Posts Categorized: Gadgets



China-Japan Island Dispute May Hurt iPhone 5, iOS 6 Launch in China

As if the normal import inspection and permit process for mobile devices wasn’t thorny enough already, it now looks like there’s...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 1:05 am
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Docomo Previews Tablet Prototype You Control With Your Eyes

It appears to be Docomo’s (NYSE:DCM) habit in recent years of teasing its latest new tech just ahead of Japan’s CEATEC conferenc...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 7:45 pm
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Is Google and its Android Partners a Mafia Mob Out to Kill China’s Aliyun OS?

So, you’ve heard the Google smackdown on Acer’s planned partnership with China’s Alibaba to make its latest flagship Aliyu...

  • September 17, 2012
  • at 2:45 pm
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Microsoft Files Lawsuit Against Chinese Source of Malware Found on New PCs

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has decided to tackle some online fraudsters in China head on. It’s filing a lawsuit against a Chinese site wh...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 8:10 pm
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Waiting for the iPhone 5 in Indonesia: Go Official, or Smuggle One In?

Apple unveiled its next chapter with the iPhone 5 launch very early this morning. The first batch of country releases will be on September 2...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 10:20 pm
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Eedoo CT-510 Has Sold “Several Thousand” Units Since April Launch

Although cynical, I am always curious about Eedoo’s CT-510 game console, er home entertainment device, sorry: “living room worko...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Xiaomi Mi2 Begins Production Run Soon for 16GB and 32GB Models

The wait is getting shorter! And yes, I’m referring to the upcoming release of China’s hottest homegrown smartphone, the Xiaomi ...

  • September 10, 2012
  • at 4:04 pm
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Baidu Still Pushing Its Mobile OS, Today Launches on 3rd Phone

China’s biggest search engine, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) is pushing forward its mobile OS even more with the launch today of a new phone car...

  • August 31, 2012
  • at 4:35 pm
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Call Me Maybe: Leaked Photos Show WeChat Earphones for Easier Voice Messaging

Looking like a cross between Apple’s iconic, minimalist earphones and the blood-red buds from Beats Audio, these leaked photos suggest...

  • August 30, 2012
  • at 4:52 pm
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Docomo’s Grip UI: Concept Smartphone Interface Improves One-Hand Input

On Wednesday in Tokyo, NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) displayed a number of fun new mobile technologies which it will feature at the upcoming CEATEC ...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 11:59 pm
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21 Nanjing Schools Try Replacing Heavy Textbooks with iPads

Chinese students have a tough life. There’s pressure on them from everywhere to work extremely hard, they have to pass grueling exams ...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 2:30 am
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Google Weighs in on Acer China Phone Debacle, But is Google Being Anti-Competitive?

After a couple of days of silence from Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), which looked to have been implicated in the cancelled launch of an Acer phone i...

  • September 15, 2012
  • at 12:18 pm
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I Think Maybe We All Need to Calm Down?

You know what? I think we may have overdone it. The iPhone is a wonderful smartphone, yes. Apple puts on a great show, true. But this? This ...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 11:43 am
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Apple Announces iPhone 5; Here’s What’s New for Asia

Just now, Apple announced its newest smartphone, the iPhone 5. I’m guessing this isn’t coming as a surprise to you. But what doe...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 2:46 am
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China Mobile Hasn’t Talked About Getting the iPhone 5; No iPhones Until 2014

Apple’s new iPhone should be announced this Wednesday. The phone will likely support 4G TD-LTE networks, which means that it could wor...

  • September 10, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Student ‘Interns’ Forced to Build Apple iPhone 5 at Foxconn; Now Returning to Schools

You may already be aware of a report (available in English in the Shanghai Daily, among other places) that suggests Apple-and-everyone-else-...

  • September 7, 2012
  • at 4:00 am
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China to Pass US in Smartphone Shipments; India and Brazil Next In Line

The latest report from research firm IDC yesterday showed that in contrast to its March’s report, China will surpass the United States...

  • August 31, 2012
  • at 3:08 pm
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Why the 2013 Minimum Wage Hike in Shenzhen, China’s First Tech Hub, is Not That Scary

The hi-tech manufacturing hub around the city of Shenzhen, in southern China, is set to be hit with a rise in the minimum wage of 13.3 perce...

  • August 30, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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