Black market phones are white hot in China

Sales of counterfeit cell phones are dramatically increasing in the Chinese handset market, and black market manufacturers are churning out a range of handsets including those from Motorola, Samsung and even Ap    

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China market: Huawei to enter white-box handset market, says paper

China-based telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies plans to cut into the supply chain of white-box handsets with its own-developed HiSilicon K3 chips,according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report    

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Rules change in the mobile handset outsourcing business, says iSuppli

With the structure of the mobile handset supply chain upended by the global economic crisis, the old rules for the contract manufacturing of wireless devices have been overturned, leaving new pitfalls for OEMs    

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Handset shipments in Japan drop nearly 30% in fiscal 2008, says MM Research Institute

Domestic mobile phone shipments in the Japan market dropped by an annualized rate of 29.3% to 35.89 million units in fiscal 2008 (April 2008-March 2009), according to data released by Japan-based market researc    

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Tatung chairman reveals development of Android-based smartphones

Taiwan-based IT company Tatung has stepped into the development of Android-based smartphones, although the company has yet to finalize its product roadmap, according to company chairman WS Lin.    

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Acer aims to ship more than one million smartphones in 2010, says paper

Aymar de Lencquesaing, the head of Acer's smart handheld business group, has pointed out that Acer expects its smartphone shipments to surpass one million in 2010, its global smartphone market share to rea    

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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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