If you are our reader, you should know that we wrote a lot of articles about knockoff, and knockoff new has been one of the most important elements of our blog. Today, the last day of 2012, we’d like to take a moment and look back at the coolest knockoff of 2012 including the clone of iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII and Steve Jobs wax figure. Sit back and enjoy!
Acer is planning to launch a 7-inch super cheap tablet next month (CES 2013 ? ) called the Iconia B1, as the Taiwanese PC maker looks to expand its reach in the handheld market. According to the Wall Street Journal, Acer Iconia B1 will come with a very low price tag. Going head to head with the likes of the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Acer is so-say planning on stealing the show by offering the Iconia B1 for just US$99 (616 yuan). The small tablet device will pack a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display – neither of which matches the power and output of its closest rivals …
The 3G version of Apple’s iPad Mini and iPad 4 just received an approval that would compatible with China Unicom and China Telecom 3G network, where China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center TENAA listed the device as model number A1455 and A1460 respectively. Obtaining such a permit has always been an indication that a release date is imminent. More info after the break.
Last week, Amazon launched its ebook store in China and began to sell Chinese electronic books via its mobile Kindle application on iOS and Android devices. However, there were reports emerged saying local authorities have started investigating the company’s right to sell e-books in the country, since Amazon does not have a license from publishing authorities for e-book operations.
Smartphone makers are getting insane of making 5-inch smartphone with 1080p display, so it should come as no surprise that China’s ZTE is, too. Call it “Nubia Z5″. It’s pretty similar to HTC Butterfly (known as HTC Droid DNA in U.S.) and Oppo Find 5 that opted a 5-inch Full HD display, quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdrago S4 Pro APQ8064 chipset and 2GB of RAM. Rumors are saying ZTE’s Nubia Z5 will have a slim chassis measured at 7.6mm in thickness, meaning it should be thinner than OPPO Find 5 and HTC Butterfly! Isn’t that exciting?
This is pretty surprising. OPPO is scheduled to unmask the Find 5 on the 12th in Beijing. But while you’re still guessing what’s the fifth elements indicate, the specs sheet of OPPO Find 5 has already been posted on www.oppousa.com! It will come with a 5-inch Full HD display with 441ppi, runs a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, pairs up with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage. The specs sheet also revealed it will include a 2,500mAh battery, NFC capability and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Other than the leakage, we also have some exclusive info to tell you after the break.
Chinese users are actually quite unhappy with Apple’s latest announcement in regards of the launch of iPhone 5 in China, as the iPhone 5 will turn out to be the most expensive model out of all the previous generations. Many netizens found it unreasonable to pay for the iPhone 5, since Apple is just making it taller than its predecessor. They criticized Apple’s increase of price is outpacing their product innovation, but they’re still expecting to see someone to sell their kidney for the iPhone 5. Will the price hike deter Chinese consumers from buying the device?
To survive in the fierce competition of Chinese mobile market, the phone makers in China are trying to imitate everything from Apple. We have attended Meizu MX2 launch party in Beijing, which was considered to be another equivalent to Apple’s keynote event. Previously, we remembered CNN has mentioned that Meizu was formerly the coveted smartphone brand in China, but that mantle has passed on to Xiaomi which — like Apple — masterfully markets its technology like a lifestyle. But now we believe Meizu has strike back, which proved they can host a better Apple keynote knockoff in China. After having a preview video of Meizu MX2, we’ve made another video to take you through the magnificent Meizu MX2 launch event inside Beijing WaterCube. Meanwhile, we will look at Meizu MX2 in more details and how Meizu gives Xiaomi a big punch.
Xiaomi has been seen as China’s answer to Apple, and its latest released Xiaomi Box is notorious for being an Apple TV knockoff with a very cheap price tag. As expected, the Xiaomi Box is reportedly suffering from government investigation, which might led to the launch delayed. Rumor circulated that Xiaomi Box did not have the license to provide content over its set top box.
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…=)
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