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 S3 will start selling in Taiwan on June 1, which is 1-2 days later than the phone’s official release in Europe. As far as pricing is concerned, Taiwanese technology enthusiasts will be quite spoiled by Samsung, as they will be able to get the Galaxy S3 for less than what British retailers and [...]
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 as a media brief as well as trade on their new marketing strategies, branding concepts and latest products they will be introducing this year.
Apart from the press conference, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two largest ICT events on both sides of the world: CES [...]
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 families. Revenue to offset the subsidy will be generated through the sale of content and services for the robot. Asustek expects to have a prototype ready for trial in two years and predicts that these child-friendly (and green?) robots will generate a yearly output value of NT$5 billion in five [...]
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 sync and share digital content between their Android reader and their Android handset, in a manner similar to the syncing that currently exists between the Kindle and the iPhone. The Android-based Netronix e-book readers are expected to ship in mid-2010 and will feature integrated [...]
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 think it’s too early to say if we’re going to see Android on a netbook in the near future.”
According to the IDG story, Acer plans to have the first smartphone running Android available this year.
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 Tatung InfoComm is the likely receiving of Tatung’s Android device. Tatung InfoComm is one of Taiwan’s WiMAX license recipients.
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 the middle of this month at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain.