Daily Archives: October 23, 2015

Reminder: Read TECHTablets

He’s still enthusiastically covering (and buying!) Chinese tablets while I have gotten very, very bored by them.

Teclast X16 Pro – Business focused 11.6″ X5 Z8500, USB 3.0 and Keyboard Dock

Teclast X98 Plus Official Specs and Price

By linking to those two posts, I don’t have to waste my time writing about either one.

In the meantime, am I the only one to notice that Rockchip’s tablet business died with the disastrous 3288? And that ACTIONS seems to be dead. And Allwinner seems to not know what the hell to do.

Meanwhile, MediaTek is raking in the sales for phones after being behind for so long.

As for iPad Mini clones, better buy the Insignia Flex Elite 7.85, Asus ZenPad S 8.0, or Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 — because China seems to have dropped them.

And it remains to be seen how long Intel will last in China. For some reason, the term “pump and dump” keeps coming to mind …

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R.I.P. Artist Murphy Anderson

RIP Murphy Anderson

Word going around on Facebook that master inker and comics technical innovator Murphy Anderson has passed away at age 89. No details yet available. Anderson was one of the great DC inkers of all time, providing crisp clean lines that defined the look of Hawkman, Superman, and Adam Strange, and, indeed, the whole DC line of the Silver Age, inking over Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane and most notably, Curt Swan. He was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame (precursor of the Eisner HoF) all the way back in 1988, a tribute to his statue in the industry.

He was as much the “DC Look” as Romita and Buscema were the “Marvel Look” back in the day.

Rest in peace.

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The Player: Episode Five

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OPPO To Do Six-Inch Phone

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A couple new OPPO phones just got TENAA certified

The R7s Plus will be, as you might’ve guessed, an extension to the R7 series that OPPO has been aggressively pushing in the market of late. It’ll be an upgrade to the OPPO R7s (which just went live a few days back) with an interesting specs set — there’ll be an octa-core 1.5GHz processor (most likely the Snapdragon 615), 3GB of RAM, a 6-inch AMOLED 1920 x 1080p FHD display, 32GB on-board storage, Android 5.1.1-based ColorOS ROM, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera and an 8 mega-pixel front facing camera.

If the 6-inch screen isn’t indication enough, dimensions of 158.18×82.3×7.75 mm confirm that the R7s Plus won’t really be a petite device.

What Sony has failed to do, the Chinese will do. Just as I’ve been saying.

And as for that Sony Xperia C5 Ultra with a six-inch screen that Sony won’t release in the U.S.? There might be a very good reason if an Amazon customer review is true. The phone is a lemon!

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The Blacklist: Season Three, Episode Four

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