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On 1st September, China Unicom began listing and selling Micro Sim cards, a day later however and the emergency brake had been applied halting sales of the tiny Sim. Sources claim that the listing was a mistake and the new standard of Sim shouldn’t...

The State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM) are currently handing out surveying licenses to online services who want to provide a maps of China on line. Around 70-80 companies have submitted applications some of which have already been granted...

This pair of sports branded phones have probably never seen the inside of a Nike or Adidas factory, they probably haven’t even met a Nike or Adidas employee either since they are both fake (fake Nike and Adidas not fake phones that is). The clone...

Many people describe Taobao as China’s Ebay, which it is and it isn’t. Where as Ebay is usually used as a second source of income or a way to get rid of some old tat in the West, Taobao is actually many a sellers only source of income here in...

China has finally given a network license to the iPhone 4 meaning it could be on schedule for it’s September 15th launch date on the China Unicom network. Two models of iPhone 4 will be available. A 16Gb model for 5880 Yuan and a 32Gb version for...

Archos have just shown off 5 new Android tablets and the Chinese press are reporting that the newly revealed Archos 101 (101 refers to the 10.1 inch multi-touch screen) could be an iPad ‘killer’! It’s a fairly bold claim, but can...

Archos has revealed 5 new tablets for the Chinese market starting at $99 and rising to a reasonable $349 with their Archos 101 ‘iPad killer’. Each of the Archos tablets run Android operating systems and range from 2.8 inches to 10.1 inches in...

China seems to be going through a bit of a UFO frenzy at the moment. In July a still unidentified flying object buzzed an airport in Hangzhou, grounding all flights in the area, and now this UFO spotted in Zhejiang province. The UFO was visable for...

Huawei are planning to enter the European smart phone market with their Ideos smart phones. The Android based phone is planned to be sold for around $152, which analysts point ou,t may force current market leaders to become more competitive. Although...

Jack Wong the CEO of Meizu has been kicking up a bit of a fuss claiming Apple’s new 4th generation iPod ‘looks a bit like’ his mythical upcoming M9II Android phone. Problem with his claim is the M9II is meant to be the successor to the yet...

The App Store has 1000’s of paid or free applications which are useful to anyone planning to live in or visit China. Every week or so I plan on introducing a few applications in this ‘There’s An App For That:….’ section. Today I’m...

Chinese website Shanzhaiben took a few minutes to compare the Android aPad to the Apple iPad. Here’s what they noted after a quick once over. The first picture shows both the iPad and the imitation aPad side by side, but which is which? Knowing...

China launched it’s 6th SinoSat satellite in to orbit this morning (Sunday) at 12:14 am. The new satellite, which will take the place of SinoSat 3 will live in a geostationary orbit at 35,700 kilometers above the equator for the next 15 years. It’s...

It’s Sunday and I’m in the middle of washing the clothes. In between trips to and from the washing machine I decided to pop on to Gizmodo and see what they were talking about and came across this Abiko blade-less fan article. The article says...

Despite the fact the iPad has yet to officially launch in China (and sources tell us there is a delay) NetEase e-mail CEO Ding Lei has already had his team of developers launch a special iPad version of their popular 163 email service. The new service...

There are literally hundreds of fake iPhone 4’s on the market here in China. Varying from not bad, to total garbage. Problem is with so many clones it’s difficult for new up and coming faux iPhones to get any of the limelight. This problem is...

Ever been out and about and wished you’d taken your newly purchased paper back book with you? Perhaps you planned to pop in to town for a few minutes to do some shopping but find yourself stuck in a 9 day traffic jam! If only you had that copy...

Last week we posted a blurry video of the Samsung Galaxy Tablet , this week though we have a great video from Korean TV  of it in action. The video shows off some great features! No wobbly cameras or blurred images, just crisp video, funky music...

If you can’t wait until tomorrow to see what Apple have in store for you take a look at these cases that were recently leaked on to the Chinese Internet. The manufacturer of the silicon skins claim that the smaller of the protective covers...

Shanda have released details that it plans to launch some of it’s titles on to Apple’s iOS devices in the near future. As the the multi-million dollar company is leading the way in on-line MMORPG titles in China it’s a safe bet we’ll see...