Raspberry Pi pre-orders hit 350,000

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MINIATURE COMPUTER Raspberry Pi has been pre-ordered 350,000 times, it has been revealed, with the next batch set to start shipping in May.

Corby distributor RS Components has told The INQUIRER that it has now received 250,000 pre-orders, up from the 220,000 it reported last week. What's more, Element14, the other Raspberry Pi distributor and part of the Premier Farnell Group has revealed that it has reached 100,000 pre-orders, bringing the total number of people interested to 350,000.

"We appreciate customers are desperate to get their hands on a Raspberry Pi and want to reassure them that we are working on this as quickly as we can," said Mike Buffham, product director at Element14.

We reported last week that given such unprecedented demand, the £22 PC was fetching over the odds at auction web site Ebay, with buyers bidding over £140 to get their hands on the device.

Those who have pre-ordered at the retail price shouldn't be kept waiting too long for the credit card sized computer. Although an exact date when more devices will be shipped is still to be set, Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton told us on Monday that units should begin arriving within the next week. µ

 

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