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Why is Sony making selfie cameras shaped like perfume bottles?

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 20, 2014
Sure, the trend is worldwide, but China (and Asia in general) is spearheading selfie-enabling technology. Case in point, the new camera add-on that Sony is hawking in China, which looks like a tiny perfume bottle (or bottle cap).
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China’s cuts to handset subsidies could spur further growth for Xiaomi

by: Rob TriggsAugust 19, 2014
Authorities have insisted that China’s three state-owned wireless carriers cut their handset subsidy budgets, which could hinder local and international vendors, except for Xiaomi that is.
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Lenovo smartphone shipments up 39 percent, now ships more phones than PCs

by: Rob TriggsAugust 14, 2014
Lenovo has seen substantial growth in its smartphone business over the past 12 months, led by demand from emerging markets and its home country of China.
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ZTE – Past, present & future

by: Jonathan FeistAugust 13, 2014
It may come as surprise that ZTE has consistently ranked as high as the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer for global volume and device shipments, and is a major contributor to the 3G and LTE (4G) standards that we enjoy today. What's next?
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Xiaomi becomes China’s largest smartphone vendor, pinches first place from Samsung

by: Rob TriggsAugust 5, 2014
Xiaomi has become the larger smartphone vendor in China, accounting for 14 percent of handset shipments in Q2 2014.
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OnePlus signifies interest in officially launching in India

by: J. Angelo RacomaJuly 25, 2014

The smartphone market in India is becoming increasingly competitive, with major international brands and local ones alike vying for the interest among the populace, which is one of the bigger mobile device markets in the world. According to research by analysts at Mediacells, India is set to be the second largest smartphone market this year, overtaking the US, and just behind China. Meanwhile, Samsung already expects India to be the fifth largest mobile market in the world by 2020.

OnePlus caught the interest of mobile users with its hyped-up marketing for the OnePlus One, which is supposedly a flagship-killer, but without the flagship price. OnePlus launched to mixed [...]

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China deems the iPhone a national security threat

by: Erik EggersJuly 12, 2014

On Friday, China’s state run China Central Television (CCTV)  deemed Apple’s iPhone a national security threat. The threat is due to Apple’s “Frequent Location” feature that is a part of Location Services on the iPhone. According to the Wall Street Journal, the fear is based around the information contained within this feature that would, in essence, enable anyone who had this information to know of China’s secrets.

Apple has not commented on the report, but according to their support page, the feature can be customized or turned off in the device settings. Apple also claims that the information collected is only kept on the device and it will not be sent to [...]

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E-Ceros Vision review – 10.1 inch widescreen tablet

by: Gary SimsApril 28, 2014
E-Ceros entered the tablet market last year and the company has released a series of tablets, including a 9.7 inch iPad look-alike. That was last year. In the intervening months E-Ceros has been busily working on new products, one of which is the E-Ceros Vision, a 10.1 inch, widescreen device which redefines E-Ceros' design language.
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Chinese online store sells complete stock of Nokia X handsets in just 4 minutes

by: Gary SimsMarch 25, 2014
JD.com, one of China's largest online stores, has sold its complete stock of Nokia X handsets in just 4 minutes. In the run up to the device's official release it was reported that JD.com had pre-orders for over 1 million devices. The new phone went on sale at 10:00 AM on March 24 (Beijing time) and by 10:04 it was all over.
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Hugo Barra’s three big problems at Xiaomi

by: Bobby SitukangpolesMarch 21, 2014
It was a busy week for Xiaomi’s head of international expansion, Hugo Barra. Late on Monday, the former Googler posted a picture of himself with Foxconn’s boss and then some 20 hours later, he was in Hong Kong launching Xiaomi’s flagship and announcing a retail partnership with Hutchison’s telecom arm, Three. What are the significance of these two events? Read on to find out.
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