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Teclast: November 25 Unveiling

Weibo:

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I have no idea. But this is what I mean by the Nokia N1 being dead in the water by the time February 2015 comes around. Teclast, Onda, Chuwi, et al, will have announced a bunch of new ones by then. Some might even have the same CPU in the same iPad Mini dress.

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#OnlyOnTwitter: 1

Previously: Only On Twitter

I’ve been coming across these weird pairings in my stream more and more. So I’ve begun tweeting them under that hashtag. And I figure I should do at least one post to show the idea originated with me.

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Intel And China Subsidies, Again

Earlier: Weird Weibo Rumor About Intel

Yesterday: After losing Apple’s iPad business, Intel has bled $7 billion while heavily subsidizing cheap x86 Atom Android tablets

It’s written by Daniel Eran Dilger, a Apple adherent.

And there’s no quote from Intel itself in there.

It’s Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore, not Intel, who says:

“While we do expect that [Intel] phasing out tablet subsidies over the course of 2015 will cause modest reduction in losses, it could also blunt the company’s momentum in tablets significantly,” Moore wrote. “Eliminating these losses would require either massive revenue gains, or massive expense cuts, and we don’t see a clear scenario for either of them.”

But no one passing this piece around seems to be able to comprehend or parse what they’ve read.

There’s been absolutely no word from Intel itself that China subsidies will end in 2015.

If it’s true Intel has bled seven billion dollars in this quest, will they cut and run or double-down?

Maybe Intel should have focused more on how China tablet makers treat their customers before sinking money into them.

Personally, I’d really like to know what the sales figures are for China tablets — of any CPU. Xiaomi sold about twenty-thousand of the MiPad during 11/11, making it the top seller over all others. That’s just not an impressive figure. How much worse are other tablet makers doing?

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Teclast’s 11/11 Shipping

Weibo:

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11/11 Sale Breaking Records

Xiaomi has sold over 400 million yuan of products at last update.

Unfortunately, it seems only two thousand MiPad have been sold as of last update.

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“Shake” Photo Is The New Thing

Weibo:

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Xiaomi’s Lei Jun Gives A Talk

Lei Jun gave a talk at a business summit. The Weibo hashtag page (use Chrome to translate).

Years ago he was inspired by the book Fire in the Valley (which I read way back then too, and recommend):

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And he has a rather shocking ambition for Xiaomi.

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Happy Anniversary, Xiaomi

Weibo:

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(No, I don’t know why it was published on the 30th when it says the anniversary was the 20th.)

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Xiaomi’s Lei Jun Gets Wang Xuan Award

Weibo communiqué:

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Oh Look. More Ebola “Hysteria.”

In Case You Missed It:

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The people who smugly dismiss it all as “hysteria” are the same fuckheads who say “Don’t worry!” while getting into their car to drive while drunk. I know your kind. You can all go fuck off.

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