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Genuine Windows Vista sold only 244 copies in the whole of China

Whilst Microsoft was bragging about the sales number of their latest OS Windows Vista, few would actually know that they have only managed to sell 244 copies in the whole of China in the first 2 weeks. You heard that right, and that’s the number quoted from the headquarters of the Windows Vista chief (90% national volume) distributor in Beijing. ...

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The ultimate smokers’ phone HOLDS real cigarettes

In order to appeal to billions of smokers in China, a company has brought out this ultimate cigarette phone. Not only does it look like a pack of cigarettes (the exact size and the exact warning labels concerning health), it actually holds half a pack of REAL cigarettes on the back. All you need to do is to slide open ...

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Nokia sues shops, but not the N73 clone manufacturer

Pictured above is the infamous N73-clone, called Nokir E828, produced by a mainland Chinese company (NOKIR) next to the real Nokia N73 (on the right), it has been selling well enough to catch Nokia’s attention. However the company did not have enough evidence to go against the manufacturer and the copyright-protection laws are a bit tricky in mainland China, so ...

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Authentic Chinese Propaganda Clock

Apparently, China isn’t as cuddly with the free world as we thought them to be. Aside from blocking our sites from their Internet networks, they also seemed to be propaganda pros. Spitting out these tin Propaganda Revolution Clocks for every Chinese family to sport proudly. Sure, the clocks were produced from 1966-76, but that really isn’t even that long ago. ...

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The Great Firewall of China: Why don’t they love us?

Why don’t they love Gearfuse? *tear* Want to see if you’re blocked in China too? Check it out at greatfirewallofchina.org. The server check will tell you if any site is blocked or not. What did we ever do to be blocked? I guess just being an english written blog was enough. — Andrew Dobrow Check your URL [Great Firewall of ...

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Hunt ’em down with Tianyu’s B832 anti-theft multimedia phone

Tianyu B832 is a dualband GSM phone that doesn’t catch attention at first glance: just a plain, fail-safe Siemens-ish design. What’s so special about it would be its anti-theft features. Firstly when somebody steals your phone and changes a new SIM card, an SMS message will be automatically sent to your old number (which you can receive once you get ...

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NetCafe frenziness will push up Asus sales by 50%

Asus currently takes up 1/3 of the world’s computer motherboard market, and they have been doing that by striving to expand the market themselves. At a press conference on Friday, Asus indicated that they would join forces with intel (not AMD), they even projected that their sales will increase by another 50% in 2007, if they manage to meet their ...

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