Daily Archives: September 16, 2014

ZTE Announces US$250 5.7-Inch Phone


How ZTE plans to woo US consumers: Go big, go cheap

ZTE ZMax has 5.7-inch display, available for T-Mobile starting September 24 (hands-on)

5.7-inch 1280 x 720 screen, Snapdragon 400 CPU at 1.2GHz, Adreno 305 GPU, 2GBs RAM, 16GBs internal storage, microSD card slot, 3,200mAh battery, Android 4.4.2 with a ZTE skin (MiFlavor — a name which should irk someone over at Xiaomi).

What excites me is that this will be sold by and work with T-Mobile and will do 4G LTE. What doesn’t excite me is the Snapdragon 400 CPU.

Let’s see what formal reviews say about it in the days ahead. Phones from Blu might have competition.

Same-day update: ZTE ZMAX unboxing and first impressions


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Teclast P98 Air Gets A Third Review

Following reviews at PC Online and cngadget, ZOL turns to reviewing the Teclast P98 Air [Google Translate].


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Teclast X98 Air 3G In User Hands

That was fast! Someone already got the new Teclast X98 Air 3G over at the IMP3Net forum [Google Translate].


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Teclast X80h: Eight-Inch Windows Tablet

With no prior indication from Teclast itself via Weibo — where such announcements should usually be made — eReadCN has a post about a new tablet coming: X80h [Google Translate].


And so Teclast enters a market already occupied by the Pipo W2, iWork 8, Dell, Lenovo, and others — including now Toshiba — with a tablet that has a 1280 x 800 eight-inch IPS screen, 64-bit Intel Bay Trail-T Z3735F CPU at 1.83GHz peak frequency, 2GBs of RAM, and 32GBs of storage. Cameras are unknown as are the price and release date.

How many of these eight-inch Windows tablets can the market support?


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Xiaomi MiPad Camera Gets A Review

I’ve seen this done sometimes for phones, but never before for a tablet. The camera in the Xiaomi MiPad gets a review, by IT168 [Google Translate].


They confirm what I’ve said all along. The MiPad has the best camera of all Chinese tablets and one of the best cameras of all Android tablets.

Previously here:

Prior Xiaomi MiPad posts

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Actress Jennifer Croxton


IMDB bio
Wikipedia entry

Someone has fallen down on the damn job at both places.

That’s her, in the above photo.

In one episode of the final season of The Avengers, Killer, Tara King (Linda Thorson) went on vacation. Mother (Patrick Newell) gave Steed (Patrick Macnee, also pictured) a fill-in agent, Lady Diana Forbes-Blakeney, played by Jennifer Croxton.

While no one could ever replace Emma Peel (Diana Rigg), Forbes wasn’t afraid to kick the shit out of larger men — and Croxton pulled it off with a vim and vigor not seen since the Mrs. Peel days.

So it’s a damned shame that role isn’t even mentioned in either of those inadequate bios!

This little post is my way of trying to correct that.

At least TV.com has it.


Jennifer Croxton
Avengers, The – Series Six


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Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is one of those rare days when I’ll be doing more than ten posts in a day.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll, hit the “Older posts” link.

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Sina Tech News Reviews iPhone 6


See here [Google Translate].

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September 16, 2014 · 9:38 am