The freshly-minted Hong Kong-based mobile operating system company Acadine Technologies is hoping to make room for itself among the ubiquitous of Android and iOS devices. The company says it received USD100 million in its first round financing from China-based Tsinghua Unigroup International. Acadine is so new, that only yesterday, July 15, did it register and […]
05 July 2015
Alibaba Group may soon enter into an agreement with Micromax, a mobile phone manufacturer in India, to purchase a 25% stake in the latter for USD700 million. According to reports in Indian local media, this will become the first time for Alibaba to buy Indian phone maker shares as a foreign investor if the deal […]
28 February 2014
Microsoft announced at the Mobile World Congress 2014 held in Barcelona that several companies, including Lenovo, LG, Huawei, and ZTE, have become new partners for its Windows Phone platform. Though some manufacturers already launched smartphones using the Windows Phone operating system, this platform was not their focus. But with the new cooperation, more Windows Phone […]
18 March 2013
South Korea's Samsung sold 30.06 million smartphones in China in 2012, ranking first in the Chinese smartphone market for the first time. For the entire year of 2012, Samsung's smartphone sales in China nearly doubled in China and its market share reached 17.7%. In 2011, the company's sales in this marketplace were 10.9 million smartphones, […]
27 February 2013
During the Mobile World Congress 2013 held in Barcelona, Spain, the Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE launched ZTE Open, its first smartphone product running on Firefox OS. ZTE Open has a Cortex A5 processor and a 3.5-inch screen, but other features have not yet been disclosed. At the same time, another mobile phone brand Alcatel […]
26 February 2013
Taiwanese PC maker Acer said that its notebook shipments are expected to decrease by 10% to 15% for the first quarter of 2013, due to seasonal factors. According to reports in foreign media, Wang Jeng-tang, chief executive officer of Acer said the sales decline was also attributed to customers' demands for new product replacements. Some […]
28 November 2012
Jean-Philippe Courtois, Microsoft's global executive vice president and Microsoft worldwide president, apparently recently visited Suning's new headquarters in Nanjing for the first time, and implemented comprehensive talks with Zhang Jindong, chairman of the Chinese consumer electronic retail chain. According to reports in Chinese local media, the two companies reached an agreement on their comprehensive cooperation […]
14 November 2012
Alibaba's cloud computing platform's five systems, including cloud computing, large-scale storage, cloud network, data crunching, and Yun OS, will be integrated and renamed the Feitian platform. Wang Jian, president and chief technology officer for Aliyun.com, told local developers of the company's move at a developer conference. At present, Amazon has already achieved profit in the […]
29 March 2012
Microsoft has formally launched its Windows Phone 7.5 operating system in mainland China, marking the official entry of this mobile OS into the Chinese market. During the launch meeting, three types of smartphones, including Nokia Lumia 800, HTC Titan, and ZTE Tania, using Windows Phone OS were displayed. In addition, Samsung's new Windows Phone product […]
15 February 2012
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, China's leading interactive entertainment media company, has launched its Android-based customized smartphone operating system named Lezhong ROM. Shanda's new Lezhong operating system is developed based on Android 2.3.7 and its user interface provides re-designed and optimized functions allowing phone calls, short messages, contacts, and media players. Meanwhile, it integrates Shanda's exclusive […]
15 November 2011
Chinese mobile browser developer UCWeb has officially established a new subsidiary in New Delhi, India, and the company launched its latest UCWeb 8.0 version for Android in the country. Yu Yongfu, chairman and chief executive officer of UC, said that they see great traction in the Indian mobile Internet space, especially with the increase in […]
29 July 2011
Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba will soon launch a new cloud mobile operating system.
25 July 2011
Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has announced that during the second quarter of 2011, the company's shipments in China decreased by over 50% compared with the previous quarter and its operating losses reached EUR487 million. Nokia has recently published its financial report for the second quarter of 2011, stating that its performance in China and […]
19 April 2011
Chinese Internet company Tencent has formed a strategic alliance with Intel and Razer to develop a new RazerSwitchblade handheld device with Tencent's games. The concept product of RazerSwitchblade adopts the Windows 7 operating system and Intel Atom processor. It has a 7-inch multi-touch screen and tactile dynamic keyboard. It also pre-installs some gaming products of […]
03 March 2011
Chinese telecom operator China Unicom, which currently is an official reseller of the Apple iPhone, has launched its self-developed smartphone operating system, Wophone, which the company claims to be the first smart terminal operating system with independent intellectual property rights in China. China Unicom reportedly started the development of the operating system and the basic […]
29 October 2010
Chinese online gaming firm The9 has announced that it plans to introduce the game-oriented social networking site OpenFeint into the Chinese market before the end of 2010. At the beginning of July 2010, The9 reached an investment agreement with Aurora Feint, an American mobile game developer and the developer and operator of OpenFeint, and the […]
12 March 2010
According to China's Vsens, the wholly-owned customized terminal subsidiary of China Unicom, its new customized 3G smartphone, XT701, made by Motorola, is now ready for sale.
This is China Unicom's first smartphone product based on the latest Android 2.0 platform and the product, with Wi-Fi function, is sold at the price of CNY4,299.
Consumers who are interested […]
08 March 2010
Chinese security software provider 360 has announced plans to launch a permanently free-of-charge mobile phone security software product to help users solve increasing problems of spam SMS and nuisance calls.
Zhou Hongwei, chairman of 360, told local media that combining 360's security technologies with successful experience in fighting malware, trojans, and viruses, the company will provide […]
03 November 2009
Mobile Market, China Mobile's online mobile phone applications store for its OPhone and other devices, has published a notice stating that it started to charge for software and game products downloaded from its website from November 1, 2009.
The notice also made a correction to its previous report and stated the charging area would not be […]
29 September 2009
Chinese telecom operator China Mobile has officially started the sales of its Ophone handsets in Shanghai and launched a promotional activity at the same time.
During this promotion, users who buy the Ophone handsets from China Mobile Shanghai's designated business halls or from the designated stores of D.Phone will gain a subsidy of CNY1,800, including CNY1,500 […]