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Crunchpad as orbiter?
« on: April 10, 2009, 05:29:40 pm »
Hi,

I was just reading an article about the Crunchpad.

I'm looking for something to use as an orbiter. 

I like the WebPad DT366 for it's physical size and I would also like something that could be wall mountable.

I would go nuts trying to see images on something like an iPod Touch/IPhone or Nokia.

There seems to be alot of stuff about to be released for use as MD's etc.

I guess I just have to wait to see what is real.  Patience, patience, patience.

Via Wired News.

"The machine is as thin as possible, runs low end hardware and has a single button for powering it on and off, headphone jacks, a built in camera for video, low end speakers, and a microphone," wrote Arrington. The Crunchpad would also have Wi-Fi, 512 MB of memory, 4 GB solid state hard drive and no keyboard.

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Re: Crunchpad as orbiter?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009, 06:01:56 pm »
Hi Anthony_Molg,

Article was in Wired News.  Those are the same pics used.

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Re: Crunchpad as orbiter?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 10:42:53 pm »
$200 is basically impossible to believe! I think that is wishful thinking unfortunately!

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Re: Crunchpad as orbiter?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2009, 11:03:12 pm »
$200 is basically impossible to believe! I think that is wishful thinking unfortunately!

I read in another article the original prototype missed $200 and had a more realistic retail estimate of $299. However a 2nd prototype (B) was made for much less then the original, although they didnt specify. So maybe looking at $250 or lower?  Article: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/01/19/techcrunch-tablet-update-prototype-b/

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Re: Crunchpad as orbiter?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2009, 06:16:36 am »
$200 was the target cost to manufacture. I think MSRP was going to be around $300.

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Re: Crunchpad as orbiter?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2009, 01:27:02 pm »
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/10/about-those-new-crunchpad-pictures/

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$250 to make, sell it for $300

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Re: Crunchpad as orbiter?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2009, 02:01:14 pm »
$200 was the target cost to manufacture. I think MSRP was going to be around $300.

Yep.. thats what has been reported. If its based on an ATOM and the other hardware specs that have leaked then $200-250 at 'factory gate' looks about right to us. The price and the industrial design look to be excellent. Lets hope they ship this soon ;-)

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Re: Crunchpad as orbiter?
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009, 12:54:50 am »

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Re: Crunchpad as orbiter?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2009, 05:10:40 am »
Just read some stuff.

http://crunchpadfans.com/

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Re: Crunchpad as orbiter?
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2009, 11:50:11 am »
Just read some stuff.

http://crunchpadfans.com/

Looks even better...the only possible slight gotcha is that the recent descriptions of the onboard software describe it as having a single app - Firefox... that it boots straight into (ie no desktop and a very minimal OS too). This in principle is not necessarily a problem but it might make adding a full Orbiter to it more complex or it might need a replacement OS for our puposes. Any how the form factor and price mean that its pretty much a perfect piece of hardware for us...and if it does need a new OS to make it usable I know there will be plenty of people willing to work on that!

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Re: Crunchpad as orbiter?
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2009, 03:04:10 pm »
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and if it does need a new OS to make it usable I know there will be plenty of people willing to work on that!

I give it a week before its running some for or Ubuntu!