First post for Beijing Cream: Huawei Steps Up Into The Big Leagues With 6.1-Inch Smartphone (Emphasis On Big)

My write-up of Huawei’s new huge phone was originally posted on Beijing Cream.

Some highlights:

6.1 inches is huge. By my unscientific estimation, it’s about the size of my hand, maybe bigger. Huawei is also positioning it not only as a big’un, but also a bad’un, with specs on the Ascend Mate coming close to other high-end phones: 1.5 Ghz quadcore processor, 8-megapixel back-facing camera, and a poo-poo’ed 1280 x 720 resolution.**

Who would buy such a phone, I hear you ask. To that I answer: it doesn’t matter how big your hands are. One would think that in a city of over 20 million people there would be a tendency toward smaller cars given every decreasing parking spaces, but in Beijing SUVs, and even Hummers, are quite popular. Chinese people, like Americans, enjoy big things.

Read the full post here:

Huawei Steps Up Into The Big Leagues With 6.1-Inch Smartphone (Emphasis On Big)



Tech Talk on Today Jan 9, 2013

My weekly tech segment on Today on Beyond Beijing.


We talked about:

Round Table on China Drive Jan 8, 2013

Zhou Heyang, Zhao Xiaohua, and I discuss:

  • CASS 2nd annual Social Psychology Blue Book
  • Buying tickets for 春运 (Spring Festival travel)
  • Chengguan in Xiamen cutting power and water to illegal construction sites
  • Hainan capping hotel and buffet prices
  • Creating superhero movies for Chinese market
  • Millionaire street cleaner

More China Drive

Round Table on China Drive Jan 7, 2013

This week, Liu Yan, Zhao Xiaohua, and I discuss:

  • A fire at an unregistered/illegal orphanage and who is responsible
  • A 353 million RMB fine against LG and Samsung for price fixing
  • Fake goods on Tmall sold on singles day (anyone else not surprised?)
  • Teaching materials at vocational schools
  • Native English speakers taking the CET-4 and CET-6 and failing
  • Home schooling groups in Wuhan

More China Drive

John Artman on GBTimes’ Dial Beijing: The eternal lure of China’s Civil Service

Each week, I speak with GBTimes in Finland. This week we talked about:

China’s civil service is held in high regard by many Chinese, offering a stable occupation to over ten million civil servants. We spoke to our Beijing-based correspondent to find out more…

English Follow the links for more.

Tech Talk on Today on Beyond Beijing Jan 02, 2013

My weekly tech segment on Today on Beyond Beijing


We talked about:

China Drive’s Round Table Jan 01, 2012

On the first day of 2013, Zhao Xiaohua, Zhou Heyang, and I review four of the biggest issues of 2012.

  • Wealth inequality
  • Pension shortfalls
  • Impact and future of Weibo
  • Patient-doctor relationships


More China Drive

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