Yes Netpliance has signed an alliance with eBAY...can't lickum ...join them! This is rediculous ..yes CC has STOPPED all marketing with Netpliance ..just spoke with their marketing mangager ..yes the CC web site no longer LIST it! I had today cancel my OLD order for the unit with CC! They stated I was a least 8 weeks out. They did however state that anyone who ordered more that 30 days ago will get a phone call for a refund! BOO-HOO! ..all the Dxxx waiting for nothing!!
The link is http://technews.netscape.com/news/0-1006-200-1685335.html?pt.nc.htmldisp.hl.ne
Here is the story direct from CNET!
Netpliance, eBay team for
one-touch auction access
By Jim Hu
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
April 12, 2000, 8:00 a.m. PT
Internet access device maker Netpliance and eBay have
entered into an agreement to provide instant access to
the leading auction site through a single computer key. (Now whose moded it!
Is this the NEW model?? New KEY!
Netpliance's I-opener is a standalone device that sells for $99
and includes a $21-per-month subscription fee for Internet
access. Today's deal will place a separate button on the
I-opener console that will allow customers to connect to eBay
directly online. (Does this imply the keyboard MAY get wider for all the CUSTOM buttons? )
With its easy-to-use appliance, the company is targeting
first-time Net surfers or those who aren't comfortable
navigating through the complexities of a PC. The company is
not alone in this market, as many of technology's heavy
hitters have also signed on to offer their own Net appliances....
Netpliance says it plans to form similar keyboard real estate
deals with other e-commerce companies and has already
tested the concept with a special key that links to local
Compaq's Presario personal computers contain keyboard buttons that load specific Web
services, such as free email, search functions and e-commerce sites. Compaq's
one-touch Net buttons connect consumers to CMGI-owned AltaVista, but the company
has also signed a deal with Microsoft to link to the software giant's MSN service if a
consumer signs up for a co-branded Compaq-MSN Internet service provider.
News.com's Jim Davis contributed to this report