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Why This Company May Be the Next to Bail on Smartphone Chips

After Broadcom announced that it will bow out of the race for cellular apps processors and modems, it’s probably time to start thinking about which company is going to be next. Even as the industry has consolidated over the years … Continue reading

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Qualcomm 展示 4G LTE 雙卡雙通原型機,實機已經等候批核了

提到雙卡雙通手機,我們最常看到的類型是 3G + 2G 的組合,當中又有支援 TD-SCDMA 與 WCDMA 之分。雖然 4G LTE 已經在全球多個地方推出一段時間,但我們仍然沒有看到支援 4G LTE 的雙卡雙通手機推出(更新:Coolpad S6 有支援 TD-LTE 雙卡雙通)。其實這樣情況也不是沒有道理,畢竟全球對雙卡雙通手機最大需求的地方是中國大陸。當中國大陸還沒有進入 4G LTE 的時代,廠商又怎會推出這樣的產品呢? 隨著中國大陸今年開始進入 4G LTE 的年代,Qualcomm 在深圳舉行的 QRD 峰會上也展出三個不同版本的 4G LTE 雙卡雙通原型機,分別是支援 TD-LTE/3G 與 2G 通話的 DSDA 手機、TD-LTE/3G 或 2G … Continue reading

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Boeing reveals the Boeing Black — a super-secure smartphone for those with super security needs

This phone will self destruct in ten seconds… In this day and age of malicious apps and intrusive government surveillance, you might be wondering how to keep your data secure. You could turn to a solution like the up-and-coming Geeksphone … Continue reading

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Microsoft + Nokia: Now We’re All Like Apple

Ten years ago, everybody in the tech industry — and I mean everybody — was convinced that the best way to dominate a technology market was to create an operating system and license it to a bunch of other companies. … Continue reading

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Qualcomm trolls MediaTek’s octa-core tech with not-so-subtle video (updated)

When MediaTek announced that it would be producing true eight-core mobile processors later this year, we knew it was only a matter of time before its main rival Qualcomm chimed in. As illustrated by a set of guitar amplifiers, the … Continue reading

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Qualcomm slams MediaTek’s new octa-core processors in explainer video

SUMMARY: Qualcomm is hoping to prove that eight cores are not always better than four, with a short clip comparing its latest quad-core Snapdragon processor to the octa-core competition. The processor wars are heating up. While Qualcomm has had its … Continue reading

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Serial disrupter

MediaTek has burst into the market for smartphone chips TAIWAN has a paradoxical claim to fame. The island of 23m people is home to many leading information-technology companies—few of which are well known abroad. Most of the world’s personal computers … Continue reading

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究竟是紅米殺紅了眼 還是小米令人眼紅?

一向喜歡顛覆產業遊戲規則的小米,近日以人民幣 799 元的紅米手機首度殺入低價市場,引發魅族、大可樂等大陸同業的圍剿,抨擊小米沒能守住品牌底線、自毀身價,小米的策略是否傷及自家品牌定位仍有討論空間,但對於其他固守中高階市場的品牌產生的壓力可見一斑。 如果是中興、華為、宇龍酷派、聯想這四天大王,推出人民幣 799 元的智慧型手機,恐怕很難引起任何話題,因為這些廠商早就在此一價格帶殺紅了眼;但這次出手的是近兩年以高規中價策略竄起的新興品牌小米,一下把自己的價格帶降了人民幣 1,000 元左右,而且首度採用聯發科、友達等較具價格競爭力的零組件,馬上引發業界熱烈討論。 對紅米手機反應最激烈的,當屬市場策略與小米較為接近的魅族及大可樂,魅族創辦人暨執行長黃章抨擊小米沒有底線,為求成功不擇手段,並將小米與紅米對比於善於作秀但缺乏實質內涵的網路名人鳳姐及芙蓉姐姐。 大可樂創辦人暨執行長丁秀洪更不客氣,嚴詞批評紅米以懸疑、千元神器、20 億美元投資等誇張字眼宣傳,但其實是一款沒有任何特點的低階產品,再透過龐大的網路寫手及意見領袖炒作,其實只是採用普通甚至落後的零組件,屬於某些山寨手機的傳統作法。

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中國手機竄起 hTC 難回前 5 大

宏達電第 2 季開賣新 hTC One,但對銷售助益有限。 研調機構國際數據資訊公司(IDC)公布今年第2季全球智慧型手機出貨達 2.37 億支,年增 52.3%,較第 1 季成長 10%,其中三星在 GALAXY S4 銷售帶動下,市佔 3 成蟬聯冠軍,蘋果居次,宏達電則自去年第 4 季被擠出前 5 大智慧手機廠之外後,今年第 2 季雖有機皇新 hTC One 開賣,市佔率估僅 2.9% 左右,仍未重回前 5 大,遭中國手機廠取代。 據 IDC 最新資料顯示,第2季全球前 5 大智慧手機廠依序為三星(SAMSUNG)、蘋果(Apple),LG、聯想、中興,前 3 名較第 1 季都沒變,第 4 … Continue reading

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一張薪資表 破解宏達電高層出走祕密

今年上半年結束,宏達電在智慧型手機戰場上交出一張令人失望的成績單,營收比去年同期衰退近 3 成,每股盈餘僅 1.6 元,預估全年將很難超過 10 元,比起最高峰 2011 年的 73 元減少超過 7 倍。消息一出,12 大外資殺紅眼,齊把目標價砍到一字頭。 只是當外界紛紛把焦點集中在產品好壞,獲利高低,以及與蘋果、三星的激烈競爭時,一場更大的人事風暴,正在宏達電內部悄悄成形。 過去 18 個月來,宏達電掀起一陣人事大風吹,有 12 位副總級以上高階主管離職,其中包含創始團隊老將,以及重金禮聘來不到 2 年的外籍人才。光是今年上半年就走了 7 位,形成「月月有人走,空缺不及補」的怪象。 然而,宏達電的高層離職潮恐怕尚未結束。

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