Monthly Archives: July 2012

Qualcomm’s critical reliance on supply constrained 28nm foundry capacity

KEY UPDATES: TSMC Board of Directors Meeting Resolutions [TSMC press release, Nov 13, 2012] Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – November 13, 2012 – TSMC (NYSE: TSM) today held a meeting of the Board of Directors, which passed the following resolutions: 1. … Continue reading

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Lowest H2’12 device cost SoCs from Spreadtrum will redefine the entry level smartphone and feature phone markets

And this is not a speculation but already a reality as the new Lenovo A288t came to market this month for ¥ 569 in retail [US$ 89] and as low as ¥ 479 in wholesale [US$ 75]. Such a breakthrough … Continue reading

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Smartphone-like Asha Touch from Nokia: targeting the next billion users with superior UX created for ultra low-cost and full touch S40 devices

Updates:  Nokia Asha 310 debuts with Dual SIM and Wi-Fi [Nokia press release, Feb 12, 2013] Nokia Asha 310 smartphone ( http://nokia.ly/158MDjy) is all about doing more. Up to 3 times more internet browsing on your existing data bundle, thanks … Continue reading

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Apple’s Consumer Computing System: 5 years of “revolutionary” iPhone and “magical” iPad

Updates: The real threat that Samsung poses to Apple [ASYMCO, Dec 7, 2012] – iPhone 3GS Prices Lowered Down To Rs 9,999 [US$ 179] in India [iPhone Help, July 20, 2012] – Fighting Android, The Apple iPhone Strategy [Only Gizmos, July 21, 2012] There … Continue reading

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