Verzio Mobile is a Singapore-based company specializing in active dual SIM phones. Their first release in Asia was in the Philippines with two phone models — Verzio Duplii and Verzio Twinn.
Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer Inc.,) is an American multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing consumer electronics and closely related software products.
Established in Cupertino, California on April 1, 1976, Apple develops, sells, and supports a series of personal computers, portable media players, mobile phones, computer software, and computer hardware and hardware accessories.
Apple released the iPhone in June 2007, effectively making themselves a mobile vendor. Previous partnership with Motorola produced the Moto E790 or the ROKR which eventually flopped.
Sony Ericsson is a joint venture established in 2001 by the Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones. The stated reason for this venture is to combine Sony’s consumer electronics expertise with Ericsson’s technological leadership in the communications sector. Both companies have stopped making their own mobile phones.
The company’s global management is based in Hammersmith, London, and it has research & development teams in Sweden, Japan, China, Canada, the Netherlands, the United States, India and the United Kingdom.
Sony Ericsson has approximately 8,000 employees worldwide. With a 43% annual growth rate, it became the fastest-growing mobile vendor in Q3 2006 compared to Motorola with a rate of 39%. In 2007, Sony Ericsson had surpassed Nokia to become the most profitable mobile phone maker in terms of net profit rate, and behind Nokia in gross profit. It had been achieved by her market share growth in high end handset market.
BenQ is a Taiwanese company that manufactures technology products, including communication and personal computer related products. Its principal products include TFT LCD monitors and televisions, scanners and printers, projectors, laptops, computer keyboards, mice, optical drives and mobile phones.
Dopod (???) is a Taiwan-based distributor of Windows Mobile smart phones, operating in the South East Asia and Australasia. Dopod International was founded in 2004 and it is now directly owned by the Taiwanese Windows Mobile device manufacturer HTC with over 50% of shares (acquired on June 2, 2006). It has manufacturing bases in Taiwan and Wuhan, China.
Dopod specifically produces PDA phones. The most recent models are: P100, S300, 577W, 595, 818 Pro, 838 Pro, 900, D810, and the U1000.
Nokia is a Finnish multinational communications corporation, focused on wired and wireless telecommunications, with 112,262 employees in 120 countries, sales in more than 150 countries and global annual revenue of 51.058 billion Euros as of 2007.
It is the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile telephones: its global device market share was about 40% in Q4 of 2007.
Nokia produces mobile phones for every major market segment and protocol, including GSM, CDMA, and W-CDMA (UMTS). Nokia’s subsidiary Nokia Siemens Networks produces telecommunications network equipments, solutions and services.