Daily Archives: June 8, 2015

Lenovo Will Eat These Words

Xiaomi, China’s New Phone Giant, Takes Aim at World

Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing says Xiaomi’s business model is no longer unique. “It’s just an online model,” he says. “Now everyone knows how to do that.” A Huawei spokesman says it doesn’t comment on competitors.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Oh really?

Barnes & Noble thought it was easy too.

So did Cool-er.

So did Kobo.

And countless others whose names aren’t even remembered.

“We’ll just do what Amazon did,” they thought.

And they all lost their shirts!

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Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is a rare day I’ve done more than ten posts.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll hit the “Older posts” link.

The first post published today was: Sony Xperia Leaked: Six-Inch Screen?

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Apple Invents MultiBullshit

Bitch, puhleeze!

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People who have been reading this blog for a while will understand that I snorted and laughed my ass off at the MultiBullshit Apple showed off at WWDC.

Samsung offered it first. Rockchip did it better.

Now Apple offers it lamely — and only on the iPad Air 2.

Criticizing Apple’s MultiBullshit point-by-point is not worth my time.

Next!

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June 8, 2015 · 1:48 pm

Bob Lefsetz Versus The Apple Watch

More Apple Watch

I’m thinking about returning it.

And:

Sometimes you’ve got to say no. Maybe Apple shouldn’t have made a watch.

Sometimes you’ve got to break the paradigm. They were so busy making it look like a watch, they should have begun with a blank slate.

I keep thinking the leaders of Apple were goaded and self-goaded into doing it. Goaded by the outside world of press and goaded by each other to show they could be Post-Steve with something new and succeed.

I still see no need for me to own any smartwatch, although the Pebble Time and the weird ones from China make me curious.

Previously here:

Bob Lefsetz And The Apple Watch

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Go Ask Is Hiring For Ticwatch/Ticwear

Weibo:

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What interests me about this is the allusion to Google and the massive document that’s after the break (click = big).

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More About The Ticwatch

TicwatchOverview

From prior hype: There are only two companies in the world that can fabricate a circular screen and Ticwatch is the only watch that uses most of its round screen.

For more, see Android-tgbus [Google Translate].

Previously here:

Ticwatch Crowdfunding Increases
Ticwatch/Ticwear OS
Ticwatch Crowdfunds Over 2.5 Million Yuan

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Xiaomi Redmi 2A Drops To US$80

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Don’t get excited. Limited cellular band support, so forget it if you live in America.

What does a US$80 Xiaomi phone have?

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Ramos Bores Everyone By Again Teasing Unannounced Phone

Weibo:

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New Photos, Unboxing Of The Vido Watch W80 Apple Watch Clone

Weibo:

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