Posts Categorized: Gadgets

Shanda, With a View to a Phone of its Own, Launches an Android ROM

Shanda (NASDAQ:SNDA), a leading web and gaming company in China, has released the open beta of its new Android ROM, dubbed Lezhong. It’s t...

  • February 13, 2012
  • at 11:02 am
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Japan to Get Kindle Touch in April? [REPORT]

The Nikkei Business Daily is reporting that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) will start selling its Kindle ebook reader in Japan as early as April, with...

  • February 11, 2012
  • at 8:00 am
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Rumor: Apple’s Siri Will Add Chinese Support Next Month

The Chinese tech site DoNews claims to have heard from an Apple engineer who’s working on the Chinese-language version of Siri, the cl...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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Innova Tech is Going to Stop You From Losing Things

This post is a part of our coverage of Startups in Asia (Singapore), Penn Olson’s first tech conference. Our full coverage of the event c...

  • February 3, 2012
  • at 3:46 pm
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Apple’s Siri Can’t Understand Chinese [VIDEO]

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) voice recognition feature Siri, which appears on the iPhone 4S, can’t understand or speak Chinese. Perhaps...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 2:55 pm
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Nokia’s Sales in China Down 40% Last Year, Only Hope Rests in WP7

The final quarter of 2011 proved to be another chapter in Nokia’s (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) horror story in China with the Finnish phone-m...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 9:15 pm
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Nokia Launches Asha 300, Collaborates With Fellow Finns Rovio

At the Kempinski Ballroom in Jakarta yesterday, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) launched its new addition to the Asha line with the new Asha 300...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 11:09 am
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Dancing Robot Army Rings in Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! While I don’t get a chance to watch the annual CCTV gala (aka craptacular) since coming to Japan from...

  • January 23, 2012
  • at 10:45 am
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Aliyun OS Updated to v2.0, Gets a Revamped, Renamed App Store

Alibaba has updated its Aliyun mobile OS to version 2.0, bringing a bunch of new features and refinements to take it into the new year. The ...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Nokia Lumia Developers’ Day in Bandung Boasts 810 Devs, 8 Winning Apps

Nokia Indonesia together with Microsoft Indonesia held its Nokia Lumia Developers Day 2012 last week in Bandung. With the launch of the WP7-...

  • February 11, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Lenovo Rides Strong Performance in China to Dominate Asia Region [CHART]

We already knew that things were looking up for Chinese PC maker Lenovo (HKG:0992) this past year when the company surpassed rival Dell (NAS...

  • February 9, 2012
  • at 6:30 pm
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Beijing School Begins Using iPads in the Classroom

Using tablets (especially iPads) in the classroom has been a dream for educators the world over for some time now, and increasingly, it is b...

  • February 7, 2012
  • at 4:40 pm
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Building a Hardware Startup in Singapore [PREVIEW]

If you are keeping track of Singapore’s gadget space, you’ve likely heard of iTwin, the wireless file sharing USB drive. The hardwar...

  • January 30, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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Japan’s NEC Cutting 10,000 Jobs – Is Apple’s iPhone to Blame?

Some startling news coming from electronics maker NEC in Japan, who reportedly said yesterday that it will be cutting 10,000 jobs from its w...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 11:50 am
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Japan To Get ‘Chocolate Phone’ on Valentine’s Day

Last night we told you about our talk with Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds, who told us their plans for a Valentine’s Day launch of...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 4:05 pm
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Apple Shows Big Revenue Growth in US and Japan, Stays Focused on China

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced its financial report for the first fiscal quarter of 2012, reporting revenue of $46.33 billion (PDF) which...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 11:35 am
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Sony’s SmartWatch Supplements Your Smartphone

Earlier this week I had a chance to check out Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) new SmartWatch, the successor of the Live View accessory from Sony Eri...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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LG to Launch LTE Optimus Pad, Will Go on Sale Next Week

Electronics maker LG (066570:KS) announced today that it will be releasing an LTE-capable tablet for its domestic market in Korea, the Optim...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 9:40 pm
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