Daily Archives: April 20, 2015

Video: Samsung Galaxy Tab A Extra Features

It turns out the new Galaxy Tab A tablets aren’t just cheesy circa-2013 China tablets after all.

Samsung added some custom features that are actually interesting and useful and might justify their Samsung-level pricing.

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Samsung Brings 2013 Chinese Tablet To 2015 America


After posting earlier today about the Galaxy Tab A being spotted in the TENAA certification database in China, Samsung USA has decided to pull the ripcord and parachute the new Galaxy A tablets into America too.

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Hisense Sero 8 Pro: No U.S. Retail Plans

Directly from Hisense:

At this moment, we do not have a retail plan for Sero 8 Pro. We will keep you posted about the retail plan update on our Facebook and Twitter, thanks.

So, it looks like it’ll be available only in Europe and Asia?

This wouldn’t be the first tablet to go through the FCC never to be seen afterwards.


Previously here:

Hisense Vidaa Pad (Sero 8 Pro): User Report
First Video: Hisense Sero 8 Pro Unboxed
Hisense Sero 8 Pro Still MIA In USA
Where’s The Hisense Sero 8 Pro?
Hisense Vidaa Pad Renamed To Sero 8 Pro
Hisense Teases New Tablet
Hisense Vidaa Pad Coming To America

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China Envy: Teclast Dual-OS X80HD For US$78



Teclast is celebrating its sixteenth anniversary with some blowout limited-number sales.

488 yuan is about US$78. For those specs, that’s an amazing price. Even moreso for something that’s dual-OS Windows/Android.

The Taobao listing.

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Samsung Brings 2013 Tablet To 2015 China


According to PadNews, which reports on the listing at TENAA (China’s version of the American FCC), it seems to be the same iPad Mini clone Galaxy Tab A recently unveiled in Russia [Google Translate].

Given how it looks like even domestic iPad Mini clones with Retina-class screens are struggling for sales in China, it’s going to be interesting to see how Samsung prices these tablets with circa-2013 1024 x 768 TFT screens. Will the availability of a stylus be a premium selling point — or selling point at all?

Previously here:

Videos: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0
First Video: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0
Rumor: New Samsung Tablets To Be 4:3 Screens

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R.I.P. Voice Artist Robert Rietti

RIP 007 voice artist Robert Rietti

Someone who did many voices we never even knew wasn’t the voice of the actor!

British TV fans should note that he did episodes of Space: 1999, UFO, The Prisoner, The Avengers, and Secret Agent (aka Danger Man), and many more, according to his extensive list of credits at IMDB.

Rest in peace.

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