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Things are about to change for those of you who live in Taiwan and crave for a Nexus 7 slate, although the rest of Asia might again be left out of the mix. All three major Taiwanese wireless carriers, as well as a bunch of electronics retail stores, have started taking pre-orders for the 7-incher and will ship the tab in a matter of weeks.

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Every now and then phone makers release a market-specific device that won’t see the light of day elsewhere – like the HTC J, a model that the Taiwanese only introduced for the Japanese smartphone market. It has been four months since the HTC J made its debut, and it looks like HTC has had a change of heart about the phone’s availability.

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The Galaxy S3, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, has been made official for almost two weeks now, but pricing and availability details were scarce until a couple of days... back. Fortunately, all major UK carriers have announced the S3’s pricing, so now it’s time to talk about the handheld’s release in Taiwan.

According to official Samsung claims, the...

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If you’re looking forward to CES 2012, you should not miss COMPUTEX TAIPEI too! It will be happening on the second day of the much anticipated consumer electronics event of the year. This... year, you can witness as TAITRA joins Taiwan ICT giants including GIGABYTE, Acer, and ASUS in presenting ‘Taiwan ICT International Press Conference & New Product Launch.’ The event will act a...

Taiwanese computer manufacturer, Asustek,  has unveiled plans to build an Android-powered educational robot called the EeeBot. The goal of the government-sponsored project is to promote the Android... OS by building a low-cost robot that will interact with children. Asustek will build the hardware and the software for the robot and will subsidize a portion of the cost to keep it affordable for fami...

According to Digitimes, Taiwanese network hardware manufacturer Netronix is partnering with Texas Instruments to move their line of e-book readers to an Android-based OS in 2010. Company chairman Arthur... Lu said that Netronix will adopt the Android platform in order to increase the interoperability of their e-books with other Android devices. Presumably, owners of a Netronix e-book reader will be able to...

We reported last week that Acer’s head of mobile phones, Aymar de Lencquesaing, said that his company was working on Android based smartphones.  This week we have the IDG News Service reporting... that Acer’s CEO, Gianfranco Lanci, has confirmed this at Acer’s Q1 investor’s conference in Taiwan today.

“We are working on an Android solution for the smartphone.  I th...

This little nugget from DigiTimes doesn’t seem to be based on pure rumor and speculation – for once.  DigiTimes is quoting Tatung’s chairman, Weishan Lin, as saying that his company... is developing an Android powered handset.

Of course what DigiTimes piece would be complate without a large does of unattributed random speculation?  Fear not, because it is also reporting that T...

DigiTimes is quoting “market sources” that tell it that it is likely that Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom will offer HTC’s second Android based phone to its customers in the second... quarter of this year.

For most of us, that device seems likely to be the HTC Sapphire that we’ve spotted on the net a few times.

We expect to see the device officially announced in...