It seems the only way you can get Arrington to talk about the CrunchPad is if some of his dear old friends ask him.
In a recent episode of the Gilmore Gang, which is a weekly podcast about technology with Arrington and other tech geeks, he stated that we will hear something shortly and that costs are actually coming down. He says:
The CrunchPad is great actually. It’s actually steam rolling along, everything is good. That stuff about costing was too high, I don’t know where it came from. Actually costs keep coming down. We’ve been working entirely on the software for the last month trying to make it perfect to get it to market. Should be good news on that shortly.
He also says it’s going to sell from “somewhere between 300 to 400 dollars” and the cost remains “in the high 200s, sort of all in”.
In addition, something we didn’t know before, Arrington says there will be some software revenue on the device such as sponsorships “without impacting the user experience” and of these avenues will include revenue from the search bar similar to how Firefox makes money.
It’s now November, the promised month for its release. We hope the price will be at the lower end of the range, but I have a feeling it’s at $350-375.
Arrington comes on at 38:50.