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Radio Shack to vend AMD's PIC in the US

Ryan Block , @ryan
10.03.05
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Remember AMD's low-power $300 PIC (Personal Internet Communicator)? Yeah, it's not really on par in price with the $100 Negroponte, but what we didn't see coming was an American retailer like Radio Shack picking up the 366MHz Windows CE-based box for distribution stateside. But apparently Radio Shack believes there's still a persistent market in selling underpowered low-cost consumer computing devices. Why? Well, we're not entirely sure what appeal a $300 PIC would have for a consumer who can buy a $400 proper (however low-end) PC, but for the lesser informed buyer it really might not be a very hard sell.

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