Via a Weibo communique:
Daily Archives: July 1, 2014
Earlier today: Lei Jun’s MiPad Challenge.
In Comments, DPyro gave me a link to an OCR of the graphic-embedded text. It turns out it was incomplete. Fortunately, 1Pad did the entire text [Google Translate]. That’s the version I’ve used as the basis to turn Google Translate into sensible English.
I’ve attempted to preserve his meaning while avoiding the mechanistic language of Google Translate. There’s a few places open to better interpretations — man, can Google Translate mangle things! — but I did my best and hope that I’ve brought across the spirit of his statement. I need to note that this shouldn’t be considered my writing. It’s based on the constraints of Google Translate.
For anyone interested in Xiaomi, you can’t get a better glimpse of it than this.
All of the text past this sentence is from Xiaomi.
OK, now I’m just disgusted.
After waiting until the next day to get Chinese tech site coverage of the Onda press conference yesterday, what appeared under the guise of “reporting” is nothing more than copy and paste “journalism.”
Same-day update: Apparently there is another Tmall listing where the price is still 1,099 yuan! So which is the correct listing and price? I have no idea. Dealing with China from a distance is frustrating. Thanks to Miguel in Comments for this other link. [Next-day update: That link now shows 1599. See also More About Onda V975w Price At Tmall]
Thanks to reznap in Comments for the tip.
The Onda V975w price has gone up by 300 yuan at Tmall.