Posts Categorized: Gadgets

Chinese Stores Start Selling Microsoft Surface RT Early, Pull in Queues of Eager Buyers

Enthusiast queues of gadget buyers in Beijing are greeting the launch of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet. Scheduled for launch as the cl...

  • October 25, 2012
  • at 9:55 pm
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Apple iPad Mini Coming to Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Singapore November 2

Continuing this year’s trend of announcing products that are the same as other products except for slight size modifications, Apple to...

  • October 24, 2012
  • at 4:48 am
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Apple iPhone’s Siri Helps Chinese Users Find Prostitutes, Pornography

It’s no secret that the English-language version of Apple’s Siri iPhone app can recognize and answer queries about where to find...

  • October 20, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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Microsoft Launches Online Store in China, Ready to Ship Surface Tablets

China is not short of online shopping options – and now there’s one more, with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) today unveiling an offici...

  • October 19, 2012
  • at 10:45 am
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Fujitsu’s Video Data Transmission Technology Could Make Commercials Fun Again

We’ve written a lot about QR codes recently, especially with Chinese application WeChat using them creatively as part of social chat p...

  • October 16, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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Gartner: Lenovo Passes HP to Become World’s Top PC Maker (But IDC Disagrees)

China’s Lenovo (HKG:0992) has passed HP (NYSE:HPQ) to become the world’s leading PC maker in 2012 Q3, according to research firm...

  • October 11, 2012
  • at 3:56 pm
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Qihoo Bests Xiaomi, Will Unveil China’s Cheapest Quad-Core Phone Tomorrow

The Chinese software company and search engine Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU) doesn’t want to let the upstart phone-maker Xiaomi get all the gl...

  • October 10, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Microsoft Will Launch Kinect for Windows in China (Sort Of)

Although it hasn’t yet proven to be quite the gaming revolution Microsoft was hoping for, all it takes is a search of the phrase ̶...

  • October 10, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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Chinese iPhone 4S Owners Trading in Year-Old Phones to Buy iPhone 5

The iPhone 4S’s first birthday is coming right up, a China Radio report points out, but many of China’s iPhone 4S handsets may s...

  • October 4, 2012
  • at 2:30 am
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Amazon’s Kindle Finally Coming to Japan, Pre-orders Available Now

Amazon has finally issued an announcement that the Kindle is finally coming to Japan, as well as the Kindle store with 50,000 Japanese title...

  • October 24, 2012
  • at 7:09 pm
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Singapore Startup Vibease Impresses in Dublin, and Announces Angel Funding

Those of you who attended our Startup Asia conference back in February likely haven’t forgotten the unusual startup, Vibease, who stol...

  • October 22, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Blackberry Makes a Fashion Statement with Zalora Singapore

Fashionably Bold, a fashion competition held by Blackberry and fashion e-commerce Zalora Singapore, reached its climax yesterday at 72-13 Ga...

  • October 19, 2012
  • at 8:45 pm
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KDDI Unveils New Winter Mobile Lineup for Japanese Market

KDDI (TYO:9433) unveiled its winter mobile line up this afternoon in Tokyo, with a number of new Android devices stepping into the spotlight...

  • October 17, 2012
  • at 7:20 pm
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Founder Lei Jun Talks About Xiaomi, China’s Disruptive Phone-Maker [INTERVIEW]

If you’re familiar with the Chinese tech scene, chances are you are also familiar with serial entrepreneur Lei Jun (pictured above). Recen...

  • October 15, 2012
  • at 1:41 pm
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Samsung Galaxy Note II Goes on Sale in Indonesia on Saturday

The Samsung Galaxy Note II will start selling in Indonesia this Saturday in five cities: Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Medan, and Makassar. Sa...

  • October 10, 2012
  • at 5:34 pm
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Softbank Rolls out New Winter Smartphone Line Up

At an event in Tokyo yesterday, Softbank (TSE:9984) announced its 2012 Winter / 2013 Spring smartphone line up. This was a chance for the co...

  • October 10, 2012
  • at 9:20 am
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Futaba Shows Off Flexible OLED Concept Watch at CEATEC Japan

In the new age of smartphones, wearing a watch on your wrist is no longer the necessity that it once was. But Japanese electronics maker Fut...

  • October 8, 2012
  • at 10:20 pm
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Samsung Opens Galaxy Note II Pre-Orders in Indonesia

Samsung Indonesia is now ready to open its first pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Note II. Erafone, as one of the biggest phone retail ...

  • October 2, 2012
  • at 6:10 pm
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