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Yes, I said in reply #3.
I think the back order figures must be some sort of metric that management use to measure performance and all this Raspberry Pi stuff is screwing that up. Plus I don't think they can deliver the second batch as quickly as they first thought.
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So my 14th April delivery date has just been pushed back to the 15th May!

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But apparently according to the Raspberry Pi web site this is an error.
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Mine has been pushed back from May 11th to April 3rd at Newark, so I'm not sure what to believe.  I'm in no rush anyway, because if  was to get here tomorrow, then I would never get any work done.  smiley-twist
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Looks like it may end up being later, the factory put the wrong components on the boards ( rj45 jack ), I have yet to place my order so I think I'll have to wait until the next production run.
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Looks like it may end up being later, the factory put the wrong components on the boards ( rj45 jack ), I have yet to place my order so I think I'll have to wait until the next production run.


If true wouldn't be the first error caused by rushing production to make a 'release date', much like the original shield connector spacing error on the first arduino boards built, which is even to this day still a 'signature feature' of the arduino design.  smiley-wink


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I think Arduino are pretty safe, there's been almost nothing let alone any hype smiley


Yeah. Er, what's a Due?
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An arm based arduino, announced last September, for delivery by last December, still no show.

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,88029.30.html
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Yeah. Er, what's a Due?
An arm based arduino, announced last September, for delivery by last December, still no show.
looks more like an over-Due smiley

But good work needs time and with al those other platforms riding the back of Arduino I find the Due deserves more credit. So I'll wait and see and hope its worth the wait.
I did order a raspberry too - nothing heard of it since then...
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I have only been allowed to "register an interest" at my local RS Website. That's fine by me, I have no overriding need for the device at this moment.
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I registered an interest at both sites before I found a way to order it directly.
I have had two emails from RS confirming this and saying they would start taking orders soon. I have had a reply from Farnell inviting me to order one. As it would be greedy at this time to order more than one I have just let the opportunity go.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17547764
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The danish division of RS is sending me almost weekly letters explaining that "Real Soon Now", "dispatching in order received", "will contact you when ..."

yadadadada ...

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Yes the latest is that they are going through compliance testing as the distributors think the demographic of the users does not warrant it being classed as a development board.

Currently they are over the limit on radiated emissions mainly from the HD video output but they are working on a software fix.
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The issue is they are selling it as a "computer", even the first line in the fAQ

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What’s a Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard.

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What’s a Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized development board for 140 dorks world wide (snicker) that plugs into your TV and a keyboard.
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They have just got the CE and FCC testing done on the Pi, so it looks like they will start shipping within about a week.
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