Posts Categorized: Mobile


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Can China’s coolest smartwatch best the likes of Samsung and Sony? Short answer: no

Out of nowhere, a new Chinese company appeared this summer with two new Android phones, an Android-based smartwatch, and a smart ring. That ...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 12:01 pm
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Xiaomi’s beta smart wi-fi router costs 15 cents – but you’ve got to build it yourself

Back in mid-November, Xiaomi hinted at a mysterious new device that [looked like a Mac Pro], and turned out to be a smart wi-firouter sort o...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 7:24 pm
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iPad Air and retina iPad mini land in the Philippines via telco Smart

Last month, telcos in the Philippines made both the iPhone 5S and 5C available. Today Smart is starting official sales of the retina iPad Mi...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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Apple could be bringing back the old Thai font in iOS 7.1 update

When iOS 7 hit iPhones and iPads back in mid-September, we reported that Apple updated its Thai font, changing it to the Sukhumvit font. Wit...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 2:06 pm
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The Great Xiaomi Debate? Not exactly. CCTV pits Lei Jun against Gree CEO to the tune of RMB 1 billion.

Yesterday, when Chinese state broadcaster CCTV ran its annual “Academy Awards for business” ceremony (think Forbes 500 but on TV), the o...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Boosted by WeChat, China's mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3 2013

Boosted by WeChat, China’s mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3

Mobile gaming is still China’s fastest-growing game sector, with the market exploding 75 percent from Q2 to Q3 this year. New data fro...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 4:17 pm
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Pickatale weaves stories and fairy-tales for kids on the iPad

When observing children playing with iPads, Pickatale CEO Sigbjørn Dugal thought of how to educate his kids using modern tools. He was find...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Line users in Thailand snatch up branded iPhone cases in under 25 minutes

Today, Line conducted a flash sale of character-branded iPhone cases in Thailand, marking the app’s first such promotion in the country. T...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city

Aiming to usurp Uber, Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city with Tokyo roll-out

While tech blogs are swooning over Uber and everything it does, there’s another app-connected limo service out there that’s actually pus...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 2:01 pm
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China’s Huawei to sell new budget smartphone for 1 Yuan less than cheapest Xiaomi

It seems Huawei won’t be content to sit back and let Xiaomi get all the glory for selling low-cost, high-performance smartphones. ...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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BlackBerry down to third place in Indonesia, beaten by rising star Smartfren Andromax

Just two years ago, BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) was the undisputed handphone champion in Indonesia. How times have changed since then. Research...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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Listen to local nightclubs’ music before deciding where to go out with Bobamusic

Electronic music fans can be pretty picky about their DJs, and keeping track of who performs where can be a hassle, especially for newcomers...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Instagram in Thailand

Thanks to Thailand’s snap-happy Instagrammers, one Bangkok mall is Instagram’s most photographed place in 2013

There are about 1.4 million Instagram users in Thailand, and they are the world’s most snap-happy Instagrammers. Instagram has just reveal...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 9:49 pm
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Apple removes censor-evading FreeWeibo app from Chinese App Store

FreeWeibo, an app made by anti-censorship activist website GreatFire.org, is no longer available on the Apple App Store in China, according...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 7:02 pm
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Philippine television network ABS-CBN dials into mobile telco business

Philippine television network ABS-CBN opened its first ABS-CBNmobile store this week in ELJ building, the network’s headquarters, affi...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 1:33 pm
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Oppo N1 now going on sale across Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand

Oppo N1 now going on sale across Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand

The Oppo N1, the Android-based smartphone that’s standing out from the crowd with its swiveling 13MP camera, is going on sale this wee...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 9:09 pm
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Apple settles lawsuits in Thailand

Apple settles lawsuit in Thailand over copyright-breaching news apps

Back in February of this year, Thailand’s Online News Providers Association (SONP) filed a lawsuit against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) at the Tha...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 2:40 pm
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Indian messaging app Nimbuzz lets users search and swipe local listings right in their chat

Today the makers of Nimbuzz, one of India’s entries in the mobile messaging app space, unveiled a new feature that lets users search and s...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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