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April 17, 2012

Having previously predicted a March launch, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has finally announ...

Having previously predicted a March launch, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has finally announced that batches of the US$25 Linux computer are finally being delivered to customers (Photo: Paul Downey, via Flickr)

Welcome news, finally, for the Raspberry Pi-watchers out there. Having previously predicted a March launch, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has finally announced that batches of the US$35 Model B versions of the Linux computer (not the $25 as previously stated) are finally being delivered to customers.

The Pis were subject to further delays when, in early March, a factory error caused the credit-sized computers to be fitted with ethernet connectors with non-magnetic jacks.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation reports that serial production of the computers has now begun, and is hoping to catch up with a backlog of orders. The last I heard from the supplier, delivery was predicted for May on an order I placed at around noon UK time on launch day. It'll be interesting to see if this is brought forward.

Update: Thanks to commenters that noted that, as we should have made clear, it is in fact the $35 Model B Pis that are shipping. This article was amended on April 18 accordingly.

Source: Raspberry Pi Foundation

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2 Comments

I believe it's the 35USD Model B, with two USB ports och one Ethernet port, rather than the 25 USD Model A, with one USB port and not Ethernet ports, that is currently shipping....

Henri

mhenriday
18th April, 2012 @ 07:38 am PDT

I hope other developers of thousands of products are paying attention. This is a welcomed product in our current economy. Children from around the world can step into the computer world at an affordable cost. Wish they would add a very affordable solar charger and battery to make the product even more accessible.

electric38
24th April, 2012 @ 11:16 pm PDT
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