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Apple Faces Potential $38 Million Fine in China as $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Over 'iPad' Trademark Proceeds

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iSmashPhone summarizes a pair of reports from China claiming that Apple is facing a potential 240 million yuan ($38 million) fine from governmental authorities over alleged trademark infringement involving the "iPad" name. The fine pales, however, in comparison to the $1.6 billion Proview Technology, which claims to own the name,...
Apple Faces Potential $38 Million Fine in China as $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Over 'iPad' Trademark Proceeds

Not So Fast, Google: China Wants A Look At Your Motorola Deal First

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Google has overcome two big regulatory hurdles in getting its $12.5-billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility approved by both U.S. and European regulators. China has until March 20 to decide whether or not it will wave through the deal, too. The country’s Anti-Monopoly Bureau is now reviewing the deal — a...
Not So Fast, Google: China Wants A Look At Your Motorola Deal First

Apple bid $16m for Chinese iPad trademark, Proview lowers asking price from $2b to $63m: Reports

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With Apple said to be entering serious negotiations with Proview, looking to settle the lengthy legal battle over rights to the Chinese iPad trademark, Apple representatives are reported to have offered $16 million for the mark. A report shared by Sina (via the Beijing Times) states that Apple offered 100 million yuan ($16...
Apple bid $16m for Chinese iPad trademark, Proview lowers asking price from $2b to $63m: Reports

Nokia Pushes Its Emerging Market, Low-Cost Strategy With The 800C, China’s First CDMA Windows Phone

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A big step today for both Nokia and Microsoft in its bid to be at the center of the huge smartphone growth currently underway in China and other emerging markets: Nokia today paired up with China Telecom to launch the Nokia 800C, the first CDMA Windows Phone to hit China,...
Nokia Pushes Its Emerging Market, Low-Cost Strategy With The 800C, China’s First CDMA Windows Phone

With Google Play stunted, China’s $35 billion app industry is like no other

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Google’s Android mobile operating system is missing out on the lion’s share of China’s booming demand for mobile apps, despite accounting for 68 percent of smartphone sales in the final quarter of 2012. The search provider’s much publicised issues in China — which saw it relocate its search engine to Hong...
With Google Play stunted, China’s $35 billion app industry is like no other
China’s communist state news website aims for $245 million IPO raise

HTC beats Nokia to launch China’s first WP7 ‘Tango’ device, the Triumph

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Windows Phone 7 has begun its invasion of China and it is HTC that has put its flag into the ground with the pre-launch of the Triumph, which has entered the market first, according to a report from Engadget. The Triumph, which is better known as Titan in the West,...
HTC beats Nokia to launch China’s first WP7 ‘Tango’ device, the Triumph

Chinese Servant Gets Ten Years In Jail Stealing Overpriced Nokia Vertu Handset

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Here’s a sad, and slightly ridiculous, coda to the story of Vertu, Nokia’s wrong turn into making bling-tastic handsets encrusted with diamonds and gold: a servant in China convicted of stealing one from her boss has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined 20,000 yuan (over $3,000). The...
Chinese Servant Gets Ten Years In Jail Stealing Overpriced Nokia Vertu Handset

Google is awaiting China’s approval of its Motorola Mobility acquisition

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This week has seen Google gain approval in the US and Europe for its impending purchase of Motorola Mobility, the handset manufacturing side of Motorola’s business, however the company is awaiting the go-ahead from Chinese authorities. Commenting on the EU’s approval of the deal, Don Harrison, Google’s Vice President & Deputy...
Google is awaiting China’s approval of its Motorola Mobility acquisition

HTC and Sina Weibo debut One S with dedicated microblog functions (video)

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Just when you'd warmed to the idea of three navigation buttons on HTC's One lineup, the company went back and re-added a fourth button to the row -- in mainland China, anyway. To follow the debut of its Desire (aka Dragon) lineup, HTC has introduced a One S variant...
HTC and Sina Weibo debut One S with dedicated microblog functions (video)
Lenovo K91 Android 4.0 smart TV launches in China for $2,378

China Telecom To Get iPhone In March

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Apple may have seen $13 billion in sales in China last year, but apparently those numbers could have been higher if they’d had a bit more faith. The iPhone sold in huge quantities in the markets served by China Unicom, which since October of 2009 has been the only carrier...
China Telecom To Get iPhone In March

Samsung Galaxy S3 going on sale in China June 8, available on all three carriers

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Samsung has revealed that its Galaxy S III smartphone will launch in China this weekend — June 8 — becoming available on all three carriers: China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. At the launch event in Beijing yesterday, the Korean phone maker revealed that the Android-powered phone would cost $785 (4,999...
Samsung Galaxy S3 going on sale in China June 8, available on all three carriers

Xiaomi Phone gets a Youth Edition, a less powerful, cheaper alternative for students

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Many of you are already familiar with the Xiaomi Phone and its reverence in the MIUI community, but now the Chinese manufacturer has introduced a less expensive counterpart to the original, which is aptly known as the Youth Edition. Priced at 1,499 yuan ($237), this smartphone will sell for...
Xiaomi Phone gets a Youth Edition, a less powerful, cheaper alternative for students

Chinese Writers' Apple Book Piracy Claims Grow Louder

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Twenty-two Chinese authors now plan to sue Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) for 50 million yuan ($7.9 million), claiming copies of 95 of their books were published without authorisation in iTunes Store apps, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency. The books include the iconic 24 Histories, a collection chronicling Chinese...
Chinese Writers' Apple Book Piracy Claims Grow Louder

Chinese Vendors Already Taking Orders for 'iPhone 5' as New Physical Mockup Photos Surface

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Reuters reports on the growing number of Chinese vendors that have already begun taking orders for the "iPhone 5", despite the fact that Apple has made no announcement about the next-generation iPhone's specs or availability.Sellers on Taobao, a unit of Alibaba Group, are accepting orders for the iPhone 5, in...
Chinese Vendors Already Taking Orders for 'iPhone 5' as New Physical Mockup Photos Surface

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi hits $158m in revenue, 500,000 monthly shipments

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Apple may be the company generating headlines from its Chinese smartphone efforts but lesser known Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi‘s business is taking off impressively. The firm introduced its $320 MI-One device last year, and it is now seeing revenues of $158 million and is shipping half a million handsets each month. The...
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi hits $158m in revenue, 500,000 monthly shipments

Sizing up two Internet giants: Google vs Baidu in China [Infographic]

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We’ve written considerable amounts about Google’s approach to China, which the company says it is still focused on despite the fact that it relocated its search engine to Hong Kong in 2010. Of all of the challenges that Google faces there, the fierce competition provided by Chinese rival Baidu is...
Sizing up two Internet giants: Google vs Baidu in China [Infographic]

Lenovo LePhone S899t with ICS reportedly in the works for China Mobile

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According to a recent leak on Chinese site PConline, Lenovo's reportedly working on an Ice Cream Sandwich slab with China Mobile said to be on the receiving end of the delivery. Currently known as the LePhone S899t, this handset's allegedly friendly with the carrier's TD-SDCMA 3G network, while it's...
Lenovo LePhone S899t with ICS reportedly in the works for China Mobile

Role reversal: Apple accused of iPad patent infringement in China

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Apple is being accused of patent infringement in China. Yep, you read that correctly. China Daily reports that Proview Shenzhen Technology, a Chinese company based in the city Shenzhen, has pointed the finger at Apple over the iPad. “We ask the court to stop selling and marketing for Apple’s iPad...
Role reversal: Apple accused of iPad patent infringement in China

Apple's New iPad Finally Comes To China July 20

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A little over a week after finally settling its iPad legal case against Proview to the tune of $60 million, Apple today is delivering some more good iPad news in China: it’s going to start selling the new iPad on the mainland starting July 20. The Retina-display-enhanced model will be priced...
Apple's New iPad Finally Comes To China July 20

As prices drop, 80% of China's households could afford a smartphone by 2017: Study

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Smartphones are becoming cheaper while China’s middle class is growing, and Chinese households’ average disposable income continues to rise steadily. Roping those facts together, research2guidance estimates that 80% of Chinese households will be able to afford at least one low-end smartphone by 2017. China has long been the world’s largest...
As prices drop, 80% of China's households could afford a smartphone by 2017: Study

Proview claims possible $38M fine in Apple lawsuit

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A lawyer for Proview Shenzhen, Xie Xianghui, is claiming that a court in the Xicheng district of Beijing is prepared to "slap Apple with a 240 million yuan ($38 million) fine," according to the Global Times. The Xicheng district administration, though, is refusing to comment. "It is still under investigation,...
Proview claims possible $38M fine in Apple lawsuit

Sales Up, Profits Down at China's ZTE

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Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker ZTE said on Thursday that it had revenue of 86.25 billion yuan in 2011 ($13.67 billion), up 23.4 percent from the prior year. The company said it was the second fastest growing smartphone maker in the world and the fourth largest mobile phone maker overall. ZTE...
Sales Up, Profits Down at China's ZTE

HP Envy 4 shows up for pre-order on HP's China site, priced as low as 5,499 yuan

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A few days ago, HP accidentally listed the unannounced Envy 4 and 6 on a support page within its American website. Fast forward to today, and the company's Chinese site is following in similar footsteps -- though, this time around exposing a couple more details. HP's online shop in...
HP Envy 4 shows up for pre-order on HP's China site, priced as low as 5,499 yuan

Alcatel outs 4.5-inch, 720p OT986 smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich in China

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Alcatel is relatively a newcomer to the world of smartphone manufacturing, but the company's latest handset is certainly bound to turn some heads. Dubbed "OT986," this 4.5-inch device packs a hefty amount of all-around power (unlike that Venture), starting with its 1280 x 720 HD, IPS display, which is...
Alcatel outs 4.5-inch, 720p OT986 smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich in China

Chinese Ad Money Moving Quickly From Print To Web

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Marketers in China are fast moving advertising spend from offline to internet, one of the country’s largest online operators, Sohu (NSDQ: SOHU), said, as it reported record quarterly revenue to its Nasdaq investors. The Charles Zhang-led company, which operates the Sogou search site and Changyou online gaming business, saw...
Chinese Ad Money Moving Quickly From Print To Web

Baidu Beats Estimates, Posts Impressive Revenue Growth

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This afternoon Baidu released its second quarter financial results. The company made 5.46 billion yuan or $858.8 million, a nearly 60 percent increase from a year ago. Profit was 2.815 billion yuan or  $443.1 million a roughly 52 percent increase from last year. The company also said that revenue... Please visit...
Baidu Beats Estimates, Posts Impressive Revenue Growth

Meizu Flyme Store surpasses 100 million downloads, now boasts 10,000 apps

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It looks like Apple isn't the only company that has some boasting to do for its app store. Meizu, the company behind the eponymous Meizu MX smartphone and the Flyme OS (based on Android), has just shouted from the figurative rooftops that its Flyme Store has now surpassed 100...
Meizu Flyme Store surpasses 100 million downloads, now boasts 10,000 apps
HTC 'Kewang' low-end Android handsets launching in China on April 23rd
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