Posts Tagged: Smartphones


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OnePlus One is a Xiaomi killer, set to launch in 16 countries next month

China's newest smartphone maker, OnePlus, unveiled its first-ever flagship phone in Beijing today at an equal price point to for China, RMB ...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 7:09 pm
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Pakistan 3G and 4G

As Pakistan prepares 3G and 4G roll-out, country expects up to 45 million high-speed data subscribers by 2020

Pakistan will soon be holding its spectrum auction for 3G and 4G networks - and some telcos are ready to offer high-speed mobile internet in...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 2:02 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 joins new smartwatches and fitness tracker in today’s global launch

It’s not just Samsung’s newest flagship phone that’s debuting today – the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Samsung...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing

Two Xiaomi phones crack top 10 rankings for global smartphone sales in February: report

Xiaomi, China’s golden boy smartphone maker, is rolling with the big dogs – according to a study from Hong Kong-based Counterpoi...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing

Xiaomi wants to sell 100 million phones in 2015, tall task to equal Lenovo

Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million smartphones next year, according to Sina Tech. Founder and CEO Lei Jun commented on the number at the recen...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Japan's market for mobile gaming

Japan’s smartphone games market now worth $5.4 billion, half of total gaming industry

According to a new report, Japan’s domestic smartphone gaming market was worth JPY 546.8 billion (US$5.4 billion) in 2013, up a staggering...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 1:40 pm
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Moto X makes India debut exclusively on Flipkart

Moto X makes India debut exclusively on Flipkart

Six weeks after launching the Moto G in India, now it’s the turn of the higher-end Moto X to make its debut in India in exactly the sa...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 4:01 pm
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Compared to the iPhone 5s, this chart shows the iPhone 5c has bombed in China

Compared to the iPhone 5s, this chart shows the iPhone 5c has bombed in China

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) isn’t going to tell everyone precisely how much of each model it sold in every country, so we need to find an alte...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 10:01 pm
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India phones

44 million new smartphones shipped in India in 2013, but feature phones still prevail

IDC has crunched phone shipment numbers for India in 2013, and the result shows that smartphones are growing strongly but feature phones sti...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 12:55 pm
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Which smartphones do Asians have now, and how much will they spend on their next one?

Bad news for Samsung: 85% of people in Philippines willing to buy homegrown smartphone brands

Smartphone growth is being fueled not by big names like Samsung but by the increasing demand of homegrown smartphone brands in the country.

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Indonesian government toys with imposing 20% import taxes on foreign-made smartphones

The ministry reasons that they need to protect the local handset manufacturers from the onslaught of overseas brands flooding the country. T...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 5:33 pm
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It turns out that North Korea's homegrown smartphone is made in China

It turns out that North Korea’s ‘homegrown’ smartphone is made in China

What a surprise! The North Korean Arirang AS1201 that was shown off last summer is actually, it now turns out, a made-in-China smartphone. H...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 11:35 am
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After a stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

After stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun is spewing out more numbers than the Count in Sesame Street today. After saying that Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 3:42 pm
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This handheld game console crossed with a smartphone could be the future of gaming in China

Among the dozens of booths at this year’s Global Mobile Game Congress in Beijing, one hardware company in particular stands out: a l...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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China’s OnePlus leaks specs for upcoming smartphone, but can it stand out?

New Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus slipped us some new specs for its upcoming OnePlus One flagship device this week. The One is slated to ...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 5:13 pm
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Xiaomi to launch a phablet as it shows interest in bigger screens – will a Xiaomi tablet be next?

Beijing-based phone maker Xiaomi is set to get bigger – first in terms of market size as it spreads throughout Southeast Asia, and now...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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What you need to know about China’s 700 million smartphones and tablets

By the end of 2013, China had 700 million active smart devices, according to the latest report from Umeng, the country’s largest app ...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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Xiaomi’s old flagship phone still selling well, now sold 15 million in total

Xiaomi’s old flagship phone still selling well, now sold 15 million in total

Despite the annual product cycle that aims to get people upgrading to the newest hardware, some people still like to buy cheaper, previous-g...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
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