Posts Tagged: smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S3, Docomo's Tokyo launch

Samsung Spells Smartphone Success in Q2, But Apple’s iPhone 5 Still Looms

Samsung’s Galaxy has reportedly sold more than 6.5 million units since its launch six weeks back. The flagship handset from Korean man...

  • July 17, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Return of the Knockoffs: Shanzhai Manufacturers Switching to Smartphones

The feature phone era was a godsend for the thousands of manufacturers of China’s shanzhai — a slang word for ‘knockoff...

  • July 9, 2012
  • at 8:15 pm
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Asia a Key Battleground in Epic ‘Game of Phones’ [INFOGRAPHIC]

App store analytics service, App Annie, has just released its Game of Phones infographic, and as big Game of Thrones fans here on this blog,...

  • June 21, 2012
  • at 10:02 pm
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Takara Tomy Delivers Another Addition to Japan’s Growing Robot Dog Army

Readers may recall a few months back when we wrote about Bandai’s Smartpet robot dog, which used an iPhone as its artificial brain. We...

  • June 15, 2012
  • at 12:20 pm
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Zing! Haier Unveils Its Budget Aliyun-Powered Smartphone

Alibaba has ganged up with gadget manufacturer Haier (SHA:600690; HKG:1169) to deliver a zinger: a budget Aliyun OS phone called the Haier Z...

  • June 6, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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inmobi at Mobile World Congress (photo from InMobi)

InMobi Wants to Dominate Mobile Advertising in China by Year’s End

According to a report from China Daily, India-based mobile advertising company InMobi intends to be China’s “best mobile adverti...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Alibaba: One Million Aliyun Phones Sold Since Launch

Alibaba has announced that its Aliyun OS phones have surpassed the one million sales milestone, almost exactly 10 months after its launch la...

  • May 30, 2012
  • at 10:20 pm
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March of the Cheap Smartphones: Details on Qihoo 360’s New Phone

Recently, we’ve seen news of cheap smartphones coming from a lot of Chinese internet companies, including Baidu, Netease, and Shanda. ...

  • May 21, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Baidu Unveils Low Cost Smartphone with Voice Recognition and 100GB of Cloud Storage

There’s an interesting battle taking shape in China, as a number of companies are setting their sights on the nation’s entry-lev...

  • May 15, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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Speculative Specs: This Should Be the Next Xiaomi Phone

In the space of just one year, the Chinese startup Xiaomi has gone from being the maker of an Android-based ROM beloved of Android tweakers ...

  • July 16, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Japan Lags in Smartphone Adoption, But Still Leads Asia in Mobile Internet Usage [REPORT]

Nielsen has some interesting figures about smartphone adoption and usage in Asia in its recent Smartphone Insights Study. Perhaps most inter...

  • June 22, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Dentsu Hopes Emoji Can Ride Android Platform to Overseas Markets

Japanese advertising giant Dentsu, D2C, and Bijutsu Shuppan Networks Co. Ltd have officially announced the release of the Dcloud platform [1...

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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NHN Japan Launches Popular Line App for Windows Phone

NHN Japan, hot on the heels of hitting its 40 millionth user milestone for its popular Line calling/messaging application, has today announc...

  • June 12, 2012
  • at 9:08 pm
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Aliyun OS to Get New Hardware With Haier Smartphone Launch

Alibaba looks set to give consumers a choice of phone-maker for its Aliyun mobile OS, with China’s Haier (SHA:600690; HKG:1169) due to...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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See Docomo’s Transparent Dual-Touchscreen Android Phone Prototype [Video]

Here’s a great video demo of a smartphone prototype from NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) which has a see-through display that (like the Sony rea...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 5:00 pm
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Second Intel-powered Smartphone, Lenovo’s K800, Available for Pre-order on

There have been numerous reports out there today that Lenovo is going to announce its Intel-powered, Android-rocking smartphone, the K800, i...

  • May 28, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Netease Working on Cheap Android Smartphone

Perhaps inspired by Xiaomi, it seems everyone is looking to make a low-cost Android-based smartphone for the China market these days. Neteas...

  • May 18, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Now Everyone is Making Smartphones: Shanda’s Smartphones To Launch On June 6

So the new big thing for tech giants in China is to make smartphones, it seems. Shanda (NASDAQ:SNDA), also the creator of the famous Bambook...

  • May 14, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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