Asia Tag

Posted On October 16, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Apple’s Real Strategy in China

The launch of a cheaper iPhone was heralded as the best approach Apple should take to grow their market share in the world largest populace.  However, the company launched a gold iPhone 5s with Touch ID and a polycarbonate iPhone 5c, which is anything but cheap. However, Ben Thomspon’s piece for Stratēchery,  highlights that Apple is a company continues to Think Different, despite the lost of their charismatic leader and co-founder Steve Jobs. Ben Thompson points out that two Percent of China’s public consumes one-third of the world’s luxury goods: According to China’sRead More
According to a new report from Asia, the model number of Samsung rumored smartwatch device has been confirmed in an Indian import and export shipment documents. The report: The device is listed in the category of Samsung Mobile Accessory.The device is expected to be released at IFA2013 held in Berlin. The specifications of device it yet unknown but it will act as an accessory to Galaxy Series Smartphone. Here is an alleged shots of smartwatch (codenamed Galaxy Altius): This device could be Samsung’s answer to Apple long rumored iWatch project. However, it appearsRead More

Posted On July 24, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Video of Apple’s Low Cost iPhone

A new video showcasing the body shell of the white low cost iPhone has surfaced in Asia. According to the report, the cheap iPhone outer shell is very shiny with exquisite workmanship and beautiful structure. Hence, it’s very likely it was designed in California. Video:Read More

Posted On July 22, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Purported Photo of the Gold iPhone 5S Surfaces

It looks like the folks from Asia have struck gold – again. Here we have the purported image of the gold iPhone 5S. Apple has reportedly had a change of plan at the last minute and will go with a 4.3-inch display for the next-generation iPhone instead of the current 4-inch seen in the iPhone 5. According to the report, the green logo is unlikely to be in the final version. However, this is where things start to get a bit confusing. The gold iPhone 5S has a 4-inch display, which indicates that Apple isRead More
According to a new report from the market intelligence firm ABI Research, Tizen is tipped to become the fifth largest mobile OS. “Tizen’s strong backing from Intel and Samsung will enable it to quickly outpace its other Linux mobile OS challengers,” says senior analyst Joshua Flood. “Additionally, other segments of the mobile ecosystem are keen for a new mobile OS to usurp Apple and Google’s dominance in the market. Mobile network operators, particularly in Asia, have been looking for other options. Apple’s refusal to modify its OS for operators toRead More
Rumors about future Apple  products appears to be on the increase from media outlets in Asia at the moment. Yesterday, we reported that Apple is set to launch the next-generation iPhone with a slimmer screen frame and 1.5 million pixels display. Today,  Etnews – a South Korean website, is reporting that Apple is set to launch an 12.9-inch iPad Maxi (tentative name), according to industry sources Here are the highlights from the report (via Google Translate): Apple will launch a 12-inches iPad in the first half of next year. This 12.9-inch iPad will reportedlyRead More
BlackBerry Mulling Exit of South Korean Smartphone Market According to Yonhap, a South Korean news website, BlackBerry (formerly RIM) is contemplating leaving the South Korea market. “BlackBerry, a Canadian smartphone maker, may pull out of the South Korean market in the first half of this year due to sluggish sales,” the report states. If this turns out to be the case, this will be the second Asian smartphone market Blackberry will be existing this year. Recently, Blackberry announced that they will not be launching their Blackberry Z10 flagship smartphone in Japan. At the time, Amy McDowell,Read More
Here we go again, another day, another Apple iPhone rumor out of Asia. This time Digitimes is reporting that, according to their sources, Apple is planning to release two iPhones in 2013. Unlike the China Times report yesterday, Digitimes sources are saying that the iPhones will come with 4-inch displays and feature in-cell technology., no mention of a 4.8-inch display. “Previously it was said that Apple would release a lower-cost version of its iPhone with a bigger screen in 2013,” Siu Han and Alex Wolfgram write for Digitimes. “But the sources claimed thatRead More

Posted On December 20, 2012By StaffIn Tech News

WhatsApp Is Now Free On iOS

WhatsApp is one of the first mobile application I’ve reviewed on this blog. WhatsApp is one of the most very underrated messaging service. The App is cross-platform, hence allowing users of various mobile platforms to stay connected. According to its iTunes page: [quote] WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone and all other smartphones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to exchange messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages with WhatsApp users at no cost.Read More
  This could be easily be mistaken for the launch of the iPhone 5 in China, however its only a small matter of Apple opening a new store in Beijing. The new store is Apple’s largest in China and is situated on Wangfujing Street, the city’s most famous shopping destination.   At the moment Apple views China as an important market, as a result, crowds like these will be the make the Apple bigwigs very happy indeed. [quote]Apple’s third Beijing store is a spectacle to behold.[/quote] Micgadget had this to say aboutRead More
  The iPad mini news continue to gain steam ahead of a rumoured event schedule for 17th October. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that according to their sources in Asia, Apple placed an order for 10 million units of iPad Mini for the fourth quarter. Amazon is said to have ordered 5 million Kindle Fire tablets in the same quarter. This huge order will enable Apple to meet the demands expected for such a low price tablet in the Holiday quarter. According to the reported,  “sources have suggested the new mini-tabletRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Technology News: Roundup in Asia

Report 1: HTC has is not giving up without a fight. The Smartphone market has seen its profit decline in the face of tough competition from the likes of Samsung and Apple. According to Digitimes report: HTC is seeing market share in China and India grow significantly in 2012. Nevertheless, growth of market share in these markets may not be sufficient to make up for the declining market share in Europe and the US. HTC put its focus on Europe and recently expanded to the North America market. The debt crisis in bothRead More