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Unicom to release UPhone in China?

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DigiTimes, famous for its highly reliable and trusted leaks *cough*, is once again quoting Chinese-language Commercial Times as a source for a possible new Android handset. Apparently, China Unicom, one of China’s mobile network operators, is expected to push out an Android based smartphone sometime in the next month or so. It is affectionately dubbed the Uphone. This may not be complete codswallop as we’ve already reported on two Ophones, one from HTC and another from Lenovo, which are alleged to ship in China sometime this year. However, as with anything originating out of DigiTimes, add a healthy doss of…

Dell taking its smartphones to China, possibly bringing Android with them

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by 5 years ago
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Reuters is running a story today that quotes two analysts as stating that Dell is going to start selling its own smartphones in mainland China. Supposedly Dell is working with Chi Mei Communications for the hardware and is working with Red Office for the operating system software. Reuters said that Red Office confirmed that it was working on OS software for Dell. The analysts told Reuters that the smartphones would roll out in China first, followed by the U.S. and Europe. Analyst firm Goldman Sachs wrote in a report: “Our industry checks indicate that Dell, barring any further delays, is…

Lenovo OPhone’s close encounter with the iPhone

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More pictures of the Ophone have surfaced over at the iloveophone by Sina Blog. This time, however, we can finally see what the Ophone looks like relative to its inspiration; the iPhone and iPhone 3G. In short, it is slightly bigger (1mm), but not enough to notice even when holding them in your own hands. The Ophone is reputed to come with a better spec sheet, including what the iPhone misses out on most: a 5 megapixel camera. With that said, we have not been able to confirm the specifications of the Ophone from Lenovo, so until we hear more…

Video of the Chinese market HKC Pearl running Android

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by 5 years ago
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The Chinese version of Engadget has posted photos of a device called the HKC Pearl running the Android OS.  The interesting thing?  It also appears to run Windows Mobile as well.  We’ve got photos and a video of the phone running Android after the jump. The device appears to feature a 2.8″ QVGA touchscreen display, a trackball for navigation, a 624MHz CPU, 256MB of ROM, and 128MB of RAM.  It also appears to be a quad-band GSM/EDGE device, features WiFi and GPS support, sports a 1250mAh battery, and weighs 128g while measuring 109.1mm x 59mm x 15.5mm in size.  A…

More live photos of the Lenovo OPhone Android smartphone

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by 5 years ago
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The guys over at ModMyGphone.com have scored a number of new pics of the Lenovo OPhone Android powered smartphone that is headed to the Chinese market. Some new details about the device have surfaced, as well.  For starters, we can plainly see that it has a 5 megapixel autofocus camera.  It also sports a microSD memory card slot and supposedly features an on-screen virtual keyboard for both Chinese and English text input – which means it’s not out of the question for people outside of China to get one to work properly. In any case, what you really want are…

Upcoming QiGi i6 to offer Android in China

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As 2008 embarks on the beginning of the end, T-Mobile will undoubtedly look back and remember it as a year for the G1 (ok, and the iPhone 3G). Nevertheless, as Android momentum builds, soon T-Mobile will not be alone in the world of the drones. As you will remember, the Australian firm Kogan has recently starting accepting pre-orders for its Agora, an Android sporting touch-screen device offering a physical QWERTY keyboard to boot. However, following hot on its heels seeking a taste of the lime-light is the i6 from Chinese-orientated firm QiGi.

Android heading down under thanks to Kogan

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by 5 years ago
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Looks like Android is heading down under. Young Aussie entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan from Kogan Technologies has announced plans to launch an Android Phone in Australia for AU$199 (about US$140) by Christmas. Apparently he’s getting the device made-to-order in China using stock parts. The device is planned to incorporate a touch screen and track ball but will omit a real keyboard. We think It’s a brilliant idea but we can’t help but wonder about the amount of quality control the device will undergo with Christmas being only 7 weeks away. So far the device doesn’t even have a name. Kogan Technologies…

Analyst predicts 17.1 million Android phones in ’09 – thanks, China

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by 6 years ago
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Bill Hughes of market research firm In-Stat is predicting that 17.1 million Google Android OS based devices will be sold in 2009, nearly double what he is predicting for world-wide Apple iPhone sales. He believes that the Chinese market will be the driving force behind Android adoption, with its 1 billion potential cell phone subscribers. Hughes says that the fact that the Android OS is free will be “very attractive in Asia.” Hughes also thinks that the Chinese government’s plans to push 3G services based on its largely home-grown TD-SCDMA technology will give Linux powered devices the upper hand over…