anyone read this. another Ingenic CPU device

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at
Thu Dec 17 01:53:19 EST 2009

this is apparently the same device that is avaliable in different  
brands but all are the same design from SkyTone.

We already offer it for a while as the Letux 400 (now @99 EUR incl.  
German VAT). Ours is the best variant of course :)

It has a Ingenic Jz4730 CPU and WLAN built in. The software is a quite  
old but functional Linux 2.4.20 kernel. Software includes Web-Browser,  
E-Mail reader, PDF reader, WLAN manager, UMTS-Stick manager, cups  
printer manager. And, I can confirm the 4 hours operation time and  
weight of 650 g.

There is a hacking page with a lot of photos, insights and ideas:
e.g. Hardware Layout:

So if you want to jump in you don't have to go to Africa... It is not  
farther away than a Openmoko Freerunner.



Am 17.12.2009 um 05:47 schrieb Xiangfu Liu:

> Hi
> CherryPal debuts $99 netbook, names it Africa
>    By Joseph L. Flatley posted Dec 15th 2009 1:47PM
> If you're looking at a netbook whose motto is "small, slow,  
> sufficient," you pretty much know what to expect. CherryPal's  
> latest, named Africa (in honor of the nation of Ghana or something),  
> has everything you'd want in a $99 computer: a 7-inch display,  
> 400MHz processor, 256MB memory, 2GB flash storage, and either Linux  
> or Windows CE under the hood. According to the company, you can  
> expect about four hours use on the included Lithium battery. If that  
> weren't enough, the company has introduced its online store -- no  
> longer do you have to pick up your CherryPal PCs on the streets,  
> like we did when we were your age. Hit the source link to get  
> started -- but not before you check out the PR after the break. It's  
> a real page-turner.
> -- 
> Xiangfu Liu
> Email: xiangfu at qi-hardware dot com
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