Daily Archives: July 18, 2014

Onda V989 Updated User Report, Benchmarks And Videos

The Onda V989 user report at this IMP3Net forum thread continues to be updated [Google Translate].

We now have an AnTuTu X score.

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Video: Onda V989 Vs. Xiaomi MiPad With PDFs

Ouch! This is from a test published at the IMP3Net forum [Google Translate].

The video after the break looks very bad.

What I think is going on is that the software being used hasn’t been written to taken into account an octa-core CPU. And someone in the IMP3Net forum points out that the app in question might be using the lower-power cores since PDF reading is — ha! ha! — considered undemanding.

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Onda V989 Gets First Review


Over at IMP3Net [Google Translate].

The Onda V989 is the first Retina-class 9.7-inch tablet using the new octa-core Allwinner A80 CPU.

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So Much For Small Windows Tablets?

Same-day update: See end of post.

Americans don’t want small Windows tablets, says largest PC maker

Of course I saw the news in China first — because I read China right after checking Comments for this blog in the morning — but I’ve linked to an American source because it’s the American market affected.

I don’t exactly know how to parse this. Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8 was significantly more expensive that their Miix 2 and the Dell Venue 8 Pro. But they’re also stopping sales of the Miix 2 as well.

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No À La Carte For Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited is now live for customers in the U.S..

And there’s bad news for some people, including me, in the Terms of Service:

We only accept credit cards for payment of your membership fees. Please do not sign up for the program with a debit card. Also known as a “check” or “ATM” card, a debit card typically has the word “debit” printed on the face of the card.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Well that sucks. I was hoping I’d be able to buy a $10 Amazon Gift Card, have a binge-read for the month, then not have to pay for the months I wasn’t using it.

It isn’t like Amazon not to want all the money.

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Amazon Kindle “Roadshow” In China

Here’s Amazon’s first store:


It’s in Shanghai, and it exists only between July 18-20th [Google Translate].

It’s Amazon’s ploy to get people to fondle their devices so they might increase their sales in China.

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Teclast X89HD With Windows: Sales Begin July 23rd


Thanks to IMP3Net, proper sense has been made of the Weibo communique Teclast issued yesterday [Google Translate].

Sales of the Teclast X89HD Windows 8.1 edition begin on July 23rd at Jingdong for 1,199 yuan (US$193).

Previously here:

Teclast Adds Windows-Only X89HD To Their Site


Filed under iPad Mini Clones, Windows Tablets