Well the Touch book (beagle based netbook/tablet) is pre-order price of about £270 with the keyboard module (ok so mass storage is 8gb SD but risc os isn't too heavy on storage a small usb key or usb hdd would supplement it nicely).
If that is the pre-order price then I would expect it to come down in price once retailing.
If it is running RISC OS 5 then that is free. + A lot of you out there will already own a lot of the software you would want to use.
OK so we could do with some holes in the software filled and some reasonable freeware (if we wanted to attract people to have a go) but if a device like this gets a few users back in the swing and maybe a few developers who want to make use of the hardware features to provide better media replay etc. I can only see this as a good thing.
I will be in the market for a cortex based netbook anyway (linux or CE based) so if I can buy somthing that will fill my netbook needs and allow me to have a RISC OS portable I would defo buy more software or updates in our small market.
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