Posts Tagged: Smartphones


Xiaomi Hong Kong Taiwan April 2013

Xiaomi Confirms April Phone Launch in Hong Kong and Taiwan

The relatively new Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi teased a possible expansion into Hong Kong and Taiwan a while back – and now we finally ...

  • February 7, 2013
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Lenovo wants to beat Samsung in China

Lenovo CEO: We Want to Beat Samsung, Become China’s Top Smartphone Brand

We reported last year that Chinese-brand smartphones make up 60 percent of sales in China, but Samsung remains the top brand. For now. Lenov...

  • February 1, 2013
  • at 4:29 pm
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Huawei sales profit figures 2012

Huawei Profits Up 33% in 2012, Now Seeing 66% of Revenue from Outside China

Chinese telecoms firm and phone-maker Huawei might’ve had the kind of publicity in 2012 that’s usually only seen in a PR directo...

  • January 21, 2013
  • at 6:23 pm
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Why Apple Isn’t Making a Low-Cost Smartphone for China

We all know that China is important to Apple (even if you didn’t know it already, Tim Cook’s recent visit to China surely must h...

  • January 18, 2013
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Google's Eric Schmidt in China

Google’s Eric Schmidt Drops in on Beijing, Reminds Chinese Devs that Android is Number One

Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Eric Schmidt dropped into the GeekPark conference in Beijing earlier today where, in a panel discussion, he rem...

  • January 14, 2013
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MIUI Love theme

Xiaomi’s MIUI Android Skin Celebrates Having 10 Million Users

It’s not just buyers of the China-made Xiaomi phones – of which there were over seven million in 2012 – who get to use its...

  • January 9, 2013
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Gangnam Style is Now an iPhone Game

Well, I guess it was only a matter of time before this happened. Korean pop star PSY has been a phenomenon over the past year for his infect...

  • January 7, 2013
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Chinese City Launches Mobile Taxi App for Easy Cab Pickups

Booking a cab in China used to require making a phone call. Actually, in most cities, it still does. But if a new mobile initiative in Chong...

  • January 3, 2013
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iPhone and Android in China

Powered by Android, China Smartphone Sales to Hit 189 Million in 2012 [REPORT]

Taiwan’s Digitimes Research has a new report out looking at the smartphone landscape in mainland China. It states that sales of smartphone...

  • December 26, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Spreadtrum Facebook deal

Chinese Chipset Maker to Embed Facebook in Smartphones, But Obviously Not for China Market

With a view to the “world outside of China,” Chinese chipset maker Spreadtrum (NASDAQ:SPRD) has announced a tie-up today with Facebook (...

  • February 7, 2013
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CoolPad outsells Apple iPhone in China

How the Very Uncool ‘CoolPad’ is Outselling Apple’s iPhone in China

Coolness is only skin deep, but being uncool goes to the core. The Chinese phone-maker CoolPad is a case in point, and is about as cool as a...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Revamped Alipay Wallet App Takes a Leaf Out of Apple’s Passbook

There are lots of apps and services out there that want to be your mobile, digital wallet. In China, the biggest contender is Alipay, the e-...

  • January 18, 2013
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WeChat v4.5 beta

Next Version of WeChat App Will Add Voice Chatrooms, Song Recognition [Screenshots]

Yesterday, WeChat app officially hit an impressive new milestone – 300 million registered users – and that coincided with an iOS...

  • January 17, 2013
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Phucking Phablets: Huawei’s New Giant Phone is the Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Seen

Chinese mobile handset maker Huawei announced some new products at this year’s CES that have been getting a lot of attention. At the c...

  • January 13, 2013
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Xiaomi sold 7.19 million phones in 2012

Xiaomi: 7.19 Million Phones Sold in 2012, Considering North America Launch in 2014

China’s startup phone-maker Xiaomi seems to have arrived on the scene at the perfect time – just when Android is seriously taking of...

  • January 9, 2013
  • at 6:20 pm
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4 Golden Rules to Monetize Your Apps

David is the general manager of developer business for vserv.mobi and heads mobile application developer partnerships across Southeast Asia....

  • January 3, 2013
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Motorola Shop4Apps China shut

Motorola Tops a Nightmare Year with Closure of its Chinese App Store [UPDATED]

It’s been a nightmare year for phone-maker Motorola (NASDAQ:GOOG), particularly in China. And now this rough year is ending on even more o...

  • December 27, 2012
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Domestic Chinese Smartphones Attract Praise But Not Profits

We here at Tech in Asia have been very impressed with some of the low-cost smartphones coming out of China over the past year, and we’...

  • December 25, 2012
  • at 2:08 am
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