Asustek to launch VivoWatch in May 2015

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Asustek Computer will launch the VivoWatch, a waterproof smartwatch specifically for use in sports and health care, in May 2015, As recently published in Digitimes, citing industry sources.The VivoWatch will have a stainless steel design and a cheaper price compared to the ZenWatch, which had been launched last year. Asustek sold about 200,000 ZenWatches since the device’s launch, and a …

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LG unveils LG G Flex 2 smartphone in Taiwan

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LG Electronics has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the LG G Flex 2, in the Taiwanese market, as reported by Digitimes. The new device will be available starting 1 April. The LG G Flex 2 runs on Android 5.0 and features a 5.5-inch full HD P-OLED display with curved edges. It is the first phone to run the 64-bit, octa-core …

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Taiwan mobile phone shipments jump nearly 40% in 2014

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Taiwanese manufacturers shipped 85.15 million mobile phones in 2014, which represents an increase of 39 percent from 2013. Taiwan suppliers also shipped 36.14 million LCD TVs, compared with 34.13 million in 2013, according to a report from Digitimes Research. In the fourth quarter of 2014, mobile phone shipments by Taiwan ODMs and brand vendors reached 25.56 million units, up 15 …

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Taiwan to award 190MHz of spectrum for mobile services

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Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) plans to release 190MHz of spectrum in the 2500-2690MHz band for wireless communications in 2015, as reported by Digitimes. The govenrment also plans to release 150MHz of spectrum during 2016-2017, according to the report. Some of the spectrum bands to be released in 2016-2017 are 870-885MHz, 1920-1980MHz, 2010-2025MHz and 1880-1920MHz.

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Samsung launches Galaxy Note Edge in Taiwan

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Samsung Electronics has introduced its high-end smartphone, the Galaxy Note Edge, in the Taiwanese market, as reported by Digitimes. The device is priced at TWD 28,900 unlocked. The Galaxy Note Edge sports a 5.6-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU and 16-megapixel main camera.

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Xiaomi sells 100,000 smart bracelets in Taiwan in two months

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has sold 100,000 units of its Xiaomi smart bracelets in Taiwan in less than two months, as reported by Digitimes, citing industry sources. Xiaomi expects to ship 500,000 smart bracelets in the local market in 2015, according to the report. Xiaomi’s bracelet supports both iOS and Android and has a battery life of up to 30 …

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Taiwan international bandwidth up to 1.437 Tbps in Q4

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Taiwan’s direct internet connections with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 1.437 Tbps in the fourth quarter of 2014, which represents an increase of 1.05 percent quarter-on-quarter and 18.40% year-on-year, as reported by DigiTimes, citing data released by the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC). The report also shows that HiNet (operated by Chunghwa Telecom) …

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Taiwan Mobile Payment launches payment service

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Taiwan Mobile Payment launched its payment service provider trusted service manager platform to process mobile payments, as reported by Want China Times. Taiwan Mobile Payment is a joint venture between Financial Information Service Co, the National Credit Card Center and the Clearing System Development Foundation. The firm aims to attract TWD 10 billion in transactions through smart cards and smartphones over …

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Chunghwa revenue climbs 1.9% to TWD 19.55 bln in November (Taiwan)

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Chunghwa Telecom reported revenue of TWD 19.55 billion in November, up 1.9% from TWD 19.14 billion in September. Net income for November amounted to TWD 2.83 billion, which represents a decrease of 20.9% year-on-year. Net income totaled TWD 3.48 billion in September 2014. Chunghwa Telecom’s mobile communications business revenue increased by 4.2% year-on-year, mainly boosted by a strong growth in …

EditorChunghwa revenue climbs 1.9% to TWD 19.55 bln in November (Taiwan)

Taiwan reaches 2.1 mln 4G LTE subscribers at end-Oct

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according to the National Communications Commission (NCC), Taiwan ended October with 2.1 million 4G LTE subscribers. 4G LTE mobile subscribers in Taiwan are expected to reach 3 million by the end of this year, according to local mobile operator Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) chairman Rick Tsai. The Taiwanese government will start the second-stage auction of 4G mobile spectrum in the third …

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