Posts Categorized: Gadgets


Docomo SIM

Docomo’s new gadget separates the SIM card from your mobile device, but why?

NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest wireless carrier, will show off a prototype of what the company is calling the world’s first SIM-based authe...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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SoftBank unveils Pepper, an emotional robot that will be sold to consumers next February

Masayoshi Son, the CEO of Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank, introduced what he called the world’s first robot capable of recognizing hum...

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 1:54 pm
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Tokyo’s first Bitcoin ATM arrives… at a bar in Roppongi

Despite the recent meltdown of Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, the city has received its first fully-operational Bitcoin ATM.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 9:56 pm
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After boosting sales with iPhone, Japan’s NTT Docomo to offer iPad

Docomo, Japan’s largest wireless carrier, will begin offering Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display from June 10.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 1:04 pm
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Video portal and smart TV maker LeTV adds its name to list of new Chinese smartphone makers

LeTV plans to reveal not just one, but as many as three new devices next quarter and put them on the market in the fourth quarter of this ye...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Lenovo sold 50 million smartphones globally last year, remains China's number 2 smartphone brand

Lenovo sold 50 million smartphones globally last year, remains China’s number 2 smartphone brand

Lenovo sold 50 million smartphones and 9.2 million tablets in the previous year, marking the fourth quarter in a row that it has sold more t...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 6:40 pm
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Chinese startup Smartisan unveils China’s newest Android smartphone, the T1

The Smartisan T1 will be priced at RMB 3,000 (US$485) for the 16GB version and RMB 3,150 (US$500) for the 32GB version.

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 10:10 pm
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ANTVR - This is China’s answer to the Oculus Rift, and it

This is China’s answer to the Oculus Rift, and it’s now on Kickstarter

On the optics front, ANTVR uses an aspherical lens, which produces a true 4:3 display without the edge distortion produced by spherical lens...

  • May 15, 2014
  • at 8:58 pm
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BlackBerry’s “Jakarta” handset arrives in Indonesia for $191

BlackBerry finally launched its affordable BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the BlackBerry Z3 (a.k.a. BlackBerry Jakarta) today in Indonesia.

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 2:23 pm
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Xiaomi looks set to enter Indonesia in August

Xiaomi indicated today that it will most likely start selling its phones in Indonesia in August.

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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Huawei launches Ascend G6 in the Philippines, aims for 10% smartphone market share

China phone-maker Huawei launched the Huawei Ascend G6 in the Philippines.

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Xiaomi’s upoming tablet, the MiPad, will go on sale in beta for the price of… 16 cents

Earlier this month popular Chinese phone maker Xiaomi announced it would venture into tablets with the upcoming launch of the Mi Pad, a 7.9-...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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5 exciting new technologies on display at NHK research lab’s open house

Publicly-funded Japanese broadcaster NHK opened the doors of its Science and Technology Research Labs for a glimpse at 8K video and the futu...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Crowdfunding in both China and the US, these headphones sync wirelessly so people can listen together

Dubbed "Arc", the headphones can sync up with other nearby Arc users' headphones to listen each other's music in real time, without lag or l...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 3:57 pm
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In first Malaysia flash sale, Xiaomi sells 4,000 Mi3 smartphones in 17 minutes

While 4,000 phones in 17 minutes is nothing to scoff at, the Mi3 units sold markedly slower than in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Xiaomi puts flagship Mi3 smartphone up for sale in Malaysia tomorrow

Chinese smartphone maker announced today that will officially set foot in Malaysia tomorrow, when its flagship Mi 3 smartphone will go on sa...

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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Google’s Chromecast makes debut in Asia as sales start in South Korea

Google has partnered with local streaming media services Tving and Hoppin to give users acccess to "tens of thousands of videos, movies, and...

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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Xiaomi breaks into global top 10 in terms of smartphone shipments, moves up to 3rd in China

Xiaomi breaks into global top 10 for smartphone shipments, kicks out HTC

Boosted by buyers in China, half of the worldwide top 10 phone brands are now Chinese. Huawei is third, Lenovo fourth, Xiaomi debuts in sixt...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 12:39 pm
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