year and to continue innovating in 2019. The company plans to integrate AI, blockchain and 5G techn    

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Apple to cut iPhone XR price in Japan, restore iPhone X production

Apple announced its financial results earlier this year, and it revealed flat iPhone sales. Along with that the company issued a very conservative guidance for the holiday sales.In an effort to arrest the slide    

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Verizon restructures its prepaid plans

Today, Verizon has announced some changes that its making to its prepaid tier of plans. Following the new plans on Metro by T-Mobile, Verizon is feeling the pressure to make its plans more competitive by cuttin    

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China smartphone SoC shipments will slow down in Q4 2018, research claims

According to the latest Digitimes research, smartphone AP shipments will continue to decline during this quarter with about 4.6% after the 13.9% gain in Q3 2018. Vendors appear to be feeling the trend and are g    

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