iRex iliad first preview
#11  CommanderROR 03-14-2006, 03:06 PM
I'm not sure...but emailing them is no prob...the delay was apparently due to a mail-server problem...should work now.

#12  CommanderROR 03-14-2006, 04:19 PM
short version:

some good new, some bad news, price given as 649Euro...wlan only for IDS.

If it weren't for the price I'd buy it straight away (as soon as available).
For 649Euro it's a bit too heavy...I'm not sure whether i'm willing to pay that price.

#13  Laurens 03-14-2006, 04:24 PM
iRex is targeting businesses and you see this reflected in the features and the price.

#14  CommanderROR 03-14-2006, 07:04 PM
They apparently could not test the touchscreen interface because it was not fully implemented least the "drawing" part was not...that does not really sound like a product that is about to launch in 2-4 weeks...
and apparently has launched in some form in china...

#15  Snappy! 03-15-2006, 02:27 AM
649eu?? That would be like $700~$800?? There goes my dreams ...

Maybe I'll get a Nokia 770 + BT keyboard + extra battery pack and still come in below $500. *sigh* ... I see a few future headlines already ...

"iLiad start off to lurkwarm response"
"iRex still positive in having a strong quarter to end 2006"
"iRex fails to meet analyst's expectations"
"Will iLiad make it this time (2007)"
"iRex officials admit to overproduction of iliad units"
"Consumers chose Sony Reader over iLiad's superior specs"

ok, I think I should stop ... ... *sigh* ... what a sad day. It's bad enough that UMPC will very likely only retail in the high $800 or more (Samsung's UMPC will retail for over $1k), and that its battery life will only be 2.5 ~ 3hrs which is paltry for such a tiny MOBILE device! And now iLiad is going to retail at such a high price ... aye aye aye

#16  Alexander Turcic 03-15-2006, 05:01 AM
Quote CommanderROR
The review just arrived...reading now...
Still waiting ;(

#17  Alexander Turcic 03-15-2006, 08:00 AM
I received the preview by mail. It's really good too in giving more insight how the iLiad works and how iRex is planning to commercialize the reader.

#18  Snappy! 03-15-2006, 08:56 AM
I just read the review awhile ago. Quite neat. CF + SD slot. I'm not so worried about the specs, I'm more worried about the price.

I'll only get it if it falls below $449 ... trouble is will it ever reach that price before it disappears into oblivion. And will it take too long that other companies arrive first ...

#19  giblet_11 03-20-2006, 09:10 AM
I like the iLiad, but price is a bit steep [400-650 Euro/$500-800] for an individual. There must be a way individuals who are VERY interested and don't want to wait (like I believe most of those on this site) could play to the iRex focus on business/group purchasers to create such a group amongst ourselves and perhaps get some sort of price break per unit?

I'd be interested in exploring options.


#20  CommanderROR 03-20-2006, 09:11 AM
yep...sounds like a good idea...but...iRex doesn't even answer emails, so it might be hard to contact them...

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