Teclast X89 Kindow – Dual OS Tablet/eReader

teclast x89Here's a head-scratcher.

Teclast is a well-known Chinese maker of ereaders, tablets, and what have you, and from the looks of their website they are trying to combine the two categories.

The Teclast X89 Kindow is an odd looking mid-sized that runs Android 5.1 and Windows 10. It sports a 7.5" screen, and under the hood you'll find  last year's Z3735F Bay Trail CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB flash storage. There is also HDMI out, a microSD card slot, and dual-speakers as well as Wifi(n), Bluetooth, and a front-facing camera of unknown resolution.

All in all there isn't much to set this tablet apart from the competition, but as Mike Cane points out, the webpage for the X89 Kindow pitches this device as an ereader just as much as a tablet.

Most of the text on the page is Chinese characters embedded in an image, so it can't be translated, but as you can see in the images I snagged and copied below there are a lot of images of text on the screen.

 

Does anyone know what the images say?

Don't get me wrong, I am all for reading on Android tablets. We're just all puzzled by a manufacturer choosing to focus on reading more than games, media, and other abilities.

Do you think that reflects differences between the Chinese and western markets, or is this just one tablet maker's new idea for marketing in a highly competitive market?

Either way, we should find out more later this month when the X89 KIndow ships.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

6 Comments on Teclast X89 Kindow – Dual OS Tablet/eReader

  1. You seem to have missed my tip to you on this from a few days ago. What’s so puzzling about marketing a single device differently from the rest of the manufacturer’s portfolio? Maybe Teclast thought, the old hardware could still be good for some less demanding tasks than the newest games. How else would you explain to customers, that you don’t use the current generation of Tablet SoCs for your device? For a $100 device, the specs are not too shabby. And you can even use it as a regular computer, considering that it also runs Windows rather than just Android. I like the idea.

    I think, thisd is just a tablet maker trying to get a share of the reading device market. We have seen reader makers trying to get a share of the tablet market as well.

  2. http://www.teclast.com/en/zt/X89Kindow/

    English page has made an appearance… 🙂

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