Posts Categorized: Gadgets


India phones

44 million new smartphones shipped in India in 2013, but feature phones still prevail

IDC has crunched phone shipment numbers for India in 2013, and the result shows that smartphones are growing strongly but feature phones sti...

  • February 28, 2014
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Huawei gets aggressive with Xiaomi in China, puts a tiny price on its massive new phone

Huawei gets aggressive with Xiaomi in China, puts a tiny price on its massive new phone

Huawei took the wraps off its massive MediaPad X1 earlier this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. It’s a 7-inch phone a...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 8:28 pm
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Nokia X+ rivals in Asia

Nokia’s Androids are cute, but they’re not strong enough for Asia

Yesterday, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) outed its three colorful, cute, and budget-minded Android phones, the X, X+, and XL. Priced from $122...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 3:54 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives with refinements, but still full of bloatware

The next generation of Samsung’s flagship, big-selling smartphone is here. While the hardware design is still conservative, looking a ...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 11:03 am
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Microsoft pushes Windows Phone in China and India in tie-ups with local phone-makers

Microsoft pushes Windows Phone in China and India in tie-ups with local phone-makers

Mobile World Congress 2014 kicked off in Barcelona yesterday. One of the first revelations at the conference was from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT...

  • February 24, 2014
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ezetap MPOS

Focused on developing nations, mobile payment startup Ezetap raises $8 million in series B funding

Indian mobile payment startup Ezetap has raised US$8 million in series B funding led by Helion Advisors. Silicon Valley-based Social+Captial...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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China’s Xiaomi is working on phone launches in India, Indonesia, and other Asian markets

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi held an event in Singapore this morning. Aside from launching the Redmi and Mi3 phones in Singapore, Xiaomi’...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 1:28 pm
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Desperate to break the Indian market, Apple offers buyback scheme for iPad Mini

Apple announced today it will buy back old iPads and Macbooks in India for Rs 5,000 (US$81) or more when customers purchase a new iPad Mini....

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 5:11 pm
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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

Xiaomi sets price for Singapore phone launch on February 21

Today Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi set a date for its much-anticipated Singapore launch: February 21. Xiaomi’s Singapore homepage, which...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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Xiaomi’s old flagship phone still selling well, now sold 15 million in total

Xiaomi’s old flagship phone still selling well, now sold 15 million in total

Despite the annual product cycle that aims to get people upgrading to the newest hardware, some people still like to buy cheaper, previous-g...

  • February 27, 2014
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BlackBerry Z3 is a budget BB10 phone aimed at Indonesia

BlackBerry Z3 is a budget BB10 phone aimed at Indonesia

BlackBerry’s (NASDAQ:BBRY) next new phone – the one that was codenamed Jakarta while it was in development – has finally been ...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 12:41 pm
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As usual, Indonesia’s iPad Air and new iPad Mini are much more expensive than elsewhere

The ones in Singapore and Malaysia are much cheaper.

  • February 25, 2014
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Jingdong Nokia X

Learning from Xiaomi, Nokia’s new Android phone will only sell online in China

Online retailer Jingdong (a.k.a. JD.com) will be the exclusive seller of the Nokia X series in China, the Finnish company’s first An...

  • February 24, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Lenovo tests out a news and messaging app exclusive to Vibe X owners in Indonesia

Indonesia is a test market for the Dragon app, and it will be rolled out to Lenovo’s other models and markets pending a positive reception...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 5:15 pm
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Xiaomi Redmi Singapore launch

Xiaomi’s first batch of phones in Singapore sells out in under 8 minutes

Today Xiaomi doled out its first batch of Redmi phones (once known in Chinese-speaking markets as the Hongmi) on its website today. At 12:00...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 3:39 pm
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Xiaomi to sell Mi3 flagship phone in Singapore starting March 7

At an event in Singapore this morning, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi revealed that it’ll launch its flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi3, in Si...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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China now has a luxury electric car brand after $149 million bid for Fisker

China now has a luxury electric car brand after $149 million bid for Fisker

Failed US electric/hybrid car-maker Fisker is now owned by China’s Wanxiang Group after a $149 million bid at Fisker’s bankruptcy au...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 11:31 am
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China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover declared unfixable, dead

Just 10 weeks after blasting into space and about two months after landing on the moon, China’s ‘Jade Rabbit’ lunar rover ...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 12:48 am
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