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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2007, 05:39:17 pm »
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PS.  Kahm you should look at that other lil' TPC design that may be coming out in the not too distant future, US702W...seems like it would give the best of both worlds, clamshell or tablet usage....

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/huangtei&article_id=6120021
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oooh, been reading and suffered instant lust
found some more info:
[a href=\"http://onlyumpc.com/tag/us702]http://onlyumpc.com/tag/us702[/url]
http://www.umpcportal.com/journal/2007/01/...eries-umpc.html
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2007, 05:55:59 pm »
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PS.  Kahm you should look at that other lil' TPC design that may be coming out in the not too distant future, US702W...seems like it would give the best of both worlds, clamshell or tablet usage....

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/huangtei&article_id=6120021
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oooh, been reading and suffered instant lust
found some more info:
[a href=\"http://onlyumpc.com/tag/us702]http://onlyumpc.com/tag/us702[/url]
http://www.umpcportal.com/journal/2007/01/...eries-umpc.html
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2007, 12:32:49 am »
OK, kahm, better have your pampers on....

video of actual FlipStart!!!!.....

http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/

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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2007, 05:12:41 pm »
the jkOTR video is v good for showing realistic use... makes me think I was overly damning. still, want to know how well it would run linux.. and whether there'd be a UMTS/3G version of the flipstart for the Uk & Europe.

specs here, with sizes. hmm, backlit keyboard!
http://www.flipstart.com/specifications.html
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2007, 06:50:59 pm »
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the jkOTR video is v good for showing realistic use... makes me think I was overly damning. still, want to know how well it would run linux.. and whether there'd be a UMTS/3G version of the flipstart for the Uk & Europe.

specs here, with sizes. hmm, backlit keyboard!
http://www.flipstart.com/specifications.html
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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2007, 09:37:03 pm »
They sent me an Email that you can "Reserve your Flipstart Now".  
For a screenshot of the email and a bit more info: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/488
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2007, 09:51:53 pm »
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They sent me an Email that you can "Reserve your Flipstart Now".   
For a screenshot of the email and a bit more info: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/488
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Its their way of "locking you in" by promising you that you will get one and making you stop looking for other better devices since you are feeling that you got one on reserve. Otherwise you probably would had gone and found something else in the meantime since you probably need to wait a few months because you have it reserved and then when it is finally available, you will need to wait a further few months until your reservation gets to the top of their order processing and then another few months for them to get stock....
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2007, 04:16:15 am »
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They sent me an Email that you can "Reserve your Flipstart Now".   
For a screenshot of the email and a bit more info: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/488
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Its their way of "locking you in" by promising you that you will get one and making you stop looking for other better devices since you are feeling that you got one on reserve. Otherwise you probably would had gone and found something else in the meantime since you probably need to wait a few months because you have it reserved and then when it is finally available, you will need to wait a further few months until your reservation gets to the top of their order processing and then another few months for them to get stock....
seen this kind of crap happening too often and I am not prepared to wait for stuff that will be half obsolete by the time it is available...
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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2007, 06:44:11 am »
First word that comes to my mind when I see the Flipstart is "potato".

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« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2007, 12:34:17 pm »
The US702 is beautiful indeed, but too big. If I were in the market for another Libretto-like unit it would be perfect.

I've seen that JKOTR video - The Flipstart looks very interesting.

The Flipstart with the slim battery is what I want. I'm just afraid it will cost $3000 to get it - I could almost buy *2* Sony UXs for that price ;_;
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« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2007, 12:44:38 pm »
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The US702 is beautiful indeed, but too big. If I were in the market for another Libretto-like unit it would be perfect.

I've seen that JKOTR video - The Flipstart looks very interesting.

The Flipstart with the slim battery is what I want. I'm just afraid it will cost $3000 to get it - I could almost buy *2* Sony UXs for that price ;_;
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I'd love to see a US702 in person and try it out...looks like Libretto-like sizewize...

The FlipStart is intriguing to me in many ways, only wish I have for it is that it come with at least 1GB RAM, larger HD, and touchscreen....  

Don't understand though, kahm, how you get up to $3K for FlipStart with slim battery?? FlipStart with large battery is $2K.

Don't think they'll charge $1K for slim battery??

Or are you outside USA and thus including import fees, etc???
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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2007, 03:24:59 pm »
Incase your interested... the Flipstart is for sale now: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/582
I screen cap of the email is attached.
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« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2007, 05:35:21 pm »
I'm adding a donation button to my website just in case someone wants to buy me one
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« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2007, 06:03:32 pm »
Doesn't 3 hours battery life seem altogether too short?
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« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2007, 06:15:01 pm »
I see the flipstart has come down in price to a "mere" US$1500.
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