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Previously the company announced delay stating the production glitch issue and now it has spoken about further delays due to CE compliance.    
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Monday, April 02, 2012 Like 2011 was for Aakash tablet, 2012 seems to be for Raspberry Pi. While we kept hearing about incessant delays in the delivery of Aakash tablet last year, this year is keeping us updated on the delayed shipments of the low cost Raspberry Pi Linux based PC. As soon as Element14 website announced the sale of the device at Rs 2,350, it received overwhelming response. Since then, company has been facing issues to deliver such large number of units across the world. Previously the company announced delay stating the production glitch issue and now it has spoken about further delays due to CE compliance.

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The spokesperson said: We have spoken with BIS this morning, and they have confirmed that, given the volumes involved and the demographic mix of likely users, any development board exemption is not applicable to us; as a result, even the first uncased developer units of Raspberry Pi will require a CE mark prior to sale in the EU. According to an online report, the company further said that it has been working with RS Components and element14/Premier Farnell to accelerate the process. Reportedly, the company says that 2000 boards have already arrived in the UK and they have been working at getting them CE marked, too.

Kalpana Sharma, EFYTIMES News Network


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