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China carriers will carry LTE iPad Air 2, mini 3 for first time

China carriers will carry LTE iPad Air 2, mini 3 for first time

Today, China Unicom and China Telecom announce they will both carry new iPads. Both carriers will carry the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, and will sell to customers starting March 27. Both tablets will be available with LTE, marking the first time a carrier in China is offering connected iPads to consumers. The connected tablets will support the TD-LTE and FDD-LTE standards in China, and will also support DC-HSPA and HSPA+ in the same model.

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LG G3 Beat could be the G3 mini for China

LG G3 Beat could be the G3 mini for China

LG has just unveiled in China what could very well be the LG G3 mini, though it is really stretching what the word "mini" really means. While the LG G3 Beat is indeed smaller than the current LG G3 flagship, it still sports a 5.5-inch display that comes close to crossing that very thin line that separates a smartphone from what most would call a phablet.

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Baidu, China Telecom remove Bitcoin following Chinese bank prohibition

Baidu, China Telecom remove Bitcoin following Chinese bank prohibition

The so-called "Google of China", Baidu, has stopped accepting Bitcoin as payment on any of its online properties -- as has China Telecom. This near-synchronous cessation of payment transactions for the two companies in the digital currency, many believe, exacerbated the recent sudden downturn of Bitcoin's long and unprecedented rise in value. The USD Bitcoin value currently stands at $679.43 according to CoinDesk, down from $1,147 just before the People's Bank of China all but outlawed the payment option for banks.

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Huawei Ascend D2 available tomorrow for $640 on China Telecom

Huawei Ascend D2 available tomorrow for $640 on China Telecom

Huawei's new Ascend D2 smartphone was announced and unveiled last week at CES, and we even got our hands on the new device, but it looks like the 5-inch 1080p smartphone will be officially released tomorrow for China Telecom customers at a price of ¥3,990, or around $640. The new phone will go on sale starting at 5pm local time.

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iPhone 5 rumored to be arriving on China Telecom later this year

iPhone 5 rumored to be arriving on China Telecom later this year

The iPhone 5 hasn't yet reached within China's borders, but it's rumored that the phone is about to. China Telecom, the country's third-largest wireless carrier, is said to be getting the iPhone 5 later this year. China Telecom chairman Wang Xiaochu said that the phone will start shipping to customers either later this month or early next month.

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iPhone 5 seeks approval for China

iPhone 5 seeks approval for China

It appears that Apple has gotten the China Compulsory Certificate for the iPhone 5 in a couple iterations, both of them quite possibly headed for China Telecom. The first of these will likely be the global GSM model - here in the approval found by Sina marked as WCDMA phone model A1429. The second is a CDMA2000 version model number A1442 of the device - this will likely be a brand new model of the iPhone as the current CDMA iPhone 5 (A1429) does not currently have China Telecom in its listing of networks. Of course there's always the future.

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Huawei looking to offer wider range of storage products

Huawei looking to offer wider range of storage products

After last year’s acquisition of U.S. computer security software company Symantec, China’s Huawei Technologies is looking at offering a larger range of storage products to its customers. While best known for being a networking and telecommunications equipment supplier, rising growth rates in mobile and Internet data services has prompted the company to seriously look at entering those markets.

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Nokia Lumia 800C and 610C CDMA Windows Phones official for China

Nokia Lumia 800C and 610C CDMA Windows Phones official for China

Nokia has officially revealed its first CDMA Windows Phones, the Lumia 800C and 610C, and China will be the first country to get them. Variants, as the names suggest, of Nokia's existing Lumia 800 and 610, the 800C will drop on China Telecom first in April, with the 610C following on in Q2 2012. They'll come with the usual Nokia Music, Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps apps, exclusive to the Finnish company's Windows Phones.

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Nokia Lumia 719C leaks, expected in China March 28th

Nokia Lumia 719C leaks, expected in China March 28th

Things seem to be falling into place for Microsoft’s Windows Phone launch in China. A couple of days ago we heard that Nokia had inked a deal with several Chinese carriers, like China Unicom and China Telecom, to launch several Lumia models on March 28th. It hasn’t been clear exactly which models would be gracing China’s shores, but the latest leak indicates they’ll be seeing variants on existing Lumia handsets.

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iPhone 4S hits China Telecom March 9

iPhone 4S hits China Telecom March 9

Apple's iPhone 4S will arrive on China Telecom come March 9, the Chinese carrier has confirmed, priced from free with a select contracts. Already available on China Unicom - with a somewhat disastrous launch that saw Apple's stores freeze sales of the coveted handset after queues turned violent - the second carrier will begin taking reservations for the smartphone from March 2.

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