Samsung profits plummet, but handset shipments remain steady

Samsung said its company-wide net profit slumped 72 percent in the first quarter amid slowing demand for memory chips and other electronic gizmos. However, the firm's handset shipments remained relatively    

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T-Mobile USA sells a million G1s

T-Mobile USA has sold more than 1 million of its Android-based G1 devices during the past six months, news that essentially sets the benchmark for Palm's Pre.The figure was buried in Deutsche Telekom'    

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WPG begins shipments for next-generation iPhone, says paper

IC distributor WPG Holdings has received several handset component orders, including power management (PWM) ICs for Apple's next-generation iPhone reported to be launched in the second half of 2009, accord    

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Arima Communications to start shipping S312 to Sony Ericsson in 2Q09

Arima Communications is expected to start shipping the S312 EDGE-enabled handset to Sony Ericsson later this quarter, according to market sources.    

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Compal Communications and Arima Communications vying for Android handset orders from Acer

Taiwan's top-two OEM handset makers Compal Communications and Arima Communications are both vying for Android-powered handset orders set to be released by Acer, according to market sources.    

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Ericsson: We will fund Sony Ericsson if necessary

Ericsson reiterated its commitment to Sony Ericsson, and said it would be willing to pump more cash into the troubled joint venture if it was needed."In the situation they are in today, it is a natural mea    

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Taiwan LED makers enjoy booming sales to China, but are uncertain about 2H09

Taiwan LED players have seen booming demand from white-box handset vendors in China amid the China government's promotion program, according to industry sources.    

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Taiwan market: Samsung and LGE see handset market shares increase in March

Both Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics saw their shares in the Taiwan market strengthen further in March 2009 although total handsets sold dropped 17% sequentially to about 540,000 units, according to the    

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Handset makers under pressure to improve the user interface

As more and more smartphones crowd the market, handset makers are facing increasing pressure to develop differentiated user interfaces (UIs). Handset makers are taking two paths to tackle the problem: They are    

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LG posts $148.5M loss, predicts rise in handset sales

LG Electronics posted a148.5 million net loss, way down from its312.6 million profit in the year-ago period. However, the South Korean electronics giant pointed to increased optimism in the handset market for t    

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