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The Icon Bar: News and features: Shipping forecast
 

Shipping forecast

Posted by Phil Mellor on 10:34, 3/4/2003 | , , , ,
 
Customers who have ordered an Omega from Microdigital can expect something interesting in the post this week.

"Please find enclosed our proforma invoice for your base Omega computer system." writes David Atkins. "We are sorry about the delays especially as we have been ready to ship since the beginning of December, anyway thank you for your support."

Despite this very welcome news, it seems that "some items may have been placed on back order, so these will be forwarded under separate documentation". It is unclear which components this statement refers to (such as larger hard drives, PCI upgrades, the PC card, or even the XScale daughter board) because although your news correspondent's order is complete, it doesn't include any of the lavish upgrades on offer.

From this letter we can draw the reasonable conclusion that Microdigital have solved their mysterious NDA issues and can finally release those Omegas from their office into the community. Good stuff.

On a related note, fluent readers of German or Babelfish might want to check out Andreas Scope's report of the Omega roadshow. You also might be interested in the spooky similarity that has been noticed between Microdigital's technical supremo, David Prosser, and Martin Handford's well loved but hard to find cartoon character, Where's Wally. Flippant? Us? Never.
 

  Shipping forecast
  Phlamethrower (10:43 3/4/2003)
  thegman (11:00 3/4/2003)
    thegman (11:03 3/4/2003)
      Hill (13:25 3/4/2003)
        thegman (13:57 3/4/2003)
          Zeebo (17:11 3/4/2003)
            ksattic (17:27 3/4/2003)
              takkaria (20:02 3/4/2003)
 
Jeffrey Lee Message #92004, posted by Phlamethrower at 10:43, 3/4/2003
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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Yay!
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Garry Message #92005, posted by thegman at 11:00, 3/4/2003, in reply to message #92004
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WooHoo!
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Garry Message #92006, posted by thegman at 11:03, 3/4/2003, in reply to message #92005
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Now that they appear to be able to ship, can we get some concrete specifications, particularly about the hardware accelerated things?
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Hill Message #92007, posted at 13:25, 3/4/2003, in reply to message #92006
Unregistered user Heh!-Heh! Got my invoice for the new Omega this (Saturday) morning and been told that it should take only 10 days until the real thing arrives. Chin up all ye of faith and patience.
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Garry Message #92008, posted by thegman at 13:57, 3/4/2003, in reply to message #92007
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Hill: Do you know what the spec is? It would be a bit odd if they wanted you to buy it without knowing what it's features were!
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Zeebo Message #92009, posted at 17:11, 3/4/2003, in reply to message #92008
Unregistered user Just looked on the MicroDigital website. What happened to the nice blue case as featured in the German photos? The three cases shown on the website are as inspiring as the Iyonix one.
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Simon Wilson Message #92010, posted by ksattic at 17:27, 3/4/2003, in reply to message #92009
ksattic
Finally, an avatar!

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If you mean on the "products" pages, those cases were the original ones that were going to ship with the machines. Those photographs must have been taken 1-2 years ago now.
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Andrew Sidwell Message #92011, posted by takkaria at 20:02, 3/4/2003, in reply to message #92010
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I think the Standard case was designed by someone who really knows how to make attractive computers; the larger case is also pretty nice, though I don't think much of the desktop one.

All of them are much much better than the Iyonix.

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