Consumer Electronics

New iPads aim to help Apple regain tablet momentum

Shanghai Daily

Apple, facing tough competition in the tablet market, on Thursday unveiled a new line-up of iPads that feature its mobile payments system and include the fingerprint unlock used on iPhones. The California tech giant said its new iPad Air 2 would be thinner than its rivals, with upgraded graphics power and other features.


Tesco unveils second generation tablet hudl2

UK supermarket Tesco unveiled on Friday Hudl2, the second generation of its Android tablet released last year, and promises to be bigger, faster and sharper.

The new tablets have 8.3 inch full HD screen, Dolby optimised audio, and powered by an Intel Atom super-fast 1.83GHz quad-core processor. Available in eight colors, the tablet runs on Android’s Kitkat 4.4.2 so users can also enjoy access to over one million Google apps.

The gadget sells for GBP129 (USD), but Tesco's Clubcard customers can also purchase it through Clubcard Boost for GBP65 (USD).

China approves Apple’s iPhone 6 for sale


Apple’s iPhone 6 can now be sold in China, after the firm received a licence for the device to be used on the country’s wireless networks.

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Huawei joins hands with Flipkart to unveil Honor

Business Standard

Chinese telecom company Huawei, on Monday, launched two smartphones and two tablets under Honor range, its online brand, which will be sold exclusively on Flipkart. The company has kept the prices at Rs 19,990 (USD324.59) and Rs 9,990 (USD162.21), respectively, for the smartphones and the tablets. While the smartphones will be sold starting 6 October, tablets will be available from 8 October.

Foxconn assisting China smartphone vendors, looking to reduce reliance on Apple


Despite having strong performance thanks to iPhone sales, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been aggressively helping its China-based smartphone clients such as Xiaomi, Meitu, Oppo and Meizu boost their sales and is looking to increase the revenue contribution from non-Apple players, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

iPhone 6 debut on Taiwan market draws long lines in front of stores


( - Taiwanese consumers lined up for long hours early Friday to get their hands on Apple Inc.'s latest iPhone models, which went on sale in the country for the first time.

Philippine telco opens 1st international retail store in Milan

Philippine telecommunications company Globe Telecom on Monday opened the first international Globe Store in Italy's Milan, offering a variety of telecoms services such as the Globe local Italy SIM and prepaid load cards in various denominations.

Gold iPhones at USD3,600 as HK traders sell on black market

Jakarta Globe

Consumers typically waited at least three months for Apple to start selling new iPhones in China, triggering a flood of devices into the country's black market. As many as 5 million may be smuggled into China before the new models are officially available, said Neil Shah, Mumbai-based research director for devices at Counterpoint Research.

Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders hit record 4 million on first day

The Malaysian Insider

Apple Inc said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record 4 million first-day pre-orders were logged, double the number for the iPhone 5 two years ago.

The company said demand had outstripped supply of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which feature larger screens and longer battery life. Deliveries of pre-orders will begin on Friday and will continue through October.

Bumper first-day pre-orders point to first-weekend sales of up to 10 million units, analysts estimated.

Mainland China demand to fuel HK iPhone grey market


Wealthy mainland Chinese looking to buy the new iPhone 6 next week could expect to pay an eye-watering USD2,500 for the handsets in Hong Kong, following Apple's decision to delay the launch in China.

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