Help from Always Innovating ?

Chuck Norris norris.chuck at
Mon Oct 4 18:04:11 CEST 2010

 04.10.2010 17:08, Thomas HOCEDEZ пишет:
> On 04/10/2010 05:20, Chuck Norris wrote:
>> 03.10.2010 21:05, Joshua Judson Rosen пишет:
>>> Alfa21 <freerunner at> writes:
>>>> 2010-09-29 at 00:16 Chuck Norris
>>>>> I've asked them about missing this feature.
>>>>> Here are answer:
>>>>> We do not have a 3G or GSM option because we do not want to force a
>>>>> subscription on customers.  Instead we want to focus on using wifi and
>>>>> free Skype calls.
>>>> "force subscription"?!
>>>> LOL... maybe they do not know what actually the word "option" means?
>>>> fool or fail? ;)
>>> Well, `not wanting to force subscriptions' is actually the right answer
>>> if it would have been an `either/or' choice.
>>> More probably, it's because it's just not viable to include it in a
>>> device that size at that price-range--there have been in-depths
>>> discussions about this as it pertained to the FreeRunner, previously;
>>> they're probably still applicable.
>>> As far as the full-sized tablet goes, you could look into getting a
>>> UMTS/HSDPA/whatever USB stick to connect to one of those internal USB ports.
>>> I've seen ones that may be small enough for as low as $50 US, though
>>> it's not obvious how well they'd work from inside the tablet.
>> last answer from Always Innovating to me was:
>> Thank you for your feedback.  We are aware that many customers wish
>> to have a GSM option available, and we do our best to satisfy as many
>> customers as possible.  Unfortunately, we currently do not have any
>> plans to release a version of the Mini Book with GSM capabilities.
>>  If that possibility opens up to us in the future, we will be sure to
>> make note of it on our website.
> Argh, So sad....
> Though, I'd like to know if the minibook is also Opensource hardware,
> so we can investigate on the way to insert a canibalized usb stick...
> Asthro, Always inventive
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It would be very cool...
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