Meizu CEO Jack Wong has stated that he wants to cease the bundling of the UP0510 power adapter with their phones due to quality issues. He posted his comments on the official Meizu forums, and they’ve even made it in to the newspapers. Jack Wong had already said in the past that he doesn’t use the official Meizu charger due to it’s inconsistencies. Months back the company even decided to prolong the warranty on the charger due to complaints.
It’s official, GaoPeng.com, Groupon China’s website and joint venture with Tenecent was launched today! Although users can begin signing up now, group buying deals will not be available until sometime in March. The 11 cities currently available to sign up in are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Chongqing, Tianjin, Nanjing, and Suzhou. According to Sohu IT, deals will focus on local food and lifestyle and will be available in Shanghai and Beijing first.
Launch pic after the jump…
Earlier this week we did a review of the Ouku Tablet, a low-cost Android 2.1 Tablet. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the time to make a hands-on video of my own for it. I was however able to find a couple videos that show off the screen’s responsiveness and speed, as well as a few other features.
Videos after the jump!
Someone on the Meizu forums has posted some photos and video of a Meizu Smartphone running on iOS. The validity of the porting has yet been confirmed, but the video may unveil some some clues as to whether it’s genuine. Personally I believe it’s genuine, but check it out and decide for yourself!
China’s Ministry of
Censorship Truth has released it’s latest “directives” pertaining to topics in the media and on the internet. These directives are issued to the media and/or to internet companies by various central (and sometimes local) government authorities, and are eventually leaked. This weeks directives include the infamous WikiLeaks, as well as “anti-japan” rhetoric.
See some of this week’s directives after the jump!
With social networking beginning to boom in China, trending topics are gaining more and more attention each day. One of the funniest trending topics in China this last week was bread (面包 miànbāo), although in this case I’m not sure it’s a kind of loaf you’d want to eat.
Head over to The World of Chinese for more info!
Are you interested in learning how to use China’s popular twitter like social networking site Weibo? Well look no further! Bill over at DigiCha has written a pretty awesome 20 page guide which breaks down the micro-blogging site for English speakers.
We’ve had a couple days now to play with the Ouku Tab, and are happy to say that it surprised us a bit. It hasn’t got too much to brag about in the way of specs, and it only runs on Android 2.1 Eclair, but it’s a pretty decent 7″ tablet considering the price tag.
Check out the full review after the jump!
Just as I
hoped suspected…the Transformers are real, and that scene from Transformers 2 that takes place in Shanghai was actually documentary footage. Conspiracy I say, CONSPIRACY! Those doctors won’t be able to dispute my sanity with this kind of proof on my side! OK, maybe I’m getting a tad ahead of myself…
More pics and info after the jump!
I know this is a pretty burned out story and such, but I just wanted to share with everyone just how the pollution can get here. I took these photo’s on the 25th floor of an apartment building facing west just outside of the east 4th ring road on Monday afternoon. That day’s AQI or Air Quality Index hit 500, the highest possible level on the scale. The AQI is not normally reported on by the government, but the US Embassy in Beijing has set up a twitter account @BeijingAir which gives hourly updates on Beijing’s air quality. If you don’t have a VPN or Twitter, GET BOTH! Or you can head over to this website (screenshot after the jump) for hourly updates pulled directly from that Twitter account.
See the Hi-Res photo after the jump!