Posts Tagged 'asia'

Asia awaits next gen fake iPhone

Are there legit iPhones in Asia? With so make fake products available to consumers over there it’s kinda hard to believe that someone is going to pay more money for the real thing when they can get fake for much cheaper. This the Chinese way. Copy stuff and sell it cheaper. Movies, software, technology. I bet a good percentage of the economy is supported by such illegal activities.

“The iPhones are nothing new to Asia, where enthusiasts from Bangkok to Shanghai already sport fake and unlocked versions of last year’s models – unlocked so they can work with any carrier, not just the Apple-authorized ones.

In the Chinese territory, ads pitching unlocked iPhones and services to unlock them were everywhere in a shopping mall with three floors of cell-phone stores.” (link)

Middle East coping with Internet disruptions

Large swathes of Asia, the Middle East and north Africa had their high-technology services crippled Thursday following a widespread Internet failure which brought many businesses to a standstill and left others struggling to cope.

One major telecommunications provider blamed the outage, which started Wednesday, on a major undersea cable failure in the Mediterranean.

India’s Internet bandwidth has been sliced in half, The Associated Press reported, leaving its lucrative outsourcing industry trying to reroute traffic to satellites and other cables through Asia.

Reports say that Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain are also experiencing severe problems.

Nations that have been spared the chaos include Israel — whose traffic uses a different route — and Lebanon and Iraq. Many Middle East governments have backup satellite systems in case of cable failure. story

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