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Back in September, Google released its Android One smartphone in India in an effort to make high-quality smartphones be accessible to as many people as possible. On Monday, Google announced its plan to release the Android One in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka as part of its initiative to expand further into Asia. By releasing in these countries, which have a combined population of over 200 million people, Google is expanding its potential consumer base and will begin to sell Android One smartphones with the help of a range of manufacturers and network partners. Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, and Bangladesh’s own Symphony have partnered with Google and will launch their first Android One.“All... Read more...
Garmin-Asus, the partnership that many doubted would ever bear fruit, is finally gearing up to ship their first product. When it was originally announced back in 2008, the nüvifone was viewed as a serious iPhone competitor and a real top-notch product for the smartphone industry at large. Unfortunately for Garmin-Asus, a lot has changed over the past year, with Google's Android hitting the market, Samsung stepping up its Windows Mobile game and even LG making a serious play for market share. The other thing is that the nüvifone has remained unchanged since its announcement, giving existing smartphone customers little reason to believe it still has relevance and staying power. The nüvifone G60,... Read more...
There is a fine line between protecting the products and future markets of a company, and stepping on the feet of global commerce.  That fine line is currently being treaded by Apple, who is threatening Asian retailers in Singapore who are reselling iPhones they legally purchased, imported and unlocked to work with local carriers.“According to retailers, Apple threatened in an e-mail to go after them for illegally 'unlocking' parallel imported iPhones. The phones are unlocked by hacking into their software so that local SIM cards can be used. Sim Lim Square retailers and even some online local sellers have stopped selling the gadget. A retailer in Sim Lim Square said shops there, including... Read more...
Hong Kong's Largest New Trade Shows Opened Today at AsiaWorld-Expo HONG KONG, April 15 -- Global Sources opened two China Sourcing Fairs at AsiaWorld-Expo -- the largest trade shows ever to be held at the new, state-of-the-art venue. The April 15-18 China Sourcing Fairs are: -- Electronics & Components: Hong Kong's most comprehensive electronics and components show featuring over 1,700 booths with over 1,300 new exhibitors from Greater China. Representatives from Circuit City, one of U.S. leading consumer electronics providers; Samsung, the world's third-largest cell phone maker; Staples, the world's largest office product retailer; plus 3M, Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard,... Read more...