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kurochka
post Aug 14 2006, 11:59 AM
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First, I think this is great that things are progressing beyond ideas and discussions. Da Blitz and all of the involved, thank you so much for doing all this!

I cannot help you with any technical stuff but I am eagerly watching and am ready to spend the money to get the toy designed by your team. I am sure that there are others like me.

I don't want to take any of your time but could somebody who knows explain to non-techies how we will be able to obtain a device designed by you.

I've read that you are only working on the motherboard, and that we will be able to order the separate components from different companies (reasons: no distribution, no body design issues for Da Blitz, and no FTC approvals). This means, that somebody will have to design the body. Does this mean that I will separately order the motherboard, screen and the body (anything else?) and then will have to assemble it myself? How much expertise would be required for that? Will soldering be required?

Alternatively, Da Blitz may sell the design to some company that we will be dealing with. This company could be Sharp. If this does not work out, could somebody here help put these devices together for some profit for the rest of us?

So, basically, I would like to know whether those of us who have not progressed beyond mere users will be able to enjoy this fantastic (from the discussions it appears to be so) device at some point in the future. If any assembling is required, will mere mortals be able to put it all together?

If this is too early to talk about the end users, then I can wait.
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Da_Blitz
post Aug 16 2006, 03:25 AM
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as a Ozzie myself that is about the point i want to keep it at

in all honesty the price could change, i dont think it will go ever that and infact i would say that its looking to be about $600 AUD at the moment off the top of my head

i cant give you an exact price until i have all the part sourced and confirmed with the PCB maker

the screen case and PCB are still the most expensive as one off items but if i made 10+ or more then the PCB price drops through the florr and the case prices should be simmilar (but not to the same degree) the LCD screen should stay about the same however which is a problem but i will just work around that
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post Aug 18 2006, 04:52 AM
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QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Aug 16 2006, 09:25 PM)
as a Ozzie myself that is about the point i want to keep it at

in all honesty the price could change, i dont think it will go ever that and infact i would say that its looking to be about $600 AUD at the moment off the top of my head

i cant give you an exact price until i have all the part sourced and confirmed with the PCB maker



$600 AUD certainly sounds an excellent price. I just paid about $525 AUD for a C1000 through PriceJapan (hoping it will be here next week!) so for something which seems like it is going to be infinately more capable even $700 would be tempting! When you look at the price of something like a UMPC here in OZ (well over $1500 AUD) then it really starts to put things in perspective.
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