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China Mobile hoping to offer iPhone

China Mobile hoping to offer iPhone

Apple continues to roll out the iPhone to additional carriers across the United States, and more importantly, the world. Bloomberg reports that China Mobile is in talks with Apple to carry the iPhone, which would bring Cupertino’s smartphone to the largest phone company in the world in terms of user base. The new chairman of China Mobile, Xi Guohua, said that he couldn’t predict if the talks would be successful, however.

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Motorola RAZR HD coming soon

Motorola RAZR HD coming soon

There's no denying that Motorola has stuck to their guns when they said that the RAZR was a hero for them and that they'd be staying the name for some time to come as this week we're seeing a 720p version called the RAZR HD hit the wild. A couple of photos have been seen over in China at Gfan where this Motorola RAZR HD will be bringing not just 720p, but Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box. Can we expect this titan to hit Verizon just like its predecessors over the past few months?

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Samsung W999 Android clamshell official, like a GSII with a gigantic keypad

Samsung W999 Android clamshell official, like a GSII with a gigantic keypad

When it comes to releasing a variety of devices that center around a hero, enough devices to stuff an elephant with, so many devices that there's no way on earth you'll not be able to find the one that fits your desires PERFECTLY, Samsung has you covered - and with the W999 dual-screen clamshell dual-core Android, even the strangest businessmen will have what they want. You've got two OLED 3.5-inch displays, both of them at 800 x 480 pixel resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor under the hood along with Gingerbread, and it'll cost you something like 10,000 yuan (US $1,570) in its launch country of China - clearly aiming at rich businessmen with massive fingers.

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China Mobile talks LTE iPhone, inks 4G Clearwire deal

China Mobile talks LTE iPhone, inks 4G Clearwire deal

Apple and China Mobile are in talks about a 4G iPhone, it has been revealed, though technological differences mean such a smartphone likely wouldn't work on Verizon or AT&T's LTE networks in the US. "China Mobile and Apple hope to find a solution for close collaboration" carrier chairman Wang Jianzhou told Bloomberg, before suggesting that the Cupertino company sounded enthusiastic about the prospect. "We discussed this issue with Apple. We hope Apple will produce a new iPhone with TD-LTE. We have already got a positive answer from Apple."

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Marvell and Asus team up for Chinese market TD-SCDMA smartphones

Marvell and Asus team up for Chinese market TD-SCDMA smartphones

Marvell and Asus have announced that they have teamed up to offer smartphones for the Chinese market that run on the Chinese TD-SCDMA smartphone network using the Marvell PXA920 single-chip solution for the network. The PXA920 is the first single chip solution for the TD-SCDMA market.

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Apple will support TD-LTE standard says China Mobile

Apple will support TD-LTE standard says China Mobile

With the iPhone, now hitting Verizon with CDMA support and the device being on 3G networks around the world there are other carriers using different standards that want the iPhone too. In China, the iPhone has been offered for a while now on China Unicom.

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Delta Vivitek 8.2-inch color eReader with China Mobile 3G tipped for Dec 2010

Delta Vivitek 8.2-inch color eReader with China Mobile 3G tipped for Dec 2010

A color e-paper wireless ereader is apparently on course for release in December, with sources in Delta Electronics' supply chain telling the Taipei Times that the company's 8.2-inch model will offer WiFi and 3G in a partnership with carrier China Mobile.  It's not the first time we've heard about a color Delta ereader, either; the company demonstrated a 13.3-inch prototype at Computex 2010 back in June, suggesting it would be commercially available by the end of the year.

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HTC offers handsets in China under its own brand

HTC offers handsets in China under its own brand

HTC in the grand scheme of things in the smartphone world hasn't been offering handsets under its own brand here in the US for that long. The company started out making handsets that were branded by other firms and then started selling directly under its own name.

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QderoPateo Ouidoo platform blends augmented reality, China Mobile and a US carrier

QderoPateo Ouidoo platform blends augmented reality, China Mobile and a US carrier

Augmented Reality (AR) is making gradual inroads into smartphones, but a collaborative US/Chinese startup reckons the process needs to be accelerated.  QderoPateo are looking to bring "Articulated Naturality" - which would include AR as part of "Ambient Intelligence"  - to market, and have designed not only an OS but their own custom chipset and a hardware device that uses it, the QderoPateo Ouidoo.  While we've seen enough cellular startups launch and then wither, the company have apparently secured "several million" in funding, a manufacturing partner, and deals with China Mobile and an unnamed US carrier.

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LG GW880 Android smartphone hits China Mobile

LG GW880 Android smartphone hits China Mobile

LG's second Android smartphone has been launched, the LG GW880, and Chinese Mobile buyers will be the first to get it.  The keyboard-free GW880 is presumably the same device tipped earlier this month, and has a larger, 3.5-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen than the existing LG GW620.  It also squeezes in Chinese-spec TD-SCDMA 3G connectivity, along with a 5-megapixel camera and GPS.

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Dell Mini 3i hits China Mobile later this month; specs confirmed

Dell Mini 3i hits China Mobile later this month; specs confirmed

Dell may have come clean regarding their Mini 3i Android-powered smartphone earlier this month, but hard specifications for the touchscreen handset were tougher to come by.  Happily a China Mobile press release has filled in some of the technical blanks, confirming that the Dell Mini 3i headed to their shores later this month has a 3.5-inch 640 x 360 16:9 display and measures 58.35 x 122 x 11.7 mm.

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Dell Mini 3i Android phone imminent for China; Brazil by end of 2009 [Updated]

Dell Mini 3i Android phone imminent for China; Brazil by end of 2009 [Updated]

Dell has come clean with its Android smartphone plans, revealing it will be launching the Dell Mini 3i in China "in the coming days" while a Brazilian release will take place before the end of 2009.  According to Dell Latin America's Hans Erickson, China and Brazil have been prioritized above all other regions; he also revealed that the Chinese version of the Mini 3i - set to launch on China Mobile - will lack 3G, while the Mini 3i headed to Brazilian carrier Claro will get the high-speed connectivity.

Update: Dell’s official blog has confirmed the news, together with dropping strong hints that the company will be leveraging existing carrier relationships for embedded mobile broadband netbooks for future Mini 3i releases.  Vodafone in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and AT&T and Verizon in North America, are both name-checked.  More photos of the Dell Mini 3i after the cut.

Update 2: And now the official press release is out; still no hard specifications.

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