Okay guys, I'm sorry..... I haven't been very attentive lately, have I.
So which do you want first? Bad or good news?
Okay, the bad news. The eMachines MSN looks like a dead deal. Seems there may be some legal issues. The comment I got from someone at MSN was "eMachines didn't invest in the platform." Whatever that means.
I know that the one I have I never was able to get the update to MSN 2.0. Also, a couple times after being on for awhile the video freaked out on the unit. So, it is now just sitting next to my Gateway Connected Music Player across the room from Audrey while my IA-1 sits in the closet and my GCT in the kitchen hasn't gotten turned on in a long time. By the looks of this keyboard in my home office, I spend too much time at this computer. I'm still trying to see if we can get some for you guys, even if there is a limited quantity. I'd like to get like 100 of them and sell them without a marketing splash in the shadows for you guys.
Did I mention the IA-1? Oh, yeah! Well, they are IN THE WAREHOUSE AND READY TO SHIP. We had a little network problem this week which has us backed up on getting newly available skus up for sale, but........ if you want an IA-1 for $99.99 (it is a recert and is supposed to come with 6 months of MSN dial up and the one I got looks new):
Go to the TigerDirect.com site, and in the "Express Lane" box on the top masthead, enter the sku "C860-A783" and it will add it to your shopping cart. If you click on the item link in your shopping cart it will NOT show you the product details as they have not been made live. They can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-879-1597 - just ask for the sku C860-A783.
Updates on other new devices... if you get the catalog you should have seen a SonicBlue product that is a CE tablet for $2000. If they don't sell plan on there being a "clearance sale" on that product. Also, yesterday a new box was delivered that is a 15" flatpanel with built-in system running CE. Didn't take it out of the box yet. Price will probably be around $599? Nothing else super exciting. I'm also trying to get some of the new ReplayTVs - cross your fingers. I'm dying to get my hands on one of them.