China Telecom And China Unicom To Start Selling Cellular iPad Models

 Two of the largest mobile carriers in China announced today that for the first time they will start selling cellular models of the iPad. China Telecom and China Unicom will be selling cellular models of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Previously the carriers have sold Wi-Fi only models exclusively. The models they will sell come up support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE standards so these models will be […]


Chinese Carrier Offers Pocket Enlargement To iPhone 6 Plus Customers

Now this is a novel idea that many iPhone 6 Plus owners will like. A carrier in China is offering customers who purchase the iPhone 6 Plus a pocket enlargement service. The idea is pretty simple. Customers can get the pockets on their pants enlarged so that they’re big enough to comfortably accommodate the iPhone 6 Plus, which has already been accused of bending when being carried around in tight […]


Microsoft And China Unicom Partner To Give Windows Phone A Boost

Both Microsoft and China Unicom have come together so that the latter can help give the former a leg up when it comes to Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. Stephen Elop, chief executive officer of Nokia, mentioned earlier this week that China is now the largest market in the world where Windows Phone devices are concerned, and it is also the largest single-country market for Nokia’s Lumia smartphone series. Occupying […]


China Unicom claims over 100,000 iPhone 5 pre-orders on the first day of pre-sales

Last week it was reported that the iPhone 5 had managed to receive its network access license in China, which is a pretty big deal considering that China is one of the biggest markets, and gaining the approval the sell the company’s latest smartphone is a step towards capturing some of that market share. That being said, with the variety of China-made smartphones available that sport some pretty impressive hardware […]


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Apple and China Unicom in talks to extend their deal

There is no doubt that Apple would love to dominate the Chinese market when it comes to their iOS devices. In fact they have taken steps to ensure that they are China-friendly with iOS 6 whereby local Chinese services (i.e. Weibo, Youku, Baidu, etc) have been included to ensure that it is a familiar experience for Chinese iOS users. With that being said, China Unicom has revealed that they are […]


Huawei Honor gets Ice Cream Sandwich update

We did take the Huawei Honor out for more than just a spin recently, and came away pretty impressed with the smartphone. Who knows, Huawei could be the second generation HTC? Just to recap, this particular smartphone runs off an 1.4GHz single-core processor, sporting a 4″ FWVGA (480 x 854 resolution) display, 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM, an 8-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera that is perfect for video calls, a […]


China Unicom robot educates the public about networks

If you want to educate the public more about 3G, mobile internet, cloud computing and home networks – what better way to get the attention of the public than with something eye-catching? Like this robot called “Waiter” from China Unicom. Featuring two displays – one in its head and one in its chest, the top display is used to show off the robot’s emotions, while its chest will display information […]


China Unicom still waits on iPhone 4S

You know, you might actually want to look for another phone other than the iPhone 4S if you happen to live in China – simply because it is rather difficult for Apple’s best iPhone yet to obtain the relevant approvals from the authorities in that part of the world. Just recently, the iPhone 4 (not iPhone 4S, mind you) had picked up its network permit from MIIT, and that only […]


Lenovo LePad S2005 heads to China first

For those living in China, great news as Lenovo has announced that the LePad S2005 will be headed your way. For those wondering, the LePad S2005 is Lenovo’s hybrid offering in the sense that it will be rocking a massive 5” display that seems to blur the line between a smartphone and a tablet.


China Unicom looking to bring in iPhone 4S by end of the year

Residents in China who have been waiting for the iPhone 4S to land on their shores will be glad to hear that China Unicom is looking to get their hands on the iPhone 4S before the year is out. At the moment the carrier is waiting for the network access certificate from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology before proceeding.


China Unicom: iPhone 5 supports HSPA+

Whenever you hear word that a phone has “4G” connectivity – it would be best to do more research on the handset and see whether it is just “marketing 4G” being bandied about, or the real deal. Well, you can always check our previous guide to 4G for more details, but what we’ve learned is this – a China Unicom executive confirmed that Apple’s iPhone 5 will sport 4G connectivity […]


China Unicom to offer Wi-Fi iPhones

China Unicom achieves a first from next week onwards with the release of a Wi-Fi-enabled iPhone 3GS – making it the first of its kind in that part of the world, and that alone has also made rumors of the new iPhone 4 smartphone being offered as well. China Unicom announced today that it will be delivering the 8GB iPhone 3GS with Wi-Fi capability from next Monday onwards, which brings […]


Samsung I6500U Saturn heads for China Unicom

The Samsung I6500U Saturn which was announced in October 2009 has finally arrived in China, thanks to the efforts of China Unicom. What makes the I6500U different would be having Android 2.1 running right out of the box, making it the third Android device to do so from Samsung in China. (four if you count in Galaxy Spica’s recent update). Just to refresh your memory, the Samsung I6500U Saturn will […]


App Store Takes Off In China

While most people would think that the lack of Wi-Fi, coupled with sales of “only” 5,000 iPhones at launch would be disappointing, it seems that the App Store is doing rather well in China, despite all the hurdles that it’ll have to clear. Let’s not forget that the current official iPhone in China only sports 3G internet and users who want to purchase stuff from the App Store will need […]