Daily Archives: January 5, 2015

The Boss Phone. Say What?

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Boss Phone is a 7-inch phone that puts security at a premium

The phone is unlocked and will be available for between $275 and $350 depending on what tier at which you back the project. Briggs & Spriggs says that phones are expected to be delivered to backers by October 2015.

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R.I.P Bess Myerson

Bess Myerson, Miss America and New York Official Tainted by Scandal, Dies at 90

Ms. Myerson’s tenure as consumer affairs chief under Mayor Lindsay lasted five years, beginning in 1969. Some Lindsay critics initially called her appointment “window dressing.” But she became highly visible in the job, issuing the first city regulation in the nation requiring retailers to post unit prices on a wide variety of products to make comparison shopping easier.

She pushed through consumer-protection laws against deceptive trade practices, chastised restaurants selling hamburgers that were less than 100 percent beef — she called them “shamburgers”— and criticized manufacturers for putting too many peanuts in jars labeled “mixed nuts.”

There was once a time when those in public office gave a damn for regular people. She was one of them.

Rest in peace.

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Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

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

Today is yet another one of those days when I’ve done more than ten posts in a day.

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

The first post published today was: Teclast Goes High-End: BTO Core M Windows Tablets

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Dell Venue 8 7000/7840: Best Buy, First User Report

Same-day update at end of post

That does me no good. It’s in Las Vegas. I’m not.

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Nokia N1: What Price?

ZOL continues its daily drum-beating for the Nokia N1 [Google Translate].

This time they present the results of a poll that asked users what they would pay:

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Rumored Intel Inside MiPad 2 Is By Aigo, Not Xiaomi

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1Pad was very skeptical of the earlier leak: Xiaomi MiPad 2 To Be Intel Inside!

And today they get to bray a bit because that rumored tablet isn’t from Xiaomi after all [Google Translate].

It’s from Aigo and it’s not even released (or announced) yet, the X86.

So, let’s see if GizChina and GizmoChina also offer corrections. To be fair, they had their doubts too.

As for me, I should have known better. DOH!

Same-day update: And boom! The Aigo X86 is announced. Over at ZOL [Google Translate].

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Xiaomi Couldn’t Help Itself. It Went There.

Weibo:

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Xiaomi MiBand iOS App Fixed

Weibo:

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Xiaomi Sales Drop Spin

Weibo:

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The linked article’s key paragraph is this [Google Translate]:

In this regard, the micro-Bo Wang Yang and Sun Changxu two industry experts point out that this is because the touch screen manufacturers in Taiwan’s Wintek bankruptcy, forcing the millet had to turn to other panel suppliers, which greatly affected the millet phone 4 The fourth-quarter 2014 shipments.

In other words, because panel supplier Wintek — which was supplying Xiaomi with screens — went bankrupt, Xiaomi had to scramble to find another supplier and that constrained their ability to manufacture and sell the Mi 4 phone.

It’s plausible. The Mi 4 was their new flagship and initial supplies were constrained.

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Xiaomi MIUI Squad

Weibo:

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A Who’s Who of the photo.

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