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Apple to begin production of iPhone 5 in September, claims analyst

April 11th, 2011

Blog Business Insider has filed a report that states Apple will begin production of its next generation iPhone — oft referred to as the iPhone 5 — beginning this September. Citing a note published by Avian Securities, the iPhone-report du jour states that a “key component supplier” has indicated that the Cupertino company will schedule production in preparation for …

Apple responsible for BlackBerry PlayBook delays, report claims

April 7th, 2011

Research In Motion will finally launch its anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet on April 19th, though most had initially expected it to reach consumers well before that date. According to a new report from DigiTimes, Apple may have been behind the rumored delays. The report states that RIM’s touch panel supplier, Foxlink, was so inundated with display orders …

Motorola will stop building XOOM tablets after June, report claims [updated]

March 22nd, 2011

According to an unconfirmed report, Motorola is set to curtail production of its XOOM tablet beginning in April and production will cease after June. Industry watcher DigiTimes cites anonymous sources from within component suppliers in claiming that XOOM production in the first quarter of 2011 met forecasts of between 700,000 and 800,000 units. Motorola’s manufacturing partners are expected …

Elop confirms Nokia Windows Phones are already in the works

March 18th, 2011

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop confirmed to Reuters that his company has started developing its first Windows Phone handset. “We’re right now, today, having people work on the first Windows Phone devices,” said the CEO. Nokia announced that it would adopt Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile operating system on future smartphones during a February press event. The timeline of when …

iPhone 5 may have metal case, larger display

March 18th, 2011

A new report emerged on Thursday that resurrects earlier rumors of a larger display on the upcoming iPhone 5, as well as a full circle return to the sleek metal case of days past. The Apple aficionados at 9to5 Mac claim to have a solid source at Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturer responsible for building the iPhone, who …

Foxconn owner’s revenue up 26% in February thanks to iPad 2, Kinect

March 16th, 2011

Strong demand in the U.S. means strong revenue in Taiwan, and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., parent company of notorious manufacturer Foxconn, saw revenue continue to climb in February. Hon Hai pulled in NT$152.9 billion (almost $5.2 billion) in the shortest month of the year, Taiwan Economic News reports, up 25.9% over the same …

HTC Flyer tablet production to exceed 1 million units in initial run

March 14th, 2011

Citing industry sources, Taiwan Economic News reports that HTC has high hopes for its debut tablet, the HTC Flyer. Announced at Mobile World Congress last month, the HTC Flyer is an Android 2.4-powered slate with a 7-inch touchscreen display, a 1.5GHz processor, 32GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera rear camera and a …

Apple to ship white iPhone 4 in April, claims analyst

March 9th, 2011

According to Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will begin production of the white iPhone 4 this month, with shipping to begin sometime in April. Kuo states that Apple made a change to the “film material” used on the inside of the outer-casing that had been causing a “lamination” issue on white models. If true, the timing is …

iPad 2 could be in short supply at launch

February 23rd, 2011

An unconfirmed report from industry watcher DigiTimes suggests Apple may have been forced to reduce its first-quarter iPad production by as much as 50%. The report cites upstream component makers in claiming Apple’s first-quarter iPad 2 production volume has been revised down from between 400,000 and 600,000 units to between 300,000 and 400,000 units. The …

DigiTimes: HTC preparing to roll out 60 million handsets in 2011

December 10th, 2010

Blog DigiTimes is reporting that HTC has informed suppliers of its intentions to manufacture 60 million mobile handsets in 2011. The information comes courtesy of anonymous sources with access to an “executive summit” HTC recently held in Taipei; the purported event had 200 executives from over 100 companies in attendance. In 2010, the Quietly Brilliant company shipped 20 …