Daily Archives: December 12, 2014

iambillbil Evaluates Dual-Boot Teclast X98 Air 3G

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Over at the IMP3Net forum, tablet wonk iambillbil evaluates the Android-Windows 8.1 dual-boot version of the Teclast X98 Air 3 [Google Translate].

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CUBE T9 4G Gets A User Review

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Over at the IMP3Net forum [Google Translate].

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CUBE i6 Gets A User Review

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Over at the IMP3Net forum [Google Translate].

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Onda V919 3G Air Gets A Review

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Over at IMP3Net [Google Translate].

This is a 9.7-inch tablet with Retina-class screen with an octa-core MediaTek MT8392 at 1.66GHz, 2GBs of RAM, 16GBs of internal storage, 2MP front and 5MP back cameras, microSD card slot up to 128GBs, GPS via China-compatible 3G, and Android 4.4.2 underneath Onda ROM UI. There is no HDMI-out port.

But there is a physical Home button, making this iPad Air clone the cloney-ist clone.

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CUBE T9 4G Gets A Review

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Over at IMP3Net [Google Translate].

It’s a 9.7-inch tablet with Retina-class screen, 64-bit MediaTek MT8752V CPU at 1.7GHz, 2GBs of RAM, 32GBs of internal storage, 13MP back camera, and China-compatible 3G/4G. (Note that 4G is both TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE, which might mean it can work with 4G outside of China. There’s no guarantee about 3G outside of China.)

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Jolla Gets New Investment

Jolla Bags $12.4M Series B From Europe And Asia For Its Sailfish Mobile OS

Buoyed by a successful crowdfunding campaign to build an open source tablet running its Sailfish OS, Finnish mobile startup Jolla has also announced the closure of a Series B funding round.

A Jolla spokesman confirmed to TechCrunch that the size of the round is €10 million ($12.4M) but said it’s not disclosing who has invested. He did say that around half of the funding has come from European investors, and the other half from Asia.

Jolla has previously taken in multiple millions in external funding, including €1 million when Hong Kong-based firm China Fortune took a 6.25 per cent stake — back in February 2013.

Non-disclosure of investors.

That makes me wonder if Alibaba’s Jack Ma and/or Xiaomi’s Lei Jun put in some cash. It’d make sense for them to hedge their bets on another OS.

Jolla is really going to have to nail their tablet. It has to be just about complaint-free to excite people, attract new buyers, and entice developers.

Meanwhile, the Jolla tablet will be officially available in Italy next year [Google Translate].

Previously here:

Jolla Sailfish OS Designer Blog
Jolla Tablet Final Hours
Jolla Tablet Raises US$1 Million (So Far)
Jolla Crowdfunds iPad Mini Clone

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