Daily Archives: June 5, 2015

The Digital Incompetency Of Barnes & Noble Reaches Its Predestined Finale

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This is the first word, behind a paywall.

More to follow and I will update this post.

Same-day update: The trouble with paywalls is the inability to get the whole story. And the whole story is that the Nook is not dead. Ownership was transferred from one corporate entity — Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. — to another corporate entity, Barnes & Noble, Inc.. Mere paperwork. The Nook business is not dead. Yet. I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes away in 2016, after it’s been milked dry for the 2015 holiday sales.

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First Photos Of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

At Nowhereelse [Google Translate]:

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Nokia Z Launcher Adds Widgets

Z Launcher Now Supports Android Widgets

While I’m not sure how many people would choose Z Launcher over today’s most popular ones, adding widgets is still a good move.

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Onda 13.1-Inch Tablet Revealed

Weibo:

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No specs, no OS, no power on, no placard with description. This is probably a manufacturing prototype Onda was showing at Computex Taiwan to gauge interest.

Digi163 has more photos [Google Translate].

At 13.1 inches, I wonder about the screen PPI and weight.

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Gionee ELife E8: Six-Inch Phone

This is significant because Blu Products here in the U.S. often pick up Gionee’s phones to rebrand. This could soon wind up as Blu’s flagship phone.

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Gionee ELife E8, 6-inch 2K (2560 x 1440) screen, octa-core MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 at 2GHz, 8MP front and 23MP back cameras, 3GBs RAM, 32GBs internal storage, fingerprint recognition, dual-SIM dual standby, microSD card slot, 3,250mAh battery, 164 x 82.3 x 9.6mm.

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