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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 14 2006, 07:57 PM
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i will give you a link or a preformatted email message that you click or post to a designated adress, this will be the same company i use for the prototypes

you then orginise payment with them and they will ship you out the PCB and perhaps the screen, if i can manage it then the complete product

otherwise you will have to order the case sepretly. from who and haw i do not know but i will try and make it simple so in total you will only have to deal with one or two companies

assembly should be no harder than assembelling a c3000 (if you can use a screwdriver then you can pull apart and reassemble a c3000) the only tool needed for construction will be a screwdriver which i might even be able to supply with the finished product. prehaps built into the stylus smile.gif

selling the design under an alternate licsence has been one of my plans, that way we can take advantage of bulk discounts, i have about 6 companies who i belive would be intrested with the design however this isnt a PDA that was designed with maximum return in mind, in fact i am designing this with no return in mind so i can stuff in features, therefore expect that if the design is sold then the company produced one will be ommiting parts to keep costs down

dont worry i intend to make the device as secure (in terms of security) and unbrickable as posible

i may start accepting orders when i have finished the prototype. i would get all the orders together, bulk buy the parts and get it made (having a large order will drive the costs down) then recive them, build and flash them then ship them out. the reason i dont want to deal with others money is that it complicates things if it goes wrong and thier is the potential that someone might get ripped off (what you trust me?) we will see which way it goes in the future
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Drake01
post Aug 16 2006, 04:28 PM
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QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Aug 14 2006, 10:57 PM)
i will give you a link or a preformatted email message that you click or post to a designated adress, this will be the same company i use for the prototypes

you then orginise payment with them and they will ship you out the PCB and perhaps the screen, if i can manage it then the complete product


I just recently entered the realm of the Zaurus (after basically drooling over them for a couple years), but I have been watching this project with great interest. I'm not yet sure how I'll hide enough cash from the wife to make the purchase, but I'll figure something out.

I don't remember if there was a poll to determine interested parties. I just thought I'd mention that if this thing comes complete with a viable OS, I think you can count me in for making the purchase.
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