Daily Archives: April 17, 2015

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Pre-Sale Begins

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Smartphone (Unlocked)

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So tempted. But:

1) Never buy the first batch
2) Never buy without user reports
3) There’s still about a month before this ships — anything else can come along

Previously here:

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Hisense Vidaa Pad (Sero 8 Pro): User Report

This is very odd. The Vidaa Pad was announced waaay back in October and only now is it being handled by anyone in China. Hisense did a “reintroduction” at a China trade show recently so maybe it wasn’t released until now?

Anyway, there’s a user report at IMP3Net [Google Translate].

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The box design is very similar to the one outside of China for the Hisense Sero 8 Pro.

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Xiaomi’s Lei Jun: A Time Magazine 100 Influencer

Weibo:

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(Interesting that Jun is posting with a Mi 4 and not the new Note Pro …)

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Chuwi’s “Dreamchaser” Dual-OS Tablet

This will probably be the last of these non-4:3 tablets I post about. They don’t interest me and if I was going to get something like this, I’d stick with a global brand — maybe even the new x7-based Surface 3. Yeah, I know, less powerful than Core-M, more expensive than Chinese x7, but I wouldn’t have to yell all the way to China if something went bad with the hardware.

Weibo:

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WTF: CUBE Crowdfunds Game Tablet

CUBEGameTabFundraisingWho knew Jingdong had a Kickstarter-like site too?

Google Translate: CUBE game consoles tablet suit

The only thing I can think is that CUBE is gauging interest in this.

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