Pre-orders do not equate to sales, but the figure provides a strong outlook for the smartphone maker that just re-entered China under its new owner, Lenovo.
China is often called a land of contradictions, and its tech industry is no different. Yes, the middle kingdom is the source of some hackers and copycats, but it’s also the source of some startling innovation, one of the world’s most unique and vibrant internet cultures, and some of the most passionate techies and gamers in the universe. China’s internet may be censored but that hasn’t stopped web, gaming, and mobile startups from springing up all over the country. Here at Tech in Asia we’ve got it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The hottest startups, the craziest copycats, and the darkest tales of censorship in Asia.
Tantan is pretty much just Tinder for the Chinese market. But in the wake of Momo's massive IPO, even that is enough to attract a US$5M series A.
The rise of Chinese brands in the smartphone market does have its limit. There is one place that Chinese brands, at least for the moment, simply can't go.
2014 was a massive year for venture investments in China, driven primarily by growth in the mobile sector. But it might be the last record-breaking year for a while.
Apple is betting such emotional imagery will win over fans in the Chinese market as well as it did in the west.
Hao Chushi, which translates to "Good Cook", lets users hire nearby chefs and cooks to come to their home and make a meal right in the customer’s own kitchen.
Machine translations services like Google Translate, which one might presume to be Flitto's biggest competitors, are actually Flitto's biggest customers.
After months of complaints about a poor game lineup, Microsoft China confirms it's working on bringing Halo: The Master Chief Collection to China. But can that save the struggling console?
Chinese drug ecommerce site Yiyao has broken records in its sector with the announcement of a massive $72 million series C round.
Ouya struck a similar deal with phone maker Xiaomi last year to get its games onto Xiaomi’s set-top boxes and TVs.
China is lifting further restrictions on game consoles, but don't get excited. This still doesn't mean a windfall for any foreign game companies.
Alibaba's Q4 earnings report reveals it now has more active shoppers than the entire population of the US. Yee-hawwwwwwwww!
Just over 40 percent of the stuff that Chinese people buy online is fake, said a recent government-backed report.
Chinese food delivery startup found itself in hot water this week after a cheeky advertisement caught the ire of an older lady who doesn't think that joking about prostitution is funny.
Milk Nanny wants to make it easier for new parents to concoct milk from powder formula. The basic idea is that you fill it with water and powder, and the gizmo does all the rest.
You won’t find the treasure trove of features and functions available on the mobile version, just basic messaging and file transfers.
Driving tracker gizmos are starting to multiply in number as quickly as fitness trackers. Alongside app-connected gadgets like Automatic, a startup from China is also hoping to persuade people to use ...