[E3-hacking] E3 Emailer

Gerard Jemitus gerry at jemitus.co.uk
Mon Jul 17 15:15:29 BST 2006

I wonder if the E3 that Alan Sugar uses in the boardroom (on the TV program 
The Apprentice) phones up to check for email every day.....

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tolly Nelson" <tolly at bigredshed.co.uk>
To: "Discussion of the Amstrad E3 emailer hardware/software" 
<e3-hacking at earth.li>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: [E3-hacking] E3 Emailer

Wish I could octuple my money...! (Sighs)


Cliff Lawson wrote:
> Suggest you see our recent annual reports for usage figures and revenue 
> but
> I think last years reports said that to that date we'd sold something like
> 0.5m emailers and net revenue being received after payback of subsidy was
> something like £4m..£5m so it's a nice little earner for us and there
> doesn't seem to be a lot of reason to change it. Remember these things are
> not aimed at ADSL households in fact they very specifically are aimed at
> NON-ADSL households and there's still a LOT of those !
> However we (like all the big telcos as well) do see the writing on the 
> wall
> for analogue telecomms and the upsurge in VOIP (hell, even Tesco have
> primetime adverts for a VOIP phone now) so future plans would obviously be
> headed off in the VOIP/SIP/RTP direction. But it could still be a few 
> years
> until we're all part of BT's 21st century project ;-)
> Cliff

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