hardware OS4 : COVID-19 "Corona" virus hampers Chinese economy, may stall Amiga Tabor launch
posted by Petah on 24-Feb-2020 21:04:05 (1713 reads)
In a lenghty blog update posted by A-EON CEO Trevor Dickinson on Monday, February 24th, it is stated that production of the upcoming Amiga Tabor may get stalled because of the COVID-19 virus. Reported by various news sources, the pathogen has hampered the electronics business throughout southeast Asia. As reported by Dickinson, the low cost PowerPC-based Amiga manufacturing may also be affected by the virus, potentially pushing the production of the early edition pre-orders from this spring to the third quarter. Meanwhile, the 100 customers that have already bought AmigaKit's sold-out "AAA Bundle" are said to get the opportunity to sign up for pre-ordering the Tabor Early Edition sometime next week.
As no firm launch date has been announced yet, it remains to be seen if the Tabor Early Edition customers on the waiting list will have their new Amigas by this summer or at a later date. On a side note, it may be speculated that A-EON's ExecSG software team will use any additional time to further improve on AmigaOS before the Amiga Tabor's Early Adopter Program takes off.
Joined: 22-Jun-2004 Posts: 3494
From: Palencia city of the emptied Spain.
what a coincidence.
_________________ Amiga 500 with ROMs 1.3-2.05 and M-Tec AT500 with hard disk and 4MB Ram. WinUAE + original OS 3.5&3.9 Sam440ep 800 MHZ + OS 4.1 F.E. Sam460ex 1 GHz + OS 4.1 F.E. MacMini 1.5 GHz + MorphOS 3.13 PowerBook G4 1.65 + MorphOS 3.13
Re: COVID-19 "Corona" virus hampers Chinese econom Posted on 25-Feb-2020 11:13:37
Joined: 1-Jul-2003 Posts: 632
From: Zlatibor, Serbia
Meanwhile AEon could contact Amiga resalers and offer a same bundle with a month or two delay. If corona delayed launch then resalers can start taking preorders. Let say that five biger resalers collect 500 new boards/bundles thats 600 allready. A Eon than easily can order 1000 boards without bigger price.
This coming fall, half a decade will have passed since the Tabor was announced. Wonder if they will actually manage to get any out of the door before that happens?
That's like two entire computer generations. And already when it was announced, it was like 6 generations behind the rest of the world performance wise.
Never, ever has people actually waited this long for crippled, under-performing and overpriced HW. If this would have been a Darwin-test (like survival of the fittest), then the Amiga would have been extinct.