Have you ever seen a telephone pole broken into two pieces but still standing straight? This was spotted inside a public park in Guilin, a city in the southern China. The pole is owned by China Telecom, and it got knocked down by a vehicle in April. In order to fix it, the company used its adhesive tapes and some iron wires to bind the broken parts together.
What? Someone showed up on the roof of an Apple store in Beijing’s Sanlitun district yesterday afternoon, and sprayed a red graffiti “O” on the steel wall of the Apple store. The graffiti is obviously the Opera Web Browser’s logo. Apple employees noticed the completed graffiti and failed to wipe it off. More pictures after the break.
At WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple announced they will be adding Baidu as an additional search engine option for iOS users in China, while Google remains as the default search engine outside of China. This new feature can be seen in iOS 6. In this deal, Apple will be benefited with a cut of Baidu’s advertising revenue. The terms of revenue sharing agreements will be similar to other Chinese smartphone makers who provide built-in Baidu search.
Yesterday, Rovio’s ‘Mighty Eagle’ Peter Vesterbacka announced the first “Angry Birds activity park” in China and said the company is aiming to build up to hundreds, or maybe even thousands of activity parks in order to the make Angry Birds part of the neighborhood. In the meanwhile, Rovio has confirmed they will open the world’s first two retails stores in Shanghai and Beijing next month, and also jointly released “Angry Birds summer version” with China Telecom. Basically, these are what we are going look into after the break.
This happened at Foxconn’s Chengdu plant. A Foxconn male worker called Xie committed suicide from the roof of the northwest dorm building yesterday afternoon. News of the incident spread quickly through Sina Weibo (most used social media in China), and there is rumor saying that Chinese police officers have ordered all the witnesses on the spot to remove all evidence.
Previously, we have reported a Chinese laid-off man trying to build homemade submarines for sale. Now he has successfully tested his DIY-built submarine, hoping it could attract attention from the local aquatic product breeding industry. Zhang Wuyi, an ex-worker at a textile machine factory in Wuhan of Central China’s Hubei province, began to build the submarine in 2008 and spent a total of 3 million yuan (US$471,120) …
In the wake of the newly release “Macbook pro with Retina display“, a Chinese software company Qihoo 360 quietly disclosed they are making a new budget phone that would sport a 4.5-inch Retina display. The news came from the official weibo of Qihoo 360 chairman Zhou HongYi. He posted a photo of this new smartphone and he named it like the assault rifle as “AK 47″. A specs sheet was also revealed in the meanwhile. Check out more info after the break.
Sony has officially unveiled its first smartphone to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich about two months ago, and it is expected to show up nowhere else but China. The phone is named Sony Xperia Neo L, it is the successor to the Neo V. However, it does not bring major hardware enhancements. Check out more details after the break.
We’ve seen a flood of Windows 8 devices so far at Computex, and we think there’s no way they aren’t going to suck, especially the ASUS AiO — who wants to hold a 18-inch tablet on his hands? On the other side, the Android devices look cool on the Computex show floor, and we think the Chinese branded Android phones look not-so-bad. So, if you’re in the market for a cheap Android phone with satisfactory performance, start with this short list of Chinese-branded Android phones from Gigabyte, Acer, and Malata which have been showcased at Computex.
In the wake of many new and chunky Windows 8 hybrid devices, Android has been quiet at Computex this year. Acer actually had a few Android tablets displayed at their booth, and they are the Iconia Tab A110 and A210. The Acer Iconia A110 is remarkable. It is a 7-inch Android tablet and it is priced as cheap as Amazon’s Kindle Fire, but it offers better hardwares like having a Tegra 3 quad-core processor. We have some hands-on photos and videos embedded after the break.
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