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Best Buy: Killing Tablets And Themselves


MJS – 7″ – Tablet – 8GB – Black

Uses a Rockchip RK3126B at 1.2GHz.

This is the kind of crap J&R and Borders Books once sold. Where is Borders today? Where is J&R today?

Will Best Buy make any profit from that shit? What will they lose in terms of frustrated and dissatisfied customers?

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Huawei Mate 8: Gorgeous, Expensive, Not Yet On Sale

Huawei Mate 8 launched full specs

Huawei Mate 8 in photos

Huawei Announces Mate 8 Flagship With Kirin 950 & 16MP Sony IMX298 Camera

Huawei Mate 8 Benchmark Scores Released

​Huawei unwraps 6-inch Mate 8 flagship phablet – running Android Marshmallow

According to GizmoChina, the 3GB + 32GB version starts at 2999 Yuan ($469), 4GB + 64GB at 3699 Yuan ($578) and 4GB + 128GB at 4399 Yuan ($688).

Oddly, Huawei didn’t do any Weibo conference for the introduction.

And yes, there’s a microSD card slot (it shares the slot and tray with the SIM card).

Now, where is the Axon Max? And at what price? And will Asus ever release its teased six-inch phone?

Previously here:

Huawei Mate 8 Phone Hype

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Colorfly Again Pushes “Nexus 8”


Colorfly sends out more press material trying to capitalize on past confusion that American and European sites reported as a possible “Nexus 8” tablet.

It’s not. It’ll be called the Hero 8 and is a new Colorfly tablet.

Only IMP3Net is publishing the press material with attribution of its source: Colorfly [Google Translate].

Previously here:

Colorfly Google Tablet Was A Hoax
Nexus 8 Photos Leaked: Yes, It’s From Colorfly
New Nexus 8: iPad Mini Clone From Colorfly?!

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Leaked Images Of MiPad 2


See the others at Xiaomi Today.

As they say, this looks like a 10.1-inch screen. I’m no longer interested.

And that basically concludes my coverage of China tablets. Go to TECHTablets for news and reviews. I’m done.



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Xiaomi “Grand Finale” Is November 24, 2015

Xiaomi planning a ‘Grande Finale’ for the end of 2015, so what will we see launched?

Xiaomi schedules event for November 24, you probably know what to expect

Xiaomi first teased a ‘Grand Finale’ to this year, hinting at pending launches that might finally take place — the Mi 5, Mi Pad 2 and the Redmi Note 2 Pro. It has been learnt today that Xiaomi is hosting an event on the 24th this month, and it’s most likely going to be for the Mi 5 if not anything else along with it.

I’m still scratching my head over the lateness of unveiling a MiPad 2. All those 11/11 sales they missed!

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A New Six-Inch Screen Gionee (BLU?) Phone Spotted

Gionee GN8001 with 6″ display, 5020mAh battery receives network certification

The 6-inch display will be an AMOLED 1920 x 1080p panel, which is an interesting choice. Along with that, this Gionee phone will have an octa-core 1.3GHz processor; we assume it’ll be nothing but the MediaTek MT6753. To further confuse you about the device’s exact placement (mid-range vs flagship), Gionee will ship the phone with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage, which will be expandable by another 128GB via microSD.

This sounds like a “downgrade upgrade” from the Gionee ELife E8 phone, which BLU picked up as the Pure XL.

The lower-resolution screen combined with the larger battery — and “weaker” CPU — should give it the kind of battery life the BLU Pure XL lacks.

Could BLU set a new price record with this one? Maybe US$199?

We probably won’t know until early 2016.

Previously here:

Blu Pure XL Review: One-Hour Video
Blu Pure XL Sales Begin At Amazon
Blu Pure XL Superphone Sales Delayed
First Reviews: Blu Pure XL Superphone
Videos: Blu Pure XL Superphone
BAM! Blu Products Brings Gionee ELife E8 Superphone To U.S.
Gionee E8 Superphone Gets A Review
Gionee E8 Superphone: US$644.00
Gionee ELife E8: Six-Inch Phone

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Rumored Xiaomi MiPad 2 Is Real

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 shows up with an Intel processor, Windows 10 support a reality?

Interestingly, synthetic benchmarks report a loss in performance on this new Mi Pad 2 compared to the first-gen, Tegra K1 powered Mi Pad. Single and multi-core scores this time around are 985 and 3268 points on the new Mi Pad 2, while the original manages close to 1100 and 3400 points respectively.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 With Intel Processor and 2 GB RAM Surfaces On GeekBench

The most surprising thing about Mi Pad 2 is that it boasts of an Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor clocking 2.2 GHz and packs 2 GB of RAM as it is evident from the information listed on GeekBench page. Mi Pad 2 will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box like its predecessor.

I have to agree with Commenters at both sites. Just 2GBs of RAM is insufficient, especially if this will be a dual-OS tablet.

Previously here:

WTF: Dual-OS Xiaomi MiPad 2 Will Still Be iPad Mini Clone?
MiPad 2: Intel CPU, Dual-OS, September 22
MiPad 2: Another Leak
Xiaomi MiPad Announcement Tomorrow
Fake “MiPad 2” Fools The Gullible
Rumor: MiPad II Will Be Dual-OS Android/Windows
Weird Rumor: MiPad II To Be A Windows Tablet
MiPad 2?
Xiaomi MiPad Is One Year Old Today
Xiaomi MiPad 2: Leaked Image?
MiPad 2 Coming?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Test


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Blu Pure XL Review: One-Hour Video

Well, close enough to one hour.

And worth every minute.

Flossy Carter gives the real deal.

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Huawei P9 Max: 6.2-Inch Screen

Huawei P9 Max leaks reveal it runs on the powerhouse that is the Kirin 950

Huawei P9 Max Spotted On AnTuTu With Kirin 950 & 4GB RAM

The Huawei P9 Max was recently spotted on AnTuTu featuring high-end specs (model number P950S). According to the benchmark listing, the phone will feature the latest Kirin 950 chipset, probably the second device to use it after Mate 8. Further, there will be 4GB of RAM inside with 64GB of internal storage. This is going to be a true phablet since the listing reveals that the P9 Max will feature a large 6.2-inch display. What’s even more interesting is that the resolution is going to be 2K (2560 x 1600 pixels) which goes against Huawei’s principle of 1080p being enough for smartphone displays. Plus, the phone was running on the latest Android 6.0 OS.

I think both this and the P8 will be expensive beasts.

Which might not matter at all to me if they don’t go on sale outside of China. And especially if B&H Photo doesn’t stock them for hands-on testing.

Previously here:

Huawei Mate 8 Phone Hype
Huawei Ascend Mate2 Gets EOLed?
Holiday Weekend Tech Testing
Meizu, Huawei Introduce New Phones
Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Android 5.x Test

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