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ZTE to launch up to six more tablets next year

ZTE, one of China's largest network and phone suppliers, is making a bigger push in the tablet PC market by releasing five to six new devices next year.

Written by Michael Kan19 Oct. 10 16:05

ZTE unveils tablet with built-in phone

ZTE, one of China's largest network and phone suppliers, has unveiled a new tablet device that includes phone functionality and runs on the Android 2.1 OS.

Written by Michael Kan14 Oct. 10 22:00

Apple resorts to reservations amid China iPhone shortage

Chinese users wanting to buy an iPhone 4 best first place a reservation before venturing to an Apple Store. With the device selling out in retail outlets across China, Apple is now requiring all potential customers to first reserve the device online, before they can come buy the device at one of their stores.

Written by Michael Kan08 Oct. 10 20:37

iPhone 4 shortage hits Chinese stores

Stores in China are starting to sell out of Apple's iPhone 4, just two days after the device was launched there.

Written by Michael Kan27 Sept. 10 18:34

Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 hybrid tablet laptop delayed to 2011

Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 -- a hybrid PC that can function as both a laptop and a tablet -- will be launched in China early next year, pushing back its release date from this past June.

Written by Michael Kan24 Sept. 10 16:44

Chinese Apple fans line up for iPhone 4 launch

Apple launched its iPhone 4 in China Saturday morning, attracting a massive crowd of people to one of the company's new stores in Beijing.

Written by Michael Kan25 Sept. 10 13:00

China video sites may mean dollars for Hollywood

Bootleg copies of films and television shows have long been the bane of Hollywood studios trying to make a buck in China, where piracy is rampant. But video hosting sites in the country might be paving a way for these U.S. companies to start earning more revenue on their products by bringing their films and TV shows legally to China.

Written by Michael Kan23 Sept. 10 20:40

Chinese mobile users download more games and apps

Chinese users tend to download more applications and games to their cellphones than mobile users in Western Europe, according to market research company Canalys.

Written by Michael Kan21 Sept. 10 20:18

Alibaba still wants Yahoo to sell back stake

Even though Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz made soothing comments about her company's relationship with Alibaba Group on Friday, the Chinese e-commerce giant doesn't feel the same way, according to a source with knowledge of Alibaba's thinking.

Written by Michael Kan21 Sept. 10 00:58

Apple's iPhone 4 to launch in China on 25 September

Apple is launching its iPhone 4 in China this Saturday, 25 September, in what is part of the company's latest push to expand its presence in the Chinese market.

Written by Michael Kan20 Sept. 10 13:20

Ebay and Alibaba eye China US partnerships

Two of the world's biggest e-commerce marketplaces, eBay and it's Chinese counterpart Alibaba, will explore online partnerships that could help their users in China and the U.S., the heads of both companies said on Friday.

Written by Michael Kan10 Sept. 10 19:02

Slow start for Google in East Asia, but moving ahead

Ten years ago this week Google extended its reach into some of the world's largest Internet markets by offering local-language search results in China, Japan and South Korea. After a decade of hard work, it is in the unfamiliar position of having to fight hard to become the dominant search engine.

Written by Michael Kan17 Sept. 10 02:34