Chinese Eben tablet


Eben tablet (in Chinese it is called E Ren E Ben), this is not a copy Ipad, it is very popular in mainland China, the price is RMB4980 for T3 now.

Portable,  T1 T2=7″, T3=8″, Built-in 3G module, just insert a SIM card, Android 2.2,  not support bluetooth, wireless 802.11, battery 4200mAh 3.7V ARM Cortex-A8,  1 mini USB and 1 host USB.

Price is about 3900RMB. 


8GB harddrive, 256M cache memory.

Apple inspires new industry in Huaqiangbei

BECAUSE iPhones and iPads have become the hottest electronic products in China, developing and selling accessories for iPhones and iPads has become a new growth industry in Huaqiangbei in Futian District, the country’s biggest electronic products base.

   From copycat iPhone cases to the self-developed Apple Peel 520, almost all the products related to Apple Inc. products could be found in Huaqiangbei, attracting clients from all over the world, the Shenzhen Economic Daily reported.

   “The main business for many stores is now related to Apple products. The surge in the number of Apple fans has provided a huge market and we also sell a lot of products to clients overseas,” said Wang Hongzhi, owner of Shenzhen Zhichuangda Technology Co. Ltd.

   Of all the products, the iPhone case was the most popular. Almost every store on the second and third floors in SEG Electronic Center had iPhone cases. They were made of many materials, such as plastic and wood, and were in different colors.

   “Most customers bought at least three at a time and many retailers from other cities also came to buy from us. I could not tell you how much I make a day, but I sell at least 1,000 cases a day to customers from all over the world,” a store owner surnamed Li told the paper.

   The most expensive case was made of crystal. “We download pictures from the Internet and stick small crystals on a plastic case by hand very carefully. The wholesale price was 30 yuan (US$4.53) and it can be sold in places such as Dongmen for at least 100 yuan. It is very popular with girls,” said Chen Guang, a store owner in SEG.

   Another popular product was the mobile charger for the iPhone. “There are all kinds of mobile chargers for iPhones in Huaqiangbei,” Wang said.

   Wang started selling iPhone cases when the iPhone 2G came onto the market in 2008. “When I found that the iPhone had a battery problem, I hired some people to develop mobile chargers for iPhones and I made at least 1 million yuan that year. Apple-related products came to the rescue of a lot of Shenzhen companies that year,” he said.

   Of all the products, netizens considered the Apple Peel 520 — developed by two brothers in Shenzhen — the most creative because a small case could change a cheap iTouch into an expensive iPhone. It immediately attracted attention throughout the country when Pan Yong, the developer, uploaded a video about the product on the Internet last year. Several American companies are negotiating with him about future cooperation.

   The device cannot be mass produced because of legal problems with Apple Inc., but similar products have already appeared in Huaqiangbei costing much less than Pan’s original device. “I sell it for 500 yuan, but the copycat models cost only 200 yuan. It is very difficult to compete with them and I underestimated the copying ability of Huaqiangbei,” he said.

   “Apple-related products are a very good opportunity for electronic companies in Huaqiangbei to make the transition from making cheap, imitated products to self-developed technology. Some companies that used to copy big companies’ products have now opened their own ‘Apple experience stores,’ selling accessories for Apple products developed and made by themselves,” said Li Yi, an electronics expert in Shenzhen. “With the improvement and upgrading of their technology, they will gradually become big brands with their technology and creativity.” (Wang Yuanyuan)

Copy Ipad in China


This one also has the 3 features that you are looking for, Android 2.2, capacitive screen, and bluetooth. It is new, lauched in December 2010.

It costs 1889RMB,

LG 9.7″ 1024×768,


freescale iMX515, Cortex-a8,800MHz,

243x190x14.4mm, 690grams,

3200mAh lasts for only 5 hours, (Zpad T2 lasts for about 8 hours),

it has SIM card port as well. (3G module is optional, it costs about a few hundeds RMB depends on what mobile phone company you are using).

This one copies a lot of Ipad, no TF card, no USB port.


Zpad T2 from Malata


Zpad T2.

Firstly, Malata is a big brand in China for electronics, it used to make DVD players.

Zpad T2 has bluetooth, 10″  capacitive screen (1024×600), Android 2.2,

CPU: Nvidia Tegra2,Cortex-A9 due core ,1GHz

1.3 Mega pixel camera,

1GB DDRII memory, 16GB SSD,

802.11 b/g/n wireless.

Ports: 1 USB2.0, 1 Mini-USB,1 Micro SD, SIM port,

power: AC 100~240V,DC 12V.

810grams, size: 267x173x14.8mm,

3500mAH/7.4V battery,  lasts for about 8 hours

It supports docking station (200RMB), can be extendible with 3G and GPS  and CMMB modules.



How does the electronics market look like?

When you look at the the pictures below, you will have an overview idea what the electronics market in Shenzhen look like.

If you come to the market on weekends, you will find it difficult to move around because of too many people, sometimes you will have traffic problem when you walk around.

There are many Mcdonalds and KFCs in the market, as well as Pizza Hut, you can also find some Korea and Jananese restaurants too.

There are also many banks around the electroncis market, and also you can find a Western Union place at the Postal Saving Bank of China.

About Electronics Markets in Shenzhen China!

This page is About Electronics market in Shenzhen China!

The biggest electronics market in China and also in Asia is Huaqiangbei electronics center in Futian District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Provice, China.

What is Hua Qiang Bei?

Huaqiangbei, or spelled as Hua Qiang Bei, 华强北 in Chinese,  it is a name of a street, Huaqiang North Road, or just called Hua Qiang Bei Lu.

Huaqiangbei is one of the most busiest business circles areas in Shenzhen,  another business circle is Dongmen, which is also a name of a street.

In Hua Qiang Bei, there are many many electronics retailers and shopping malls.

Where is Hua Qiang Bei electronics market located on an administrative map of Shenzhen?

Where is Hua Qiang Bei Lu in Google Maps. View Larger Map


How do you get to the electronics market by metro/subway?

Clear metro map of Shenzhen

What is the history of Hua Qiang Bei?

Hua Qiang Bei used to be an industrial area when in the 1980s and the early of 1990s. There were over 40 electronics, comminication and home appliance factory building in the time,  and this area became more and more popular in the 1990s,  municipal government saw the opportunity and tranformed it and made it as a business center, and since there, many factories couldn’t afford to pay the high rent and had to move away, more and more shopping centers have been built since 1998.

How Big and busy is Hua Qiang Bei?

Hua Qiang Bei is 1 kelometer from south to north,  1.5 kelometer from west to east. The traffic is 0.5 million people per day.

Over 10 thousands retailers, and more than 20 shopping malls.

You will have a better idea if I cycle it on a 3D map.

List of the main buidings in Hua Qiang Bei:

SEG Electronics Market