September 9, 2014 · 4:06 pm
Apple Day is over. Now for something exciting.
Via Weibo communiqué — which turns into nonsense in English.
So see the coverage at IMP3Net instead [Google Translate]. There’s not more information there, but at least it makes more sense.
This is good news for everyone who’s wanted an Air-style tablet using the Intel CPU (presumably) combined with 3G that adds GPS.
September 9, 2014 · 4:00 pm
US$349 is a hell of a lot more than I’m willing to flash on my wrist.
That’s also more than the original iPad Mini cost.
It’s probably a great device but the presentation bored me and I really don’t care to see it again.
Loose ends: We didn’t hear a thing about screen resolution or battery life.
And there’s this footnote:
This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
Standard boilerplate for any device. But is there really any chance it won’t go on sale even if it fails FCC regulations? Please.
September 9, 2014 · 3:12 pm
September 9, 2014 · 8:04 am
Soon we will see if the above has any relation to reality.
My bet is that it’s all CGI and anyone counting on something like it is in for a huge disappointment.
But then, Apple surprised everyone with the iPhone.
September 9, 2014 · 7:15 am