Hi, thought some of you would be interested in this that was passed along to me. So I pass it along to you all. Sign, JP ( Joe Plummer) joeplummer@xxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: Presnell, Matt [mailto:Matt.Presnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:25 PM To: joeplummer@xxxxxxx; bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx Subject: FW: Icon ... and Orion FYI, Thanks, Matt Presnell Matt.presnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: Level star Info [mailto:info@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:00 PM To: Presnell, Matt Subject: RE: Icon ... and Orion Hi Matt, Icon will not receive Android at all. But the new Orion products that will soon replace Icon will indeed run the Android operating system. It will be possible to run select 3rd party applications on Orion. All hardware and software development on older Icon and Braille+ has been completed. We do not foresee future hardware and software upgrade on the old platform. All development is concentrated on Orion. Orion will also have Braille keyboards .... one model will sport an 18 cell Braille display, while the other one will have synthetic speech only. Both models will speak through the excellent Ivona TTS. I will keep you informed on Orion as we get closer to release date ... and I will enter your name in a draw for an Orion ... The draw will take place on product release date. Regards, Guido Guido D. Corona Level star LLC. 685 S. Arthur Ave. Unit 1A Louisville, Colorado 80027 Phone: (800) 315-2305, x.1 From: Presnell, Matt [mailto:Matt.Presnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:13 PM To: info@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Icon! Hi, I hear that level star icon is going with the Android OS ? If this is so and it is going to have the Android OS on it, will it have the ability to download and use apps for the Android ? Also if this is going to be the OS for the icon will the icon hardware be getting upgraded to like from the mechanical HD to the new SSD drive and a much powerful processer and more memory ? Thanks, Matt Presnell Matt.presnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.