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Old 05-22-2006, 08:12 AM   #1
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iLiad Price and Approx launch date Confirmed by Irex

Just recieved this from Irex


From: Loeki van der Lee [mailto:loeki.van.der.lee@philips.com]
Sent: 22 May 2006 11:39
To: Stuart Young
Subject: Fw: The iLiad ER0100 Reader




Dear Mr. Young,

I herewith would like to inform you that we are planning to make the iLiad available for individual purchase via our Web shop before the end of May 2006.
The price of the iLiad will be EURO 549,00, exclusive VAT and exclusive transport costs.
Your e-mail address has been listed on our retail list and you will receive a notification as soon as our Web shop is open and how to place an order.

Best regards,

The iRex Technologies Team


Loeki van der Lee
Office Manager

iRex Technologies BV
High Tech Campus 46
5656 AE Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Phone +31 40 2746490
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Old 05-22-2006, 08:21 AM   #2
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how cool a name is that, huh?

pretty much what we all expected. but good to hear it from someone 'official'.
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That means around 650 Euro to pay for me which is not too bad. From the hardware specs this is probably barely above manufacturing costs.
The gaming consoles show that prices substantially below that are usually sponsored.
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That's a good update since it seems they are sticking to May for the release date. I was told the same price by Mr Lee, EURO 549,00, back in March.

Btw, when he wrote me, Mr Lee mentioned the upcoming release of the "first generation" of the iLiad, meaning that some of us (those who cannot wait to buy it) will probably get very upset if a "second" generation may come out not much later.
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:04 AM   #5
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Loeki van der Lee is the person I "spoke" to by mail as well...he seems to be their PR guy.

What I don't understand is this "before the end of May" thing...it could mean anything from today to 30th of May...

Why don't they just set a date? I hope this won't be like "second half of April", but since there have been so many sightings of the Iliad in the past week, I suppose it could acutally make it. I hope it's this week.

Anyone care to speculate why it's still a bit "open"? I'd go for the "waiting for additional devices" theory or as alternative I'd say they're updating the devices they have...but I don't think that's right.
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:18 AM   #6
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I'm just hoping it's not Monday the 29th.. As I'll be link dead all day and will be cheesed off if you guys force them to be 'out of stock'
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@onceways

the out of stock thing could happen...^^
I'm seriously hoping they have more than 10 devices ready for launch day...
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:33 AM   #8
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... on monday 29th we can read "the shop is open now and you can preorder the device ... :-)
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*lol*

good one...^^
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:53 AM   #10
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Or they ship direct from the factory in Azerbaijan. Meaning another monthes delay :-/ Off topic does any one know if LIT is supported?
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lit is not supported out of the box. (as far as i know)

you can however use html (use convertlit to rip the lit files) or wait for some software developer to make a lit viewer (if irex really holds to their promise of giving the DEV-Kit away to anybody)
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Old 05-22-2006, 01:20 PM   #12
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So when do people expect the big launch to start then?

I would be surprised if it was mid-week (I'm more than happy to be wrong though) So either Friday or Monday.
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Old 05-22-2006, 01:25 PM   #13
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:00 PM   #14
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yeah, next week (if nothing goes wrong).
my guess -> they will be shipping their bulk (commercial) orders first. what's left will go on sale in the webstore.

any news on new readers for the device?
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:17 PM   #15
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I would doubt we will see any new readers before launch.

And within a week several dozen homebrew readers. :-)
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