In Apple’s Q4 results conference call, Tim Cook and other Apple executives are expected to discuss about numbers, iPhone 5 sales, iPad mini profit margins and retail stores. It’s surprising to hear Tim Cook disclosed the launch of iPhone 5 in China on the call, although he did not say which date exactly. But this would be warn scalpers in Hong Kong that the iPhone 5 grey market price will gradually drop in the next one and a half months, and it also gives an indication to Chinese scalpers to get ready for the iPhone 5 launch in China. Allegedly, China Unicom will be the first carrier to unveil this product, then China Telecom. More info after the break.
The Golden Arches of McDonald’s have now became a giant slingshot that hurls the Red Bird across China. This is a special location-based campaign jointly launched by TBWA Shanghai and Rovio. The campaign has launched in 1,500 stores in the country and it will try to engage their target audiences to interact with the game and McDonald’s food.
Stil remember BBK, the famous Chinese DVD player maker? After a glimpse of its Vivo X1 (rumored to be the next world’s thinnest smartphone), there’re some other sources saying the manufacture is going to reveal a phablet in its Vivo’s series lineup at the launch event in November as well. Allegedly, the phablet will have similar configuration as Oppo Find 5 and HTC Butterfly J — Full HD display, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chip, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 13 megapixel rear camera…But there’re two things that Vivo’s phablet might be greater than Find 5 and Butterfly J — a bigger display and a battery with larger capacity (3,000 mAh). More photos after the break.
We have to admit Apple’s new iMac is the thinnest all-in-one PC in the world, not even the Chinese knockoff experts could duplicate. With this new iMac knockoff, it also has been slimmed down and its hardwares have been improved from the previous generation. Specs-wise, the AIO desktop PC packs a 21.5-inch 1920×1080 display, can be configured with Intel’s Sandy Bridge core processors on its Intel H61 Express Chipset, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, four USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, a LAN port, and an aluminum enclosure. Also, it can run Windows 7 or Windows 8! Cool huh?
Less than 24 hours, Apple’s newly launched iPad Mini has cloned by the Chinese maker. It’s dubbed as “GooPad mini”. This mini tablet will feature a 8-inch display with 1024 x 768 resolution, which should look very close to an iPad mini. Furthermore, it will run Android 4.1 Jelly bean, which is said to be heavily skinned to look and feel just like Apple’s iOS 6. The best part? It only costs $99! It will launch in November as well as Apple’s iPad Mini.
Samsung Galaxy Note II may have sparked new wave of rise in “phablet”. Huawei seems to have intention of stepping into this niche market. The chairman of Huawei Yu Chengdong recently disclosed on his official Sina Weibo that the company will hold a launch event in Beijing on the 29th of October (next Monday). The giant phone is rumored to be dubbed as “Ascend Mate”, which will come with a 6.1-inch Full HD display, a 1.8GHz Huawei’s homegrown quad-core processor (Hisilicon K3V3), 2GB of RAM, a 4000 mAh battery and run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. More info after the break.
Can’t you get enough Fruit Ninja in your life and you want more, perhaps during class time? That’s how (image above). Other than that, a Fruit Ninja fanboy in China even installed the game on its graphic calculator. You may wonder how the hell he could play on a calculator since most of the calculators doesn’t have a touchscreen. Wish to know how? Video after the break.
Vivo X1, a smartphone that manufactured by a Chinese brand BBK. This is our first time introducing BBK (步步高), it’s one of the well-known consumer electronics brands in China, the company is famous for making DVD players. According to the sources, Vivo X1 will come with an incredibly thin body at just 6.55mm, which seeks to compete against OPPO Finder as the world’s thinnest smartphone. There are photos of the machines leaked on the internet, which showed its comparison with iPhone 5, Galaxy S3 and HTC One X. Check out more info after the break.
Don’t feel surprise if you see people hang over their iPad on the handrail. Recently, a lovely young lady who dressed like a ballerina somehow hooked over the handrail in Shanghai’s Subway to use her iPad. Since she was upside down, her panties become visible for the whole damn world to see. Her indecent gesture sparks lots of discussions on the web. Why are there so many bizarre things happen on Chinese subway? Watch the video after the break.
Microsoft is now accepting pre-orders for its Windows RT-powered Surface in eight countries including China. Customers in China can now pre-order the device through electrical appliance retailer Suning. There will be three options: 32GB model with no Touch Cover, costs 3,688 yuan (around $589); 32GB with cover, costs 4,488 yuan ($716); 64GB model with cover, costs 5,288 yuan ($844). Comparing with the pricing in US, Surface costs another $100 in China. In addition, it will ship on the 29th of October.
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