Daily Archives: October 10, 2013

Tomato T2 Video Playback Hype


In an advertorial post at IMP3Net, Tomato pimps the video playback capabilities of its T2 tablet [Google English].

The Tomato T2 is a 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 5410-based tablet with 2GBs of RAM and a 1024 x 768 screen. It’s an iPad Mini clone in a body styled after the latest-generation Samsung Galaxy Tab.

If the above photo didn’t puzzle you, you haven’t been paying attention.

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Ramos K1 Gets A Botched Review


PCPop gets so much wrong here it’s amazing that it got past any editor [Google English].

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Allwinner Reveals CPU Roadmap

1Pad has the coverage of Allwinner’s upcoming CPUs, which includes an octa-core CPU as well as one specialized chip for wearable devices [Google English].

Due to the vagaries of Google Translate, I’m not even going to attempt making sense of the post. Keeping track of ARM designations drives me mad to begin with (I could not tell you the difference between A7 and A9 if you held a gun to my head), so I will leave it up to you readers who have expertise in that area to read the post without me mangling it.

What matters is that IMP3Net reminds us that Onda will be the first tablet maker to use the new Allwinner octa-core CPU in a tablet later this year [Google English]. Hardware specifics are still unavailable — and I repeat that I’d be surprised if Onda put it in an iPad Mini clone. It seems to me they’d want to try it in a higher-end tablet, perhaps even one with a Retina-class display.

Previously here:

Allwinner Octa CPU + Onda

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Bizarro Samsung Mini Tablet Is A Phone

This shipping manifest from a source in India caused a great deal of excitement over at PCPop yesterday. And today ZOL has also done a post about it [Google English]:


Click to enlarge to see my red underline.

It seems to me that Samsung has sent to India for testing what could be a “Galaxy Note Mini.” Which would make it a “mini” only relative to the current Galaxy Note, which has a 5.7-inch screen. The first generation Galaxy Note had a 5.3-inch screen, the second-gen had a 5.55-inch screen. So, really, it’s not very “mini” when compared to the first model.

Previously here:

Bizarre Rumor Of The Day: Samsung Mini-Tablet

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