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CDMA & GSM in one phone

China Tech News reports that Motorola and Samsung will be launching a combination phone that allows access on GSM networks and CDMA networks. China Unicom will be the first mobile phone provider with this new technology. There seems to be fierce competition between CDMA and GSM in Shanghai and Shenzhen but word of mouth says […]

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China to crack down on bootleg computer games

China Tech News reports that starting today, China’s State Press and Publication Administration will begin cracking down on bootleg games. Estimates of $12,000 USD a day are lost by this software piracy. Having been to Shanghai a few days ago, I think that this will be a difficult prospect. Street vendors readily sell pirated softare […]

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Nokia’s Chinese Input phone

Nokia’s 6108 is a new design that includes handwriting input. It is similar in form to the other Nokia 6000 models but is slightly thicker (8.8mm). I was able to find one review on this phone which states that the handwriting recognition software is too slow to be effective. The device does come with a […]

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SMS control in China

Australia’s The Age reports on China’s screening of SMS messages. The article states that “Any phone sending out more than 100 text messages an hour will be pinpointed by screening software and the contents read by officials within 15 minutes.” This action was spurred on by the group Falun Gong’s usage of SMS to communicate […]

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Sony launching Playstation 2 in China

USA Today reports that Sony will be launching the Playstation 2 video game console in China starting on December 20th. The Playstation 2 will retail for about 2000 yuan which is about $60 USD more than it sells for in America. Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony all sell their systems in Taiwan and Hong Kong but […]

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