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Previously here:

Jolla Gets New Investment
Jolla Sailfish OS Designer Blog
Jolla Tablet Final Hours
Jolla Tablet Raises US$1 Million (So Far)
Jolla Crowdfunds iPad Mini Clone

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CUBE & Onda Pile On Xiaomi

Really, this is extraordinary!

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The accompanying illustration (click through for it) shows a support person getting an earful over a product that turns out just to be earbuds!

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Reference: Official 2015 China Holidays

See the official holidays — in red — after the break.

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Teclast 80h Tablet Is Now Dual-Boot Too

Weibo:

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Teclast throws a monkey-wrench into the market.

Anyone want to buy an eight-inch tablet that does only Windows 8.1 now?

The China Tmall page. 799 yuan is about US$128.

Teclast’s dual-boot 80h page. The Photoshoppery includes a stylus. I wouldn’t go buying this if you think there will be a stylus later on. This is a conventional capacitive screen, like most tablets.

Previously here:

Teclast X80h Windows Office Activation
Teclast X80h: Eight-Inch Windows Tablet
Three Windows 8.1 Tablets Get Reviews

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Xiaomi’s US$65 Smartphone

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iambillbil Evaluates Dual-Boot Teclast X98 Air 3G, Part Two

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Again over at the IMP3Net forum, tablet wonk iambillbil evaluates the Android-Windows 8.1 dual-boot version of the Teclast X98 Air 3 [Google Translate]. In this part, which probably concludes his evaluation, he examines it from the Windows 8.1 boot.

He notes that the memory bandwidth he raved about earlier is no longer present in the tablet. And he gets a very strange result when polling that memory. While it’s not as fast as earlier, it’s still good, though. There are otherwise no surprises.

Previously here:

iambillbil Evaluates Dual-Boot Teclast X98 Air 3G
Teclast X98 Air 3G: iambillbil Praises

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Teclast Time

Today:

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If someone told me at the start of 2014 that Teclast would be the most popular subject here, I would have laughed.

Sheesh.

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Sony’s Monster Z4 Tablet Ultra

Which, unfortunately, will likely have a price to match. But still, look at these specs!!

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That’s just breathtaking.

See more at PadNews (use Chrome or drop link into Bing Translator).

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Xiaomi Profit Math

Xiaomi Made Only $56 Million in Profit in 2013

Valued by private investors at more than $10 billion, Xiaomi recorded revenue of 26.6 billion yuan and an operating margin of just 1.8 percent.

A Xiaomi spokeswoman confirmed the accuracy of the filing, but said it did not cover the entirety of Xiaomi’s business.

“They’re growing so fast and so lean, I wouldn’t be surprised even if they were losing money,” said Forrester Research analyst Bryan Wang. “The current market is so competitive that I don’t think it’s sustainable without consolidation.”

Xiaomi has recently been Amazon-like, investing in other companies (Amazon usually buys such companies outright). Their latest move, the one that prompted this revelation, was a large investment in home appliance maker Midea.

People tend to forget that Xiaomi began with MIUI. Phones came later.

Ironically, that makes me think of the Walt Disney quote — he died on this date in 1966:

I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.

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Stop. Just Stop.

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The RIGO Design office has a Steve Jobs mannequin.

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