Today, Apple’s popular iPhone 5 officially goes on sale in mainland China, and both China Unicom and China Telecom also start offering the iPhone 5 to customers. If you’re thinking iPhone 5’s launch in China will draw hundreds to thousands of Chinese Apple fans at Apple Stores in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, well, it’s not happening at all. Unlike during the iPhone 4S launch which also happened on a Friday this year during January, no long queues were formed outside the Apple Inc. stores in mainland China, to get a glimpse of the thinner, lighter, faster and better iPhone 5. No one camped outside the stores during the night, and perhaps Apple is happy to see no scuffles breaking out between security and shoppers today. We have videos and photos in this article to show you the death of Apple in China.
Last weekend, Shenzhen police has successfully cracked down a Shanzhai factory that produced knock-off cell phones. Two production lines had been smashed and closed down, more than 3,000 shell casing and components to make fake Apple, HTC, Nokia and Samsung phone had been seized on the spot. Authorities have detained 10 suspects in connection with the factory. The small factory has only about 35 workers, which doesn’t consider to be a large scale production. It seems major mobile phone companies, especially Apple, are putting more efforts to track down those evil counterfeiters, by working with local police to raid their manufacturing facilities. Click in for more pictures on the story.
Still remember the poor littel girl Yue Yue who got hit by two vans and ignored by 18 bystanders? The miserable humanity’s incident had been spread over the world, and Yue yue’s parent urged a lawyer to sue the drivers who are responsible for her daughter’s death.
Mobile pornography sites are cheap to set up in China, with the use of WAP wireless network. The already outdated mobile network standard is still widely used in China. These WAP standard pornography sites only need 200 yuan (US$31) to build, and the server hosting fees only cost as little as 500 yuan (US$78) per year, which offer by numerous Chinese web hosting companies. It’s a growing issue in the country, as nowaday more young kids own their cellphones, and they can recevied spam SMS that could lure them to these pornography websites …
Looks like there are thousands of ways to smuggle cell phones from Hong Kong to China. Previously we have iPad transported in the air, now we have 345 mobile phones hiding inside some household gas cylinders. Hong Kong and China run independent legal and taxation systems, and smugglers in China often try to get goods from the former British colony to make a profit on the lower prices …
After we reported the Shanzhai market continuously suffered crackdown from Shenzhen Market Authority, the amount of knockoff phones had significantly slashed, have been a while that we did not report some nice knockoff gadgets but today we have got a Samsung Galaxy S2 clone. Hope you like it! Videos, photos and full specs after the break.
In celebration of the Chinese mid-Autumn Festival (or Moon Festival), Nokia introduced moon cakes in the shape of their phones. We do not know if it’s edible, but we are sure it doesn’t look like a real Chinese mooncake at all. More pics after the jump.
The robot is made up of a bench of colorful used mobile phone shells, which sits and reading a book in a post office in Beijing. This project made by Nokia, the company is encouraging people to start low-carbon, green life by exchanging their old unsed cell phone for a movie ticket. Eventually, the company can recycle the old phones to ensures that any renovation or components direct reuse will not occur.
Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio recently has become a spokesman for a Chinese mobile company. The Chinese mobile maker OPPO, is a manufacturer of digital devices including MP3 and BluRay players. They have made a few cellphones featuring music playback which were received well enough to make them try out an Android smartphone. According to reports, Leonardo DiCaprio was paid a staggering $5 million (not RMB) to feature in the commercials. The ad campaign is highly influenced by the style and sub-plot of the movie Inception, as Leonardo DiCaprio’s character travels to Paris on a quest to find a mysterious woman with the new smartphone. There will be a series of five commercials in a roll…
This is saying to be the most powerful clone in China at the moment, featured strong video playback ability of 720p, which we don’t see this very often in various knockoff phones. The specs are mainly the same as the old one, except its processor is 600 Mhz Rockchips ARM 9 dual core this time.
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