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.
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].
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.
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