Onda V919 Air CH Announced

Weibo:

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This is a single-OS tablet: 64-bit Windows 10.

My past practice was to publish all the Weibos.

Onda just isn’t worth that any more.

These are the images for that summary Weibo:

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Here’s the dollarized price:

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In addition, here’s an image showing where the hell Intel’s screwy chip naming conventions fit in terms of performance:

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The battery is 7,200 mAh and Onda claims this tablet has a six-hour battery life.

Doing what, I ask.

If I seem angry, it’s because I am.

Onda has no attention to detail. How the hell can they keep letting this happen:

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It’s IGZO, goddammit. I-G-Z-O. Don’t give me any shit that four letters are impossible to get in their proper order!

These are their marketing materials. Their face to the world that shows the kind of company they are.

If they can’t get that right, what the hell kind of shit are they actually selling?

When Steve Jobs returned to Apple, he slashed the product line dramatically and drastically:

Before Jobs came back to Apple, the company manufactured dozens of different Macintosh desktops, laptops, and servers in a dizzying array of variations. The firm also produced lines of printers, digital cameras, and other ancillary items, few of which made a profit.

Ultimately, Jobs axed more than 70 percent of Apple’s hardware and software products. Most famously, he cancelled the Newton PDA, which still rankles some today.

In the Macintosh realm, Jobs wiped the slate clean. He defined a simple four-square grid to represent the future of the Macintosh: two for consumer desktops and portables (which would be occupied by the iMac and the iBook, respectively), and two for pro desktops and portables (filled by the Power Macintosh and the PowerBook, respectively). Anything that didn’t fit in that grid got cut.

He understood the power of focus:

Unable to explain why so many products were necessary, Jobs asked his team of top managers, “Which ones do I tell my friends to buy?” When he didn’t get a simple answer, Jobs got to work reducing the number of Apple products by 70 percent. Among the casualties was the Newton digital personal assistant. Unfortunately, the cut-backs also resulted, in part, in a workforce reduction of about 3,000 employees.

“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do,” Jobs says in the book. “It’s true for companies, and it’s true for products.”

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Onda, meanwhile, has recently had a Bozo Explosion of products:

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Who the hell wants to wade through all that to figure out the differences and, as Jobs said, tell friends which one to buy?

Onda is not a company on the scale of Apple or HP. They don’t contract out their manufacturing. Their assembly lines are in-house and involve lots of manual labor. They don’t sell at a scale to go to Foxconn with an order.

So how the fuck can they give each one of those products the attention they deserve?

They can’t.

Which is why inside of China, Onda’s products have the reputation of shit. They’re laughed at and inside of China people in the know avoid them. They’ve all gotten screwed by Onda and tell everyone else to avoid the brand.

Given how Onda’s products are priced so far below Apple’s inside of China, wouldn’t it make sense for Onda to sell in the jillions if their products were as good as Apple?

But they don’t sell in the jillions. They’re the mean and nasty and last-gasp choice for people who can’t afford any better and don’t know any better.

With its ridiculous array of confusing products, Onda comes off as strutting moron trying to fool the world into thinking it’s important.

Right. Get I-G-Z-O correct first.

Good luck if you buy this tablet. You will need it.

Previously here:

Onda V919 Air CH To Be Announced 10/14
Onda Floods Own Site With New Tablets
Onda V919 3G Core-M Has 60,000-Range AnTuTu And Too Many Problems

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