Daily Archives: November 7, 2014

Xiaomi Miscellany

Colors coming to Xiaomi phones too?



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Claim: Xiaomi MiPad Has Sold Only 550,000

PadNews has a report that cites Tencent claiming that the Xiaomi MiPad has sold only 550,000 units through the end of September. Google Translate mangles the text into near-nonsense so drop this link into Bing Translator.

If Teclast, Chuwi, or Onda sold that many of one tablet, they’d be delirious.

For Xiaomi, it’s a disappointing show.

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Pipo W4 And Chuwi V89 Get Reviews


IMP3Net does the Pipo W4 [Google Translate]. This is US$81. IMP3Net says it does have an IPS screen (although brightness is very low). Charging is via USB; there’s no separate charging port.

I have to say that if a tablet like this turned up in a brick and mortar store in the U.S. for US$99, I’d be very tempted to buy it. At the very least it could be a “toilet tablet,” for those times when I have to be away from the notebook but still have to do something (such as watching a video or reading a review or keep up with breaking news on Twitter). (And yes, I see the Toshiba eight-inch Windows tablet keeps dropping in price — but I’ve had bad experiences with Toshiba products.)

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Google Books PDF Test: iPad Air 2, Guest Test 2

Thanks to Bram Ueffing, who posted two new tests to YouTube, this time using a camera.

See them after the break.

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Filed under Google Books PDFs, Video