Posts Categorized: Gadgets


esia bakrie path free

Bakrie’s CDMA business offers free Path usage in Indonesia

The free Path usage is only available for Esia’s MaxFun and MaxPic smartphone users.

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
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Intex Aqua Curve

Indian company launches a $200 curved smartphone like LG and Samsung, but you get what you pay for

Following in the footsteps of Samsung and LG, Indian IT brand Intex today launched an Android-powered smartphone called the Aqua Curve. Pa...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 10:19 pm
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Record Q4 for LG pushes it to 47.6 million smartphones shipped in 2013

Record Q4 for LG pushes it to 47.6 million smartphones shipped in 2013

South Korean gadget-maker LG (066570:KS) has released its Q4 2013 earnings report today, which shows some strong numbers. LG fought back aga...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Crowdfunded in China: smart water cups, smartphone buttons, and sex toys

We're trying something new starting this week: a regular list of our favorite projects assembled from the top crowdfunding sites in the coun...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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In the Philippines, drones are used for news reporting and rescue operations

Since last year we’ve been seeing how the purpose of drones has moved outside the confinements of the military. Some startups in Asia have...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Micromax Canvas MAd

India’s Micromax launches a phone that pays you to watch advertisements

In what could be described as a trendsetting move, Indian mobile device maker Micromax has launched its new Canvas Mad A94 model, which come...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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Wii U sales 2013

NintenD’OH! Struggling company admits only 2.8 million Wii U consoles sold in 2013

Nintendo (TYO:7974) has finally faced up to the facts and admitted that its flagship Wii U console is a huge and embarrassing flop. Satoru I...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
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China Mobile launch day, with Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook appears in Beijing store for today’s iPhone launch on China Mobile

Today is the day that Apple-hungry China Mobile (NYSE:CHL; HKG:0941) subscribers have been waiting for – the official launch of the iP...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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intugine nimble

Indian undergrads create a highly accurate gesture motion control device, but how does it compare to Leap Motion?

The age of computer mice and their pads might soon come to an end. With gesture-control enabled by devices like the Leap Motion and Xbox Kin...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 5:36 pm
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Apple gets huge revenue boost from Asia, including a record $8.8 billion from China

Apple gets huge revenue boost from Asia, including a record $8.8 billion from China

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has revealed its financials for the quarter ending December 28, 2013 (called fiscal Q1 2014). They show that the Cuperti...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
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iPhone 5s and 5c launch in Indonesia, but Apple fans shocked by price

Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 5S and 5C are now available in Indonesia, but regular readers would understand by now that it is cheaper...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 9:30 pm
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India's Micromax enter Russia, aims to be a top 4 phone brand this year

India’s Micromax enters Russia, aims to be a top 4 phone brand this year

Just as it promised a few months ago, Indian phone-maker Micromax today started operations in Russia. The official launch in the country bri...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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QFPay funding

Square-like Chinese startup QFPay swipes $16.5 million in series B funding

QFPay, maker of a Square-like gadget for taking e-payments via a smartphone, has secured series B funding worth $16.5 million, 36Kr reports ...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 9:40 pm
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IDC says Asia-Pacific PC shipments see first ever double-digit drop in 2013

IDC: Asia-Pacific PC shipments see first ever double-digit drop

Research firm IDC has done some number crunching on PC shipments in 2013, and the resultant numbers are grim. PC shipments in Asia-Pacific (...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 1:59 pm
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Baidu Wireless Music Box

Baidu continues to invade Chinese living rooms with the release of this new music box

Baidu (NASDA: BIDU), the Chinese internet giant best known for its search engine, has recently unveiled its latest hardware product – ...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 12:42 pm
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COS is China’s own mobile and smart TV OS that’s designed to oust Android

China’s own mobile OS has been revealed, and it looks a lot like Android

There are about 270 million active Android users in China right now, and Google’s mobile OS has helped spur a huge boom in mobile comm...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
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Chinese phone-maker Meizu has a plan to win over Android fans in Europe and the US

Chinese phone-maker Meizu has a plan to win over Android fans in Europe and the US

Chinese phone-maker Meizu made it clear at CES 2014 a few days back that it intends to launch in America later this year. That’s a lot...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 9:28 pm
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China Mobile CEO: millions of iPhone pre-orders already taken ahead of launch

China Mobile CEO: 1.2 million iPhone pre-orders already taken ahead of launch

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) long awaited deal with China Mobile finally became a reality just before Christmas, and so the world’s big...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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