Posts Categorized: Gadgets

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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Nokia China sales numbers 2012

Nokia Sales Down 79% in China as Symbian Dies, Lumia Slow to Grow

If you thought Nokia’s (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) China figures for 2011 were a disaster, you should see what just emerged today. NokiaR...

  • January 24, 2013
  • at 8:59 pm
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Apple Store Jakarta 2013

Apple Indonesia Investment Confirmed, Jakarta Store and Online Sales Coming Soon

Our friends over at MakeMac spotted today that the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has approved Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) a...

  • January 22, 2013
  • at 9:39 pm
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Phucking Phablets: Huawei’s New Giant Phone is the Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Seen

Chinese mobile handset maker Huawei announced some new products at this year’s CES that have been getting a lot of attention. At the c...

  • January 13, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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NTT Docomo To Sell New Smartphone Specifically for Pre-Teens

Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) announced today that it will soon be accepting preorders for a new model of smartphone that sp...

  • January 10, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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MIUI Love theme

Xiaomi’s MIUI Android Skin Celebrates Having 10 Million Users

It’s not just buyers of the China-made Xiaomi phones – of which there were over seven million in 2012 – who get to use its...

  • January 9, 2013
  • at 9:20 pm
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Tim Cook in China, meets MIIT's Miao Wei

Apple’s Tim Cook is Back in Beijing, Just Met China’s Tech Minister

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook arrived in Beijing earlier today where he got the full sitting-in-front-of-a-fancy-painting treatment as he...

  • January 8, 2013
  • at 9:42 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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Apple Sees iPhone Sales Double in China

There have been lots of rumors that Apple is interested in making a low-cost smartphone for China. I don’t buy it, and in the company&...

  • January 24, 2013
  • at 6:47 am
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Why Apple Isn’t Making a Low-Cost Smartphone for China

We all know that China is important to Apple (even if you didn’t know it already, Tim Cook’s recent visit to China surely must h...

  • January 18, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Meet mRobo, the Vietnam-Made Dancing Robot That Wowed CES [VIDEO]

When you think of Vietnam, usually robots are the last thing that springs to mind. But, thanks to a little creation called mRobot, robots ar...

  • January 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Tim Cook in Beijing, January 2013

Report: Apple’s Tim Cook Visited China Mobile HQ This Morning [UPDATE: Confirmed]

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Tim Cook arrived in Beijing two days ago for yet another trip to China, but since then he has been moving in mys...

  • January 10, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Xiaomi sold 7.19 million phones in 2012

Xiaomi: 7.19 Million Phones Sold in 2012, Considering North America Launch in 2014

China’s startup phone-maker Xiaomi seems to have arrived on the scene at the perfect time – just when Android is seriously taking of...

  • January 9, 2013
  • at 6:20 pm
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In the Smartphone Space, Huawei Hopes Bigger is Better

I really hope that 2013 is not the year that we see the ever so ridiculous term ‘phablet’ go mainstream. But if mobile companies...

  • January 8, 2013
  • at 11:25 am
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