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Massive Lines for Debut of Apple iPhone 4S in Hong Kong

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 8:07 pm (UTC+0)

The Apple iPhone 4S debuted in Hong Kong (香港) on Friday, setting off a scramble as thousands lined up to get their hands on one of the devices. The 16G iPhone4S was sold at HK$5,088 (US$ 654) and the 32G iPhone4S at HK$5,888 (US$ 757). At its store in the IFC mall, 1,200 people lined […]

Game On: Angry Birds Maker Coming to China

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC+0)

Angry Birds (愤怒的小鸟), the infamous computer game, is coming to China. The game, of course, is already here, with nearly 40 million downloads so far. But the company behind the game, Rovio, is now setting up a center for animation in Shanghai.  The company told the China Daily that it wants to focus on the neglected […]

“Ice Cream Sandwich” Comes to China in Hong Kong Debut

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 7:06 pm (UTC+0)

The newest Android phone has been unveiled right here in China and I have to say, it looks pretty sweet. In Hong Kong Wednesday, Google (谷歌) and Samsung (三星) showed off the newest Nexus phone, which runs the brand new Android OS called “Ice Cream Sandwich”. The phone, official called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, will be […]

Fans Erect Shrine to Steve Jobs Outside Apple Store in Beijing

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 12:09 am (UTC+0)
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There is a new shrine in Beijing to Steve Jobs (史蒂夫·乔布斯), the co-founder of Apple Computer who died this week. At the capital’s only Apple store (苹果店) in located in Sanlitun (三里屯) in eastern Beijing, fans of Jobs chose to put down pieces of fresh apples as well as bouquets of flowers. White cards with […]



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