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World's first $99 laptop goes Android, Cherrypal drops Linux in favor of Android for sub-100-dollar laptop

May 11, 2010

World's first $99 laptop goes Android, Cherrypal drops Linux in favor of Android for sub-100-dollar laptop
Cherrypal Asia 10.1 inch

Palo Alto, CA (RPRN) 05/11/10 — After the successful launch of the Cherrypal Africa product line (WinCE and Linux) in December of last year the company announced today the availability of its new sub-100-dollar laptop, the Cherrypal Asia. The “Asia” comes in its basic version with a 7” screen and Android 1.6. The Asia is also available in a 10.1” wide-screen version. The company also announced the end-of-life of the Cherrypal Africa Linux edition. Pending orders will be automatically upgraded to the “Asia” Android edition.

“Android is the ideal operating environment for the ultra-low-cost laptop market. It combines the stability and flexibility of Linux with the very intuitive user experience of Android. It seamlessly fits into our ongoing cloud computing initiative. More and more applications are going to be consumed in a hosted “application-store-like” environment rather than stored locally. The “Africa” (Windows CE) as well as the “Asia” (Android) product line are the ideal systems for our partners in the developing as well as industrialized world; low cost, “good-enough” user-experience and last but not least above average quality in order to address the digital divide and make green computing available to everyone. ”, said Max Seybold, Cherrypal's founder.

World's first $99 laptop goes Android, Cherrypal drops Linux in favor of Android for sub-100-dollar laptop
Cherrypal Asia 7 inch

The $99 (US retail price) Cherrypal “Asia” comes with “good-enough” processing power, based on the design principles of the very successful Cherrypal Africa product line; VIA ARM9 533Mhz processor, 256MB RAM, 3 USB 2.0, 2GB local storage and full keyboard.

The Cherrypal Asia is also available as 10.1” wide-screen edition, same specification as the 7” model but with integrated 1.3 Megapixels webcam included. Cherrypal's suggested US retail retail price for the Asia 10” is $148.00

Detailed technical specifications can be found at

The Cherrypal Asia will be showcased today, May 12th, at the “gdgt live” event in Chicago;

Media Contact Name: Max Seybold
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Main image credits: Cherrypal Asia
Body image credits: Cherrypal Asia with Android
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Cherrypal ( is a Palo Alto, California based manufacturer of high-quality, energy-efficient and low-cost computers with worldwide sales operations. Cherrypal's products are designed in Palo Alto, California and manufactured in Asia.

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