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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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.
Video 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!
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.
Check out more info about the 2nd Gen Apple Peel 520 after the jump!
The Chinese Company Raynova has burst on to the scene with it’s latest 7-inch tablet the RAY 1. One of the coolest things about the RAY 1 is that Raynova has designed it’s own “Chinese friendly” UI to rival that of the Meizu M9. With a 1Ghz Freescale processor, 512 MB of RAM, and a capacitive touchscreen, the RAY 1 is more than worth it’s ridiculously low price tag.
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This awesome looks like 8-inch tablet was spotted in Shenzhen over the weekend. It’s stocked with a 1.2Ghz Samsung S5PV210 ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 256MB of RAM, and 8GB of on-board storage. Sadly the prototype only got a resistive touchscreen with an 800 x 600 resolution. According to the manufacturer, the production version of this tablet will come with a capacitive screen *fingers crossed*. The tablet also comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera, an HDMI out port, 1080p video playback capabilities, and runs on Google’s Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS. No word on the name of this bad boy yet, but if I had to guess I doubt it’ll be anything unique. Unfortunately no word on the price either, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do.
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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!
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!
As a Nexus S user myself , I’ve been lucky enough to be able to join the Android beta testing group for the legendary text-input app Swype (check out a video here). The app basically allows you to input text with one finger at incredible speeds with many less spelling mistakes than the typical Qwerty keyboard on touch-screens. Well four students (范晔, 傅承彦, 夏嘉斌, 董浩亮) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University have developed Aeviou to be the equivalent of Swype, but optimized for Chinese users.
Video and more info after the jump!
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The year of the Tiger has passed, and the year of the Rabbit has begun! I’m a tiger and last year was possibly one of my best years so far, but hopefully it won’t end as brutally for me as it did for the tiger in this short video/Chinese New Years card. It was made by the guys at 39 Degrees North, a local production studio located here in Beijing. This video was actually shot using a Red One (possibly the only in Beijing) and a Canon 5D Mark II and is pretty sweet if you ask me.
Happy Chinese New Year, and enjoy! Video after the jump!
P.S. I’ll be posting pictures and video of the crazy fireworks show asap, so stay tuned.