Google has started offering paid apps through its Google Play store in Taiwan once again after 20 months of battling with the Taiwanese government.
Meet the Desire U, the newest HTC phone to come to light in Taiwan. This fellow has a lot in common with a bunch of other members of the Desire family, but it does have one or two things that make it special.
It’s never nice to see a phone’s launch being delayed, especially when the device itself doesn’t look awfully attractive to start with, but at least Samsung will be making good on its (second) promise regarding the Galaxy Premier release.
Ahead of its planned launch in Europe, Xiaomi is reportedly planning to launch its smartphones in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan soon.
At long last, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for HTC, one that emanates from the 5-inch display of the HTC Droid DNA, also known as the HTC Butterfly. Here’s the latest update on the flagship smartphone’s availability.
We may not be getting an HTC One S with a plus sign anytime soon, but a special white edition of the phone with 64GB onboard storage has recently been hinted to come. If you’ve been dreaming about the all-white HTC One S ever since, you’ll be happy to hear that the phone is now available for purchase… in Taiwan.
Tencent is a company you probably haven’t heard of, but that doesn’t mean they’re not important. Over 700 million people use their instant messaging client QQ. According to DigiTimes, last week the company launched a service called “WeChat” in Taiwan. What exactly is WeChat? It’s another OTT (over the top) messaging platform, similar to how WhatsApp and Viber work.
The Galaxy Note and Nexus clones come from Taiwan-based Nextab, who has shown off the duo at the COMEX 2012 tech bazaar. We don’t know much about Nextab (in fact it’s the first time we’re hearing about the company), but these two gadgets don’t look half bad for their prices.
Things are about to change for those of you who live in Taiwan and crave for a Nexus 7 slate, although the rest of Asia might again be left out of the mix. All three major Taiwanese wireless carriers, as well as a bunch of electronics retail stores, have started taking pre-orders for the 7-incher and will ship the tab in a matter of weeks.
Every now and then phone makers release a market-specific device that won’t see the light of day elsewhere – like the HTC J, a model that the Taiwanese only introduced for the Japanese smartphone market. It has been four months since the HTC J made its debut, and it looks like HTC has had a change of heart about the phone’s availability.