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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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Foxconn riot could happen again, experts warn

Foxconn riot could happen again, experts warn

The riot that caused one of Foxconn's factories to close down on Monday was definitely big news, but it wasn't entirely unexpected. We're heard for years that working conditions at Foxconn aren't exactly the best, with labor groups frequently bringing the company to the public's attention. Those who have Foxconn assemble their products have performed numerous investigations into the working conditions at the factory, and it isn't uncommon to see anonymous Foxconn workers discussing the more negative parts of their jobs on various news sites.

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Huawei Ascend D1 lands in China on September 12

Huawei Ascend D1 lands in China on September 12

After suffering numerous delays, it seems that the Huawei Ascend D1 quad-core smartphone is finally ready for prime time. The company announced today that the phone will be launching in China on September 12, and after that, it should slowly roll out to other regions around the world. Why will the roll out be slow? Blame it on that in-house K3V2 1.5GHz quad-core processor.

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Baidu Mobile Browser launches

Baidu Mobile Browser launches

In China, the biggest search engine on the block isn't Google; it's Baidu. Baidu has announced the launch of a mobile browser to compete with UCWeb, Google, and Apple within the country. Mobile browsers are important within China because a huge number of people access the Internet on mobile devices.

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iPhone 5 gets hd photo leak and video fondle

iPhone 5 gets hd photo leak and video fondle

Another set of photos appears to have been leaked of the iPhone 5, the next generation Apple smartphone set to be revealed - or so we've heard - some time next month. What these photos reveal is some high definition angles on the front panel of the phone showing how it will compare to the iPhone that's currently on the market as Apple's hero device. This next-generation iPhone continues to appear to have a 4-inch display with essentially the same wideness of body that the previous generation has right this minute.

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iPhone 5 dock and display production cuts early supply

iPhone 5 dock and display production cuts early supply

A report from China today suggests that suppliers behind the production of the new iPhone - or iPhone 5, if you prefer, are finding manufacturing numbers to be a bit lower than planned due to shortage of materials. This report comes from DigiTimes, a publication that has a mixed record for accuracy, but has produced early Asia-based supply news well in advance of official Apple sources in the past. Numbers of iPhone 5 shipments are said to be hitting below 15 million this season where Apple had requested that they be in excess of 20 million for the holiday months.

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Xiaomi Phone 2: quad-core Krait, 4.3″ 720p IPS, and Jelly Bean

Xiaomi Phone 2: quad-core Krait, 4.3″ 720p IPS, and Jelly Bean

Xiaomi may not be the first company that springs to mind when considering a new smartphone, with the company based in China and predominantly serving local customers, but its latest smartphone will certainly turn more than just a few heads. Engadget reports that the Xiaomi Phone 2 was announced at an event in Beijing today, featuring some impressive specs, such as a 4.3-inch 720p IPS display and quad-core Qualcomm processor.

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Apple nets 72% of Chinese tablet market during Q2 2012

Apple nets 72% of Chinese tablet market during Q2 2012

Apple might be getting some stiff competition here in the United States, but in China, the company may as well be the only one playing the game. Digitimes reports that 2.34 million tablets were sold in China during quarter 2 (which ended in July), and of those, around 1.7 million sales were iPads. That leaves Apple with a mind-numbing 72.66% of the market share, so just let that sink in for a moment.

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