Samsung Launching Dual-Touchscreen Android Flip Phone in China

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While Computex saw some new computing form factors for Samsung in Taiwan, it looks like Samsung isn’t shying away from experimenting with new form factors and design in the mobile space. The Samsung GT-B9120 is a flip phone that runs on Google’s Android operating system and is headed to Chinese carrier China Unicom with a […]

iPhone 5 Could Help Apple Sell 35 Million iPhones in China During 2013

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China represents an “enormous” growth potential for the iPhone and Apple, with the possibility to sell 25 million iPhones in 2012 and 35 million iPhones in 2013. The estimated iPhone sales in China come from Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore, who says that the iPhone is “just getting started in China.”, reports AppleInsider.  Apple partners with China […]

Oppo Teases World’s Slimmest Smartphone

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A new smartphone from China-based Oppo hopes to claim the title of the world’s thinnest smartphone. The race to slim was first waged between Apple and Samsung with the debut of the iPhone 4. Since then, Motorola had released the impeccably thin Droid RAZR–also known as the Motorola RAZR internationally, and the newcomer Huawei came […]

Apple and Foxconn Will Work To Improve Pay and Working Conditions

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Apple and Foxconn announced a new agreement that would improve the working conditions in the Chinese factory. The agreement, which follows an independent survey from the Fair Labor Association, will result in more workers being hired, increased wages, and crackdowns on illegal overtime. The Fair Labor Association survey found multiple labor law violations at Foxconn. In three […]

New iPad Approved For Sale In China

The new iPad will soon be making its way across the Pacific to China. Or rather, the Chinese government will allow Apple to keep some iPads inside China to sell in stores. The Chinese government has approved one model of the new iPad, model number A1416, for sale within China. It is likely that the […]

Nokia to Launch Lumia 719 Variant for China, U.S.?

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Under half a year since Nokia initially debuted the Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone handset, it appears that a variant of that device will be headed to China and other parts of the world, including the U.S. The variant, known as the Lumia 719, is said to be similar to the original Lumia 710, which […]

Where is Your New iPad?

The iPad 3rd generation orders have started shipping to customers across the U.S., but from the looks of it Apple and FedEx are creating a stockpile of new iPads at several warehouses across the U.S. We shared which new iPad models we ordered last week, taking advantage of the preorder to avoid waiting in line […]

HTC Confirms Windows Phone Tango with Triumph in China

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HTC is slated to launch the HTC Triumph, a variant of the HTC Titan, for the Chinese market. Though the Triumph will just be a re-badged hardware offering of a device that’s been available for some time now on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network with a massive 4.7-inch display, the device will be among the first […]

Foxconn Workers Get Raise as iPad 3 Release Date Nears

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Chinese factory workers who are in the midst of making the iPad 3 got good news today. Foxconn, the company who makes the iPad and other Apple products announced a raise for factory workers, adding 16 to 25% to the worker wages. The pay raise, the third since 2010, comes shortly after Apple and Foxconn faced scrutiny […]

Huawei Ascend P1 S Coming to China in March

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Last month at the Consumer Electronics Show, Chinese manufacturer Huawei made a big splash with its elegantly refined Android Ice Cream Sandwich-sporting Huawei Ascend P1 S, a slim smartphone that’s even sleeker than the Motorola Droid RAZR. The phone packs a lot of punch into a svelte package, including a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, 8-megapixel […]

Why Apple is Manufacturing Its iPhone in China, Not the U.S.

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The New York Times offers an interesting look into the world of iPhone manufacturing and why Apple has chosen to turn to overseas factories, rather than the U.S., to build its flagship phone. According to the Times, the decision to turn to China is in large part about scale, rather than costs. Had the iPhone […]

What Do You Think of Clamshell Smartphones?

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If you’re in China, Samsung is hoping that you’ll warm up to the flip form factor which has dominated feature phone designs of yore including the original Motorola RAZR (MOTO RAZR). The company has recently released the Samsung W999, an Android-powered clamshell for the Chinese market with dual displays, a large dial pad, and a […]

China-Bound RAZR Variants to Get Beefier Specs

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Slim is definitely in with the Motorola Droid RAZR for the U.S. market, but our friends from across the Pacific will be getting their own variants launching soon that will come with beefier specs. The models made for the Chinese market won’t work outside of China as they will come with specialized phone radios for […]

Motorola RAZR Gets Slight Redesign for China

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The Motorola RAZR, also known as the Droid RAZR for Verizon Wireless in the U.S. market, is getting a slight re-design and a different model when the handset lands in China. The handset was recently seen gaining regulatory approval for China and is called the MT917. Like the Motorola RAZR and Droid RAZR, the MT917 […]

Massive Apple Store Opens in China in Time for iPhone 5

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Another Apple store has opened in China, only this time, it’s the real deal and not a fake. Apple’s 5th store in China is also its largest and the massive store has opened just before the expected launch of the iPhone 5. While it took several months for the iPhone 4 to reach China after […]

Are Display Issues to Blame for iPhone 5 Release Date Delays?

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Normally we have to wait for an iPhone announcement or iPhone release before we hear of display issues, but according to Digitimes, one manufacturer of iPhone 5 displays has found a defect that could contribute to shortages in 2012. According to Digitimes’ source, Winter has found a  “delayed bubble” defect with displays headed for the iPhone 5. This defect reportedly […]

Lenovo Debuts 7-Inch Android LePad A1-07 Tablet in China

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Lenovo‘s 7-inch Android slate has been rumored for some time now, and the LePad A1-07 as the company’s more portable Android tablet has gone official in China. The company has not announced U.S. availability of this particular model yet, though an IdeaPad and ThinkPad tablets are already announced for the States in 10-inch form. The […]