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Smartisan Hopes to Woo Consumers With a Minimalist New Flagship

This holiday season Chinese smartphone manufacturer Smartisan Technology Co., Ltd. (锤子科技) launched its newest smartphone, the Smartisan T2. The T2 follows Smartisan’s first flagship model, the T1, after more than two years of development. The T2’s exterior is a stripped down, minimalist design. The power button is integrated into the home button and the nano SIM tray […]

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Xiaomi’s US$1B for Digital Content, Poaches Online Media Guru Chen Tong [Updated]

“Content is king”, as they say, and even hardware manufacturers want in on it. Xiaomi, the Chinese smart hardware and internet service provider, announced this afternoon that it is allocating US$1 billion to digital content, especially online videos for the Xiaomi Smart TV and set-top box. The company has hired Chen Tong, editor-in-chief of Sina since […]

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Xiaomi’s WiFi Router-centered Smart Home Plan

Xiaomi, the Chinese smart device maker and Internet service developer, isn’t moving slowly in, apart from smartphone, smart home or wearables. Actually it seems a little bit too fast that angered many Chinese startups in the two sectors. The first activity tracker Xiaomi launched last month is sold at RMB 79 (about US$13), a fraction of […]

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Chinese Smart WiFi Router Maker HiWiFi Opens up Its Linux-based Operating System to Developers and Smart Home Appliance Makers

Chinese smart WiFi router developer HiFiWi, announced to open up its Linux-based system, called HiWiFi OS, so that developers will build applications for the platform, and smart devices can get connected and controlled through HiFiWi routers. The company launched yesterday three projects, HiCloud, HiMobile and HiStore. HiStore is an app store for third-party applications. HiWiFi router runs . for which […]