Posts Tagged: Smartphones


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How the iPhone is losing China to Xiaomi, and why tomorrow’s new phone won’t help

In a few hours, Apple’s going to release some new phones. Since China Telecom spoiled the surprise, we know that we’ll be seeing...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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China’s OPPO teases upcoming smartphone with sexism and lame laddishness

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO will launch a new flagship phone soon that’ll have some kind of touch-enabled rear. This feature has turned ...

  • August 28, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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iPhone 5C in China

Is this the perfect price for the iPhone 5C in China?

Unless the world is being trolled by a factory that makes plasticky phone bits, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will unveil a budget smartphone, seeming...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Why is 4G adoption in Asia’s emerging markets still so slow?

As of last year, 63 percent of telcos across all Asian countries had rolled out or were developing 4G mobile data services. This proves th...

  • August 14, 2013
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Chinese consumers won’t pay high prices for domestic mobile phones (DATA)

The success of low-priced, high-powered smartphones like Xiaomi — and Apple’s recent fall from grace in China — have made ...

  • August 13, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un checks out new homegrown Android smartphone

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has checked out – and given two fat thumbs up to – a brand-new homegrown smartphone. In new pict...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 11:15 am
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Disney phone China launch

New Disney phone enters budget smartphone war in China

China’s boom in smartphones is mostly fuelled by budget Android devices. Here’s another contender in the cutesy form of the Disn...

  • August 9, 2013
  • at 8:20 pm
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WeChat is Now the 5th Most Used Smartphone App In The World

The market research crew at GlobalWebIndex has compiled a list of the 10 most used smartphone apps in the world in Q2 2013. Among the list o...

  • August 6, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Sony’s 9.6 Million Smartphone Shipments Boost Latest Quarterly Financials

Sony (NYSE:SNE) has just released its latest financial report for the quarter from April to June (confusingly called Q1 in Japan). Focusing ...

  • August 1, 2013
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What Chinese consumers want in a mobile phone, and what worries them about domestic brands

Are you trying to sell a mobile phone to the Chinese market? If you make mobile phones, you probably are, considering that China’s mob...

  • August 29, 2013
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Over 80 percent of Thai people say they can’t travel without their gadgets. We’re not surprised

As electronics have more and more of an impact on our daily life, it’s undeniable that tourists definitely need at least one or two gadget...

  • August 27, 2013
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Samsung Galaxy S4 sales to hit 10 million in under 1 month

Gartner: Smartphones now outsell feature phones, Samsung still way ahead

Research firm Gartner has spilled out new statistics for worldwide smartphone shipments in Q2 2013. It’s a pretty historic moment, as smar...

  • August 14, 2013
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Japan's market for mobile gaming and content in 2012

Japan’s market for mobile content worth $8.8 billion in 2012, games bring in $5.1 billion

Japan’s Mobile Content Forum (MCF) has issued a new report that includes a number of interesting statistics on this country’s mobile ind...

  • August 13, 2013
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HTC new TV ads with Downey Jr

HTC places a $1 billion bet on new marketing campaign with Robert Downey Jr (VIDEO)

After struggling with sales, seeing an executive brain drain, and suffering a huge loss in stock value, HTC (TPE:2498) needs a huge boost. T...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 4:04 pm
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Xiaomi 20 million sales in 2013

Xiaomi raises its target, now plans to sell 20 million smartphones in 2013

Chinese startup phone-maker Xiaomi said earlier this year that it’s aiming to sell 15 million smartphones in 2013. But the company has now...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Despite China’s Smartphone Boom, People Still Use Very Little Mobile Data Each Month

China has over 300 million people on 3G, and China’s smartphone boom is still young and frisky. So how much mobile data are all those ...

  • August 8, 2013
  • at 4:32 pm
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Singapore’s Mig33 looks to smartphone era, rebrands as microblogging platform

It’s been a while since we last heard about Mig33, a social network for feature phones based in Singapore. The company is revealing today ...

  • August 6, 2013
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Youku redesigns homepage for smaller screens and mobile viewers

Youku Surges to 200 Million Daily Mobile Views This Month as Chinese Consumers Ditch Laptops

It’s mobile, mobile, mobile with China’s video sites these days as they chase China’s middle-income web users onto tablets...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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