Posts Tagged ‘iChat’

iphone-china-unicom-11April 22, 2009, Interfax TMT has posted the results of a new survey today. The iResearch survey asked 2,903 respondents about new 3G services they would most desire on their mobile handsets. Key survey findings…

  • 78.9 percent voted for high-speed Internet access 
  • 67.3 percent voted for video calling. 

Other popular functions of 3G handsets were mobile business features, GPS and mobile gaming. Read full details via Interfax > HERE

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First video call on China Unicom’s W-CDMA commercial network successful 

danwei_s-1by Zhang Danwei Shanghai. February 13. INTERFAX-CHINA – Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and China Unicom have successfully made the first video telephone call. The first video call was completed in Guangzhou City of southern China’s Guangdong Province at 4 p.m. Beijing time on Feb. 11. A further two WCDMA video calls were made in Shanghai Municipality and Qingdao City of northern China’s Shandong Province the following day.

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Two good iPhone in China articles below.  I am on business travels today and will follow-up with more on these important articles tonight.

China’s (maybe) Brilliant Telecom Call

By Peter Navarro

EXCERPT: In an impressive display of 1980s-style industrial policy, Chinese officials have come up with a brilliant telecom restructuring plan. Paradoxically, this heavy hand of regulation should significantly increase market competition, rapidly accelerate technological development and open the doors to more foreign participation in Chinese markets.

….. Another likely winner is Apple. Once China Unicom gets its W-CDMA license, Apple will have a new partner for selling its iPhone into the largest and fastest-growing market in the world at the highest technological standard.

Full article > HERE


Apple’s iChat and China: The Perfect Marriage

By Jason Schwarz

EXCERPT: With the Beijing Apple store on schedule to open for the Olympic Games, Apple (AAPL) appears ready to unleash their own sleeping giant. According to recent Chinese trends, instant messaging has replaced the conventional communication methods of text messaging, email, and social networking. “Young Chinese people don’t ask one another for email addresses. They ask for QQ numbers” says Kaiser Kuo, group director for digital strategy for Ogilvy & Mather in Beijing.

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Once in a rare while…

Jim Cramer has something insightful to share (see video). Sadly, like the wack-a-mole game, he’ll pop up again, somewhere, sometime, and completely contradict his previous position.  

On this April 24 Street.com video interview, Jim gets it wrong about Apple’s 2 Quarter “It was bad” he says (“Hello, Earth to Cramer”). However, the remainder of Cramer’s Apple commentary is spot on. He is hughly bullish on Apple’s iChat via Mac and iPhone. Cramer notes that Apple is on the upswing in two major product cycles – Mac and iPhone >Watch video











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Cisco and Apple about to enter your living-room?

~ Joe Panettieri

EXCERPT: What if this next-generation video conferencing technology — known as TelePresence — could be scaled down for use in your living room? Apparently, Apple is quite interested in making that dream a reality. If true, they should give Cisco Systems (CSCO) a call.

Several blogs are buzzing about Apple’s (AAPL) potential plan to transform AppleTV into an interactive platform featuring chat, video conferencing and other capabilities. AppleInsider has in-depth details. And TelePresenceOptions.com, another blog, is connecting the dots between Apple’s concept and the TelePresence market.

I have a slightly different take on the situation. For about a year now, I’ve been calling on Cisco and Apple to work far more closely together. The iPhone should be transformed into a strong device for unified communications — a big area of Focus for Cisco. And later, Cisco’s corporate TelePresence systems should integrate well with consumer-based systems.

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