Roman Mamedov writes: "The Allwinner A10 SoC used in some Android set-top boxes and tablets is liked by many open source ARM enthusiasts for its ability to also very easily boot any other compatible OS (including Debian, Fedora and Ubuntu) from an inserted SD card. Like many other A10-based devices the Cubieboard features 1GB of RAM, 100 Megabit Ethernet port, 4GB onboard NAND flash, 2 USB and 1 SATA port, Audio In/Out, SD/MMC slot and an IR receiver. But probably being somewhat inspired by the Raspberry Pi, this new device comes without a case and adds to the 'hackability' of the SoC by sporting a lot of extension pins for I2C, SPI, LCD, sensors and GPIO. According to the project website, the board (pictures) will cost $49, manufacturing has already began and the first shippings start next week."
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