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美唯一智慧手機廠 收了 | 摩托羅拉德州廠 年底熄燈

Google 旗下德州摩托羅拉手機廠不到一年就打烊。 路透社 Google 旗下的摩托羅拉行動公司德州手機廠,一年前才打著「美國唯一智慧手機廠」的名號開張,但 30 日已宣布準備年底前關門大吉。 摩托羅拉行動公司發言人摩斯說,公司旗艦手機 Moto X 的銷售不振,而維持工廠運轉的成本太高,所以只有關閉一途。該廠由新加坡的國際代工製造商偉創力 (Flextronics) 負責經營。雖然德州廠關閉,摩托羅拉行動將繼續在成本較低的中國和巴西研發 Moto X。 智慧手機的概念雖由美國率先提倡,也有多款智慧手機在美國設計,但絕大多數的手機都是在亞洲組裝。 摩托羅拉德州廠讓 Google 可以在他們的手機打上「美國製造」的標誌,但組裝其實只是整個製造過程的最後階段,在整支智慧手機生產成本中的比率相當地低。占手機成本大部分的晶片、電池與顯示幕等組件,仍然來自亞洲工廠。 摩托羅拉德州廠雇用約 700 名員工,組裝在美國銷售的 Moto X,但摩斯拒絕透露公司是否會留下這些員工。Google 在 2012 年斥資 124 億美元,買下手機業先驅摩托羅拉行動公司。Google 曾說,在德州設廠可使他們在五天內出貨到美國任一地點。 根據美國研究機構 IDC,全球智慧手機 2013 年平均售價為 335 美元,但 Moto X 剛推出時的零售價高達 600 … Continue reading

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Google reveals that its near impossible interview brainteasers were a ‘waste of time’ for hiring

Google is famous for putting potential employees through an incredibly tough interview process. The company is seeking out the very brightest minds and is therefore known to pose some pretty baffling brainteasers. Some of our favorites include: ‘You are shrunk … Continue reading

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Does HTC Deal Signal End to Apple’s Thermonuclear War Against Android?

The most noteworthy piece of the just-announced Apple-HTC settlement is that the iPhone maker has a price. Until now, Apple indicated only that it wanted other companies not to copy it. It didn’t seem interested in licensing its patents. Late … Continue reading

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Qualcomm Technologies, Bharti Airtel and Huawei Announce the First Multi-mode LTE-TDD Smartphone in India

Based on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor, Huawei Ascend P1 LTE is CSFB Ready GURGAON, INDIA – October 16, 2012 – Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), Bharti Airtel and Huawei today announced India’s … Continue reading

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Demystify how Snapdragon processors stack up against the competition (Re: 高通自誇效能 聯發科回嗆)

我拜託台灣有夠了不起的媒體不要移花接木亂報新聞好不好…? 首先,毫無疑問地裝配有 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 的手機是 Sony Xperia Arc S(確認自機身正面下方的三顆突起按鍵所形成的飾條,及其各別圖示) 而對比機(影片中的 competition phone)則是 Intel’s Medfield-based 的 Orange San Diego(注意正面下方的觸控按鍵圖示和機身側邊的銀白亮條)。 兩支手機的身份都為大家揭曉了,其各別的硬體能力與系統配置,都有公開資訊可以查,這個影片中的評比到底有多少參考價值大家自己可以評斷。 所以我想請教工商時報偉大的記者,這個 Qualcomm 發表的影片,跟聯發科有什麼關聯?還展示在新興市場的實力以反擊高通的嗆聲勒…。不要自編自導得太誇張了,真夠自嗨的。 有在關注的「巷子內」朋友應該早就該從 Qualcomm 的 facebook 上看到這個影片了,還有那兩句嗆聲: We know mobile. Watch how Snapdragon processors stack up against mobile newbies. … Continue reading

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ITU Patent Roundtable – UPDATE

While the meeting apparently didn’t result in any resolution, ZDnet reports the ITU’s Malcolm Johnson said the ‘heated debate’ “has gone a long way to help clarify the positions” of the companies involved: “Today’s event has gone a long way … Continue reading

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ITU holds patent roundtable

Apple, Google, Motorola, RIM, Microsoft, Ericsson and Nokia discuss fallout from smartphone wars The meeting, held at the UN agency’s instigation, is trying to find ways to let companies which own the key patents benefit from them, while preventing their … Continue reading

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Tech firms and regulators meet at UN patent pow-wow

Leading tech firms, patent officers, regulators and academics are meeting in Geneva to address whether action is needed to prevent intellectual property disputes “stifling” innovation. The event follows a flurry of lawsuits involving smartphone makers. It is focusing on how … Continue reading

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Orange to Sell Co-Branded Intel Smartphone Reference Design Directly to Customers, Codename: Santa Clara

At CES Intel announced both Lenovo and Motorola would be bringing Atom based smartphones to market in 2012. Lenovo showed off its K800 for the China market at the show, while Motorola offered a more vague commitment to bring multiple … Continue reading

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新年新氣象

二年後,出航前往新世界!

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