RS Portable mailing list opensBy Chris Williams. Published: 19th Jan 2003, 21:20:37 | Permalink | Printable
It's for deposit holders only. Such a great reward for their patienceOk, get this. Drobe has today become aware that RiscStation, well known for their R7500 RISC OS computer range, is in the process of making an ARM7500FE powered RISC OS portable laptop computer and we've only just found out about it! The last true portable was Acorn's A4 machine and can you just imagine being able to take RISC OS anywhere you wanted - trains, aeroplanes, the library, around the house, in bed for ultimate laziness?
Oh no, hold the phone. Trawling through the archives, we did found some previous mentions of the long awaited RiscStation Portable. It seems people who put down a deposit and were waiting for a machine were expected to get one by July 2002, up to 8 weeks after the Wakefield 2002 show. However things came up and it didn't arrive, busting another deadline; we say "things" because we have no idea what's going on (we've tried asking) and so, RiscStation are welcome to fill us in.
Preaching to the converted?
While we all sit in the dark, deposit holding patient laptop customers were invited today by RiscStation to join the RiscStation Laptop Yahoo group, a mailing list for portable users. You need to be on the paid deposit list to be able to join the mailing list to post and read messages. At time of writing, the list has 32 members; go RiscStation, go. For the record, we think discussion behind closed doors is fine as it mostly all applies to the particular user group anyway; however, we live in hope that any news announcements on the portable are made public rather than being confined to the private mailing list.
RiscStation Laptop Yahoo group mailing list
RiscStation Laptop specifications and photos (from iconbar.com early last year)
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