Menu
Reseller demand for Raspberry Pi 'overwhelming'

Reseller demand for Raspberry Pi 'overwhelming'

Demand for the Raspberry Pi has gone through the roof, despite no local pricing or delivery date being available.

Channel partners for New Zealand are electronic componentry companies RS Components and elemental 14. The latter is based in Sydney but is taking online pre-orders.

"There's been overwhelming demand," says a spokesperson for elemental 14. "We've been inundated; it's out of control."

This despite the fact that she had "no idea" when delivery would take place.

Nor does RS Components. Spokesman Mike Kelly says people should register on its website. "We'll give them more information when we know."

Kelly says computer products are not one of the company's core strengths but that the Raspberry Pi is a core piece of kit for developers.

The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to stimulate the teaching of basic computer science in schools. There are two models, priced at $US25 and $US35. The foundation is a UK charitable organisation supported by the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and Broadcom.

The device is roughly the size of a USB stick. Anyone who wants to use the Raspberry Pi needs to plug it into a connector dock via a USB connection that will hook it up to a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse. The computer runs on open-source operating system Ubuntu and utilises other open-source software such as the Iceweasel Web browser and the KOffice productivity suite.

The Raspberry Pi has a 700MHz ARM11 processor and has 128MB of SDRAM.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Events

Featured

Slideshows

Channel kicks 2021 into gear as After Hours returns to Auckland

Channel kicks 2021 into gear as After Hours returns to Auckland

After Hours made a welcome return to the channel social calendar with a bumper crowd of partners, distributors and vendors descending on The Pantry at Park Hyatt in Auckland to kick-start 2021.

Channel kicks 2021 into gear as After Hours returns to Auckland
The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Hundreds of leaders from the New Zealand IT industry gathered at the Hilton in Auckland on 17 November to celebrate the finest female talent in the Kiwi channel and recognise the winners of the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) 2020.

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Show Comments