Friday, November 30, 2007
$9.90 for an 8G unlocked iPhone comes with free shipping worldwide
I know its kinda hard to believe, an original Apple iPhone sell for only about 10 bucks plus it’s unlocked and free shipping some more. The offer is real and true but of course, there will be only 3 units available and it is based on first come, first served. This deal only occurs on December 12, 2007, 7.00 PM (GMT +08:00). Click here to find out more.
Nokia No.1, Samsung No.2, Motorola dropped to No.3
Motorola’s share of the global mobile phone market fell to 13.15% in the three months to the end of September, compared with 20.7 per cent a year ago and 14.6% in the second quarter of 2007, according to figures from Gartner, the research firm. Meanwhile, Korea’s Samsung edged up to 14.5% from 12.2% last year and 13.4% in the previous quarter.
Motorola was in a commanding No.2 position in 2005 and 2006 thanks to its ultra-slim Razr phone, which sold more than 50m units, but has struggled to find new products with the same popularity. The latest version of Motorola’s best-seller, the Razr2, has been well received and sold 900,000 units in the quarter, but Motorola needs a wider portfolio of products to compete with its rivals. At this current rate, Sony Ericsson should overtake Motorola's No.3 position next year. With its current strategy, its unlikely Motorola will make much impact in the mobile industry for years to come.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Dirty Hotel Bed Sheets
EXPOSED! - Dirty Hotel Bed Sheets - The best video clips are here
Saturday, November 24, 2007
An Ocean of people at a Job Fair in China
Friday, November 23, 2007
I m a Nokia N95, I m an iPhone
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Two months of Stand-by battery power on your Mobile phone
New Japanese Boxing
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
How easy is texting on iPhone?
A usability study confirms what many iPhone users already know: the touch-screen keypad is harder to use than a QWERTY keypad on a Blackberry or Treo type of phone. I tried it myself and i must admit that i found it initially to be difficult but after a while it gets better and through time i should reckon that its no different than texting on my Nokia N95. I think its all about practice and getting use to it. Just check out this video clip below and you will see that texting or typing on the iPhone screen can be just as easy.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Nokia N95 vs N82 on imaging
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Most Creative and Perverse Adult Video Games made in Japan (NSFW)
Like in most Hentai games, however, the penis is rendered invisible or transparent. There is also a feature in the game which allows the player to have sex with the female characters.
You will only find such games released in Japan, can you imagine what would happen if a game like this is released in the US or China?
I must say the Japanese has a special taste and flavors for everything and certainly one of the most creative people when comes to games development and check out the video clip below to prove my point....
Friday, November 16, 2007
US Mobile Subscribers surpass 250 million
Kuwait building the World Tallest Tower 1 km to the edge of the sky
Thursday, November 15, 2007
New Apple PR Lady Ad
Beware of what you post on Facebook
I guess Kevin will be looking for a new job soon unless if he has a darn good reason. The power of social networking can work for and against you too so be tactful of what you post.
The best bit of the story is the response of Kevin’s boss, Paul Davis which included the incriminating picture:
Over Over, calling from Mount Everest
iPhone coming to China
But Apple would also need to be careful having signed exclusive deals with operators to sell its iPhone, including O2 in the U.K. and AT&T in the U.S. As part of the deal, Apple requires the operators to pay it a portion of their iPhone subscriber revenue. I m sure they will have some comments if Apple just ended up selling devices in China.
Source : IDG
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Mobile devices are more important than PCs in Japan
The same will happen in the US, China, India and other parts of the world. In many parts of the world, cellphones already provide the needed connectivity to the Internet. Overtime all the daily (connected) functions such as email, downloading music, collaboration, and so on will be available on the handset to most of the people, and cheaper and more convenient than using a PC; it is clear why the role of PCs will diminish. And PC manufacturers must take notice of this, and adapt.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Chinese Are World's Most Active Texters
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Happy Birthday Nokia
- 2 line display
- 475 grams
- 195 x 60 x 45mm
- Enough storage to hold 99 phone numbers
- 90 minutes of talk time
- 12 hours standby time
- 900 MHz
Friday, November 9, 2007
Vodafone opens its door to Nokia's Ovi
Customers will get faster and easier access to all of Vodafone's Internet and entertainment services as well as all of Ovi from Nokia services on a wide range of handsets. Vodafone customers will be able to access the widest and most attractive choice of Internet services.
This is an evolution that has seen operators' desire for all out control of the content value chain lessening as they move away from an operator controlled walled garden.
A great milestone for Nokia as this partnership will Vodafone will certainly open up a world of opportunities for Nokia to be working with many other mobile operators worldwide as this is an indication that Vendor-led portal like Ovi may not necessarily be hostile to mobile operators.
"We're pleased do be working with Nokia in leading the industry to bring customers a complete suite of Vodafone communications, browsing, content and Internet services," said Frank Rovekamp, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Group. "This is a logical step for Vodafone to make, further improving our customer experience with many of the services already launched with leading Internet partners."
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Alibaba - Largest Internet IPO in Asia and 2nd largest in the World
Its share price closed at HK$39.50 (US$5.09), 192.6% higher than the Offer Price of HK$13.50 ($.174). The offering raised HK$13.1 billion $1.69 billion) in gross proceeds, making it the largest Internet IPO in Asia and the second largest globally.
An impressive list of investors who had pariticipated including Yahoo! Inc., AIG Global Investment Corporation (Asia) Limited, Foxconn (Far East) Limited, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited, Cisco International B.V., and entities affiliated with Peter Kwong Ching Woo (Chairman of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited), the Kwok family (controlling shareholders of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited) and Mr. Kuok Hock Nien.
China has almost taken all the major crowns from the biggest country in the world, the largest mobile subscribers in the world, PetroChina, the largest and 1st trillion company in the world, Alibaba, the largest IPO in Asia and 2nd in the world, and soon to be ready tallest building in the world in Shanghai, and many world record breaking feats to come. And this is only the beginning of the new China.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Google launches Android
Google has announced a large list of partners who are working with the company. Taking part are Motorola, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Intel, Broadcom, T-Mobile, Sprint, China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo just to name a few of them.
Andy Rubin who is spearheading the project expects the 1st Android based devices to be ready in 2nd half of 2008.
What is Android?
A fully integrated mobile “software stack” that consists of an operating system, middleware, user-friendly interface and applications. The open source platform will allow mobile operators and device manufacturers significant freedom and flexibility to design products.
My personal take away is while it still remains to be seen whether such openness will transform the industry, one thing for sure the initiative will drive down cost of the devices due to lower costs in licensing for the software allowing developers and manufacturers to focus more on hardware features.
Google and the Open Handset Alliance, can they really change? Anything is possible; the mobile and internet landscape is changing rapidly. But Google ain’t Apple. Time will tell..... and lets see how the whole story will unfold.
Monday, November 5, 2007
PetroChina - the World's First US$1 trillion company
Its Shanghai initial public offering of 4 billion shares raised $8.94 billion — a record for a mainland bourse. The country's biggest oil company opened at 48.60 yuan ($6.52), nearly tripling the issue price of 16.70 yuan ($2.24), before easing slightly to end the session at 43.96 yuan ($5.90).
Another milestone for China setting up new standard for others to beat. Well done to China.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Nokia E90 Communicator AKA Made in China
Just like the original device, the Chinese “version” has two screens and the QWERTY keyboard. It looks like the N90 at first glance. The specs include 2.4″ QVGA external and 2.8″ QVGA internal screen, stereo speakers, 1.3 MP camera, stereo Bluetooth and microSD expansion slot. In terms of pre-installed software, there’s some office documents viewer as well as Nintendo emulator that can double up as a dedicated-gaming device.
Original Nokia E90
E90 Clone (Gaming Emulator)
Nokia Music Store goes live
I have to recommend you to watch this clip below to get an better taste of what the music store looks like on a mobile phone. This is the work of James at Nokia Creative:
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Apple iPhone is ‘Invention of the Year' - TIME Mag
You can love it or hate it, but the fact stays that Apple’s handset made other handset makers “think differently.” We saw such players as Nokia and Sony Ericsson unveiling their plans for the future, which are in many ways inspired by the iPhone. Hence, its no surprise Time Magazine gave the iPhone a prestigious “Invention of the year” title.
Outlined reasons are: it’s pretty, it’s touchy-feely, it will make other phones better, it’s not a phone - it’s a platform, and it is but the ghost of iPhones yet to come.
Last year's winning invention was the online video site YouTube.
Understanding the Chinese People under 1 minute
Blue - German
Red - Chinese
Way of Life
Queue while waiting
Sundays on the Road
In the restaurant
Three meals a day
Elderly's day to day life
Moods and Weather
Perception of each other