Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 09:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems This morning, I experienced the nerd equivalent of a Black Friday $50 iPad sale. At 07:00 CET, the first batch of the much-anticipated Raspberry Pi went on sale, and while Raspberry Pi itself was very properly prepared, the two large international retailers actually selling the device weren't - despite warnings from Raspberry Pi about the enormous amount of traffic that would come their way, the two sites crumbled to dust within seconds. There's good news too - the cheaper model A has seen its RAM doubled at no additional cost.
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RE: irc channel
by rec9140 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 14:39 UTC in reply to "irc channel"
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I hope to soon see something pi-like and open for ~50USD (incl case and power) with something armv7 based with a mali gpu and 512MB ram or so. IMHO the real market isn't for a gpu heavy embedded controller but for disposable computing. The rpi's gumstick design early last year IMHO should have beeen the version initially released since they desparately need software for this thing. You still could have paired it with an arduino or even a usbparallel cable.


Yeah, they ran away from the version quicky, and then brushed away questions as "it was a prototype." canonical scrweed them over in not supporting any thing but later ARM versions, basically OMAP and later... follow the $$$$/£££££ TI!

I hope your right on some clone/knockoffs too that would a plus.

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