‘Back-to-school’ gadget shopping seems very difficult for parents and students in China, which provided galore options in promotional offers, types of items, specifications and market trend. Freshmen have been arriving at Chinese universities one after another, quite a lot of them have been acquiring electronic gadget for their upcoming college life. Here are some pictures of Chinese college freshmen with their personal electonic gadgets. Surprisingly there isn’t too much Apple i-products, no iPad. We can see quite alot of Android phones, there are even Blackberry and Nokia features phone … and portable gaming consoles are almost dead.
Research In Motion have launched the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone in China. The company has hosted a product launch event in Beijing. The new handset is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet and offers the combination of keyboard and touch display integrated within the iconic BlackBerry Bold design. It also comes with the new BlackBerry 7.1 OS. The phone can be purchased from China Unicom or authorized dealers, price at 5298 yuan (US$829, no contract). It is almost the same price compare to Apple’s iPhone in China. We can actually understand why Blackberry is starting to lose market share to iPhone in enterprise …
Speaking during the RIM shareholders meeting, CEO Thorsten Heins has cited security concerns around industrial espionage and software theft as the reason BlackBerry devices are not manufacture in China. Heins indicated there was a threat that Chinese contractors could presumably use the access to the phone and tablet software to hack RIM’s infrastructure. This could have significant implications on their enterprise clients, where BlackBerry’s encryption is a distinct selling point to them. RIM is carefully protecting its security systems, but the company has somehow admitted the Chinese hackers are capable enough to steal their code. BlackBerry devices are now made in Mexico or Hungary.
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech industry news that we are lazy to post or left behind. There are stories on Chinese hackers, copper DSL, China-brand ultrabook and so on, check them out after the break. Hope everyone enjoy your weekend and looking forward to the holiday season. Video for this week : capitalism and communism in China’s capital …
The BlackBerry service has collapsed for a lot of people around the entire planet during the last few days. Even though RIM has made a response to it, but seriously, 2-3 days without email is a huge blow for Blackberry People. Here’s an animation illustrating Android might have something to do with it, and ‘CrackBerry’ addicts visiting Apple stores for iPhone 4S.
Baidu, the most authority search engine in China, has recently released a detail report on China mobile phone industry. The research data is base on the first quarter of this year and it tells you what the Chinese consumers like about their cellphones and how they are using it. The data showed some very interesting information, the Chinese still favour on Nokia handsets, they like their phones to be in white color, and the most interested software is instant messaging applications. So if you want to know more about the behavior of Chinese mobile users, click in for more details…
Ever wish your iPhone 4 had a slider keyboard? The QWERTY Case will help you with that. It is a case for iPhone 4, but also a slide-out QWERTY keyboard which easily pairs over Bluetooth using wireless connectivity. Although We are not physical keyboard fans, but when we put our iPhone into this QWERTY case, the next thing we know there’s a real life, tactile QWERTY keyboard under our thumbs as we’re typing, texting, and maybe even sexting to our heart’s content. Read on to see what we like, and don’t like about this little keyboard case.
According to a market research, iSuppli indicated the growth rate of Shanzhai products last year were up to 43.6%, about 228 millions units. And the Shanzhai products have possessed over 20% of the worldwide electronic market. Allegedly, RIM demands Blackberry Playbook to produce in Taiwan in order to prevent assembly manufacturers in mainland China replicated their product. Should Apple do the same thing to avoid leakage?
Chinese tablet users will soon get the chance to experience RIM’s Blackberry Playbook. CEO of RIM/Blackberry China has told the local reporter that the Playbook will arrive in China soon, before Q2 of 2011. It will be launched together with the whole world, and RIM has formed cooperation with China Mobile, China Telecom, and Digital China, which will help the promotion of Playbook in the country. Well, I will wait for the Motorola Xoom and iPad 2.
Of course, we are familiar with the Blackberry, but have you seen a toy for it? We would say the toy maker tendency toward mobile phone clone for kids who are in the age of 1-3.
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