'Pacific blue' iPhone 12 Pro a hit on 1st day sale in Taiwan

The new iPhone 12 in "pacific blue" color became a hit on the first day of sale on Friday by three major telecom services providers in Taiwan, the companies said on Saturday. The three te...

Limited number of iPhone 12 phones snapped up in Taiwan: online vendor

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) A limited supply of two smartphone models in the newly released iPhone 12 series was sold out within seconds on the PChome 24h website in Taiwan on Friday night, the seller said....

Taiwan telecom providers offer special deals on iPhone 12 pre-orders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be released for pre-order Friday night (Oct. 16) at 8 p.m. Taiwan time, with special offers available for those who order them before ...

Sony's new $500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov. 12

Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost $500 and launch Nov. 12, the company said Wednesday, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft's Xbox Series X over whose new console will t...

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___ Stocks bounce back on Wall Street as tech bloodletting halts NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street snapped back Wednesday from its recent tumble, as the bloodletting for ...

Microsoft to launch new $500 Xbox console Nov. 10

The holiday video game console battle is heating up. Microsoft says its Xbox Series X will cost $500 and debut Nov. 10, just ahead of the holidays. There haven’t been new generations...

Fake pre-orders for coronavirus vaccines found in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the third phase of international clinical trials underway for several COVID-19 vaccines developed by Chinese researchers, pre-sales of the vaccines have begun in Chin...

Taiwanese scramble to buy masks amid rising coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is seeing a revived demand for medical masks as the country experiences a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, mostly imported. Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hu...

Rachel Maddow and Mary Trump make formidable TV combination

NEW YORK (AP) — Not only can President Donald Trump's niece Mary sell books, she can draw a crowd on television. Her one-hour interview with Rachel Maddow last Thursday reached 5.2 m...

Pre-orders for Taiwan's stimulus vouchers start today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pre-orders for Taiwan's stimulus vouchers started at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning (July 1), with the vouchers to become valid starting on July 15. This month, Taiwan...

Foreigners not wed to Taiwanese ineligible for stimulus vouchers: MOEA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign residents of Taiwan who are not married to a Taiwanese citizen will not be eligible for stimulus vouchers that will be released next month because the program is &...

PS4 EasyCards go on sale in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's EasyCard Corporation began offering pre-orders for limited-edition miniature Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller-themed electronic stored-value cards on Tuesd...

Update: Taiwan's FamilyMart to start selling face masks on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — FamilyMart on Tuesday (June 2) will be the first convenience store in Taiwan to sell Made-in-Taiwan face masks since the government relaxed restrictions on sales, while ma...

Gold coin marking Taiwan presidential inauguration hits record high price

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 3,000 pre-orders have been placed for the commemorative gold coin set released in celebration of the upcoming inauguration of incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡...

Masks can be ordered at Taiwan convenience stores starting today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's latest variant on its face mask rationing system, which enables health insurance cardholders to pre-order masks at convenience stores, got underway on Wednesd...