Posts Categorized: Gadgets

Android in Pakistan

Pakistan bakery chain is cooking up something new – Android smartphones

Pakistan will soon have a new, homegrown phone brand. While that’s not too unusual, it is surprising that the new phone is from Gourmet Fo...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 2:55 pm
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Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year's tally

Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year’s tally

This morning, disruptive phone-maker Xiaomi revealed its sales statistics for 2013. The Chinese startup, which first launched an Android-bas...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
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2k HD phone screens

Get ready for Oppo’s eye-shredding 2k HD phone screen in 2014

Chinese phone-maker Oppo is trying to stand out from the global smartphone crowd with some unusual hardware. After building a swiveling came...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
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BlackBerry loves the city of Jakarta so much it’s codenaming a phone after it

Indonesians can look forward to the launch of a BlackBerry handset codenamed after the capital city of Jakarta.

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 12:03 pm
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New smart wi-fi router with a touchscreen makes home wi-fi set up a lot less painful

New smart wi-fi router with a touchscreen makes home wi-fi set up a lot less painful

Wi-fi routers are the worst. They’re all still configured by hidden away and arcane set-up pages, and the whole process of making wi-f...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Vigo, human alertness gauge hits Kickstarter

Fresh out of China’s HAXLR8R, the Vigo human alertness gauge hits Kickstarter

One of the hardware startups that graduated from the most recent HAXLR8R incubator has taken to Kickstarter with its creation. The gadget is...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 9:37 pm
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China’s Huawei to sell new budget smartphone for 1 Yuan less than cheapest Xiaomi

It seems Huawei won’t be content to sit back and let Xiaomi get all the glory for selling low-cost, high-performance smartphones. ...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Tesla launches Chinese homepage

Ahead of car roll-out in China, Tesla launches Chinese homepage

With Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) all-electric cars due to hit China’s roads in February 2014, the US automaker has today launched a sp...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 3:45 pm
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iPad Air and retina iPad mini land in the Philippines via telco Smart

Last month, telcos in the Philippines made both the iPhone 5S and 5C available. Today Smart is starting official sales of the retina iPad Mi...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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India’s Micromax steps onto world stage with dual-boot Android/Windows LapTab

India’s Micromax steps onto world stage with dual-boot Android/Windows LapTab

After success with its smartphones and tablets in India, homegrown brand Micromax is trying something different with a combo laptop and tabl...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 9:38 pm
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Xiaomi aims at 40 million phones sales 2014

Xiaomi aims to double smartphone sales to 40 million in 2014

We’re hours away from the start of 2014, but the founder and CEO of young Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is already thinking ahead to the ...

  • December 31, 2013
  • at 6:18 pm
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Leaked photo of Xiaomi tablet

Leaked photo of a 7-inch Xiaomi tablet surfaces on Sina Weibo

When we interviewed Xiaomi founder Lei Jun in October 2012, he stated clearly that the startup phone-maker was not working on an Android tab...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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IDC: Android and Windows Phone see growing market share in India for Q3 2013

For Nokia, now part of Microsoft, the year 2013 seems to be ending on a good note compared to previous years, as Windows Phone gained moment...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Meizu entering US market 2014

Chinese phone-maker Meizu will show off MX3 at CES ahead of entering US market

Chinese phone-maker Meizu is preparing to show off its flagship Android-based smartphone in the US ahead of entering the American market lat...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 1:58 pm
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GEAK Watch review photos

Can China’s coolest smartwatch best the likes of Samsung and Sony? Short answer: no

Out of nowhere, a new Chinese company appeared this summer with two new Android phones, an Android-based smartwatch, and a smart ring. That ...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 12:01 pm
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小米路由器 MIWIFI——小米官网

Xiaomi’s beta smart wi-fi router costs 15 cents – but you’ve got to build it yourself

Back in mid-November, Xiaomi hinted at a mysterious new device that [looked like a Mac Pro], and turned out to be a smart wi-firouter sort o...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 7:24 pm
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BlackBerry down to third place in Indonesia, beaten by rising star Smartfren Andromax

Just two years ago, BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) was the undisputed handphone champion in Indonesia. How times have changed since then. Research...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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A computer-generated image of China's probe on the moon.

The Jade Rabbit has landed: China touches down robotic rover on moon

Two weeks ago, China blasted off on its third ever moon mission. But the objective this time was all new – to land on the lunar surfac...

  • December 14, 2013
  • at 11:09 pm
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