Apple’s next generation iPhone is almost here. We hear. Actually, we’re hearing a whole lot lately. Today, the Chinese knockoff makers managed to grab the opportunity to introduce their next-gen iPhone knockoff before Apple does. It has a bigger screen than Apple’s iPhone, and it looks like an iPod touch with a curved back form factor. Looks really awesome. More photos after the break.
UPDATE: Hands-on video!
Behold, the world’s most badass named product: Droid X360. It is a PS Vita knockoff that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And it has one powerful feature that the original PS Vita doesn’t have. It has 9 different kinds of built-in emulators for the classic arcade games, Nintendo 64, Sony PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game boy Color, NES/FC, SNES, SEGA Mega Drive and SEGA Game Gear. Check out more photos and a hands-on video after the break!
Alight, it looks like Apple continues to work to deter scalpers and lineups in China. Apple is sticking to a recent reservation system for the China launch of the new iPad. According to Apple’s website, shoppers will be able to register starting the morning of the 19th local time, and pick up an iPad the next day at the retail stores in Beijing and Shanghai. Unfortunately, Apple only accept a limited amount of reservations each day, and customers who fail to receive one will have to try again another day. Yeah, it’s a lottery again.
Once a major player in China’s mobile market, Nokia is now facing layoffs and office closures in China, due to a large drop in its market share in the country and elsewhere around the world. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nokia is closing two regional sales offices in China, and laying off up to 10,000 staff globally. So does anyone care?
Heavy rains have battered Chengdu over the past few days, but this won’t stop young jobseekers lining up for Foxconn summer jobs at the Foxconn plant in Chengdu. Thousands of people were lining up, and they were armed with rain gear and umbrellas, standing out in the rain just for a chance to audition. More photos after the break.
When checking up on your cat at the vet, it’s sometimes difficult to keep the little bugger from running around. Well, here’s a cool trick to ‘freeze’ your cat, discovered by a Chinese cat owner. Just put winter vest on them and the cat should be temporarily paralyzed. Video after the break.
It’s no secret that Android tablet sales have lagged far behind Apple’s iPad. The reason? Price and user experience. Some 10-inch Android tablets cost as much as an iPad, and some of them are painfully slow when it comes to gaming and multitasking. Apparently, Huawei’s upcoming quad-core tablet MediaPad 10 FHD would be something different. It will be powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor along with 2GB of RAM, and it will be available for sale in late August for less than $500.
It’s been said before that Meizu may expand towards international markets by opening retail stores worldwide. If that’s the case, it would be a big leap forward for the Zhuhai-based company to sell their flagship Android phone — Meizu MX — to international users. However, it looks like some Chinese resellers are selling the company’s new quad core smartphone at hiked up prices on Amazon. Duh.
One of the things that excited me most about going to Taiwan was the idea that I could check out the hilarious Taiwan bakery that create the packaging of their famous cake products in the form of Apple iPhone and iPad packaging. We reviewed the iFong, which is a pineapple cake in the form of iPhone’s packaging. Today, we want to introduce you another phenomenal cake product called the iYou, a pomelo cake featuring a packaging box that is quite similarly designed to Apple’s iPad. Lots of photos and a video after the break.
Apple’s Macintosh, Sony’s Walkman, Nintendo’s Gameboy — these are just a few of the many awesome gadgets that signified the 80s. It was a time when Nintendo was still dominating the portable gaming industry, and Sony was the one ushering in the new wave of portable music devices, while Apple was laying the groundwork for all-in-one desktop. Geeks all over the world should know these vintage devices, and until 2007, a revolutionary device came out and shocked the whole world, and that’s Apple’s iPhone. With the iPhone, you can browse the web, listen to music, play games, and take photos. Here’s something we would like to see, what would life be like if Apple’s iPhone appeared in the 80s? We made a video to illustrate the scenario. Just for fun.
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