Posts Categorized: Gadgets


Web ecosystems in China

5 Popular iOS Jailbreaking and App Piracy Tools in China

Just because Chinese consumers love your smartphones, it doesn’t mean they like your mobile ecosystem. In fact, they more than likely ...

  • February 12, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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student worker factory China

HP to Crack Down on Chinese Supplier Factories Using Student Workers

We’ve written before about high school and vocational college students being coerced into grueling factory work for HTC and key Apple ...

  • February 8, 2013
  • at 3:45 pm
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Spreadtrum Facebook deal

Chinese Chipset Maker to Embed Facebook in Smartphones, But Obviously Not for China Market

With a view to the “world outside of China,” Chinese chipset maker Spreadtrum (NASDAQ:SPRD) has announced a tie-up today with Facebook (...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s Supreme Leader, Carries a HTC Smartphone

I’m not sure if this will be a boost to HTC’s sales or not, but it appears that Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, ...

  • February 5, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Lenovo wants to beat Samsung in China

Lenovo CEO: We Want to Beat Samsung, Become China’s Top Smartphone Brand

We reported last year that Chinese-brand smartphones make up 60 percent of sales in China, but Samsung remains the top brand. For now. Lenov...

  • February 1, 2013
  • at 4:29 pm
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Blackberry 10 Likely Coming to Indonesia in March

(Updated on February 27th: Blackberry Indonesia has confirmed that the Blackberry Z10 will arrive here on March 4th.) While the Blackberry 1...

  • January 30, 2013
  • at 1:56 pm
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CoolPad outsells Apple iPhone in China

How the Very Uncool ‘CoolPad’ is Outselling Apple’s iPhone in China

Coolness is only skin deep, but being uncool goes to the core. The Chinese phone-maker CoolPad is a case in point, and is about as cool as a...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Game on? China Contemplating End to Gaming Consoles Ban

My gaming fanatic colleague Charlie just sent me an email at midnight in his timezone (he’s in the US), so either it’s a drunken...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 1:59 pm
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Xiaomi Smart TV

Xiaomi Box Finally Gets Regulatory Approval, Can Soon Go on Sale

Remember the set-top streaming device from Xiaomi which was seemingly killed off by China’s media regulators before it even hit the st...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 10:49 pm
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Canalys, Chinese smartphone brands

Canalys: China’s Huawei, ZTE, and Lenovo Now Among Global Top 5 Smartphone Makers

The research firm Canalys has unveiled new data for Android shipments in Q4 2012. With Android now powering a third of all mobile phones shi...

  • February 8, 2013
  • at 5:54 pm
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Xiaomi Hong Kong Taiwan April 2013

Xiaomi Confirms April Phone Launch in Hong Kong and Taiwan

The relatively new Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi teased a possible expansion into Hong Kong and Taiwan a while back – and now we finally ...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 3:13 pm
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Opera and MediaTek smart TV app store

Opera Puts TV App Store in MediaTek Smart TV Chips

Opera is working with Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek (TPE:2454) to integrate the Opera TV Store (pictured) within its chips. Manuf...

  • February 5, 2013
  • at 4:10 pm
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Smartfren’s New Andromax-u Handset Looks Promising

Indonesian handset manufacturer and telco Smartfren released an Android handset yesterday called the Andromax-u. Leading up to launch day, i...

  • February 1, 2013
  • at 8:35 pm
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Google’s Self-Driving Car is Perfect for China

Like any fan of things that are totally awesome, I have been following the process of Google’s self-driving car pretty closely. Yester...

  • February 1, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Apple Shanghai Pudong

Shanghai Authorities Confirm Apple Opening R&D Center in China This Summer [UPDATED]

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) currently has eight official Apple Stores in mainland China, and now the Cupertino company looks set to open a very diff...

  • January 29, 2013
  • at 10:20 pm
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Xiaomi Box on sale soon

New Partnership Means Xiaomi Box No Longer Banned, Sales in 3 Cities Starting Soon

On Friday evening we suggested that the Apple TV-esque Xiaomi Box had risen from the dead after being given regulatory approval. And that...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 7:23 pm
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KuaiYong Jailbreak-free piracy app going global

Still Not Killed Off by Apple, China’s Jailbreak-Free App Piracy Service is Going Global

Earlier this month we looked at KuaiYong, a rogue app store that allows iPhone and iPad users to install pirated apps without needing a jail...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 1:01 pm
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Apple China supplier report 2013

Apple Terminates One China Supplier That Had 74 Underage Workers

I’ve been looking at Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) annual ‘supplier responsibility’ reports for a few years now and, depress...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 3:45 pm
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