Cherrypal to release new sub-laptop in Africa for $99
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    Velcro_SP wrote:
    Good to see Max taking the false accusers on.


    Also good to see they have removed this tri-core nonsense from the description of the C120. But the price is rather high for that thing.
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    > Good to see Max taking the false accusers on.
    > It's a scummy thing to do to falsely accuse someone.

    As you seem to know which side tells the truth and which doesn't (instead of just assessing that there're two opposing views):
    Would you please cite these false accusations from said coverages (not the comments to these), which are preserved here?
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    > "To the best of our knowledge all impacted customers have either received their
    > Cherrypals or got refunded by now."
    > Good for Cherrypal.

    Some more "false accusations":

    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=872128#post872128
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=872134#post872134
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=882112#post882112
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:

    Some more "false accusations"


    Ouch... Velcro, are you on a multi-site quest to destroy your credibility? It's a pity, I remember enjoying wise comments from you some time ago, before you mutated into a kind of Cherrypal supporter. In fact, when was the last time you talked about something else? I don't remember.
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    Yeah, Max, er sorry Velcro_SP, it's getting boring. Just accept the obvious: Cherrypal is a scam and Max is a fraud. You know, if everyone around screams "FIRE!" that might indicate that there actually IS a fire!
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    > Some more "false accusations": [...]

    And even more:

    "After the worst online-order of my life, with many neglected promises and an ending with a useless castrated WinCE Cherrypal Africa, many times promised to be exchanged for a new Linux computer (never happened), I'd strongly suggest not do do any business with the guys from Palo Alto."
    http://blog.hep-cat.de/?p=6888

    And after the "Africa" from Asia running WinCE or Linux there is now the "Asia" from Asia running Android.
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    Andreas keeps on his efforts to point out every negative issue coming from Cherrypal. One might think it's biased information, as there might ba also happy customers, but it's just referencing facts and others' opinions.

    In all, I'm very surprised there's still people bothering to buy Max Seybold's products. Is his marketing campaing THAT good? Hey, let's do the same!

    Modern life is a mystery to me.
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    > Andreas keeps on his efforts to point out every negative issue coming from Cherrypal.

    "Every" is exaggerated by far. There's way too much of these statements across the net. But now and then, yes. Not because I have a personal grudge or similar against Cherrypal, but because there are people who dare to call these negative statements about Cherrypal as "false accusations". It's just that I may help these people to build their list of "false accusers" ;-)
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    > I don't know which Wolf does here.

    I'm just pointing out some more of these (as you put it) "false accusations" against Cherrypal, done by a malignant bunch of "false accusers" who seem to be on their mission to destroy Cherrypal and discredit Max Seybold. And I think you have proof that these are really "false accusations", else you wouldn't dare to claim they are, would you? (And I believe that you just overlooked my corresponding question to you.)

    > some of the legitimate complaints of users like hep-cat, whose receipt of a
    > substandard computer I highlighted here at MZ some months ago. So I don't
    > think I fell into that spin trap.

    But according to Seybold that customer's story can't be true:

    "To the best of our knowledge all impacted customers have either received their Cherrypals or got refunded by now." (a statement that you acknowledged in this very thread)

    The customer you're referring to claims he didn't receive the Cherrypal Africa he paid for but a device that doesn't meet the Africa's specs. And he claims that he was promised by Cherrypal a replacement device with the appropriate specs. Furthermore he claims that he hasn't received any replacement nor a refund.
    How can this customer's complaints be legitimate in the light of Seybold's April 4th statement, which you acknowledged?
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    Max Seybold is still out there selling because there's a market for it.


    Sure, but I really think he is entering market before his product is defined and finished... Otherewise, we wouldn't see that amount of customer complains.

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    Genesi could be doing it, and an hell of a lot more reliably, but it went in a different direction.


    I do think that Genesi can actually attempt to sell computers to developing countries. Heck, the idea was theirs, if I remember correctly (don't have references, sorry). And I don't think they've taken in a different direction, it's only that they don't have final product yet.

    I'd dare to say that the wait for EfikaMX/SmartBook is very, very painful, as they seem to be in final stages since many months ago. The smallest the progress, the longer it takes...

    Also, please guys, don't engage into a fight also here, it's not constructive. Both points can be understood, believe it or not (well, at least I do, honest).
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    > Who else markets a $99 Android nettop (yes, assuming you pay and actually get it)?

    I take it you mean netbooks (like the Cherrypal Asia models are), not nettops. Surely there are marketers for the following netbooks (besides Cherrypal, that is):

    http://www.google.com/search?q=android+netbook+hivision
    http://www.google.com/search?q=android+netbook+menq
    http://www.google.com/search?q=android+netbook+skytone
    http://www.google.com/search?q=android+netbook+wabook
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    Take this, for example. I'd also love to rebadge it, and sell it under my brand, with whatever ecologic-awareness drivel that might be the trend in these days:

    http://www.itechnews.net/2009/11/15/menq-easypc-e790-android-netbook-video/

    Eighty dollars. EIGHTY!

    Genesi, you'd better run. A LOT. Thankyou Andreas, for making people open our eyes wide!

    (and I fear I'm NOT dicovering anything new)
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    These $99 Android netbooks are littered all over eBay.

    http://computers.shop.ebay.com.au/Laptops-Notebooks-/177/i.html?_nkw=android&_catref=1&_fln=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282

    for example..

    These $99 Cherrypal netbooks are nothing more than rebranded mass-produced MIPS/ARM based Chinese knockoffs.
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    > At least he admits it once you're lured into watching.

    You don't even have to watch to come by this information. Straight from the description of the video:

    "It can run Android since it is based on a Samsung ARM926EJ-S3C2450 processor, but for now this review unit that I am reviewing in this video only runs Windows CE 5.0."
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    Velcro_SP wrote:

    That video is a guy with a WinCE netbook on which he's put an Android background.


    I bet we all knew about that.

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    If you geniuses really know where else an Android netbook can be actually bought for $99 we'd all like to know.


    I know of one. I've just found it. And you should be very ashamed because you didn't find it before! :-D

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/14/cherrypal-asia-runs-android-on-the-cheap-comes-in-7-and-10-1-i/

    Really, Velcro, how come that you missed this one?
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    > ...meanwhile, LimePC pops up again in an engineers conference, showing
    > evidence that the products actually exist. But why they never get to first world market?

    From your link:

    "LinkBook: same as LimeBook A9 but with a Freescale MPC5121e. I think its called the LimeBook at www.limepc.com"

    Seems this "Linkbook" labelled LimeBook has been released to South Africa meanwhile.

    Press release:
    http://www.vodacom.com/news_article.php?articleID=593

    Website:
    http://www.linkbook.co.za

    More:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=vodacom+linkbook+freescale
    http://www.google.com/search?q=vodacom+linkbook+motorola [sic!]
    http://www.google.com/search?q=vodacom+linkbook+powerpc
    http://www.google.com/search?q=vodacom+linkbook
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    Pretty cute! This "Linkbook" looks like the enhanced LimeBook I'd love to own. But is it really an MPC5121e powered device? Not even the "linuxfordevices" link assures so...

    I've even taken a look at the user manual, it looks reasonably polished. Absolutely zero technical details, of course. Pity.

    I agree that the "new" CherryPal "Asia" looks nicer, but this LinkBook IS the realization of a broadly marketed consumer product based on the MPC5121e, something believed almost impossible.

    Funny tip: From the most insightful TechCentral hands on, it says: "the projecth has morphed over the years"

    :-D

    On the other hand, I find obscene to attempt to make a buck from the third world. Who knows, perhaps some pretend that it's better to deliver computers and internet connections for profit than drinkable water...
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    > This "Linkbook" looks like the enhanced LimeBook I'd love to own.

    Enhanced? You mean the software side?

    > is it really an MPC5121e powered device?

    See your link to powerdeveloper.org where I quoted from ;-)

    > Not even the "linuxfordevices" link assures so...

    "The CPU is presumably one of Freescale's PowerPC processors" could go into more detail, yes.

    > it says: "the projecth has morphed over the years"

    That line is aimed at the OLPC project, not at the Linkbook.
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
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    jcmarcos wrote:
    This "Linkbook" looks like the enhanced LimeBook I'd love to own.

    Enhanced? You mean the software side?


    Yes, but perhaps the hardware is also better, as a long time has passed since the first LimeBook was made. By the way, I'd love to see a certain operating system "enhancement" for this little computer...

    All in all, it would be better judged if we had one at our fingertips. Who knows, is there any interested amigan in South Africa?

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    Quote:

    is it really an MPC5121e powered device?

    See your link to powerdeveloper.org where I quoted from.


    Sure that information from myself solves the question?

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    "The CPU is presumably one of Freescale's PowerPC processors" could go into more detail, yes.


    That's what I meant, I'd love if it was true, but not even a technical web site dares to confirm. Alright, who cares about the CPU in todays world... Well, we do! (are we that weird?)

    See Andreas, after freescale switching (almost) to ARM, I get an unexpectedly pleasant surprise at every PowerPC consumer divice that pops up anywhere.
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