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Apple to hold conference for iDevice accessory makers, school them in using Lightning connectors

Apple to hold conference for iDevice accessory makers, school them in using Lightning connectors

Apple may have shaken things up with its Lightning connector’s unique internals, but a leaked schedule reveals it’s holding a conference to help accessory makers get a handle for crafting products with the tech. Taking place between November 7th and 9th in Shenzhen, China, the MFi (Made for iPad / iPhone / iPod) Technology Summit will acquaint manufacturers with the new standard and guidelines for developing gear with the cable. Rather than divulging how to create Lightning connectors, it appears that Apple will be keeping the specifications close to its vest and assume the mantle of gatekeeper. According to one of TechCrunch’s sources, Apple will control the supply of pins for its connector and will only sell them to partners when accessories meet Cupertino’s standards. It sounds like a potentially pricey proposition, but the source also claims that Cook and Co. have a fair asking price for components doled out in bulk, considering the technology behind them. Curious to see what else is on the docket for the three day shindig? Hit the first source link below for the full schedule.

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Foxconn Warns Injured Workers To Stop Medical Support

Foxconn, the leading contract manufacturer for Apple, warned to cut off hospital payments for a severely injured worker if he fails to travel 50 miles for an assessment, a non-government agency reported on Friday.

According to Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior project officer Debby Chan, Foxconn is requiring Zhang Tingzhen to have a medical assessment in the factory where he was first hired in Foxconn, Huizhou.

The 26-year-old Tingzen was electrocuted while trying to fix a spotlight high up on the wall of a Foxconn facility in Shenzhen, China. The worker reportedly fell 12 feet and sustained severe brain damage.

After five operations, Tingzen has been paralyzed after half of his brain was removed. Therefore, traveling 50 miles is nearly impossible for Tingzen because of his condition.

“The doctor told me they needed to monitor his condition and that for such serious injuries, a person was allowed to be treated in hospital for up to two years. After that, assessors can order treatment to be prolonged,” Zhang’s father told Reuters.

Chan asserted Foxconn should be held responsible for the medication of Zhang as he continues his recovery from near-death tragedy.

“Foxconn must bear responsibilities for the injuries,” Chan told CNET.com. “If there are adequate personal protective equipment and measures on the shop floor…the accident could be avoided.”

Foxconn, the major manufacturer’s for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac Computers and other products, claimed they are abiding China’s labor law despite facing accusation of mistreatment of its employees.

“Foxconn is ruthless to pressure the victim to leave the hospital,” Chan said. “Zhang Tingzhen was hired by Foxconn’s factory in Huizhou. However, he was working in the Shenzhen plant when the accident happened. The compensation standard in Huizhou is lower. And Foxconn insisted that Zhang only deserves the compensation level in Huizhou.”

Via: Cnet.com

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ZTE Grand Era U985 coming to China soon with quad-core processor

The China based consumer electronics company, ZTE, is out with another awesome smart phone for this year. The smart phone, ZTE Grand Era U985, is power packed, but there is some sad news. The company has no intentions of releasing this beast on to the streets of the US, or any other market as of now. The company says that this will be released only in China, where it has a relatively strong market.

So what does the smart phone offer? Well, to begin with, it will run on a powerful quad core Tegra 3 processor. The ZTE Grand Era U985 will have a beautiful 4.5 inch 720p display. The rear facing camera will be a standard 8MP shooter. And since the smart phone is going to be released only in China, the ZTE Grand Era U985 will have support for only the local TD-SCDMA networks.

The company also claims that this is the world’s slimmest quad core Android smart phone with a thickness of just 7.9 mm (but an all-round thickness of 8.6 mm). We will be updating you if, by any chance, this comes anywhere near the US. But for now, the press release is after the break.

PRESS RELEASE

18 September 2012, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, today announced at PT/EXPO COMM CHINA 2012 it will debut sales of its ultra-thin quad-core Grand Era U985 model smartphone in China.

During the expo, the company also display a range of cutting-edge products such as smartphones, tablet PCs and high-speed data cards and chips.

The Grand Era U985 is a historical breakthrough in domestic handsets: It contains a PC-class Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU and operates on the advanced Android 4.0 platform. It also has 3D acceleration capacity, an 8M-pixel BSI AF HD camera and a 4.5-inch HD retinal screen at a resolution of 1280×720. It is ultra-thin, with an average thickness of 8.6mm and a thickness of 7.9mm at its slimmest section. It is currently the thinnest available quad-core handset. The Grand Era also adheres to an expert-class hardware and software safety protection standard called “Palm Manager,” which was independently developed by ZTE.

“The Grand Era has opened the door to the quad-core era for ZTE smart phones,” said ZTE Executive Vice President Mr. He Shiyou. “We believe these products will produce a butterfly effect across the industry, domestically and abroad.”

ZTE will also display additional powerful quad-core phone models at the expo including the Grand Era V985 and the Grand Era LTE. It will also display dual-core dual HD upscale terminal products such as the Grand V970 and Grand U930.

 

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Huawei introduces the mid-range tablet MediaPad 7 Lite

Huawei has unveiled their mid-range tablet dubbed as the MediaPad 7 Lite. As the name suggests, the tablet has a 7″ screen and sports a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor. You can also expect a 1024 x 600 resolution IPS multi-touch 1080p high-definition display along with a 3.2MP rear camera.

The MediaPad 7 Lite will start shipping to South Africa, China, Russia, Philippines and Taiwan from end-August; Indonesia and Malaysia from September.

You can hit the break for the full press release.

Huawei Unveils Ultra-Portable
Fashion-Forward MediaPad 7 Lite

Shenzhen, China, August 31, 2012 – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, launched the HUAWEI MediaPad 7 Lite, the latest addition to the Huawei tablet family. Ultra-portable and housed in an 370g sleek metal unibody shell, the MediaPad 7 Lite is powered by Google Android 4.0 and a Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor. Its super-clear 7-inch 1024 x 600 IPS multi-touch 1080p high-definition display is complemented by its 3G cellular voice function. The MediaPad 7 Lite will start shipping to South Africa, China, Russia, Philippines and Taiwan from end-August; Indonesia and Malaysia from September.

“Good things come in small packages. The MediaPad 7 Lite is our answer to consumers’ demands for a good-looking, portable high-performance tablet at a price that makes sense for them. The MediaPad 7 Lite is consumers’ perfect entertainment and communications companion,” said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device.

The MediaPad 7 Lite makes staying in touch easier with its 3G and WiFi cellular, SMS and MMS capabilities. It is compatible with nearly all multimedia formats and also features a 3.2 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera.

About Huawei Device
Huawei Device believes that everyone can be the center of information and that the world would be a better place if access and information barriers were knocked down. Its strong suite of mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices is testimony to Huawei Device’s focus on customers and its commitment to providing user-friendly mobile internet experiences through ongoing innovation. Based on more than two decades of success in the information and communications industry, and with our own channel expertise, operational capabilities and global partner resources, Huawei Device is transforming from a company that sells millions of devices in single transactions to large businesses, to a “Business-to-People” (B2P) brand that also sells individual devices directly to millions of people. As at the end of 2011, Huawei Device serves more than 500 operators all over the world. For more information, visit Huawei Device online:www.huaweidevice.com


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ZTE PF200 – Android 4.0 on a 4.3″ screen

ZTE has announced plans to bring a couple of new Android 4.0 phones to next week’s Mobile World Congress tech event, with the most exciting by far being the 4.3″ PF200. As well as a version of Android 4.0 onboard, this one comes with a qHD resolution display, 1.5GHz processor (no more details given yet), dual cameras (8MP and 1080p chat cam), plus DLNA, MHL and NFC support for those really into their modern connectivity formats.

ZTE’s marketing the PF200 as an LTE model, but it does also support GSM networks. So it could easily turn up on Orange under a different name some time in the summer for, say, £149. That’s the dream, anyway.

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Here’s the press release. ZTE seems to think Mobile World Congress is happening in March rather than February, so there’s a slight chance the phones won’t be there at all…

ZTE to announce two new LTE handsets at Mobile World Congress

New LTE handsets to have 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz chipsets

20 February 2011, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is planning to launch two new LTE handsets running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz chipsets at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress telecoms industry show in Barcelona.

The PF200 smart phone will have a 4.3 inch QHD capacitive touch screen, with an 8MP camera and 1080p front facing camera for video calling. The handset will work across all the main LTE, UMTS and GSM spectrums, and will come with Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, WiFi, A-GPS, digital living network alliance (DLNA) compatibility, mobile high-definition link (MHL) for connecting to home audio and video devices, and near field communications (NFC) capability.

he N910 handset will work across LTE FDD, CDMA and EVDO spectrums. It has a WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive touch screen, with 5MP autofocus and flash camera with a 1080p front facing camera for video calling. Features will include GPOS, WiFi, Bluetooth and DLNA capability.

“These LTE devices are the fore-runners of a wide range of LTE devices ZTE will bring to the market in the coming months, and as more and more LTE networks come on stream,” said Mr. He Shiyou,Executive Vice President and Head of the Terminal Division of ZTE. “They will be feature products – among a very wide range of devices on display at the ZTE stand at Mobile World Congress 2012.”

ZTE will be on stand B145 in Hall 8 at Mobile World Congress 2012 which takes place at the Fira exhibition site in Barcelona, Spain from March 27-30.

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7-inch ZTE Light Tab II with Gingerbread launches in the UK

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ZTE continues to blaze its own path when it comes to affordable Android tablets, announcing the £235 Light Tab II. The new slate sports a 7-inch display, 1.4GHz single-core CPU, and 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). Also on board are rear and front-facing cameras, WiFi connectivity, and a dash of 3G support. The ZTE Light Tab II ships with Android 2.3. There is no word on potential Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the tablet.

The ZTE Light II Tablet Coming Soon to the UK
ZTE 7-inch Android 2.3 tablet with dual cameras

14 February 2012, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has launched its 7-inch V9A tablet, the ZTE Light Tab II, in the UK.

The highly-anticipated device will be ZTE’s first own-branded tablet available to UK consumers. Running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) it has a tidy 7- inch TFT-LCD, capacitive touch screen and speedy Qualcomm MSM8255 processor which allows for efficient data usage on the move.

Weighing in at just 402g and small enough to carry around, the portable device comes equipped with popular apps such as YouTube and Google talk. It has an FM radio and battery life enabling 5.5 hours of movie play, ideal for extended commutes.

With 4GB of in-built memory the tablet can hold over 200 photographs taken on either the front facing 0.3MP camera or with the larger 3MP rear camera, or over 500 of users’ favourite tracks, which can be bolstered with an external micro SD memory card.

Operating on GSM, UMTS, and HSPA networks, the tablet will be available for purchase through a number of channels in the open market.

“ZTE V9A is ZTE’s first own-branded tablet made available in the UK and we are very excited about its entry into the market. We plan to continue our progress in the UK, introducing ZTE branded consumer devices with key capabilities at reasonable prices,” said Wu Sa, Director, Mobile Device Operations, ZTE. “Our UK strategy is very much focused on providing quality devices – a factor which is apparent through our growth and development in the handset arena”.

ZTE Light Tablets are shipped to more than 30 countries and regions around the world. The V9A is also currently sold in Spain, Indonesia and Hong Kong.


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Huawei Honor tech specs confirmed – 4″ screen, Android 2.3.5, 1900mAh battery

Huawei has just released some HARD FACTS to accompany the weekend’s images of its new Huawei Honor, confirming that it’s going to be a rather special phone indeed. The 4″ screen runs at 850×480 resolution, Android is version 2.3.5, it’s powered by a “1.4GHz processor” that we assume is single-core, plus it’s all in a thin 10.9mm case.

You also get DLNA support, Huawei’s own user interface skin, an 8megapixel “HDR enabled” camera with 2megapixel front-facing chat cam, plus Huawei is sticking in a massive 1900mAh battery – and claiming that’ll last you for three days. We like the sound of that.

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Huawei says the Honor will be released in Q4 – but only specifically makes mention of Asia, China, Russia and the Middle East. So we may have to wait. Or Huawei may be negotiating Euro exclusives separately. We shall see. Here’s the full announcement:

Huawei’s latest smartphone Honor packs a punch

Shenzhen, 26 September 2011: Huawei today officially unveiled the Huawei Honor, its latest Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread smartphone that features a 16M 16:9 true color high-definition (HD) 4-inch FWVGA capacitive touch screen. Powered by a 1,900 mAh battery, Honor frees consumers from the inconvenience of searching for an electricity source, allowing them to share and connect for up to three days on a single charge – the longest battery life among smartphones in the 4-inch screen range. With a 1.4 GHz processor, an 8-megapixel HDR -enabled camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Honor is a powerhouse in a sleek 10.9 mm-thin body and weighs just 140g.

“Huawei Honor encapsulates the Huawei brand – it features simple-to-use, advanced technology that allows people to share and connect easily. Honor provides a package of features that elevates the smartphone user experience, including an ultra-long battery life, so critical to the performance of smartphones but yet is often downplayed,” said Victor Xu, chief marketing officer of Huawei Device. “Consumers now have a high-performing smartphone that lets them communicate, connect, entertain and share content for an extended period of time without compromising on looks, technology or style.”

Honor comes with an exclusive Huawei user interface which is easier to customize and manage, as well as a dynamic weather widget. Honor also features a Gyroscope which enables a better gaming experience. The smartphone is DLNA-certified which ensures interoperability with other DLNA-certified devices such as digital cameras, game consoles and TVs. This makes it easier for consumers to share their digital photos, music and videos between different DLNA-certified devices. The DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a non-profit organization with more than 250 member companies in the mobile, consumer electronics, PC, and service provider industries. According to ABI Research data, as of 2010, more than 440 million DLNA-certified devices have been installed in homes.

Honor will be commercially available in “Classic Black” in Asia-Pacific, China, Russia and the Middle East in Q4, 2011. Honor will be released in more colors closer to the Christmas holidays.

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Pierre Cardin Releases “Designer” Android Tablet; Its Modest Specs Don’t Make Believers Out of Us

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Designer phones are all the rage, apparently, so why not bring the elegance over to the bigger screen? Pierre Cardin, a world-reknown designer label, has put their stamp on a designer tablet.

While it looks nice, those of us who know better can see that this is no different than those cheap Chinese knockoffs that popup every day. Except now it has Pierre Cardin’s logo on it. And suddenly people will want it.

You’re getting a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 (single core) processor, Android 2.2, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage. It’ll apparently come with a nice leather cover to mask the fact that it’s most likely a Shenzhen knockoff. Sorry Cardin, but it’s going to take more than a logo to fool any of us into taking a second look at this thing. You might have better luck with the Paris Hilton or Justin Bieber crowds, though. [Electronista]


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Shenzhen mobile phone market: going deeper inside Huaqiangbei

It’s safe to say that most of our readers are accustomed to phone shops that are well lit, fairly spacious, and not peppered with KIRF products. But if you’re feeling adventurous and want to take a dip in the deep end of the pool, then Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei district should satisfy your strange curiosity. As we’ve shown you in our previous trip, our gadget paradise covers an extensive range of products, including phones, computers, cameras, all the way down to circuitry components like LEDs, chips, and resistors. Our latest discovery, however, is an entire building dedicated to mostly mobile phone products. Read on to find out what this madness is all about — a video tour awaits after the break.

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Shenzhen mobile phone market: going deeper inside Huaqiangbei originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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If Apple Wants to Sue Someone For Being Copycats, They Should Contact the Guys Behind the GooApple 3G [Video]

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Ripoffs from Shenzhen are nothing new, but this one is so true to the original that I almost believed it came from Apple themselves. It’s called the Gooapple 3G and looks exactly like a little device called the iPhone 4. It’s so accurate that users can buy iPhone 4 cases and screen protectors and use them flawlessly on the Gooapple. And we’ve seen more than a few of these before.

But the software is what has us intrigued. It’s Android at the core, but is so far from it that I couldn’t even tell at first. The OS has been customized to look exactly like iOS in most areas, from the homescreen to the SMS app. We’re not sure what the specs on this thing are, but performance looked quite decent. If you want the best of both worlds, then the Gooapple 3G may be worth looking at. [Thanks Wilson!]


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Live from the Google Wallet press event!

Okay, so we’re not totally sure Google will be unveiling its Google Wallet contactless payment system, but we’re rather certain that whatever the company has to unveil will have something to do with paying for things using a wallet that doesn’t contain physical money yet features some sort of Google branding. Would you like to know more? Join us for the full liveblog experience at the times below:

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Live from the Google Wallet press event! originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 26 May 2011 11:47:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google’s NYC partner event happens tomorrow, join the liveblog fun here live

Google's NYC partner event happens tomorrow, join the liveblog fun here live

Well, it’s certainly been a busy week in the city! First Kobo, then Mango, then Nook, and now… Google Wallet? Yes, it looks like Big Search is coming to contactless payments, finally giving Nexus S users something good to do with that NFC chip. The event happens at noon EST, and we’ll be bringing it to you live. Set your bookmark here if you’d like to join in the fun, and if you happen to be tuning in from a land far, far away, check out the local times below:

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Google’s NYC partner event happens tomorrow, join the liveblog fun here live originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 25 May 2011 22:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Live from Microsoft’s Windows Phone VIP preview event!

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 VIP Preview Event is when you’ll finally find what’s coming next for Microsoft’s biggest little operating system yet. Are you ready? Sure you are. Come, join us at the times below

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Live from Microsoft’s Windows Phone VIP preview event! originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 24 May 2011 10:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Seeeduino ADK lets you build Android accessories on the cheap

Not interested in forking over the $400 required for one of Google’s recommended Android Open Accessory development kits? Well, then it looks like you now have another considerably cheaper option courtesy of Shenzhen’s own Seeed Studio. It’s now offering what it’s dubbed a “Seeeduino ADK” board for a mere $80, which it says is fully compatible with Google’s ADK, and includes all the basics you need to start building your own Android accessories. You won’t be able to start building those just yet, however, as Seeed Studio says the board will only start shipping on June 20th. You can still get your order in right now at the link below, though.

[Thanks, Ian]

Seeeduino ADK lets you build Android accessories on the cheap originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 24 May 2011 08:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone VIP preview happens tomorrow, liveblog happens here!

Microsoft has some Mango-flavored updates in store for its Windows Phone operating system, and we’re going to be there live to see whether they’re really ripe. Really juicy. Steve Ballmer has promised over 500 new features in this next major release of the OS and we can’t wait to hear him list them all out. One by one. In excruciating detail. Bookmark this page right here and come on back tomorrow at the times below to join in the fun.

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Keepin’ it real fake: Windows Phone 7 debuts in China

If smartphone platforms are legitimized by a KIRF manufacturer’s tenacity to rip them off, then Windows Phone has truly arrived. Today we’re looking at a larger than life “HTC”-branded knock-off of the Omnia 7, replete with an 800 x 480 4.8-inch (!) capacitive touchscreen and 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Given the massive size of this phone, there’s plenty of room for features, which include Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS connectivity, along with a five megapixel camera, dual-SIMs and two microSD slots (for up to 32GB storage). Whew. Impressive specs aside, the device comes saddled with Windows Mobile 6.5 — which has been heavily modified to resemble WP7′s tile interface. There’s no word yet on pricing — just ask someone selling phones on a blanket the next time you’re in Shenzhen, okay?

Keepin’ it real fake: Windows Phone 7 debuts in China originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Apr 2011 01:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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