Friday, January 16, 2009

The Bing - "no-pain-no-gain"

We have introduced the Cherrypal netbook - the Bing - at the Sundance Film Festival today, Friday 1/16/2009.

First though, today is my Dad's birthday - he would have turned 86 today - Dad, I miss you and will always love you.

The Bing is based on the Intel Atom N270 processor, 10.2" screen, full keyboard and web browsing capabilities, local applications as well as cloud access, brilliant multi-media experience. We are also looking into some other interesting platforms as we speak.

The Bing will also be part of the Green Maraschino initiative.

We will pre-sell the Bing for a very limited time in a combo deal - pay $399 for 2 systems - get the C114 now and the Bing netbook in March. Purpose of this campaign is to create an early adopter community with customers and Brand Angels. Speaking of, all active Brand Angels will get a Bing for free.

We will also launch the "no-pain-no-gain" program. All customers who had to wait for the C114 for more than a week for either delivery or refund will get a free Bing in March as well.

The Bing is the thing, isn't it?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Green Maraschino

We have silently launched our "Green Maraschino" (GM) open source initiative. Objective of GM is to provide an open platform for ultra-low power computing, from silicon to super-cloud architecture. Users as well as developers are invited to participate. Just talking about global warming is not good enough anymore. Talk the talk and walk the walk. GM's objective is to provide a platform that reduces energy consumption of computers, networks and data centers dramatically, at a price point that is far below we are used to today.

Green Maraschino is a journey, not a destination, driven by the community, for the community. As we move forward priorities might change. However, providing a platform for ultra-low energy consuming systems for the least possible price are pillars of the GM value system and will not change.

Please send an email to and become a part of the movement.

GM is divided in 10 sub-projects:

M0 Embedded-Linux
M1 Multi-core/Multi-processor load balancing and utilization optimization
M2 Device drivers
M3 Browser and plug-ins
M4 Local applications
M5 Connectivity to Internet and Cloud
M6 Cloud infrastructure
M7 Cloud applications and services
M8 Grid and Cluster engine
M9 Super-Cloud infrastructure (cloud-to-cloud)