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The LiteComputer may even have dual-cores

2006 is definitely the year of small computers. The OLPC XO, Intel's Classmate PC, and recently the Mobilis by Encore Software, are all trying to take a chunk out of the entry-level education market. But just when three players were making things interesting, a fourth has now joined the fray. Called the LiteComputer, the new entry is poised to be released by mid-2007 and is being developed by a company called Lite Appliances.

According to Lite Appliances, the LiteComputer will be based on non-standard hardware, protecting it from viruses and other forms of malicious intent. This means no AMD or Intel processors here, only proprietary stuff. The main processor that powers the LiteComputer will be an Analog Devices' Blackfin processor. Interestingly, Analog Devices also has a dual-core version of the Blackfin, but at the time of this report, it's uncertain which version the LiteComputer will be using.

Based in Atlanta, Lite Appliances is confident that its small computer will succeed. The company said that one of its main advantages is that all software was developed in house and no expensive applications are used. The LiteComputer will also be compatible with other free office productivity software too. Google's Docs and Spreadsheets will be supported as well as other free productivity software.

Lite Appliances said that its computer will cost roughly $100 to build. However, an LCD screen is not included. If customers want an LCD screen, it would add roughly $100 to the total price. Lite Appliances said a clam-shell version of its unit is on the way for next year. Apparently, the upstart company already has a lineup of 200 customers waiting. The LiteComputer will be shown at the upcoming CES show.



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By crystal clear on 12/23/2006 12:19:13 AM , Rating: 3
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-Lite Appliances said that its computer will cost roughly $100 to build

-If customers want an LCD screen, it would add roughly $100 to the total price

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*WHERE?? in the USA or China or India???
China or India ofcourse-then

*WHY NOT shift its production into countries like
Brazil & other similar countries ,where it intended to be used.
This will create JOBS-let the poor work for their money than
recv charity.It gives them some self respect & pride.
Plus motivation to work harder & improve their living conditions.
It also helps, give the countrys economy much need relief & gives it the required push in the right direction.

This will not only reduce the cost but include the LCD in the original price target $100.

Whats the main objective-REMOVE POVERTY-HOW-Let them WORK
THEMSELVES OUT OF POVERTY.

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"the upstart company already has a lineup of 200 customers waiting. "

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How can this be believed by us-has the author of this article bothered to check if it is True & who they are.

This appears as "just a promotion to create interest in the company & recognition"-thats what start ups want.




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