Daily Archives: June 11, 2014

Colorfly i803 Q1 Disassembled

Recap: The Colorfly i803 Q1 is a “1/16″ tablet, meaning 1GB of RAM and 16GBs of storage. It has an eight-inch IPS screen at 1280 x 800, a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom Z3735E CPU with a typical frequency of 1.3GHz and a peak frequency of 1.8GHz, microSD card slot, micro-HDMI-out port, headphone jack, 2MP front and 5MP back cameras. It ships with Android and will have a Windows update sometime in June.

A user at IMP3Net forum has posted pictures of its disassembly [Google Translate].

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CUBE Talk9x: First User Report

Over at the IMP3Net forum, a user has posted his report on the CUBE Talk9x tablet [Google Translate]

To review: The CUBE Talk9X has a Retina-class 9.7 inch IGZO screen, an octa-core MediaTek 8392 CPU with peak frequency of 2GHz (allegedly), 2GBs of RAM, 16GBs of internal storage, a 2MP front and 8MP back camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, a 10,000mAh battery, and 3G (WCDMA + TD-SCDMA dual 3G, compatible with GSM — at least in China and probably Europe too). It runs Android 4.4 — without any modifications, from the looks of it.

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Grab a salt shaker. You’ll need lots of salt after the break.

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Attorney Fees Need To Be #Occupied Next!

City Agrees To Largest Occupy Wall Street Settlement Ever

Today, lawyers announced the largest settlement with New York City yet, with the city paying out $583,024 to 14 protesters who were arrested for disorderly conduct on January 1st of 2012.

Sounds like some justice, right?

No, because this:

Two of the defendants who settled at an earlier stage will receive $5,000 from the city. The remaining 12 will receive $20,002. The protesters’ lawyers will receive $333,000 in costs and fees.

What the fuck?

Maybe the protesters are happy, but that split stinks.

Previously here:

Protest category

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Fargo: Episode Nine

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One episode left.

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Wal-Mart Crapttab Alert

Wal-Mart has bought a shitton of tablets to prepare for Black Friday [Google Translate]

The Google Translate is particularly horrific on this item. “1.6KK” could mean “1.6 million” but I find that unbelievable. That would be one million seven-inch tablets and six-hundred thousand ten-inch (10.1) tablets.

At any rate, these tablets will use the MediaTek 8127 CPU.

The only Alco I can find is headquartered in Hong Kong but manufactures in China. They don’t have any tablets in their list of products, but this could be a custom job exclusively for Wal-Mart.

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June 2014 China Checklist

This post will go away tomorrow, July 1st, despite being incomplete as first composed.

To keep people from asking the same questions here over and over, I’m making this post a sticky. Scroll down one for new posts.

This is what we’re waiting for in June. As each one appears, I will do a strikethrough and link indicating a post has been published here about it.

1) Windows firmware upgrade for
Teclast X98 3G [Post 1] [Post 2] [Post 3]
Onda V819i [Post 1] [Post 2] [Post 3] [Post 4] [Post 5] [Post 6]
Onda V975i [Post 1] [Post 2] [Post 3] [Post 4] [Post 5] [Post 6]
– others (will specify here)

2) Rockchip 3288 CPU formal introduction and tablets from:
Five Technology [Post 1] [Post 2]
– Onda
– Teclast
– Chuwi [Post 1]
Pipo [Post 1] [Post 2] [Post 3]
– others (will specify here)

3) Allwinner A80 CPU formal introduction and tablets from:
– Five Technology
Onda [Post 1] [Post 2]
– Teclast
– Chuwi
– Pipo
– others (will specify here)

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iFive Mini 4 Teased

Today, June 11th, was the date rumored to be the introduction of the Rockchip 3288 CPU. That didn’t happen.

But Five teased its 3288-based iFive Mini 4 via a Weibo communique:

[赞啊][赞啊]是灵感的碰撞,也是艺术的追求,一切只为更加卓越,五元素新品曝光!

Google Translate:

[Praise ah] [praise ah] is inspired by the collision, but also the pursuit of art, all the more remarkable only for the five elements of the new exposure!

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MagLev Keyboard?

A new keyboard technology that uses magnetism was displayed at Computex [Google Translate].

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Although key travel looks to be too shallow, the manufacturer says keycap resistance can be adjusted by the user electronically. This could lead to even thinner keyboard covers for tablets — as well as thinner notebook computers.

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Toshiba Exceria microSD Card

Toshiba has introduced a new high-speed microSD card mainly for the photography market [Google Translate].

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Full details — with a variety of read/write tests — are at the post.

What’s interesting is that there’s still room to improve microSD card storage. Perhaps this will help dissuade Google from restricting card storage.

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Onda Teases 4G

Just when you thought things were settling down with Chinese tablets — Retina-class screens, powerful CPUs, and built-in 3G — Onda says No, there’s more coming: 4G [Google Translate].

There’s no details other than the teasing post. But what’s interesting is the pair of graphics Onda chose to illustrate 4G:

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That’s just about cellphone sized. Will Onda release a cellphone — or a very small “talk tablet”?

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