September 2014 Tech Calendar

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1st – Ramos tablets Ramos Announces Three Tablets

2nd – Meizu tablet Meizu: New Phone, No Tablet

3rd – Samsung Galaxy Note 4

4th – Lenovo

5th-10th – IFA trade show (various)

9th – Apple

10th – T-Mobile Uncarrier 7.0

16th- ZTE

Will add others as needed.

Being listed here doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll do a post.

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Compelling Video Of Onda V989

A fellow in France has done one of the best tablet videos I’ve seen. It’s fifty-three minutes long and includes a lot of testing.

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He uses a different launcher, for one thing, with an impressive live wallpaper background that’s gorgeous.

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Chuwi VX8 3G, Pipo W2 Get More Reviews

I haven’t read these. Putting them here in case I need to later on.

Pipo W2 at ZOL [Google Translate]

Chuwi VX8 3G also at ZOL [Google Translate]

Previously here:

Chuwi VX8 3G, Pipo W2 Get Reviews

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UPDATE: SWATter Convicted

Post deleted.

It was sent to me by someone I trusted. But that person didn’t read beyond the damn article.

Nor did I, so ultimately it’s my fault it wound up here.

It was a parody post!

Same-day update: Snopes to the rescue:

Claim: A teenager was given a 25-year prison sentence for a prank known as “swatting.”

FALSE

Soon afterwards links and excerpts referencing this article were being circulated via social media, with many of those who encountered such references mistaking them for genuine news reports. However, the article was just a bit of fiction from the National Report spoofing rumors about the government monitoring of social media.

The National Report is a web site that publishes outrageous fake news stories such as “IRS Plans to Target Leprechauns Next,” “Boy Scouts Announce Boobs Merit Badge,” and “New CDC Study Indicates Pets of Gay Couples Worse at Sports, Better at Fashion Than Pets of Straight Couples.”

For fuck’s sake…

And THIS:

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iFive Mini 4: Something New Coming

A 5Fans forum post includes two screensnaps with brief hype text [Google Translate].

There are two small icons on the right side of this screen:

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Nothing Yet Matches iOS Hardware

PadNews has a good technical analysis of why iOS hardware still kicks the ass of all others [Google Translate].

And that’s just on the hardware front.

With software, there’s just no contest under the hood between iOS and Android — or Windows.

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HP Seven-Inch Windows Tablet Surfaces

Via Liliputing and Mobile Geeks:

HPStream7

Good luck finding that in any American real-world stores…

Previously here:

Leaked: HP To Release US$99 Seven-Inch Windows Tablet

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Meizu: New Phone, No Tablet

MeizuMX4WeiboSplash

1,799 yuan — or about US$293. Uses the MediaTek 6595 CPU and gets an AnTuTu in 46,000 range. Tyrant Gold color option.

Next!

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AnTuTu Labs Mentions Onda

Note: I was supposed to post this on August 29th. It got forgotten in the Draft folder.

In a Weibo communiqué, AnTuTu Labs uses Onda as an example:

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Chinese Tablet Windows 8.1 Is Buggy

In a Weibo communiqué, CUBE reveals a Windows 8.1 with Bing bug that probably applies to all China-made tablets:

CUBEWin81EnglishBug001

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CUBE iWork 7 Announced: US$65!

In a Weibo communiqué, CUBE announced its new iWork 7, a seven-inch Windows 8.1 tablet:

CUBEiWork7Weibo001

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