HTC says it’s not open to merger with Asus

Taiwan’s HTC has said it won’t consider merging with local rival Asus (also known as Asustek Computer) and hasn’t been in touch with the company, Reuters reported. HTC was responding to comments by Asus chairman Johnny Shih last Friday about possible …

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Asus CEO keeps open mind on HTC acquisition

Taiwan’s Asus said today it has “not ruled out the possibility” of buying troubled smartphone maker HTC, which recently forecast a sharp loss for Q2, Reuters reported. Asus chairman Johnny Shih made the comment in response to a question raised …

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Asus smartphone growth drives profitability – report

Asus shipped more than 1.5 million smartphones in May, enabling its handset business to start generating profits, according to a DigiTimes report. The company expects shipments to reach 2 million devices this month, with sales of its recently announced ZenFone …

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ASUS updates mobile device line

ASUS unveiled a number of new products at the Computex 2015 event this week, including a new selfie-oriented smartphone and an updated smartwatch. ZenFone Selfie The company said that its ZenFone Selfie is a “unique smartphone designed to capture the …

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ASUS targets “breakthrough” mobile growth in 2015

ASUS said it is targeting 27 million mobile device shipments in 2015, marking growth of 50 per cent year-on-year from 17.9 million in 2014, as it looks for what it describes as “breakthrough growth”. The company’s recently announced ZenFone 2(pictured) …

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Tablet market sees Q4 slowdown – IDC

The worldwide tablet market saw its first year-on-year decline in Q4 2014, as key vendors Apple and Samsung failed to drive the market, according to research firm IDC. Total shipments for tablets and “2-in-1” devices stood at 76.1 million for …

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TCL, Asus to ramp up smartphone output

Device vendors TCL and Asus have plans to sharply expand their smartphone shipments this year as they face increased competition from low-cost makers in China and India. China-based TCL plans to boost shipments of smartphones to 70 million units from …

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Acer, Asus, LG, Lenovo, ZTE all launch smartphones at CES 2015

Acer, Asus, LG, Lenovo and ZTE have all announced new mid- and lower-end smartphones. This flurry of new mobile devices comes just ahead of the CES event commencing in Las Vegas later today, and each of the Far Eastern device makers seemed keen to ensure their new mobiles were getting noticed early.

Asus chairman takes aim at bigger rivals with new devices

LIVE FROM CES 2015, LAS VEGAS: Ambitious Taiwanese device vendor Asus strengthened its portfolio with the launch of a new version of its Zenfone smartphone, a new “optical zoom smartphone”, and “2-in-1 laptops” that the company claims transform into the …

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