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China launches own GPS rival Beidou

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Dec 2011, 04:38

China flipped the switch on its Beidou Global Positioning Satellite system and has already started to provide location services for mainland China and the nearby territories…

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posted on 30 Dec 2011, 06:39

1. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

Can't they think of a better name? It sounds really funny... lol

but though their GPS sounds funny, China is definitely becoming one of the "Super Powers" of the world.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 07:31 1

2. AngusNG12345 (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

"Beidou" is "北斗" in chinese, which means "compass" :)

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 09:33

3. Bluedroid (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)

GPS reverse engineered and we get Beidou... When will these Chinese copy cats ever learn... they will always remain as third rate nation... Good for them.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 10:42

4. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Like if there's anything to reserve-engineer with satellite navigation systems...

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 06:13

5. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)

Bluedroid, What are your accomplishments in life as a person?
Calling a whole nation "third rate nation" is lame.
Please learn to respect people.
Please do not mind my comment.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 14:33 1

6. Shangri-La (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)

Chinese system's accuracy of 10 meters vs US' 20 meters, who is the 'third rate nation' now??

Was your reading comprehension/math taught in one of those "third rate nations"?


posted on 02 Jan 2012, 00:46 1

7. enjoi45 (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

Well, if this is like most other Chinese products it'll break in about 2 days.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 19:44

8. Shangri-La (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)

Don't worry they can always sell things they don't need to the Americans

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