Daily Archives: September 1, 2014

CUBE iWork 7 Announced: US$65!

In a Weibo communiqué, CUBE announced its new iWork 7, a seven-inch Windows 8.1 tablet:

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New Nexus Tablet Is 4:3?

Exclusive: Here’s The Official Keyboard Case Google And HTC Are Planning For The Next Nexus Tablet [Updated]

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The existence of an official keyboard case combined with the tablet’s alleged 4:3 aspect ratio could signal that Google wants to make a stronger push to sell tablets as productivity devices, more than simply portals to Google Play content.

4:3? 4:3?!

I’ve ignored news about this because I didn’t expect it to be 4:3. I still doubt it will be. I don’t know of any screens between the size of the iPad Mini and iPad Air that are also 4:3.

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HD Video From A US$149 Phone

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The Blu Studio 5.0 C HD is one of the phones I’ve been wondering about as a possible buy.

It’s — usually — just US$149 at Amazon.

720p screen, 1GB RAM, a stingy 4GBs of storage (but it has a microSD card slot), a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek 6582 CPU, and — as seen after the break — a video camera and microphone that’s surprisingly good for the price. AnTuTu in the 17,000-range.

I post this because it should shame every damn tablet maker in China who puts something worse in a tablet that’s priced higher.

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I Really Really Really Hate Buying Tech

$400?! For A Smartwatch?!

Would you rather own two mediocre “smartwatches” at $199 or one really good one that you’ll actually use at $399? The answer should be obvious.

My head spins like a drunken top every time I begin to investigate what I should buy for a smartphone or tablet.

I’m not sure it’d be much different if I had all the money in the world: Because then I’d flay myself over whether I should spend the money on two things instead of just one. I really don’t want to wind up with more than I’d actually use.

Previously here:

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Another Peek At The Pipo P8

The Pipo P8 is another Rockchip 3288-based tablet with a Retina-class screen. Unlike the iFive Mini 4, it offers the possibility of 3G and 4G via a Huawei UltraStick slot.

Charbax of ARM Devices.net gives us a new glimpse of it in a video:

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Ramos Announces Three Tablets

As posted by PadHz [Google Translate]:

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Chuwi Releases Windows Firmware For VX8 3G

In a Weibo communiqué, Chuwi has announced the release of Windows 8.1 with Bing firmware for the white-color VX8 3G:

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