The Chinese government will begin issuing 4G licenses by the end of this year, a move that has been welcomed by the country’s three major telecom carriers, as well as mobile device makers hoping to grab a slice of China’s lucrative 4G market. The authorities are keen on making TDD-LTE network the future standard for 4G in China to combat the FDD-LTE standards. The United States, Japan and South Korea have mainly focused on the deployment of FDD-LTE networks. But the Chinese government’s stance to offer a duplex network that supports both systems has given the upper hand to China Mobile and prompted it to expand its deployment of TDD-LTE. China Mobile, the world’s biggest mobile operator based on subscriber numbers, had purchased a total of 1.24 million 4G terminal devices for TDD-LTE …
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news that have left behind because we are just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on Chinese hacker, HTC one, WeChat on trouble, surveillance on China’s Skype and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: a short film about a window cleaners who keep the Shanghai World Financial Centre sparkling … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week.
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news we have left behind because we are just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on China Mobile @MWG2013, Chinese mobile messaging service in U.S., Shanghai to debut 4G network soon and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: how a government official turned violent after missing his flight … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week.
China Mobile, world’s biggest mobile operator, expanded commercial trials of its fourth-generation mobile network last week to include Hangzhou and Wenzhou in Zhejiang province as it prepares for a full-scale 4G rollout in China. The trial in the two cities is to test the stability of the company 4G network. It allow China Mobile to collect customer feedback and gauge market response to the 4G service. China Mobile will not be providing voice services during its 4G-network trial because the network still needs further development. China Mobile, the major promoter for the homegrown TD-LTE technology, is currently conducting large-scale 4G trials in more than 10 cities in urban regions, but the company has not received a license from the government to provide 4G services yet …
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news we have left behind because we’re just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on HTC latest new handset, Apple profits in China, Lenovo consider to purchase RIM and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: i-Transport for disabled … Hope everyone have enjoyed your weekend and a fresh start to your week.
Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook made his second visit to China in less than 10 months, after almost doubling retail outlets in the communist nation. Cook met the head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology yesterday to talk about the development of China’s IT industry, global mobile communications and Apple’s business in China. He also met with Gary Locke, the current United States Ambassador to China. It’s not clear what exactly Cook is doing in China this time around and what he might have on his docket …
While everyone is waiting for Nokia’s next high-end phone Lumia 920, there’re some leaked shots on Sina Weibo indicating that it will come to China Mobile sometimes around 15 December. The device will be renamed as “Lumia 920T”, a variant for China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA network. Rather than that, China Mobile also said on its official Sina Weibo account that Nokia 920T will also support TD-LTE (4G-LTE) next year! The carrier has began testing 20,000 4G base stations in China, and it expects to see 200,000 up and running by the end of 2013. Furthermore, industry insider disclosed China Mobile will be the first carrier to sell Nokia Lumia 920 in China, which will be available at a non-contract price of 4,888 yuan ($788).
Huawei has launched its first 4G smartphone in Japan, compliant with the enhanced communication LTE with a maximum downstream speed of 76 Mbps for Softbank Mobile. The new Stream 201HW comes with 1.5GHz Dual-Core CPU and equipped with a 4.3-inch Super Amoled display at QHD resolution. Onboard storage 4GB ROM and memory go with 1GB RAM. Its 8 megapixel camera comes with a high-speed continuous photo shooting function that allows 10 photos in 1.8 seconds. The 5-second phone activation when the device is turned off also allows for a smooth experience when launching multiple apps. The phone comes with a 1,930mAh battery and power-saving technology. By looking at the exterior design of Stream 201HW, Huawei has favorably produced a Chinese smartphone with Japanese style. More photo after the break.
More pictures of the upcoming iPad mini have surfaced online, hinting that Apple’s much-anticipated smaller tablet will at least have 3G wireless connection. Last few days, Russian-language website UkrainianiPhone has posted purported photos of the 7.85-inch tablet that reveals a nano-SIM located on the side of the device case, which means it will likely come in 3G models. Now, new mock-up pictures appeared from Taiwan media, showing a black cellular band that is overlays the top of the back of the mini iPad. This plastic shield is certainly for the 3G modem and we beg it will also support the latest 4G LTE. Just knowing you can have a data connection virtually anywhere makes the smaller iPad instantly more useful as a go-to connected device, compare to the big iPad. This will be an advantage while comparing to the Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. What we have to concern is the battery life and price range. US$399 ? One more picture after the break.
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news that have left behind because we are just too busy on Apple new iPhone’s launch, or just too lazy and tiring to post. There are stories on sex discrimination in Samsung’s China factory, the ban of Google’s Nexus 7, Japan HTC’s waterproof phone, soon arrival of 4G network and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: watch how a Beijing master roasts the world’s tastiest poultry … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week and prepare to recieve your iPhone 5 this weekend.
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