Daily Archives: January 14, 2015

Be The Bowie You Want To See In The World

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Google Books PDF Test: Dell Venue 8 7000/7840

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With its 2GBs of RAM and fast Intel Z3580 next-gen CPU, I had high hopes for this tablet.

Well, the videos speak for themselves.

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Miserable Encounters With The Dell Venue 8 7000/7840

In Manhattan, Best Buy store rankings mirror their street placement. The one on lower Broadway is the worst. The one at Union Square is a little better. The one at 23rd Street even better.

So it was no surprise today that the lower Broadway store didn’t have the Dell Venue 8 7000/7840.

And when I got to the Union Square store, I encountered …

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Yeah. The damn thing wasn’t even plugged in and had insufficient charge. Worse, someone had bent the damn microUSB plug so it was hinky in recharging it!

But wait! It got even worse!

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New Insignia Flex 8 Model At Best Buy

Now that the holidays are over, they’re offering a second model.

The first was a 1/16 tablet. This new one is a 1/32 model:

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NYC Strand Bookstore Window

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Two iLevon Weibos

Weibo:

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Not unless “immediately” means “March.” Word out of China is that the 810 has heat issues and production is delayed until March, reports PadNews [Bing Translator].

If iLevon is hinting tomorrow’s new Xiaomi phone will use an 810, people won’t be happy waiting.

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Onda Updates V975s To A83T CPU

I saw it in Onda’s Android 5.0 announcement but it was too ambiguous. Allwinner clarifies it.

Weibo:

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ZOL Repeats Nokia N1 Vs. Xiaomi MiPad

Well, having run out of ideas to pimp the Nokia N1, ZOL takes an earlier feature and adds some bling to it [Google Translate].

This prior photo …

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CUBE: MediaTek 12-Core Truth Or Dare?

Weibo:

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Onda Releases Beta Version Of Android 5.0 For Some V989 Owners; Announces V989 Air

Onda has a ton of Weibos about their Android 5.0 upgrade. I’m not running all of them because all they do is reiterate the features of Android 5.0 everyone reading this blog already knows. So let’s just cut to the chase.

Weibo:

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First, Onda again illustrates why I always say never buy first. This beta release can be used only by owners of Versions 3 and 4 of the Onda V989! Owners of early iterations 1 and 2 have to wait.

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