Some mobile phone makers, shifting from the development of smartphones to the development of high-end voice terminals
Smartphones that adopted Microsoft 'Windows Mobile'HTC's smartphone "G1" which adopted Google's mobile phone OS "Android" for the first time in the worldIn response to hits such as mobile phone manufacturers are beginning to develop smart phones, it became clear that some manufacturers may shift from the development of smartphones to the development of high-end voice terminals It was.
The background is that the cost of smartphone production is extremely high.
Details are as below.
Taiwan smartphone makers may switch focus to high-end multimedia handsets
According to this article, it seems to be said that some manufacturers in Taiwan's mobile phone manufacturers industry are intending to focus on the development of high-function voice terminals instead of focusing on the development of smartphones.
This is due to the fact that the smartphone market is small despite the fact that the cost of smartphone production has expanded to three to four times more than the high-end voice terminal that enhanced multimedia functions.
Incidentally, 300-400 parts are required for the production of high-end audio terminals that have enhanced multimedia functions, but it is very few compared to the 1000 to 1200 parts necessary to produce smartphones, It is added that it is much easier.
HTC who released the Android mobile for the first time in the worldAcer scheduled to release 9 models of smartphones this yearAlthough the Taiwanese manufacturer has a positive impression on the launch of smartphones, apparently the smartphone market seems to have not grown enough to cover the high cost of production.