Huawei has decided to stop focusing its priorities on the U.S market, and instead will focus its efforts on bringing its telecommunication products to the rest of the world. The company stated that its change in focus is due to “geopolitical reasons.”The company estimated that the U.S. accounts for about 30 percent of the world’s carrier business. For quite a while now, Huawei has been under fire from the United States due to allegations that the Chinese government is using its network equipments to spy on other nations. While Huawei always insists that its equipment is safe to use. The concerns surfaced again late last month, when the US government reportedly demanded to oversee equipment purchases by Sprint and SoftBank in the US as a precondition for their proposed merger. According to Huawei, the plan to pull out of the US network equipment market won’t affect its smartphone business in the country. They have also outlined plan to regain its share of European smartphone market, after losing up to a staggering 90 percent of its smartphone partners in Europe.
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’re just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on HTC’s facebook phone, Apple banned Chinese e-book app, the sales number of Xiaomi phone and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: the Chinese really love to watch Jon Stewart making fun on North Korea. Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week and enjoy using you favourite gadget.
The Huawei EDGE has just leaked out. The new handset has a gorgeous extremely slim aluminum body with a curved back, only measure 6.3mm thick and this will make it one of the slimmest smartphone on the market. The Huawei Edge (final name might called Ascend D3) is expected to become the company’s flagship model when it launches in the second half of the year. It packs some noteworthy specs: a 4.9-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel display, a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera. The handset will be sold in a 16GB and 32GB versions and will run on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. In that slim device, Huawei has somehow managed to cram in a capable 2600mAh battery as well. Chinese manufacturers usually have long stood for their affordable devices that might perform well but come with uninspiring design and general quailty. A phone with a polished, bare aluminum chassis would be a huge departure from this, and the improve in quality would surely have an impact on the price. A premium and elegance Android handset from Huawei, will you be interested to purchase it ? Two more pictures after the jump.
US congress recently signed into law to restrict government purchase of computer equipment and other IT gear manufactured in China. Silicon Valley is now taking issue with the restrictions. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and ten technology trade groups representing some of the large U.S. tech companies, including HP and Intel, fired off a letter to congressional leaders voicing their concern. Tech companies don’t want the language to be included in future spending bills or be expanded to cover other federal agencies. They’re worried an FBI review of tech products would hurt sales to government agencies. U.S. tech companies also worry the spending bill’s language could also cover their subcontractors in China and routine purchases of laptops or other technology. Retaliation is another potential worry, the trade groups warn that China could easily demand similar reviews for items imported from the United States. The tech firms are hoping that lawmakers will “review the security implications and competitive impact” of the provision as it currently stands, and ideally come up with a less clumsy solution. Practically, Silicon Valley’s interest is profit and stay competitive on price, many foreign tech companies just couldn’t give-up the world factory.
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 the shut down of China’s Nokia flagship store, Baidu knockoff Google Glass, Huawei loosing business in U.S. and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: young woman sells herself online, but not for sex … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week.
According to WSJ, the U.S. government is seeking oversight of network-equipment purchases as a condition for approving Japan Softbank’s $20 billion acquisition of U.S. phone carrier Sprint Nextel, a move that appears to be aimed at keeping out Chinese suppliers Huawei and ZTE. Negotiations are continuing on the U.S.’s conditions for blessing the Sprint deal, but the government is expected to require the companies to notify it when they plan to buy equipment for the core of their network and to cooperate if any national-security or public-safety considerations arise. Because of concerns about violating trade rules, any constraints wouldn’t specifically exclude gear from Huawei, which Softbank has used in its home market of Japan …
US Congress quietly tucked in a new cyber-espionage review process for government technology purchases into the funding law signed this week by President Obama, reflecting growing American concerns over Chinese cyber attacks. The law prevents NASA, and the Justice and Commerce Departments from buying IT equipment overseas unless federal law enforcement officials give their approval. The assessment must include “any risk associated with such system being produced, manufactured, or assembled by one or more entities that are owned, directed, or subsidized” by China. The provision underscores the increasing concerns the U.S. appears to have with China. The impact on Communist China could be great. According to congressional research, the U.S. imports a total of about $129 billion worth of “advanced technology products” from China …
The Zhejiang Provincial Administration for Industry & Commerce of China has announced the result of its spot check for 36 different mobile phones in the market. Twenty-seven of them were unqualified, failing to pass the battery heating test which is one of the critical safety benchmarks. Surprisingly all Chinese mobile brands are in the list, which include Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, TCL, Hisense, Vivo, Coolpad and K-Touch. All the sample products were collected from authorized retail outlets of China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom – the country’s major telecom operators. Tests were carried out on the products’ general function, battery capability and quality of chargers, and it has been found that most of the defective phones could not pass the heat exposure as required by the national standard …
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.
Huawei has unveiled the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate smartphone at this year CES. The phablet features a ginormous 6.1-inch 1280 x 720 touchscreen display, making it the largest smartphone in size on the market today. It is powered by Huawei own quad-core processor K3V2 @1.5Ghz, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage and a whopping 4,050mAh battery. Other specification provide a 8-megapixel camera, 1MP front-facing camera, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. Ascend Mate only supports WCDMA network, sorry folks, no 4G LTE yet. A 6.1-inch phone is pretty gigantic, Huawei just wants us to ditch our tablet in favour of the Ascend Mate, which in its eyes can double as both a slate and a phone, but not every consumers will prefer this philosophy. The Huawei Ascend Mate will make its debut in China this month, price at 3990 yuan (US$639, contract free, stand alone device). The price is not so attractive compared to Asus fonepad. It’s inconceivable to compare the Ascend Mate smartphone to a 7-inch tablet that includes telephony support. The line between smartphone and tablet continues to blur …
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