As you sit back this weekend and gorge yourself on ham, turkey, and gingerbread (not the Android one), remember that M.I.C. Gadget loves you. We hope you’ve had a great year, and we want to thank you for your continued support and constructive comments. So, happy holidays, dear all, and thank you for reading M.I.C. Gadget. While we didn’t send out cards to each of you, we did put our favorite tech CEOs together in their holiday attire! Watch the video after the jump!
According to the latest info from Taiwan’s analyst, Foxconn has arranged its iPad department to have only five days off during the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, in order to meet the market demand of the iPad 3’s announcement in February. The Chinese new year will start on January 23, 2012, and Foxconn offers nine days off for the workers in other departments. The Taiwan-based company has also posted record revenues on strong sales of iPhones and iPads in November …
Now that Amazon is shipping the Kindle Fire to its customers, the company is still negotiating with Chinese officials about introducing the Kindle Fire tablet in China. There is no word on when a deal is expected to be reached, but at least some lucky Chinese consumers have got their hands-on with the Fire. Watch the pretty nice unboxing video of the Fire after the break.
Last month, Amazon has announced its brand name Joyo Amazon which was used for the China market, has been formally changed to Amazon China. The company will also launch a shorter domain name Z.cn for its Chinese website to fully embrace its global identity. A new TV Commercial has been created as well to raise awarness about the rebrand and help to make Amazon become the most popular low prices online shopping destination in China. Just check out the video after the break.
When you think of Amazon you will think e-commerce and Kindle. Today, Amazon is going to expand its business in China. The company is reportedly talking to the Chinese government about selling its Kindle products in the country, and they are not only concerned with the speed to the Chinese market but also with Chinese user needs. And guess what, the company also rolled out a significant change to its Chinese site.
While Amazon could be on track to ship as many as 5 million Kindle Fire tablets in the fourth quarter, the world’s largest online retailer has reportedly started to put plans in motion to produce a second-generation model of the Kindle Fire, which could see the long-rumored 10.1-inch tablet launch in the first half of next 2012. According to Digitimes, Foxconn has secured orders for the device and is working to get the tablet out of the foor and onto store shelves during that time period.
No iphone 5 for this week, and Steve Jobs is properly making that in heaven. If you are flooded by all the Apple news this week, here are other Chinese tech industry news we have left out. After all, there are still so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Click in to check them out and hope everyone will have a great weekend !
According to a new report, Foxconn has just received an order for producing Amazon’s rumored 10.1-inch tablet, with shipments to begin in 2012 at the earnest. Foxconn, as we know, is the manufacturer behind Amazon’s widely popular Kindle e-readers, so that’s not exactly big news.
Just a few days ago, the WikiLeaks app has been removed from the App store and here’s an animation illustrating the news. You get to see Steve Jobs kicking out WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of the App Store, and hug the corporate biggies Amazon, PayPal, Visa and Bank of America. Then, WikiLeaks App goes into Android Market. WTF.
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