Ematic has made a name for itself over the past couple years by releasing cheaper and cheaper tablets of questionable quality, and this week they reached a new low. Brad Linder of Liliputing tipped me to a new Ematic tablet that runs Android 4.4 on a dual-core CPU and only costs $50 at TigerDirect.
That price only comes after a $20 mail-in rebate, so it’s not strictly the retail price, but it’s still darned cheap. And even at $70 this is a cheap tablet, so much so that I would avoid it. Continue reading
iFixit has already got their hands on the Fire Phone (before it was supposed to ship) and they’ve posted their usual teardown photos. This is one complicated phone.
When Amazon officially unveiled the Fire Phone with its 6 cameras, we all guessed that it would be more complicated internally than your average smartphone and it turns out that’s true. From the outside it may look like a slim black slab, internally the iFixit team found a veritable mess of cables, connectors, and glue. Continue reading
A hacker hanging out over at MobileRead Forums has come up with a way to expand the abilities of the two-year-old Onyx Boox M92 ebook reader. He’s modified a version of the open-source Linux distro Ubuntu so it can run on the M92′s 9.7″ E-ink screen. Continue reading
Apple released their annual report last night, and mixed in with the generally good news were a few misleading statistics.
With revenues of $37.4 billion for the June quarter, Apple generated a profit of $7.7 billion dollars. Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in the third fiscal quarter, up 13% from last year, and they sold 13.3 million iPads, down 9% from last year. Continue reading
A large screen gadget which can be folded up and stuck in a pocket is one of the holy grails of mobile gadgetry, and in the past few days a couple news stories came across my desk which reminded me that it’s not as far out of reach as I had thought. Continue reading
The Dutch ereader retailer Icarus is back again today with their second device launch in as many weeks.
Icarus is launching a 9.7″ ereader called the Excel 2. It improves on the model launched last year with a faster CPU and more RAM, but it is still unfortunately using the same screen and touchscreen panel. Continue reading
Rumors have been circulating for a couple months now that Nvidia was going to release a gaming tablet to complement their Shield handhend gaming device, and over the past couple days a trio of leaks have moved this 8″ gaming tablet out of the maybe slot and firmly into the “why hasn’t it launched yet” category. Continue reading
A replacement for last year’s unimpressive Hisense Sero 7LT cleared the FCC this week.
With a slower but (probably) better CPU and more storage, the Sero 7+ is a slight improvement on the Sero 7LT. The new tablet runs an unknown version of Android on a respectable 1.2GHz dual-core Rockchip CPU with 1GB RAM and twice the storage of last year’s model. Continue reading
The Pocketbook 650 Ultra is one of the more anticipated ereaders to launch this year, but it is still hard to come by.
I myself an still working to get my hands on one of these camera-equipped ebook readers, and until I do I will have to be content with hands on videos like the following. A Russian blog by the name of MegaObzor bought a Pocketbook 650 and posted a video earlier this week (found via AlleseBook.de). Continue reading
When the Tolino consortium was announced in March 2013 it was framed as a German response to Amazon and the Kindle, as 5 retailers and tech companies pooled their resources and put their support behind a single platform.
Today Tolino took on an international flavor. The Belgian retailer Standaard Boekhandel is joining the Tolino consortium, and it just launched a new ebookstore on its website. Continue reading