Chuwi has added this new model to their site.
Two advertorial posts [Google English and Google English] announce pre-sales will begin on July 30th (which it already is in China). These posts — unlike Chuwi’s own site — state that the new V88 will have MultiWindow Android included. There are links in those posts to Chuwi’s TMall store for those adventurous enough to pre-order direct from China.
With this model imminent, I will again have to resume slogging through Chinese forums for the detailed astroturfing posts that will pimp the hell out of it in staged photos. So standby for more in the days or weeks ahead.
Lastly, I wish they had called this this the V89 or V88G. Having two models with the same name is search engine hell.
New “Ice Green” Chuwi V88
Another post so soon because we have some interesting developments out of China. The most important news will lead off this post and then we’ll degrade into the recent reviews that have been published.
In the last post I mentioned the absence of Onda in Chinese tech blogs. Well, the day after Onda popped up in an advertorial post about its 3.2 firmware update and power consumption [Google English]. This advertorial has been running for several brands and seems to contain charts supplied by CPU maker AllWinner (a similar advertorial has run for Colorfly’s U781 clone, see Google English).
The big Onda news is word of an Onda V819mini [Google English]. It will be thinner than the V818 mini — and that’s all we know so far. Likely it will use the A31s CPU again. What’s more interesting is their upcoming V975 quad-core, which will be a 9.7-inch tablet with iPad Mini-like narrow bezels. No other details yet. But if Onda beats the iPad 5 to market with slim bezels, Apple won’t have a case to prevent its sale outside of China due to “trade dress.” Onda will have the legal high ground.