Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:33 UTC, submitted by Robin Miller
Hardware, Embedded Systems Raspberry Pi project leader Eben Upton talks about the state of Raspberry Pi, and tells us that yes -- finally -- they now have distributors in the U.S. and other countries instead trying to ship every unit from the U.K. Even better, instead of buying a batch of boards, selling them, and only then ordering another batch, the new distribution agreements mean they can keep a steady flow of orders coming in and going out.
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Excellent news!
by Morgan on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:49 UTC
Morgan
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2005-06-29

It's nice to know there will be a local source, not just for the U.S. but for other countries who might have difficulty ordering from the U.K.

So far it looks like my order from Farnell will go smoothly, though they seem to be billing the shipping separately. I've been charged ~$6 so far but not the other ~$35 yet. My unit doesn't ship until April though, so that may be why.

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RE: Excellent news!
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:50 in reply to "Excellent news!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

April 26 for me. Long wait, but alas, worth it.

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RE[2]: Excellent news!
by Morgan on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:55 in reply to "RE: Excellent news!"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Mine is April 23rd, and yes very much worth the wait! I have several projects in mind, as well as possibly gifting one to my 11 year old niece who has shown an interest in computers and game development.

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