VIDEOS shot by mobile phone may generate over 90 million yuan (US$14.5 million) income in China this year, a 50-percent annual surge, thanks to the popularity of smartphones featuring high-quality cameras. So far this year more than 60,000 mobile-shot videos have been uploaded and income from online advertisements, sponsorship and mobile subscriptions is expected. According to Youku Tudou, the largest video hosting service in China, these videos have been viewed by over 40 million people either online or through mobile devices …
Had about 10+ emails asking us for some comparison between Meizu MX and other top smartphones these days, so we figured out we would spend some time to collect the results of tests that are done by Chinese tech sites who have got their hands on the Meizu MX. So, most of our readers want to know how does that new eight megapixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture lens make MX an appealing upgrade from Meizu’s last generation Android phone M9. And most importantly, how does the MX’s camera stack up against competition with Apple’s iPhone 4S and the super affordable Xiaomi? Jump past the break to see the results, and check out “our” comprehensive MX sample gallery below.
The atmosphere outside the IFC Apple store was extremely competitive, dozens of gray market dealers standby outside of the Apple store awaiting for queuers to resell their iPhone 4S. But thing went ugly when a gray market dealer got robbed by a trio of Africans. More info after the break…
Two things. One, we love micro four thirds but we aren’t impressed by the new Nikon mirrorless cameras — the V1 and J1 . Two, here’s an in-depth look at the Chinese factory that makes Nikon’s mirrorless cameras.
Still remember the Asus Eee Pad Transformer that has an optional keyboard dock to turn itself into a full-fledged notebook? It’s a pretty awesome Honeycomb tablet, and today, it gets ripped off by the Chinese knockoff makers. Introducing Trustime, a 10.1″ tablet that runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb and has an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. It has similar guts to the Transformer — widescreen (1280 x 800) display, 1GB of memory, and dual cameras (1.2MP and 5MP). The difference? It does not transform with a keyboard dock. More pics after the break.
We love Micro Four Thirds camera, so we think we must report this piece of news. Olympus is going to bring one of its new cameras in the family PEN to China today, the E-PL3. If you live in China, you can get the Olympus E-PL3 with a 14-42mm lens for 4,999 yuan (about $782). Available in 4 colors — red, silver, white and black. Check out the ads (exclusively for China) after the break.
On the Chinese internet today, someone very interesting got our attention. Apparently,
someone got their hands on an iPhone 5 prototype! Doing our best, we have assembled our team and investigated as quickly as possible. What did we find out? Keep reading, and check out the front pic after the jump.
Several western companies had involved in an ambitious new surveillance project in China. Cisco System Inc. will install 500,000 cameras in Chongqing City in the coming three years for public safety. But presumably, this wasn’t the main purpose. The Chinese government wants more control on crimes as well as keeping an eyes on political activists instead.
Just a few weeks ago, we got our sweaty hands on the world’s tiniest Micro Four Thirds camera which is as small as a SD card. It was available for sale in limited stocks, and it was sold out within 24 hours. It’s definitely a must-have toy/cellphone strap for Olympus fanboys, and figure collectors. And today, it is in stock again at M.I.C. store, with two new models, tiny mini E-PL1 and E-P2, along with the previous E-PL2. Only 100 available, and check out a nice little video to see how amazing it is.
The tiny-mini Olympus E-PL2 toy/cellphone strap is cute, and it becomes a perfect accessory when toy figurines get their hands on it.
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