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Cellphone shipments rise 30 percent in Q2: report

TAIPEI--Shipments of Taiwan-made cellphones in the second quarter grew by some 30 percent from both a year earlier and a quarter earlier, driven by local brands' intensive efforts to launch new models, a research report said.

Taiwan shipped 21.06 million units during the April-June period, up 29.8 percent from the previous quarter and 30.2 percent from the same period a year ago, Digitimes Research said.

Shipments of Taoyuan-based HTC Corp.'s smartphones doubled during the period as it has been gearing up to put out new models on the market, ranging from high-end to mid-range devices, the research note said.

Taipei-based Asustek Computer Inc. also saw strong shipments during the three-month period due to hot sales of its low-cost Zenfone series, it added.

As for contract cellphone makers, both Chi Mei Communication Systems Inc. and Compal Communications Inc. saw rising shipments on the back of orders for Sony smartphones and Nokia feature phones.

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