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Nigle

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Looks very promising
« 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.

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Re: Looks very promising
« Reply #1 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?

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Re: Looks very promising
« Reply #2 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/

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Re: Looks very promising
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 07:24:18 pm »
Anyone have any friends in China that can ship this over for us... ;)

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Re: Looks very promising
« Reply #4 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/
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Re: Looks very promising
« Reply #5 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/
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I doubt it'll be the same price as the one mentioned above...

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Re: Looks very promising
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 02:34:08 pm »


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Re: Looks very promising
« Reply #9 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

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Re: Looks very promising
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2009, 09:20:01 am »
Available on ebay from China (buyers beware) for 199USD (or 141EUR) + 55USD shipping

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Re: Looks very promising
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Looks very promising
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Looks very promising
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2009, 08:27:14 pm »
i know some vendors in Taiwan/China personally, maybe i can request a sample from them......

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Re: Looks very promising
« Reply #14 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.