Daily Archives: July 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal Does Shenzhen

Inside the Chinese Market That Produces 45% of the World’s Tablets

The brands are unfamiliar -– Ramos, Teclast, Ployer, Colortab and Iaiwai. The white slates look vaguely reminiscent of iPads, but sell for as little as 299 yuan ($48). Where did so many unknown tablet makers come from and how can they make these devices so cheaply?

I’ve heard of all of those.

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Xiaomi’s Enigmatic Weibo: Tablet?

Xiaomi sent out a Weibo communique so confounding I had to run it through both Google and Bing Translate before I had any confidence to publish it:

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Chuwi VX8 3G: Intel Inside, Samsung Outside

Just an item for a tablet I likely will not cover further (unless a variant runs Windows; then I’ll monitor for reviews).

In a Weibo communique, Chuwi sneak-peeked its seventh tablet of 2014:

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Official: Teclast X89HD On Sale July 18th

Teclast has made the July 18th sales date of the new X89HD tablet official via a Weibo communique:

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Desperate Google Apologizes For Being Google-y

Three years later — when absolutely no one at all caresGoogle drops its Real Names policy for Google+.

Previously here:

Even Near-Death, Google+ People Still Don’t Get It!
Google Me-Too Minus
“Google+ Is Dead”
Goodbye Google+
The Google+ Real Name Policy Is Wrong

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Onda V975w Might Begin Sales This Week

In a Weibo communique replying to a question, Onda Service replied:

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Onda Makes Battery Life Claim For V989

In a Weibo communique:

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Capacitive Glass Keyboard

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It’d be impractical for me. I learned to type on an old manual typewriter(!) and my fingers need keys to depress.

And yes, it’s glass. And will shatter if dropped. Wait for the sapphire version from Apple (ha!).

See more over at PC Pop [Google Translate].

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Ainol Inovo8: More Information

There’s a new IMP3Net forum thread about it [Google Translate].

This is a new “2/32” tablet due to be released by Ainol.

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He does a size comparison to the iPad Mini.

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