Asia-Pacific

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for 3D-Enabled Smartphones in Million Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts...

Global shipments of television set-top boxes are projected to reach 226 million units by 2015 as Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions continue to migrate from analog to digital transmissions, according to a new report.

ABI Research in Scottsdale, Ariz., said the worldwide market for digital set-top boxes will grow from 205 million units this year to 226 million in 2015, despite unit shipment declines in North America and Western Europe due to completed digital transition among most households. Set-top boxes in China will grow nearly 10% per year.

Acer Inc., the world’s second-largest maker of notebook computers, posted second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates, led by demand in Asia. Net income climbed 54 percent to NT$3.59 billion ($113 million) from NT$2.34 billion a year earlier, Taipei-based Acer said in a statement today. Profit compares with the NT$3.5 billion average of 11 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Acer, which trails only Hewlett-Packard Co. in the notebook computer market, posted shipments in Asia-Pacific that outpaced the regional average, offsetting an erosion in the value of sales caused by a weakening euro.

According to a new report from InfoTrends entitled Worldwide Camera Phone Forecast: 2007-2012, worldwide shipments of camera phones will jump from over 700 million units in 2007 to surpass 1.3 billion in 2012. This growth will be driven largely by the Asia-Pacific and ROW regions, where revenues will increase at respective CAGRs of 15 percent and 24 percent. While Europe has been camera phone-centric for many years, the biggest boost to unit shipments will come from the Eastern Europe, Middle Eastern, and African regions, as more camera phone players will compete to capture a share of these developing markets. InfoTrends’ Senior Research Analyst Carrie

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By Brett Johnson We all have seen studies and read news articles chronicling how notebook computers have surpassed desktop computers in sales. According to an NPD study, notebook sales made up 54 percent of retail computer sales in 2003. It is even realistic to predict that notebook sales could grow to 75 percent of retail computer sales in a year or two. By all accounts, consumers are clearly choosing notebooks over all other forms of personal computing technology. While consumers research price, processor speed, system memory and hard drive capacity before investing in a new computer, it is rare they do the same due diligence when

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