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The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET!

Friday, April 20th, 2012

We’ve got a very special episode of the Engadget Show coming at you tonight! We took our film crew to Asia this time out, to check out the markets of Taipei, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. We’ll also be speaking with top reps from Huawei and ASUS on our trip, plus bringing you the latest and greatest gadgets, surprises, a performance by Brooklyn’s Suckers and a whole bunch more. Keep your browsers locked to this spot!

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The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET! originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Shanghai court rejects Proview injunction, okays the sale of Apple iPads

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The legal tussle between Apple and Proview over the iPad has swung in Cupertino’s direction. According to Ximin News, a Shanghai court has rebuffed Proview’s demand for an injunction halting the sale of the Apple tablet due to licensing issues. The Pudong New Area People’s Court made the decision yesterday, stating that there wasn’t enough evidence to support Proview’s claim of a trademark violation. There wasn’t enough to substantiate Proview’s claims that it still held rights to the trademark in China. Its Taiwan branch registered the trademark in several countries, with the Shenzhen branch registering it in China. Apple then bought worldwide rights from Proview Taiwan, which would have included China. Proview Shenzhen is now saying that they never authorized its Taiwan counterpart to do so, but Apple is says that it has Proview Shenzhen’s signatures on the paperwork. It looks like it’s going to get easier to grab that iPad in China. An iPhone 4S, on the other hand…

Shanghai court rejects Proview injunction, okays the sale of Apple iPads originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 23 Feb 2012 07:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ABC looks inside Foxconn during ‘a trip to the iFactory’ [video]

Monday, February 20th, 2012

ABC recently became the latest news organization to be given a look inside consumer electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn’s facilities in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China, and the Nightline special that resulted from the trip will air on Tuesday. In the meantime, ABC News has posted a 90-second teaser video containing footage from reporter Bill Weir’s trip to China. Apple, of course, is the only Foxconn partner mentioned in the preview so we can expect the forthcoming report to focus on the Cupertino-based company’s wares, but the teaser promises a never-before-seen look at Foxconn’s facilities so it could be an eye-opening segment. Foxconn and its premier partner Apple have once again taken center stage in a human rights debate that recently saw protesters deliver a petition to Apple’s Grand Central Terminal store demanding the technology giant play a more active role in improving working conditions in the Chinese factories that assemble its hardware. ABC’s teaser video follows after the break.

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Introducing the original iPAD, Proview’s late ’90s iMac-like desktop

Saturday, February 18th, 2012
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So, have you been following the iPad dispute in China? Wondering exactly who or what this Proview company is and what they’re doing with a trademark on the iPad name? Well, wonder no more friends. The company actually stylized the name as iPAD, and it stood for Internet Personal Access Device. They hit the market way back in 1998 and weren’t tablets, but all-in-one PCs that looked an awful lot like another machine that debuted that year — the iMac. Over the course of a decade Proview produced between 10,000 and 20,000 of he 15-inch CRT desktops, before collapsing in 2010 and abandoning its Shenzhen plant, thanks in part to the economic crisis engulfing the globe. Most of its assets, including the iPAD trademark are now the property of eight different banks and it’s debts exceed $1 billion, which probably explains why the company is demanding so much money from Apple. For more details about the original iPAD and a photo tour of the deserted factory hit up the source links.

Introducing the original iPAD, Proview’s late ’90s iMac-like desktop originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 18 Feb 2012 09:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Chinese authorities seize iPads over trademark infringement

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Chinese officials seized 45 iPads in response to a trademark complaint filed recently by Proview International Holdings over the iPad name, reports the Hebei Youth Daily. The tablets were seized from store locations within Shijiazhuang, the capital of the Hebei province in northern China. In April 2010, Apple sued Proview claiming ownership of the iPad trademark in China. On November 17th, however, the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court rejected Apple’s claims, leading the Cupertino-based company to appeal the ruling to the Higher People’s Court of Guangdong province. Proview registered the iPad trademark in various countries as early as 2000, with the the Shenzhen-based unit having registered the trademark in China in 2001. Apple began selling the iPad in China in 2010.

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Apple Asks the Fair Labor Association to Check Out Its Chinese Labor Suppliers [Apple]

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Verizon’s alleged iPhone event happens tomorrow, January 11th at 11AM EST / 8AM PST, and we’ll be there live!

Monday, January 10th, 2011
We’ve waited. We’ve watched. We’ve wondered. And now, by the grace of Steve Jobs and Lowell Mcadams, we’re supposedly going to see a reveal of the mythical Verizon iPhone. Of course, there’s always a chance that Verizon just wants to reveal more details on LTE, or talk about the company’s commitment to openness and Android… but according to the rumor mill, it’s time for Big Red to get some Apple magic.

No matter what happens, we’ll be there live, reporting on the news as it happens with the best liveblog in the business. Tune in at the times below on Tuesday, January 11th at this URL to see it all go down!

06:00AM – Hawaii
08:00AM – Pacific
09:00AM – Mountain
10:00AM – Central
11:00AM – Eastern
04:00PM – London
05:00PM – Paris
07:00PM – Moscow
12:00AM – Perth (January 12th)
12:00AM – Shenzhen (January 12th)
01:00AM – Tokyo (January 12th)
03:00AM – Sydney (January 12th)

Verizon’s alleged iPhone event happens tomorrow, January 11th at 11AM EST / 8AM PST, and we’ll be there live! originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 10 Jan 2011 23:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Keepin’ it real fake: ‘iPad phone’ is the answer to a question no one asked (video)

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
The D-Pad and E-Pad are two pint-sized cellphones that are reminiscent of the iPad, except they are telephones, they are much smaller, and they are totally different. Featuring a 3.5-inch resistive touchscreen, 2.5mm headphone jack, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera and 2 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, you don’t even have to get to the dual SIMs, telescoping antenna, or the CMMB mobile TV tuner before you realize this is all Shenzhen, and very little Cupertino. Available now in either pink or white for 550 Chinese yuan (about $70). Get a closer look — and some video to boot — after the break.

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Keepin’ it real fake: ‘iPad phone’ is the answer to a question no one asked (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 04 Jan 2011 19:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Toy smartphone jailbreak: top tech trend for 2011?

Monday, January 3rd, 2011
Not since we ran into Benign Girl at the Dollar General have we been so taken with a toy cellphone. Yours now for a mere 99 cents, Smart Phone (creative name!), proves what we suspected all along: in Shenzhen, even children’s playthings are jailbroken. But please be careful, as this thing is only recommended for users over the age of four. Get a closer look after the break.

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Toy smartphone jailbreak: top tech trend for 2011? originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 03 Jan 2011 13:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Meizu’s M9 launch amasses thousands of Jack Wong fans across China (video)

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Pretty impressive, isn’t it? Meizu sure has made a wise decision to launch its M9 Android Froyo phone on the first day of 2011 which, like most other countries, happens to be a public holiday in China. According to some Meizu fans (aka “Mei-yo” or literally “friends of Meizu”) outside one of the two Shenzhen stores, there were already about 60 people lined up outside at around 6am. A few of them even braved the cold weather since 8pm last night, despite CEO Jack Wong actively discouraging such hustle on the forum for the sake of people’s health, promising “all the flagship stores will have sufficient stock” for all pre-orderers. Meizu wasn’t keen on giving us an official number, but the two Shenzhen stores alone could’ve easily served several thousand customers this morning. With no limit on how many units each person could pre-order (¥2,499 / $379 for 8GB, and ¥2,699 / $409 for 16GB), you can imagine Meizu’s assembly lines working long hours to supply its stores from 28 other provinces in China. Meanwhile, somewhere out there, Mr. Wong is happily checking his bank account. Video after the break.

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Meizu’s M9 launch amasses thousands of Jack Wong fans across China (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 01 Jan 2011 07:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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New photos and video footage reaffirm harsh conditions at Foxconn

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

French Journalist Jordan Pouille recently visited the Foxconn campus in Shenzhen and returned home with a series of photos and video that highlight the conditions and morale at the notorious plant. Foxconn, which manufactures gadgets for a variety of major electronics companies including Apple, HP, Nokia, Sony and Palm, has been scrutinized over the past year following a string of worker suicides and allegations of exploitative and abusive practices among management. Pouille details the scene at the Foxconn factory, and speaks to workers who describe the conditions as being similar to a labor camp.

At the production line, none of them could speak or even look at each other while trying to achieve the christmas production targets. They had to leave their mobile at the entry. However, their managers tried not to insult them, after all the bad publicity they got last spring when the 13 Foxconn suicides hit the headlines. A big improvement has been made after 30 glorious years of economic reforms: more workers are now allowed to sit down (depending on the good will of their managers) while working.

Hit the break for a video and visit the read link for a first-hand account of the conditions at Foxconn.

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