As marketing gimmicks go, Qihoo 360 is setting the bar pretty high by sending one of its smartphones into space to act as a satellite. Photo: Handout

Smartphone satellite: Qihoo 360 to become first Chinese private company to send rocket into space - on New Year’s Day

Company vows to launch latest handset as de facto nanosatellite to photograph earth and smog, shows echoes of Nasa’s PhoneSat project

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As marketing gimmicks go, Qihoo 360 is setting the bar pretty high by sending one of its smartphones into space to act as a satellite. Photo: Handout
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