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General => Users => Topic started by: Nigle on May 06, 2009, 04:22:46 pm

Title: Looks very promising
Post by: Nigle on May 06, 2009, 04:22:46 pm
SmartDevices a chinese company is going to be releasing a 7" internet tablet for about $132 USD (maybe a little more after importing)
Here is the link on their page:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://www.smartdevices.com.cn/&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

It already has unbuntu on it so it should be fairly easy to put orbiter on it.  Hopefully this turns out good.
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: totallymaxed on May 06, 2009, 05:41:19 pm
SmartDevices a chinese company is going to be releasing a 7" internet tablet for about $132 USD (maybe a little more after importing)
Here is the link on their page:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://www.smartdevices.com.cn/&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

It already has unbuntu on it so it should be fairly easy to put orbiter on it.  Hopefully this turns out good.

It looks interesting...but the info is a little difficult to read/understand. When will it ship? Any idea?

Andrew
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: widescreen on May 06, 2009, 07:14:45 pm
Here it is again, it is only 4.3" and probably will never be seen in the states.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/18/smartq-5-mid-scores-itself-ubuntu-a-ridiculously-low-price-tag/
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: dlewis on May 06, 2009, 07:24:18 pm
Anyone have any friends in China that can ship this over for us... ;)
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: schaferj on May 06, 2009, 07:41:03 pm
The 4.3 inch version is the SmartQ 5, the newer 7" version is the SmartQ 7.
http://www.slashgear.com/smartq-7-mid-wifi-7-inch-touchscreen-but-can-cpu-deliver-0642895/
joseph
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: dlewis on May 06, 2009, 07:43:54 pm
The 4.3 inch version is the SmartQ 5, the newer 7" version is the SmartQ 7.
http://www.slashgear.com/smartq-7-mid-wifi-7-inch-touchscreen-but-can-cpu-deliver-0642895/
joseph

I doubt it'll be the same price as the one mentioned above...
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: dlewis on May 11, 2009, 02:34:08 pm
I stand corrected... It's looking promising: http://www.umpcportal.com/2009/05/smart-q7-tablet-%E2%80%93-live-pics-and-availability
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: dlewis on May 17, 2009, 02:59:06 pm
Unboxing: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fcn.engadget.com%2F2009%2F05%2F16%2Fengadget-smartq-7-mid-unbox%2F&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0=
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: brake16 on May 18, 2009, 03:49:16 pm
Unboxing: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fcn.engadget.com%2F2009%2F05%2F16%2Fengadget-smartq-7-mid-unbox%2F&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0=

1200 RMB = $175   :o
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: Nigle on June 02, 2009, 05:55:33 am
Just wanted to let people know these are now showing up on ebay for  about $250-$270 shipped.  I know the price might be a little steep, but these things look so stylish!  ;D
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: posde on June 02, 2009, 09:20:01 am
Available on ebay from China (buyers beware) for 199USD (or 141EUR) + 55USD shipping
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: Nigle on June 02, 2009, 06:55:48 pm
Available on ebay from China (buyers beware) for 199USD (or 141EUR) + 55USD shipping

If the people that are selling these weren't power sellers I would totally agree with you, but the auctions I see are from sellers with very good ratings.  The only problem with buying from china on ebay is that sometimes customs takes a little long (sometimes a week or 2) before it actually gets to you.  I have personally purchased dozens of items from sellers in china without any issues.  I would not of even brought it up if it looked fishy.
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: posde on June 02, 2009, 07:37:24 pm
Nigle,

I think it just makes sense to be careful when buying from a place that is not reachable in terms of liability issues etc. Whether it is China, or, from a European point of view, the U.S.
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: murcel on June 02, 2009, 08:27:14 pm
i know some vendors in Taiwan/China personally, maybe i can request a sample from them......
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: dlewis on June 02, 2009, 08:39:41 pm
i know some vendors in Taiwan/China personally, maybe i can request a sample from them......

Would be good to get one of these to Thom to see if he can get it working.
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: colinjones on June 03, 2009, 02:12:10 am
i know some vendors in Taiwan/China personally, maybe i can request a sample from them......

Would be good to get one of these to Thom to see if he can get it working.

Thom's got more than enough on his plate at the moment!
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: dlewis on June 03, 2009, 02:14:12 am
Stil
i know some vendors in Taiwan/China personally, maybe i can request a sample from them......
Would be good to get one of these to Thom to see if he can get it working.
Thom's got more than enough on his plate at the moment!

That doesn't mean we shouldn't get Thom one of these to look at...
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: wsuetholz on June 05, 2009, 08:44:00 pm
Check out the next generation of OS for the Nokia N8x0's called Mer.  They have it running on the SmartQ5.  Then it should be a simple recompile of the maemo orbiter.
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: Kooma on November 25, 2009, 02:29:47 pm
Anyone using these yet?
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: dlewis on November 25, 2009, 02:37:03 pm
Not that I know of...
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: totallymaxed on November 25, 2009, 03:40:41 pm
Not that I know of...

Well we have been looking at the SmartQ5 and we have a SmartQ7 that we are awaiting a new logic board for...so we are a little way along that road ;-)

Andrew
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: rperre on November 30, 2009, 06:59:50 am
looks like the ARM9 board to me, build your own S3C2440, about the same price but maybe not so "stylish" :)

Richard
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: Viking on November 30, 2009, 10:02:26 am
So this is going to be the replacement of the N810 that is not sold anymore ?
Or what can be used instead ?

Viking
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: merkur2k on November 30, 2009, 04:49:50 pm
N900 :)
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: nite_man on November 30, 2009, 05:00:54 pm
The N900 looks amazing! IMHO it's better then iPhone. So, the Maemo 5 Orbiter will be built soon :)
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: tschak909 on November 30, 2009, 07:01:02 pm
I am awaiting my N900 (and in fact, have been waiting for the last two months).

-Thom
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: Viking on December 01, 2009, 10:55:05 am
OK, but 500€ is not very pricy ;)

You can get an Archos 9 that looks very nice for the same price ...
http://www.archos.com/products/nb/archos_9/index.html?country=dk&lang=en

Viking
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: nite_man on December 01, 2009, 11:30:45 am
OK, but 500€ is not very pricy ;)

You can get an Archos 9 that looks very nice for the same price ...
http://www.archos.com/products/nb/archos_9/index.html?country=dk&lang=en

Viking

N900 is not just an Internet Tablet. It's mobile phone too. Le't compare it with iPhone and not with Archos 9 :)
Title: Re: Looks very promising
Post by: Viking on December 03, 2009, 09:47:59 am
Yes, if you are looking for a new phone :)

but if you are looking for an permanent orbiter, then the N900 is not really as interesting as the N810 (250€).

Viking