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# 175683 8-Jul-2015 15:47
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Hi guys,

I have just opened a web store specialising in tablet computers (I discussed by business idea a while ago in start-ups)

Anyway, I have a three day opening special, I think its a great offer - ends Thursday at midnight:

Click here

For $325 + delivery, you get the Cube Talk 9x tablet, a 32GB microSD card (Class 10) and a stylish case in your choice of blue or black.

Cube Talk 9x: IPS Retina display ( 2048 x 1536) Gorilla 3 scratch-proof touchscreen Beefy octa-core CPU @2.0GHZ 2 GB of RAM 2G/3G Network access, SMS and Calling functions (Compatible with 2degrees, you can get the SIMs on the website) Solid battery life (10,000mAh) Bluetooth


I also have one as-new, ex-demo Cube Talk 7x for $155.99 + Delivery (includes a nice case). This model, has a low speaker volume, so be aware of that, but it is pretty swift for a cheaper tablet (There is a video demo that's worth a look)

Find that here
And here's the website:- http://www.tap-that.co.nz

All the tablets come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty, that I will help cover (see returns & delivery), and they all have included a 2.0 amp USB wall charger that is new zealand standard. 

Let me know also if there's anything you'd like to see me stock in future! Cheers :)




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  # 1339418 8-Jul-2015 18:00
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what OS?

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  # 1339423 8-Jul-2015 18:03
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Says ' Compatible with 2degrees ' so must be Compatible with VodafoneNZ then unless they are SIM locked and what OS are these running?

 
 
 
 


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# 1339426 8-Jul-2015 18:05
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" 2degrees Standard, Micro & Nana Multi SIM '

Did you need to be a Nana or over a certain age to purchase the SIM?

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  # 1339430 8-Jul-2015 18:16
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Android 4.2 is getting very old now (Released >1.5 years ago) - Does not bode well for ongoing device support.

How "thin" something is, is not a measurement. That's the same as "He's 50 years young" which is annoying bull.

List what the manufacturer of the CPU is, they vary wildly in performance at the same speed. (Mediatek 8392)

Instead of "Compatible with 2 degrees", list actual frequency bands.

Looks like they actually are a nice unit, but proper spec lists, especially if you're going to link to the site from GZ which is full of us folks who like that sort of thing.






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  # 1339445 8-Jul-2015 19:00
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johnr: " 2degrees Standard, Micro & Nana Multi SIM '

Did you need to be a Nana or over a certain age to purchase the SIM?


Thanks for the spelling correct man




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  # 1339447 8-Jul-2015 19:02
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Reviews and lots of photos from one guy here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2789340

@Dreal: Any chance of getting an upgrade to Android 5.xx?



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  # 1339449 8-Jul-2015 19:03
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Jase2985: what OS?


Android 4.2 on the Cube 9x. 




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  # 1339451 8-Jul-2015 19:05
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johnr: Says ' Compatible with 2degrees ' so must be Compatible with VodafoneNZ then unless they are SIM locked and what OS are these running?


2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100 MHz

Obviously it runs on Vodafone too. And your right, I should make that clearer. At a pinch you could get it to run on Telecom probably in the city.






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  # 1339454 8-Jul-2015 19:07
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stevenz: Android 4.2 is getting very old now (Released >1.5 years ago) - Does not bode well for ongoing device support.

How "thin" something is, is not a measurement. That's the same as "He's 50 years young" which is annoying bull.

List what the manufacturer of the CPU is, they vary wildly in performance at the same speed. (Mediatek 8392)

Instead of "Compatible with 2 degrees", list actual frequency bands.

Looks like they actually are a nice unit, but proper spec lists, especially if you're going to link to the site from GZ which is full of us folks who like that sort of thing.


Yeah fair enough.  But it should be there, if you are technically inclined.

In my experience, the good chinese manufacturers do regular updates and patches. Surprising frequency actually, I suppose they have a thriving business in China where outside brands get extra tax. However, because there is, basically a new wave of tablets every year, usually you don't get a whole new version number. At some point it slows off, like with most tech. 

Then again, thats pretty much the case with other tablet manufacturers too, no matter how big. There's no Samsung Galaxy tabs running android 5.0 either. The tech market is too fast moving for everyone to always be upgraded to the latest OS. Usually that happens just with highly popular phone handsets, because of pure volume. 

If anyone is set on Android 5.0, there's a new round of tablets released soon, that no doubt I will stock some of (provided they are reviewed well, look decent) 

This, I think they are a pretty nice unit. Well rounded. At least if your after a 9.7 inch, it's not too shabby. 




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  # 1339457 8-Jul-2015 19:26
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ech3lon: Reviews and lots of photos from one guy here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2789340

@Dreal: Any chance of getting an upgrade to Android 5.xx?


No, unless someone does a custom ROM, I don't think that'll happen. I don't think any current Samsung tablet will get 5.0 either. It's likely the next batch of models will have some 5.0 in there though, so if your set on that for some reason, perhaps best to wait. Usually new releases have as close to the latest as viable. But then they will also be pricier. 

Regarding the charging time  (in the review) - yeah, this has a 10,000 Mah battery. So it does take a while to charge. It also lasts quite a long time. But as a side note, it's worth mentioning that the charger itself, and the cable play a role in the actual amperage and charge time. I send tablets out with a 2.0 amp  NZ USB wall charger, which apparently according a fellow I was talking to today, is better/faster than the socket charger this is normally packed with. 




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  # 1339533 8-Jul-2015 20:17
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Does the Acasis charging USB hubs work with HP Stream8? And if so when are you likely to have more stock?

 

 



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  # 1339540 8-Jul-2015 20:54
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To be honest I can't be exactly sure when the next stock order will be, sales are still picking up. It's better for the business to order everything at once. I will be ordering in more accessories (like the charging hub - it's in my list of things I am talking to my supplier about) and I can let you know here, in this thread, when I do.

Thanks for expressing your interest in it, btw. 

As for whether it works, thats a tricky matter. The charging hubs work on some tablets and not on others. Some tablets won't work as OTG whilst charging.

For the tablet you have, you'd to research it, I am afraid.




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  # 1339546 8-Jul-2015 21:15
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BTW

Regarding firmware stock ROMs/OS version -

If there is ever an updated firmware/ROM for a tablet, such as for the cube 9x (there are Android 4.4.2 stock roms for the Cube Talk 9x and I have flashed one myself already, the 1.8 one, which is 4.4.2 and the best recent one I believe for this model)

- I am happy to flash them for you, before sending it out. In some cases that may add very slightly to the delivery time. 

There is also a surprising range of custom roms for these types of tablet, although obviously that can neither be advised nor relied upon. 





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  # 1340109 9-Jul-2015 16:57
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Wade: Does the Acasis charging USB hubs work with HP Stream8? And if so when are you likely to have more stock?

 


I'm not sure which exact model this guy is selling, but I've just ordered something similar for a Stream 7 (very similar hardware to the 8) from alibaba that probably works (and looks to be the same model as the one on the tap-that page).

This person had success with it:

http://www.gadgetreactor.com/2015/05/micro-usb-hub-charge-for-hp-stream-7.html

Presumably posting a link to alibaba results in me being drawn and quartered so I'll avoid that.  Model is "Acasis H027".

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  # 1340140 9-Jul-2015 18:27
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I found some 'Cube 9X' on other online stores, and they had 4.4 kitkat

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