Although other smartphones are gaining popularity in China, the iPhone 4 hasn’t lost any steam. Good news for iPhone clones. They’re flying out of Shenzhen faster than Husain Bolt on steroids…and they’re better than ever. Introducing the CiPhone Pro, the latest decent attempt at a shanzhai iPhone 4. We’ve been watching this one for a few weeks, and can now finally bring you its full specs.
China Unicom, China’s only telecommunications operator to sell the iPhone, is rolling out it’s own smartphone. It’s been named the UPhone and is slated to come out sometime before the end of this year. The phone comes with it’s own Knowing Steve Jobs/Apple and how protective they are of their intellectual property, I wouldn’t be surprised if China Unicom is forced to change the name or risk losing their supply of iPhones. The UPhone will run on a “totally new” operating system developed based on Linux, but I doubt that will make much difference.
The limited details released by Unicom today make the UPhone sound more like a low-end smartphone rather than a product comparable with the iPhone, said Paul Wuh, a Hong Kong- based analyst at Samsung Securities Co.
Not really any surprises there…
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
The F10 smartphone is even more proof that Chinese Shanzhai phone manufacturers aren’t scared of anyone. In this case, it’s Sony Ericsson who’s getting shown the middle-finger by the boys and girls in Shenzhen.
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The world’s first bona fide projector phone has shown up on the streets of the Shanzhai Captial of the world. If you want a peek at what the future cell phones could look like then you’ve got to check this out.
The Chinese company, Yosion Technology, has just released what is possibly one of the best iTouch accessories of all time. If you own a generation 1, 2, or 3 iPod Touch but secretly always wanted an iPhone, then this simple gadget is your wet dream. The best part is, it’s a fraction of the cost of an iPhone.
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The wait is over for many Apple fans who today were FINALLY able to officially purchase the iPhone 4! Thousands of excited iFans lined up to be the first in China to be blessed with
gods Steve Jobs latest tech for the iLife.
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We’ve discovered that there are tons of fun and interesting Shanzhai products in the treasure trove that is the Chinese Grey Market that deserve to go head to head with their genuine counter-parts. Many of these products are also available through Chinese companies looking to share their redesigns with you.
This week we pit the popular BlackBerry Tour 9630 against its Shanzhai cousin. If you were to only take a quick glance at the two phones you would barely be able to notice the differences between the two. Both have sleek contoured designs that would fit easily in to any pocket, and both come equipped with full QWERTY keyboards for quick and easy emailing and texting. But which one of these two will come out on top?
Does this phone look familiar to you? If so, it’s because it’s you’re
a geek awesome. one of the latest Shanzhai clones based on an HTC Legend, and it’s been released right on the heels of HTC’s own London release event. One of the great things about this phone is that it’s gotten a bit of leg-up on it’s Shanzhai siblings.
Innovation Works, one of China’s largest sources of tech innovations, in cooperation with Foxxcon (Apple’s manufacturing slave) are releasing a “new” operating system to run on Sharp’s two latest smart phones. We put “new” in quotations because it isn’t exactly an independently developed operating system, but none the less it promises to be pretty impressive.
Some good news in the World of Chinese Apple lovers! The Chinese Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center has just granted Apple’s iPhone 4 with Wi-Fi capability a network access license. Basically, this means that the official version of the Chinese iPhone 4 can now go in to production and could hit the shelves in stores across China as early as sometime in Mid-September.