Posts Categorized: Mobile


Huawei India 2013

China’s Huawei to Invest $30 Million to Build Brand in India, Aims for 1 Million Smartphone Sales

Chinese telecoms firm and phone-maker Huawei is going to spend Rs 175 crore ($30 million) to build its brand in India. This push into the co...

  • June 18, 2013
  • at 10:15 pm
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WeChat Gets In-App Purchases

WeChat Gets In-App Purchases; The Pics Look Slick But Will Users Like This?

Well, you all knew it was coming. The e-commerce train has been rumbling toward the mobile chat app station for months now, and its arrival ...

  • June 18, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Smartisan OS launch

China’s Over-Hyped Smartisan OS Has Just Launched; What Next?

After lots of bullshit hype that this would somehow “kill off Apple eventually”, China-made Smartisan OS has finally launched.

  • June 17, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Apptivate Lets You Buy iOS Apps Through Prepaid Cards or SMS Charges

Apptivate Lets You Buy iOS Apps Through Prepaid Cards or SMS Charges

When getting apps for your iPhone or iPad, paid apps are often much better than the free ones. No distracting advertisements, and users will...

  • June 14, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Opera Singapore office

Browser Maker Opera Opens 5th Asia Office, This Time in Singapore

Norway-based browser maker Opera (OSE:OPERA) is today opening its 17th office around the world – and its fifth in Asia. The newest Ope...

  • June 14, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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WeChat Looks to Take on Qihoo as New Security Feature Comes to V5.0

Last week we wrote about some of the new features rumored to be coming to version 5.0 of WeChat, but the National Business Daily is now repo...

  • June 14, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Zank app

Zank is a Slick Chinese Friend-Finding App for Gays

If you’re looking to find friends, Zank might be able to help with that. The Chinese mobile startup app focuses on helping users find ...

  • June 13, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Indosat Holds Mobile Apps Contest and Incubation Program in Indonesia with JKTFI

There is good potential of growth for mobile apps in Indonesia, and the future looks bright as both Indonesian telco Indosat and Jakarta Fou...

  • June 12, 2013
  • at 10:40 am
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Foxconn Partners with Taiwan Mobile, Slowly Sheds Apple

Since iPhone sales started to dip, Foxconn’s been looking elsewhere to diversify the products it manufactures. It seems to have found a f...

  • June 11, 2013
  • at 6:10 pm
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versv founders

Family Comes First: Vserv Co-Founders Tell Why it Took Them More Than 12 Years to Start Their Own Company

Vserv co-founders Dippak Khurana and Ashay Padwal had to wait for over a decade to start their own company. Read the full story to know why.

  • June 18, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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China iWatch iRing

iWatch? iRing? Here Comes a Brand-New Chinese Smartphone Maker With Some Neat Wearable Tech

Today, China-based Geak is debuting with two brand-new smartphones and two other surprising new products. It’s sort of like someone said, ...

  • June 17, 2013
  • at 5:43 pm
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WeChat Under Suspicion from Indian Intelligence Bureau

Chinese tech companies are having a rough year in India! First Huawei and ZTE were refused domestic telecom status, then they were placed un...

  • June 15, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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cubie messenger

Now With 8 Million Users, Cutesy Messaging App Cubie Adds Easy Mobile Payments Via Your Phone Bill

We know that cutesy sticker/emoticon packs are critical to the success of messaging apps in Asia – and they’re also a great way to m...

  • June 14, 2013
  • at 4:55 pm
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Pay for the Bus With a Phone: Mobile Wallet System Coming to China Mobile

Pay for the Bus With a Phone: Mobile Wallet System Coming to China Mobile

Taking the bus in China isn’t that difficult if you have a transit card you can swipe to pay your fare. But soon, even the transit car...

  • June 14, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Kindle launches in India June 2013

Just 1 Week After Opening in India, Amazon Preps Indian Launch of Kindle and Fire HD

That was quick work. Amazon India made a quiet launch just last week, and now three of Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) hardware models are set for ...

  • June 13, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Apple’s iOS 7 is Copying Other Operating Systems, Say Chinese Net Users

At yesterday’s WWDC conference, Apple unveiled its brand new mobile operating system: iOS 7. It’s a slick-looking beast, no doub...

  • June 12, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Smartfren Gets Aggressive, Offers Affordable Quad-Core Android Phones in Indonesia

Indonesian telco and handset manufacturer Smartfren has had a roller coaster year so far. On one end, their new set of smartphones are a bre...

  • June 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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To The Dismay of Thiefs Across Vietnam, Apple Deactivates Wiped iPhones Running iOS7

To The Dismay of Thieves Across Vietnam, Apple Deactivates Wiped iPhones Running iOS7

Last night over here in Asia, we watched with bated breath on live blogs and Apple’s own live stream as Tim Cook et al unveiled a number o...

  • June 11, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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