Meizu CEO Jack Wong Planning US Expansion!

Right on the heals of the photo release of the Meizu MX, Jack Wong has dropped another bombshell. He’s announced his plans to export Meizu products to the United States, and plans to open an official Meizu office in California.

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Apanda A100 Specs Page Updated, Release Imminent?

A little while back we gave you a sneak peak at the Apanda A100, a 4.3-inch Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone. There was a rumor that the A100 would release at the end of March, but it’s already a couple weeks in to April and there’s been no word from the company. Recently the company has updated the specs page on their website which got us thinking. Does this update signal an imminent release?

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In-Depth Behind-The-Scenes Look At Shanzhai (Video)

Recently on the Pearl Report, a program on China’s TVB broadcasting network, they did an in-depth behind the scenes look at the world of Shanzhai (山寨). It’s definitely worth 20 or so minutes of your life, so check it out.

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Taiwanese News Claims iPad 3 Launch at Apple’s WWDC in June

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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iPad 2 Gets Certified in China, Due to Release Within a Month!

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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IMAX Opening Over 100 New Cinemas In China Over The Next Few Years

For those of us living in China, I’ve got some great news. It seems that IMAX popularity has grown so much that deals have been made to build over 177 new IMAX cinemas throughout China over the next few years. This spike in popularity of IMAX in China was largely due to the release of Avatar last summer, which was HUGELY successful with over US$ 207 Million in sales. The craziest thing about this is that there were only 445 IMAX theaters last year, meaning that nearly 1/3 of all IMAX theaters will eventually be located in China.

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Apple Peel 520 2nd Generation Release Date Announced (Videos!)

After months of rumors Yosion have finally announced the expected release date of the 2nd generation of the Apple Peel 520, their popular iPod Touch transforming device. At the beginning of January they told us of their plans to release a second generation of the popular device, and have been slowly torturing fans with photos and short video clips. With some key features added, the Peel 520 is now better than ever.

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iPhone Users, Help Japan, Buy Street Fighter IV

Everyone knows about the tragic 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan last Friday. If you want to help and you’re an iPhone user, one way to do so is to buy games. Capcom has reduced the price of it’s Street Fighter IV iPhone game to US$ .99 for this week only, and for every game purchased the company will donate US$ .99 to the cause.

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Spotted: Meizu M9 Running Android 2.3 and Benchmarked! (Photos)

The date for Meizu’s planned update of the M9 to Android 2.3 Gingerbread has come, and gone. M9 owners everywhere were disappointed, and rightfully so, but it seems that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The guys over at GizChina found that a Meizu engineer has posted photos online showing off an M9 running the coveted Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, and showing off the devices mind blowing benchmark speed.

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China Making it Harder for VPN Users

It seems that many users of the VPN provider Witopia (one of my personal favorites) have been having problems using the service in China. So many users have been reporting problems in fact that the company is recommending they report problems via e-mail instead of its live support service.

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