IDC: U.S. handset sales to decline sharply in 2009

The drop in handset sales caused by slumping demand amid the economic recession will be far worse in the United States than in the rest of the world, according to new research by IDC. The research firm predicts    

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LG receives 1 million Arena pre-orders

LG Electronics has reportedly received 1 million pre-orders for its new flagship phone, the Arena, less than one month after the phone was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The handset, whic    

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Nokia halts sales of 5800 XPress Music in the U.S.

Nokia has halted sales of its 5800 XPress Music phone in the United States, only a few days after the phone first went on sale in the company's flagship store. The launch of the North American ver    

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Handset PCB makers to see losses in 1Q09 on low utilization rates

Handset PCB makers expect a 5-10% sales growth in February as demand is recovering, but will still see losses for the first quarter since the average utilization rate for the period will only be about 50%, acco    

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China handset chip sales to decline over 6% in 2009

China handset production is expected to drop 15.8% in 2009, with sales of related handset chips seeing a decline of 6.2% to 96 billion yuan (US$14.03 billion), according to the China Semiconductor Industry Asso    

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Nokia seeks Taiwan partners for netbook production

Nokia is currently in talks with Taiwan notebook makers and EMS companies for cooperation on its plans to possibly enter the netbook market, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers. The sources have pinp    

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Nokia deal to boost Qualcomm in mobile handset baseband chips, says iSuppli

Due to its recent agreement with Nokia, Qualcomm is likely to solidify its lead in the global market for mobile-handset baseband semiconductors, according to iSuppli.    

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December's top-selling handsets are revealed

What were some of the top-selling handsets in December 2008? ComScore m:Metrics has released their survey results for December. Surprisingly, Apple's iPhone 3G did not top the list. Instead, the honor went    

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Ballmer: Microsoft is not making its own phone

Microsoft is not creating its own smartphone to compete directly with rival Apple's iPhone. The company will instead focus on licensing its Windows Mobile operating systems, said Microsoft CEO Ste    

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Taiwan market: HTC launch new Touch Cruise with aggressive pricing

High Tech Computer (HTC), on February 23, launch its second-generation HTC Touch Cruise smartphone in the Taiwan market with a suggested price tag of NT$16,900 (US$487), representing a decrease of 29.3% from th    

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