In the last summer, we took part in a three days trip with Meizu’s fans and their staffs. Within the three days of vacation, we toured Meizu’s headquarter in Zhuhai, attended to the Meizu MX’s launch event in Guangzhou and went to a mysterious island somewhere in the South China Sea. We have made a special video for this trip, and it will show you how a Chinese smartphone brand connected with their users. Hope you guys would like it…=)
Microsoft demonstrated a software that can translate spoken English into spoken Chinese almost instantly. The software preserves intonation and cadence so the translated speech still sounds like the original speaker. Microsoft said research breakthroughs had reduced the number of errors made by the instant translation system. It said it modelled the system on the way brains work to improve its accuracy. Details about the project were given during a presentation in Tianjin, China. Spoken words were almost instantly turned into Chinese by piping the spoken English through Microsoft’s translation system. The machine-generated version of the words can even maintain some of the spoken style …
We spotted some international anime character’s mock-ups including Pokémon’s Pikachu, Naruto, Snow White and Avatar, in an animation festival held in China earlier this month. Guess what? Pikachu has became a creepy yellowish monster; Snow White became a white lady with cock eye; Spider-man wore white sneakers. Photos after the jump.
Stil remember BBK, the famous Chinese DVD player maker? After a glimpse of its Vivo X1 (rumored to be the next world’s thinnest smartphone), there’re some other sources saying the manufacture is going to reveal a phablet in its Vivo’s series lineup at the launch event in November as well. Allegedly, the phablet will have similar configuration as Oppo Find 5 and HTC Butterfly J — Full HD display, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chip, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 13 megapixel rear camera…But there’re two things that Vivo’s phablet might be greater than Find 5 and Butterfly J — a bigger display and a battery with larger capacity (3,000 mAh). More photos after the break.
If you always shop on the Chinese internet, then you better be careful. A recent report indicated more than 60 million internet users in China had lost over 30 billion yuan (4.7 billion US Dollars) due to online fraud from June 2011 to June 2012, and nearly 32% of online shoppers have encountered fraudulent websites. What a horrible figure!
Japanese Porn Star “Sora Aoi (苍井空)” reportedly to sign on to be a spokeswoman for the Chinese internet company Xiaomi, and Sora Aoi will be advertised for Xiaomi’s MiBar. Sora Aoi is rumored to start working with Xiaomi in September with seven-figure salaries. With MiBar, it is an app (Android and iOS) that provides a forum for MiFans to chit chat by using voice messages. So are we going to see a bunch of Sora Aoi’s sexy wallpapers for MIUI? Will Sora Aoi use her huge breast to promote the next-gen Xiaomi phone?
How important is a smartphone to you? Google market research firm IPSOS found out smartphone users in China reached 33% of the country’s population, saying the Chinese is relying heavily on the use of smartphone. They use it basically everywhere — at home, offices, public transports, restaurants, etc. More than half of users said the first thing that they use on their phone is to browse the web, then go on to social network, emails and some other stuffs. But the report did not mentioned whether they still use their smartphone to make phone calls. Seems like no one are using phone to make phone calls anymore, how about you?
China is Apple’s second-most important market, and during the WWDC keynote, Apple introduced new Chinese-specific features to OS X Mountain Lion, including a new Chinese dictionary, new Chinese fonts, improved input methods for Chinese characters, along with support for Chinese search engine Baidu and other Chinese social networks.
Haier, a China-based consumer electronics manufacturer, announced a waterproof Aliyun phone at Beijing today. The maker has unveiled a 7-inch Android tablet HaiPad last year, but did not draw too much attention from the public. At the start of this year, Haier also brought a very interesting but quite useless see-through TV to CES. Now is the time to check out its waterproof smartphone…
US-based gaming developer PopCap was one of the early movers that set up branch in China during 2008 to tap into the Chinese mobile gaming market. The company’s products like Plants vs Zombies, Zuma and Bejeweled already enjoy immense popularity with Chinese gamers. The US company has partnered with Chinese Internet giant Tencent to launch the new Plants vs Zombies Great Wall edition. The new edition will not take place in the backyard of a westerner’s house, but rather on the Great Wall of China. The zombies in the game will be Chinese zombies wearing ancient official robes …
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