Whether the new Apple smartphone can enter the Chinese market remains a question as knock-off phonemaker says it had patented the design--before the official launch on Thursday--which has proven to be identical with the real model.
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GooPhone i5 makers, a Chinese knockoff phone manufacturer, says it has applied to patent the aircraft design in the rumored iPhone 5 in a bid to block Apple’s yet-to-be launched new iPhone from entering the China market.
Chinese telecoms maker collaborates with Intel and launches cloud computing device and high-end storage products at the Huawei Cloud Congress 2012 in Shanghai. The company also remains optimistic of the U.S. market.
Former Chinese teen idol Jimmy Lin, who has over 13.6 million followers on microblogging site Weibo, posted a picture of him using the yet-to-be-unveiled iPhone.
In spite of early setbacks in the U.S. and Australia, the Chinese networking and telecom giant ramps up its expansion plans in other countries.
The world's largest contract manufacturer for handsets has reported a net loss of US$226 million in the first half of 2012 due to shrinking orders from tier-two mobile brands.
After cutting maximum working hours to 60 per week in its three factories in mainland China, Foxconn now faces the danger of losing workers.
Motorola Mobility will increase compensation for retrenched staff in China, but the employees say equal consultation opportunities they demanded have not been granted.
China surpasses United States and makes great strides in wind power generation, becoming world's leading wind-generating country.
Lifeix CEO Xiong Wanli says the company launched its own "Timeline" feature in 2008 before Facebook did likewise in 2011. He adds that U.S. law firms have approached Lifeix to offer their services if the company intends to sue.