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There was an update, containing images (and a video) of the january prototype.
Here are the high-resolution versions of the pictures, not downscaled by indiegogo:
http://i.imgur.com/wSaPS8l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/OKifkSX.jpg
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Originally Posted by velox View Post
There was an update, containing images (and a video) of the january prototype.
Here are the high-resolution versions of the pictures, not downscaled by indiegogo:
http://i.imgur.com/wSaPS8l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/OKifkSX.jpg
Thanks heaps,
that clarifies something critical:

If the devs for this device began
with the primary initiative of making it work under linux,
making it work under windows would be like falling out of bed.

The photo seems to indicate that they are concerned with
making it work under win,
then 'fix' things as necessary
to get a linux version working.

Which,
as some of us have learned (the hard way) over the years,
never works for much more than a few fingers of hardware.

Sadly,
GPD will never be of much use as a linux host.
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Originally Posted by theonelaw View Post
Which,
as some of us have learned (the hard way) over the years,
never works for much more than a few fingers of hardware.

Sadly,
GPD will never be of much use as a linux host.
I can't disagree completely, and I don't expect (for example) battery life on linux to match that on windows, as it's often the case. Also, they might completely screw up the touch screen drivers (I don't know about other components needing a driver). On the other hand, GPD stated that the board is basically an updated version of the GPD Win board, which they had experience with for quite a while. Provided they do really care, I really hope they'll be able to cater for more than 4.4 kernels (which is the only thing they confirmed), even if it'd be with a NVIDIA-like wrapper thing around closed blob(s), as they mentioned in a comment:
We will try to achieve that.However we can't promise.Because we need to consider the cost and it also relate to the intellectual property....
Let's say I'm just choosing to be a bit more optimistic. I've backed this thing and don't intend to put Windows on there, so staying optimistic the only healthy thing to do.
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They did an update with a new link.
Since everyone clicked it (and the page isn't exactly optimized for… anything, really), their server went down, so the update was removed.

Now, the server seems to be back: http://www.gpd.hk/pocket.asp
There's pretty much no new info on there, presented with pretty horrible typography in images with lots of text, but I felt like sharing anyway.
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presented with pretty horrible typography in images with lots of text
Wow, you weren't joking! Why on earth would they do that?

The text is pretty awful too, so cringey how they keep talking about "womens' delicate fingers"!
 

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Wow, you weren't joking! Why on earth would they do that?
Well, I know programmers in web agencies who don't care the least about user interfaces/front end, because it's simply not their job and obviously not their passion. I reckon it doesn't get better with hardware people without years of web experience. They seem to have one designer who isn't experienced with western typo and even less with web design – you can "export to html" with some graphics programs, after all.

On a lighter note: Have we mentioned that they'll throw in a glossy screen protector for every backer?
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"China" and "legible websites" usually don't go in the same sentence. At least the Chinglish is kept to a minimum!

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"China" and "legible websites" usually don't go in the same sentence. At least the Chinglish is kept to a minimum!
I see it as a positive. They are techies and do not waste resources on marketing. Unlike Turing, for example. It may not be a guarantee but it is at least a hint that they may actually deliver.
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I see it as a positive. They are techies and do not waste resources on marketing. Unlike Turing, for example. It may not be a guarantee but it is at least a hint that they may actually deliver.
I'd be more reassured if the money that didn't go into marketing goes into quality products and process.
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