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  • Patent firm sues German retailers for selling HTC phones

    IPCom, a German company that licenses technology patents for mobile phones, is suing German retailers for continuing to sell 3G phones from High Tech Computer (HTC) in violation of a court injunction issued in 2009.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk24 Dec. 11 01:15
  • Microsoft signs Android licensing deal with Samsung

    Microsoft has signed a cross-license patent agreement with Samsung Electronics that grants Microsoft royalties from Samsung's Android-based smartphones and tablets, Microsoft said in a statement on Wednesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs29 Sept. 11 00:47
  • Never mind the lawsuits, HTC is on a buying spree

    Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has been on a buying spree to reshape its business and help defend against lawsuits, though it remains to be seen if the strategy will help it gain ground on rivals such as Apple, Samsung and Research In Motion.

    Written by Jason Tan07 Sept. 11 08:09
  • Big is not always better with smartphone screens

    Product launches at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin are giving consumers an unprecedented choice of screen sizes. But analysts are questioning whether consumers can learn to love them all.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs06 Sept. 11 02:22
  • Gartner: Smartphones boom, overall mobile sales drop

    Mobile phone sales floundered during the second quarter, in the wake of the earthquake in Japan. But smartphone sales continued to grow, as Android extended its lead in the operating system race, according to market research company Gartner.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs11 Aug. 11 21:21
  • Skype enables video on more Android smartphones

    Skype has released version 2.1 of its application for Android, which allows more smartphones and tablets based on Google's operating system to use its video calling feature, it said in a blog post on Thursday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs04 Aug. 11 21:05
  • Gartner: Android and Apple win big globally in Q1

    Android became the most popular smartphone operating system worldwide in the first quarter of 2011, while Apple saw its share of the market grow, according to a report Gartner issued Thursday on sales of mobile phones to end users.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs19 May 11 20:42
  • Microsoft, Nokia aim to nullify Apple trademark on App Store

    New partners Microsoft and Nokia have joined forces, hoping to invalidate Apple's trademark registration for the terms<strong> </strong>APP STORE and APPSTORE in Europe, according to a statement issued<strong> </strong>by Microsoft.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs13 May 11 23:53
  • HTC supplying equipment to mobile operators alliance

    Smartphone maker High Tech Computer (HTC) signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday with a group of Asian telecom service providers who will be jointly buying equipment for mobile Internet from the Taiwanese company.

    Written by Ralph Jennings06 May 11 20:24
  • HTC's Q1 revenue leaps 174.5 percent

    High Tech Computer (HTC) reported another massive revenue increase in the first quarter due to brisk sales of smartphones, with more growth expected in the current quarter as its Flyer tablet PC and two handset models with dedicated Facebook buttons reach world markets, company officials said on Friday.

    Written by Ralph Jennings29 April 11 21:06
  • Quake unlikely to raise prices, say Taiwanese PC makers

    Taiwanese PC makers said on Thursday that product prices would hold steady this year despite disruptions to raw material supplies after the massive Japan earthquake last month.

    Written by Ralph Jennings07 April 11 18:50
  • HTC focuses on content with new exec appointment

    High Tech Computer (HTC) named its first chief content officer this week, showing how the Taiwanese smartphone maker aims to push more deeply into content, in addition to hardware, for a long-term competitive edge.

    Written by Ralph Jennings23 March 11 21:29
  • Taiwanese semiconductor firms face supply shortages in Japan

    Taiwan's major semiconductor manufacturers, a crucial link in the global tech supply chain, scrambled on Monday to gauge how their access to raw materials from Japanese suppliers will be affected by the powerful earthquake in Japan.

    Written by Ralph Jennings14 March 11 20:41