The Gooapple G22 Phone, otherwise known as the Spawn of Satan, has been priced and is now available for pre-order. The phone actually looks pretty sweet in the hands-on video we saw before, even though it’s an iPhone 4 clone. As a pre-order special, the G22 is priced at RMB999 (US$ 152), but that will jump to 1500RMB (US$ 230) once the pre-order stock is sold out.
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Taiwanese news sources are reporting that manufacturers in Taiwan have already begun producing parts for the iPad 3. They also claim that it is likely that the third generation iPad will be previewed at Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. Supposedly the latest iPad will boast a new screen, 4G compatibility, a 3MP front facing camera, and a 7MP back facing one. Apple have previously shot down gossip of an iPad 3 release this year, but these latest claims come directly from the manufacturers, giving the rumor more credibility.
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The iPad is already being sold “illegally” at grey markets throughout China since it’s release in early March, but for a massive premium. With the popularity of Apple growing exponentially in China, I wouldn’t be surprised if the release of the iPad 2 here turns out to be somewhat like the original iPad release or iPhone 4 release.
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The Android abuse begins this week with our fourth translated installment of the DigiWars comic by ZenithKnight. This week it’s all about tablets, and it looks like the iPad has got some pretty stiff competition.
See the full comic after the jump!
We’ve seen plenty of Shanzhai gimmicks over the years but this is by far the most disturbing yet. It’s the Gooapple phone, and it’s basically the spawn of Satan’s attempt at creating a phone. As a pretty serious Android fan I’m feeling a bit quezy looking at the combination of both my favorite and most despised tech icons (although that could just be lunch). The designers didn’t put much thought into what my feelings would be on the phone’s branding, but they have actually put some thought in to it’s specs. At the end of the day though, the best thing about the G22 is it’s mind blowing boot up intro.
Video and specs after the jump!
Every year in June for the last few years Apple has released a new iPhone like clock work at WWDC. Although it seems they may not be this year I still have confidence that in 40 years, the iPhone 44 will be released. Charlie Custer, resident geek at The World of Chinese, and ChinaGeeks blogger, found an amazing video of what the iWorld will be like at that point in the future. You’ll be shocked at how awesome/awful the future seems.
Video after the jump!
I recently came across some pretty hilarious comic strips on a Chinese blogger’s Weibo account and thought, “who would appreciate these more than my loyal readers!?” They’re drawn by Zenith Knight, a blogger who’s created these as part of his new comic titled DigiWar.
Very worth while comic strip after the jump!
It’s been reported, and I’ve just confirmed, that hacked US iTunes accounts are being sold on TaoBao.com. The worst part is that these hacked accounts come with (possibly your) full credit card information. Apple’s really dropped the ball on this one…
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We thought that the battle between Apple and Meizu had long been over after the blow Apple struck about a month ago. We were wrong. A Shanghai based company, Luoen Network Information, is actually suing Apple and the Chinese Patent Bureau on the basis that Apple’s iPhone design patents are in fact invalid.
A couple weeks ago we told you about how China’s Customs taxing iPhone and iPad owners at the border. The 1000 RMB (US$ 150) tax brought outrage from tourists and Chinese netizens alike who were taxed even if they were able to prove that they were clearly not attempting to resell the devices. Enforcement of this tax seems to have mainly been concentrated on the border between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, but the Department of Customs has said that it applies to entry nation wide. The Ministry of Commerce has released a statement admitting that “taxation on the iPad has been too high”. They plan to hold a press conference soon, hopefully to announce changes to the policy. Until then be prepared to pay up.
Source: 91 Mobile