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SMARTPHONES: Huawei Takes New Look at India

Doug Young 12月03日

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Bottom line: Huawei's new push into India looks like a smart and well-timed move to take advantage of the country's emerging middle class, and could help it take the global smartphone crown by the end of next year.
As it creeps up on its goal of becoming the world's largest smartphone maker, the controversial Huawei appears to finally be waking up to the potential of the fast-growing India market. That's the key takeaway from some Indian media reports last week, which quoted a company executive saying Huawei is planning a major push into an India market that it has largely......
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SMARTPHONES: Huawei Rolls Past Apple

Doug Young 08月01日

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Bottom line: Huawei could challenge Samsung for the global smartphone crown in as little as a year, though a potential Achilles heel could be the "outing" of its surging Honor brand that most may not associate with the Chinese parent.
Smartphone pioneer Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has just reported its latest quarterly results, which means that all the data tracking firms can simultaneously release their own industry data showing the latest trends. Those trends show that Apple's sales were basically flat for in the quarter on a unit basis, even as the bigger story was that the US g......
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SMARTPHONES: Xiaomi Takes Big Step Into South Korea

Doug Young 07月18日

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Bottom line:  Xiaomi appears to be gaining confidence of investors through moves like its entry into South Korea, but it will take at least another year to prove it really has the savvy to thrive over the longer term.
Newly listed smartphone maker Xiaomi (HKEx: 1810) has kept the world guessing these past two weeks with its on-again-off-again performance both on the Hong Kong stock exchange and now in the real world. The former is a reference to its stock, which did quite poorly in the run-up to its trading debut last Monday but has done a U-turn since then and posted some impressive......
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IPOs: Xiaomi Fizzles in Debut, But What’s Next?

Doug Young 07月09日

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Bottom line: Xiaomi's stock is likely to be volatile over the next year and could move broadly downward as investors wait to see if the company's comeback has legs and it can move into higher-end products.
Smartphone maker Xiaomi (HKEx: 1810) seems to have become the proverbial lead zepplyn sinking further and further into the mire as it finally made its trading debut in Hong Kong. The company has been dogged by skepticism almost since the get-go of its blockbuster IPO, which ended this morning here in Asia with the stock's official trading debut. The question from here now be......
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TELECOMS: What’s Next After Resolution of ZTE Case?

Doug Young 06月14日

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Bottom line: ZTE will experience fallout from its run-in with Washington through much of next year, and could see an even longer-term hit to its global business as international customers start to look for alternate suppliers.
The saga of embattled smartphone and telecoms equipment maker ZTE (HKEx: 763; Shenzhen: 00006) appears to be nearing an end, as trading resumed in the company's stock following an official settlement with Washington over  illegal sales to Iran. The ending to this story certainly came with a big climax, with ZTE shares plunging by 42 percent in Hong Kong on ......
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Bottom line: Xiaomi is likely to quietly settle a copyright infringement lawsuit against it by Coolpad, which is opportunistically looking for some hush money before Xiaomi's IPO and can't afford a long drawn-out court battle.
In a move that smells of desperation, down-and-out smartphone maker Coolpad (HKEx: 2369) has filed a lawsuit against the up-and-coming Xiaomi. Anyone with half a brain will know the timing of this lawsuit looks quite suspicious, since Xiaomi is getting ready to make what could be this year's biggest IPO in the next month or so, likely to raise up to $20 ......
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PCs: Lenovo Kicked Out of Hang Seng Index

Doug Young 05月07日

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Bottom line: Lenovo's ejection from the Hang Seng Index caps its long fall from grace over the last four years, and leaves the company in an increasingly deep hole that may be hard to emerge from.
Capping its long fall from grace, PC giant Lenovo (HKEx: 992) has been officially booted from the Hang Seng Index, in a move that looks highly symbolic but also has some very real ramifications for this former high-flyer. It's probably too early to relegate Lenovo to the history books, but we can certainly say the company is down for the count with this latest blow.
As someone who h......
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IPOs: Xiaomi Growth Charms, Losses Alarm

Doug Young 05月04日

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Bottom line: Xiaomi is hoping to attract investors to its IPO through its recent strong revenue growth, but it could still be years before it becomes profitable due to heavy reliance on low-end, low-margin products.
Everyone is fawning over the newly released IPO prospectus from Xiaomi, the smartphone maker that is aiming to make what's likely to be the biggest listing of all time by a company from its class. Most eyes seem to be focused on the company's top line, headlined by revenue that grew 67.5 percent last year. But from my perspective, the picture isn't all that attract......
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TELECOMS: ZTE Slapped with US Sanctions — Again

Doug Young 04月18日

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Bottom line: Washington's new ban on ZTE from buying US-made components is not as political as China is portraying it, and is likely to be resolved within a few weeks after ZTE takes remedial actions related to its violation of an earlier agreement.
An ongoing tiff between Washington and ZTE (HKEx: 763; Shenzhen: 000063) is in the headlines yet again, with word that the US has banned all American companies from selling to the Chinese smartphone and telecoms equipment maker for seven years. This particular story is filled with political overtones due to the anti-China stance of Donald ......
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Bottom line: Foxconn's taking of the smartphone manufacturing crown from Samsung reflects the resurgence of Apple and rises of Huawei and Xiaomi, and could ultimately force other brands to use such third-party producers.
Today we'll take a step back from the usual name-brand smartphone rankings to look at a new report that shows that Taiwan's Foxconn (HKEx: 2038) is emerging as one of those "industry leaders you never heard of", quietly supporting some of the fastest-growing names. That's the big takeaway from the latest figures from data tracking firm IDC, ......
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Bottom line: Skidding sales in China's oversaturated smartphone market are long overdue, and could claim Gionee as a first major victim by year-end.
The inevitable is finally happening, and China is showing signs of smartphone burnout. The latest government data is showing that first-quarter smartphone sales in China plunged 26 percent, which is one of the largest drops I can ever recall. In this case we can't really blamed the usual seasonal effect, since this is a quarterly number that includes both January and February -- the two months when Lunar New Year falls.
At the sa......
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TELECOMS: Huawei Feasts on China Market

Doug Young 04月02日

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Bottom line: Huawei's strong revenue and profit growth for 2017 are coming largely on the back of its home China market, which should continue to boost the company as Beijing aggressively pushes upcoming 5G services.
Telecoms giant Huawei is in the headlines as the new week begins, with word that the company has rekindled its profit growth in its latest reporting year. Unlike other companies, Huawei isn't publicly traded and thus isn't required to release any financials, which always means we need to take their numbers with a slight grain of salt. But generally speaking the co......
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Bottom line: Xiaomi's taking of the India smartphone crown and attendance at a major trade show next week are aimed at boosting its profile in the run-up to its IPO. 
Hype is building in the run-up to what's likely to be one of the largest high-tech IPOs this year, with word that smartphone maker Xiaomi has snatched the India crown from a fading Samsung (Seoul: 005930) and is also making its first visit to the world's top telecoms trade show next week. Both events are important milestones for a resurgent Xiaomi, as it attempts to boost its profile for a public listing tha......
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TELECOMS: Spurned by US, Huawei Turns to UK

Doug Young 02月07日

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Bottom line: Huawei's latest big financial commitment to the UK is mostly for show, but Britain could still emerge as a winner over the longer term if Huawei conducts more R&D work in its British labs.
Huawei gives $4.2 billion gift to UK
After getting the cold shoulder from the US for its smartphones, telecoms superstar Huawei is turning increasingly to Europe, and specifically to Britain, for consolation. That's the key takeaway from the latest reports that say Huawei has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that it will spend a further 3 billion pounds ($......
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Bottom line: Huawei's decision to go ahead with a US market entry for its latest high-end phone, despite collapse of a tie-up with AT&T, is likely to produce very limited results due to lack of a carrier partner.
Huawei goes solo into US
If you can't get a serious business partner, at least get a pretty face. That seems to be the message coming from a frustrated Huawei, which has announced it has signed on "Wonder Woman" star and model Gal Gadot as chief experience officer as it prepares to enter the US. This somewhat frivolous move was most likely part of......
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SMARTPHONES: Xiaomi Eyes IPO, Gets Setback in Europe

Doug Young 12月06日

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Bottom line: Xiaomi's growing comeback is giving it confidence to launch an IPO plan, as its loss of a trademark case in Europe highlights renewed obstacles it will face in its global expansion.
Xiaomi eyes Hong Kong IPO
Comeback kid smartphone maker Xiaomi is in a couple of headlines as we reach the middle of the week, including one that highlights its return to growth and another that shows the obstacles it will face as it continues with its global expansion. The first headline has media reporting that Xiaomi is planning an IPO as early as next year, as its sagg......
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Bottom line: Apple should be able to extend its return to growth in China into at least one more quarter, while Xiaomi should also be able to continue posting strong double-digit growth for the next year.
Apple returns to China growth
Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has just released its latest quarterly results that show China is back on a growth track, quieting skeptics who had said its latest iPhone was debuting to mostly snoozes in the world's largest smartphone market. On a broader basis, IDC has also just announced its global figures for third-quarter smartphone sales, show......
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SMARTPHONES: ZTE Sees Double with New Smartphone

Doug Young 10月18日

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Bottom line: ZTE's new dual-screen smartphone will turn some heads and raise the company's profile briefly due to the novelty factor, but the effect will quickly fade due to lack of practical uses.
ZTE tries two screens
You can't blame 'em for trying. That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw the announcement and some photos of a new foldable ZTE (HKEx: 763; Shenzhen: 000063) smartphone with  two screens. This clearly looks like the company's attempt to find new relevance in the cutthroat smartphone market, where phones increasingly l......
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SMARTPHONES: HTC Ties Up With Google, Or Does It?

Doug Young 09月22日

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Bottom line: Google's purchase of HTC's Pixel assets is a sign of no confidence in HTC's chances of longer-term survival as an independent smartphone maker.
Google's HTC purchase: reason for optimism or pessimism
Everyone is giving their two cents about the big new tie-up between Taiwan smartphone maker HTC (Taipei: 2498) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), so I figured I'd weigh in as well on this deal that has quite a few threads. From where I sit, the deal marks the latest distress sign coming from an overcrowded smartphone field here in China, even......
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Bottom line: The rumored departure of LeEco's mobile chief is likely to be followed by the official closure of its smartphone division and sale of its Coolpad stake by the end of October.
LeEco mobile head reportedly resigns
As we approach the first anniversary of the crisis that has seen the rapid demise of LeEco (Shenzhen: 300104), the latest headlines are hinting at the imminent unraveling of the former video superstar's smartphone business. The headlines I'm referring to say the CEO of LeEco's mobile division, who has the very un-Chinese looking name of......

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