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RS Components promises to ship 4,000 more Raspberry Pi PCs soon

345,000 customers are still waiting
Tue May 08 2012, 15:38

POCKET PC Raspberry Pi units will soon be landing in the hands of 4,000 more patient customers, RS Components has revealed.

In an email sent out to customers, the UK distributor said that it will soon be receiving 4,000 more units of the £25 computer, which it will start sending out to registered customers as soon as possible.

The email reads, "We've invited the next 4,000 people in our queue into the Raspberry Pi online store to place their orders. The second batch of boards are on their way to us, and we'll be shipping those out direct to customers as soon as they arrive in our warehouse."

We got in touch with RS Components for further details on the device's estimated time of arrival, but it had no more information at the time of writing.

"Many of you want to know when you can place your order for a Raspberry Pi. We're making good progress with volume production quantities, and that will allow us to invite more people in to the store and place their order," RS adds.

"There will be more news on this next week, so please bear with us while we finalise these arrangements. We will be keeping our promise to invite people to order in line with when you first registered with us, so no-one will lose their place in the queue as we move into volume production."

Although this is good news for 4,000 of those registered to receive the device, this still leaves 345,000 people waiting to get their hands on the pint-sized bare bones PC. µ


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