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Monday, April 17, 2006

Day 7 - One week left

This last week started with many news. We have Microsoft "I love UMPC" contest, we had the comments from Martin Skemal talking about battery life in the prototype that is being reviewed at GottaBeMobile and we had the comments of Rob Bushway about why he does not like the so called Microsoft Touch Experience.

But... Here is a bad news. I just found a comment at Origami Portal forum saying that the eo shipping will be delayed due to technical issues. This could explain why the Smart Caddie in Japan was not shipped the last April 14th how it was supposed, and instead of that many Japanese pages changed the Shipping Date to middle of May. So far I have not seen any official words about this topic coming from TabletKiosk. But I know for fact that if this is true many users will cancel their order and go for the Samsung if this one is shipped May 1st. Now that Samsungs advertisement campaign has started using Microsoft as allied TabletKiosk will be forced to do something to retain the market share won by promising to be the first in putting an UMPC in the market.

Update:


There is quite a lot of speculation going on right now about the launch date of eo, so I would like to address the issue directly.

We (TabletKiosk) are still targeting to ship eo by the end of April. However, please know that because this is our initial launch of an entirely new product, we are dealing with some unknown elements such as customs clearance time.

When the machines arrive from overseas, we are set up to conduct QA testing, install software and customize the BTO machines in our California warehouse. Its a very tight timeframe and there may be some unknowns ahead, however, our target ship date remains as originally announced.

Gail Levy
Director of Marketing
TabletKiosk