Chinavasion Bulletin **New Year Edition**

Author xlxmarketing 30.12.2010. | 15:22

What’s been happening in the world of Chinavasion this week?


Ok, so we’ve got through Christmas and now the new year lies ahead of us. Chinavasion will be closed tomorrow and we will be back in action on the 3rd!

I’d like to start off by wishing everyone a really happy new year and a prosperous 2011 from all of us here at Chinavasion!

China, which produces 97% of the world’s ‘rare earth’ supplies, has said that it will cut exports by 10% this coming year. This is pretty important for gadgets, as these elements are used heavily in the manufacture of screens etc. Perhaps the prices of rare earth will rise accordingly which may impact upon costs of devices.

There is an interesting article on rare earth in the Independent, which discusses the impact that its production has on the environment.

 

On Monday I published a useful introductory blog for resellers wondering how to take advantage of social networking and media to market their business. With 500 Million users, you’d be mad not to have a Facebook presence. Read how here.

On Wednesday I looked at how the VAT rise in the UK to 20% could affect resellers of gadgets and what your options are in the face of it. Take a look at this news here.

 

Adrian’s Pick Of The Week

Why settle for either a red or a green laser pen when you could have a Astronomy Grade Green-Red Laser Pointer Pen (50mW)?

This cool device offers two laser colours and a strong 50mW power and is cheap too, at just US$39!

Remember, keep checking the new products page for the latest releases, especially if you’re reselling!
 

Here Are Some Of The Customer Questions We’ve Been Asked Recently:

“I heard from one of my friends that EMS has encountered a big delay. Is that true?”

I should say it is partly true, but it is just a temporary situation. Before Christmas until Chinese New year is one of the peak seasons of EMS. Therefore there is a very high demand for EMS service. And the weather in Europe is another factor of causing the delay. If your package is still in transit with EMS we recommend you wait for at least one more week. We are currently working with EMS and expect to improve this situation within 7 to 10 days. Thank you very much for your time and patience!

 

 

Android App Of The Week

SoundHound
SoundHound, a music recognition service that has quickly become Shazam’s No.1 competitor on both iOS and Android, has just announced that its free app for those platforms will now let you do unlimited music IDs. This means that you can record an unfamiliar song and it will send you the title and artist for free as many times as you like. Nice!

It can even recognise your own singing and humming and gives an answer in less than 4 seconds!

Please use this QR code to get this app.

 

And Finally…

How about the first dual SIM Android 2.2 phone?

 

Author xlxmarketing 30.12.2010. | 15:22
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  1. DaveK January 4, 08:54

    Very interested to hear more on the dual-sim Android phone!!
    Any news on a 3G version?

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