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The Icon Bar: The Playpen: Acorn Computers exhibiting at Computer Trade Show 2006
 
  Acorn Computers exhibiting at Computer Trade Show 2006
  tribbles (12:09 4/4/2006)
  monkeyson2 (12:48 4/4/2006)
    Phlamethrower (20:38 4/4/2006)
    rich (22:41 4/4/2006)
      VincceH (23:13 4/4/2006)
  andypoole (16:28 4/5/2006)
    Phlamethrower (19:41 4/5/2006)
      Phlamethrower (19:42 4/5/2006)
    ksattic (19:41 4/5/2006)
      monkeyson2 (19:45 4/5/2006)
        ksattic (19:46 4/5/2006)
          monkeyson2 (19:48 4/5/2006)
            ksattic (19:50 4/5/2006)
      Phlamethrower (20:03 4/5/2006)
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  Loris (12:05 5/5/2006)
    andypoole (12:39 5/5/2006)
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        MikeCarter (17:25 5/5/2006)
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              Phlamethrower (20:20 5/5/2006)
                monkeyson2 (02:05 6/5/2006)
 
Jason Tribbeck Message #74663, posted by tribbles at 12:09, 4/4/2006
tribbles
Captain Helix

Posts: 929
http://www.ctshow.co.uk/cgi-events/exview.pl?exhibition_id=91&exbtr_id=6424

Can't seem to find any information on this newcomer!
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Phil Mellor Message #74664, posted by monkeyson2 at 12:48, 4/4/2006, in reply to message #74663
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

Posts: 12380
According to companies house:

Name & Registered Office:
ACORN COMPUTERS LIMITED
46 HIGH PAVEMENT
NOTTINGHAM
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
NG1 1HW
Company No. 05690546

Status: Active
Date of Incorporation: 28/01/2006

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC(03)):
None Supplied
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Jeffrey Lee Message #74671, posted by Phlamethrower at 20:38, 4/4/2006, in reply to message #74664
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

Posts: 15061
To the lawsuitmobile!
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Richard Goodwin Message #74674, posted by rich at 22:41, 4/4/2006, in reply to message #74664
Rich
Webmaster
The Icon Bar

Posts: 6766
According to companies house:

Name & Registered Office:
ACORN COMPUTERS LIMITED
46 HIGH PAVEMENT
NOTTINGHAM
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
NG1 1HW
Company No. 05690546

Status: Active
Date of Incorporation: 28/01/2006

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC(03)):
None Supplied
Doesn't seem to have a web presence, which is a bit iffy. Unless all the RISC OS geeks have pinched all the good names ;).

I was going to go look for it (as I is in Nottingham)... but nah.
________
RichGCheers,
Rich.
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VinceH Message #74675, posted by VincceH at 23:13, 4/4/2006, in reply to message #74674
VincceH
Lowering the tone since the dawn of time

Posts: 1590
According to companies house:

Name & Registered Office:
ACORN COMPUTERS LIMITED
46 HIGH PAVEMENT

(etc)

That's the address of a chartered accountants. Chances are they're the company's accountants and the company itself isn't actually there - although it's possible they happen to be renting an office in the same building or something.
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Andrew Poole Message #75173, posted by andypoole at 16:28, 4/5/2006, in reply to message #74663

Posts: 5552
http://www.ctshow.co.uk/cgi-events/exview.pl?exhibition_id=91&exbtr_id=6424

Can't seem to find any information on this newcomer!
It's updated :o

Profile:
Acorn Computers paved the way for computing in the 80s and 90s. 2006 sees the start of a new era for Acorn. With a new range Acorns, which will be cutting edge, ultra-reliable and feature rich. Acorns portfolio will include complete mobile platforms from both intel & AMD. Acorn will provide solutions to the markets it dominated before, namely, Corporate/SME, Education & Consumer/Retail markets.

The new range of Acorn Notebooks. The new Acorns are feature packed .All models come with 'Vibrio' screens as standard and distinct Acorn style.

Authorised resellers (AcornPoints) will be actively recruited at the show. If you have the credentials to work alongside a major brand get in touch.

Products/services on show
The new range of Acorn Notebooks. Featuring the latest Core Duo processors by intel, as well as powerful AMD Mobile notebooks with discreet graphics.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #75180, posted by Phlamethrower at 19:41, 4/5/2006, in reply to message #75173
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

Posts: 15061
FTW!?!
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Simon Wilson Message #75181, posted by ksattic at 19:41, 4/5/2006, in reply to message #75173
ksattic
Finally, an avatar!

Posts: 1288
A very elaborate joke!

www.acorncomputer.co.uk redirects to Microsoft.com!

Well, I hope this isn't a joke! I know I said I wanted an Acorn laptop, but the quote on the CT Show website makes me barf:

"The new range of Acorn Notebooks. Featuring the latest Core Duo processors by intel, as well as powerful AMD Mobile notebooks with discreet graphics."

Discreet, eh?
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Jeffrey Lee Message #75182, posted by Phlamethrower at 19:42, 4/5/2006, in reply to message #75180
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

Posts: 15061
10-11 May... that's a weekday!(s) Wankage!
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Phil Mellor Message #75184, posted by monkeyson2 at 19:45, 4/5/2006, in reply to message #75181
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

Posts: 12380
www.acorncomputer.co.uk redirects to Microsoft.com!
Not here it doesn't. It shows the Acorn logo with the funny font.
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Simon Wilson Message #75185, posted by ksattic at 19:46, 4/5/2006, in reply to message #75184
ksattic
Finally, an avatar!

Posts: 1288
www.acorncomputer.co.uk redirects to Microsoft.com!
Not here it doesn't. It shows the Acorn logo with the funny font.
It *just* changed! It was redirecting to microsoft.com - I tried it three times.
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Phil Mellor Message #75187, posted by monkeyson2 at 19:48, 4/5/2006, in reply to message #75185
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

Posts: 12380
www.acorncomputer.co.uk redirects to Microsoft.com!
Not here it doesn't. It shows the Acorn logo with the funny font.
It *just* changed! It was redirecting to microsoft.com - I tried it three times.
Did you click the link from the trade show page? Because that stuck an extra http:// on the start.
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Simon Wilson Message #75189, posted by ksattic at 19:50, 4/5/2006, in reply to message #75187
ksattic
Finally, an avatar!

Posts: 1288
Did you click the link from the trade show page? Because that stuck an extra http:// on the start.
<undoes having a heart attack>

<still has a heart attack>
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Jeffrey Lee Message #75190, posted by Phlamethrower at 20:03, 4/5/2006, in reply to message #75181
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

Posts: 15061
"The new range of Acorn Notebooks. Featuring the latest Core Duo processors by intel, as well as powerful AMD Mobile notebooks with discreet graphics."

Discreet, eh?
Yes. They're using TFT screens with a variable field of view, so that when your boss looks over your shoulder he won't be able to see the porn you're looking at.
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Simon Wilson Message #75191, posted by ksattic at 20:07, 4/5/2006, in reply to message #75190
ksattic
Finally, an avatar!

Posts: 1288
"The new range of Acorn Notebooks. Featuring the latest Core Duo processors by intel, as well as powerful AMD Mobile notebooks with discreet graphics."

Discreet, eh?
Yes. They're using TFT screens with a variable field of view, so that when your boss looks over your shoulder he won't be able to see the porn you're looking at.
:drool:
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Tony Haines Message #75205, posted by Loris at 12:05, 5/5/2006, in reply to message #74663
madbanHa ha, me mine, mwahahahaha
Posts: 1025
Hmm.
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Andrew Poole Message #75206, posted by andypoole at 12:39, 5/5/2006, in reply to message #75205

Posts: 5552
There's also a discussion of this on usenet...

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sys.acorn.misc/browse_frm/thread/0f11f0971025447c/a8269d8c0713c529#a8269d8c0713c529
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Phil Mellor Message #75207, posted by monkeyson2 at 12:47, 5/5/2006, in reply to message #75206
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

Posts: 12380
"Acorn will provide solutions to the markets it dominated before, namely, Corporate/SME, Education & Consumer/Retail markets."

Dominated? When did Acorn ever dominate the corporate or consumer markets?
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Mike Message #75208, posted by MikeCarter at 17:25, 5/5/2006, in reply to message #75207
MikeCarter

Posts: 401
Do think it will make its own OS again or just settle for crapy winxp
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Jeffrey Lee Message #75210, posted by Phlamethrower at 18:16, 5/5/2006, in reply to message #75208
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

Posts: 15061
Do think it will make its own OS again or just settle for crapy winxp
The reghardware article says winXP :(
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Mike Message #75212, posted by MikeCarter at 18:56, 5/5/2006, in reply to message #75210
MikeCarter

Posts: 401
:( *shakes head*
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Jeffrey Lee Message #75213, posted by Phlamethrower at 20:20, 5/5/2006, in reply to message #75212
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

Posts: 15061
:( *shakes head*
Maybe we can write a virus that distributes copies of VirtualAcorn.
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Phil Mellor Message #75224, posted by monkeyson2 at 02:05, 6/5/2006, in reply to message #75213
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

Posts: 12380
Engadget have the story too, now:

http://www.engadget.com/2006/05/05/acorn-computers-to-be-reborn-as-laptop-maker/
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The Icon Bar: The Playpen: Acorn Computers exhibiting at Computer Trade Show 2006