More 2nd Generation Apple Peel 520 Photos Released

Back at the beginning of January Yosion announced that they would be releasing the 2nd Generation of the Apple Peel 520. Well Yosion, the naughty company that they are, decided to be a bit of a tease and release some more photos of the highly anticipated device. Check out a video of some lucky guy getting his hands-on the iTouch transforming 2nd Gen Apple Peel 520.

More photos after the jump!

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Got our hands on the Ouku Tab, A Low Cost Android Tablet at it’s Best

Decent low-cost tablets are hard to come by these days, but every once in a while the price meets performance. On our weekly trip to the grey markets we came across the Ouku Tab, and decided to give it a whirl. To be honest it was the price that caught our eye, but after playing with the demo a bit we were convinced of it’s potential. We’ve brought it home, and will have the hands-on review for you in the next couple days!

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The Chinese Love Winnie the Pooh Gadgets Too!

If you didn’t know, today is Alan Alexander Milne’s birthday! “Who is the hell is this guy?” you may ask…and I would say you should be ashamed of yourself! He is only the creator of one of the greatest childrens cartoons of all time, Winnie-the-Pooh. It just so happens that we’ve found the perfect thing to commemorate Alan’s Birthday during our weekly grew market tour, Winnie-the-Pooh gadgets! It seems that the Chinese love that heart warming little bear as much as me my niece.

Pics after the jump!


Where the Hell is Matt in China this Weekend, February 19th/20th!

Where the Hell is Matt will be dancing in Beijing this Saturday, Feb 19th, and in Shanghai this Sunday, Feb 20th! Matt Harding, the dancing legend behind the viral youtube videos will be showing off his skills and everyone’s invited to join! According to the Where the Hell is Matt Facebook Fan Page the event in Beijing has been moved from it’s original location in the SanLitTun Village:

We have moved this event to a location that is about 100 meters from the original called San Li Tun SOHO.

Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong Location Photos and old videos after the break!

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Shanghai Police Crackdown on Shanzhai Sex Drugs

Turns out that Shanzhai isn’t tech exclusive in China, and the Police in Shanghai are cracking down. It seems that there’s massive counterfeit market for sex drugs such as Viagra. In November 2008, illegal Chinese-made sex pills made headlines when ten men in Singapore died rather gruesome deaths after taking them. For the two years following, Shanghai authorities have struggled to reign in the counterfeit Viagra market but have been held back by a bureaucratic loophole.

More info after the jump!


The Umeox Apollo, a Solar Powered Android Device [MWC2011]

Introducing the Umeox Apollo, the Chinese manufacturers latest Android powered device which also happens to gather it’s power from the SUN! Umeox is best known for the V3, a .58cm thick low cost phone which was released at MWC2010. This solar powered android device is the first of it’s kind that actually looks as though it’ll head in to production. I’ve always doubted the practicality of solar powered mobile devices, but this device has swayed my opinion and has me hopeful for the future.

More info about the Umeox Apollo after the jump!

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ZTE Skate, 4.3-inch Android Smartphone Unveiled [MWC2011] (Video!)

ZTE has unveiled their latest flagship mobile device, the ZTE Skate, at Mobile World Congress 2011 (MWC 2011) in Barcelona. From what we’ve seen and heard so far, ZTE’s latest attempt at a high end mobile device has been somewhat successful. The Skate comes packed with 4.3″ touchscreen and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It has an 800Mhz processor and a 200Mhz GPU, but I’m skeptical as to whether that’s enough power to allow the Skate to be called a “high-end” device. What do you think of the ZTE Skate?

Video and pics after the jump!

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Chinese Government Seeds the Clouds for Snow Using AA Guns

If you hadn’t heard, the Chinese government uses a form of weather modification called Cloud Seeding. They did just that back during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and they’re still up to it. If you follow us on twitter you would know that I was extremely excited for the snow we got last week, as it is the longest the Beijing had gone without any form of precipitation in nearly 60 years leading to a +3 month drought. What’s cool is what they used to seed the clouds.

More info after the break!


Introducing the Apanda A100, Shenzhen’s Latest Android 2.3 Device

One of the latest worthwhile smartphones on it’s way out of Shenzhen is the Apanda A100. Like Meizu did with the M9, Apanda has decided to design a quality phone that can actually compete with popular Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S. With a 4.3″ capacitive touch-screen and Android 2.3 installed, the A100 is bound to draw some attention as long as the price is right.

More info and pics after the jump!

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China’s Sina Weibo Could Surpass Twitter in the “Micro-blogosphere” This Year

According to market analysts Sina Weibo is due to surpass twitter in number of users later this year. The relatively new Chinese microblogging site has been getting a lot of attention lately, and to be honest, I’m very interested myself. Many call Weibo the Twitter of China, but if that’s true then why the possible change in hierarchy?

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