Daily Archives: May 23, 2015

Teclast X98 Air 3G With Remix OS

Thanks to Vladimir Burnin, who pointed this out in a Comment.

At the Teclast forum, there’s a locked-down post with this headline:

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Bing Translator link.

Teclast has not mentioned this on Weibo at all. The forum is usually where Teclast offers cutting-edge ROMs to their faithful customers to test before general release. Most of the posts are locked to the unregistered and access to some posts require a certain number of forum points.

After the break, some of the screensnaps that Vladimir provided, of Remix OS on the Teclast X98 Air 3G.

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Sony Tweet-Teases New Xperia Phone

That looks similar — but not identical — to the “Lavender” phone leaked earlier today.

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Warren Buffett: Predator, Scumlord


Warren Buffett’s mobile home empire preys on the poor

And near Bug Tussle, Alabama, Carol Carroll has been paying down her home for more than a decade but still owes nearly 90 percent of the sale price — and more than twice what the home is worth.

The families’ dealers and lenders went by different names — Luv Homes, Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt, 21st Mortgage. Yet the disastrous loans that threaten them with homelessness or the loss of family land stem from a single company: Clayton Homes, the nation’s biggest homebuilder, which is controlled by its second-richest man — Warren Buffett.

I didn’t learn about this until now, via another article:

America’s trailer parks: the residents may be poor but the owners are getting rich

Asked by an eager investor how regularly tenants leave her parks, Lee says: “When they die. [They] stay forever, they have no place to go.”

Charles Dickens, Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Eugene V. Debs, Jacob Riis, and countless others who fought for progress and a fair deal, spin in their graves.

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iSheep? Some People Still Don’t Understand

The Inside Story of How the iPhone Crippled BlackBerry

The article is interesting, but what’s astounding is this Comment underneath it:

This was how bad the original iPhone was. No Cut and Paste for its first two years and no Exchange email support for that same two year period. But no matter as iSheep will buy whatever they are told and with enough of a marketing budget you can get the rest of the masses to think that they needed this device.

Fast forward a few years. Now we have every US cellular carrier locked into multi-billion dollar a year sales quotes with Apple to sell iOS products whether the consumers want them or not. Verizon owes Apple $21.5 billion, ATT over $14 billion, and T-Mobile, Sprint over $7 billion a year each. And then Apple has sales quota deals like this with cellular firms the world over.

Bravo Apple for making so that people’s only option is an iPhone.

What? What?

The last line is by itself a Richter Scale WTF:

Bravo Apple for making so that people’s only option is an iPhone.

So I’ve been hallucinating all of those Android phones by Alcatel, ZTE, Sony, Blu, Asus, Xiaomi, Samsung, and Oppo that have caught my interest and I’ve posted about here?

No. I think that guy is hallucinating that there’s only iPhone available.


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