Daily Archives: May 29, 2013

Acer Iconia A1 Unboxed, Fondled

It’s not just Chinese iPad Mini clones here.

Before they came along, I was looking at the Archos 80 Titanium and Archos 80 Platinum (the former in short supply, the latter still MIA just about everywhere) — which aren’t iPad Mini clones, just eight-inch tablets.

And now there’s the Acer Iconia A1 to consider.

The thing to notice in the unboxing video after the break: How freakin fast that complex web page renders. I really want to see the AnTuTu score for it and more web page examples.

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Chuwi V88 Disassembled

But it’s in a Chinese forum [Google English] with images that are blocked to people who aren’t registered.

Even worse: The registration process [Google English] requires a phone number and dealing with a Chinese CAPTCHA. But if you already have a QQ or Sina Weibo account, you can log in with those.

I will not see this post unless someone, um, clones it somewhere.

Update May 30 2013: IMP3Net has published photos from that forum post [Google English].

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Kindle Launches In China May 31st

From the 1Pad post [Google English]:

According to the latest news, current Kindle Paperwhite eBook, Kindle Fire tablet basic price has been determined. Which, Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi version of the mainstream price is 859 yuan, while the Kindle Fire HD priced at about 1400-1500 yuan (unspecified size), price and Taobao parallel price almost.

To put that price in perspective, an iPad Mini clone is priced at 899. And at least one eight-inch quad-core non-clone tablet has just dropped in price to 599 and one seven-inch tablet has been introduced for 399.

Same-day update: IMP3Net is reporting the Kindle will launch on June 7th [Google English]. Let’s see which site is correct. By the way, both dates are Fridays.

Second same-day update: The source of the June 7th date is this report at Sina Weibo [Google English], which also fleshes out the history of Amazon and China.

Previously here:

Kindle Paperwhite Leak In China
No eInk Kindle In China (Yet?)
Amazon To Introduce Kindle Paperwhite In China This Week

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