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Vega+ Shipping Dates

  • End of September 2016
  • October 2016
  • In time for Xmas 2016
  • February 2017
  • A "few weeks" from March 10th 2017
  • Summer 2017
  • 8 weeks from August 9th (October 4th, 2017)
  • Mid October 2017
  • April 2018
  • May 8th - 12th 2018
  • May 12th 2018
  • May 31st 2018 (Indiegogo deadline)
  • June 15th 2018
  • July 6th 2018

World of Spectrum

Searchable threads in one long post:

The ZX Vega Plus prototype smoke SCREENS

This email chain shows how David Levy strings along a Chinese LCD screen company to get 50 cheap screens from them, all the time promising them a further order for 5000-10000 units will follow (but never does). The Chinese supplier sends multiple emails without a response, even telling David Levy "But it is always no feedback from you..."

50 screens seem to have been sent to SMS from the China supplier, but it is unclear if those were used on the V1 prototypes, or as part of the 100-200 estimated V2 units sent out in August 2018.

Despite Retro Computers Ltd stating to the press that an initial 400 units have been shipped, the number of currently confirmed units received by backers is less than 100, with serial numbers and statistics calculations indicating approximately 200 could exist. It is also presumed that a spread of serial numbers has been used by Retro Computers Ltd and SMS Electronics to hide the true number of units produced and sent out.

Units sent out seem to have been a mixture of some sent directly to backers by SMS, with some sent by Retro Computes Ltd themselves. Suzanne Louise Martin (the former managing director of Retro Computers Ltd) stated to many backers on Facebook that they would be receiving one of the ‘400 batch one’ units. Despite this promise, there have been scores of complaints from people saying that they were promised a unit but have not received one.

The Retro Computers Ltd facebook group has been removed by David Levy and Suzanne Martin, and the Retro Computers Ltd twitter account name has been changed to reflect the fact that the Sinclair branding license has been removed by Sky (although RCL have left a header photo on their now locked down twitter account with a photo of a V1 prototype unit which clearly states the brand Sinclair).

David Levy scams a Chinese LCD supplier for 50 cheap screens for Vega+ prototypes p1

David Levy scams a Chinese LCD supplier for 50 cheap screens for Vega+ prototypes p2

David Levy scams a Chinese LCD supplier for 50 cheap screens for Vega+ prototypes p3

David Levy scams a Chinese LCD supplier for 50 cheap screens for Vega+ prototypes p4

David Levy scams a Chinese LCD supplier for 50 cheap screens for Vega+ prototypes p5

David Levy scams a Chinese LCD supplier for 50 cheap screens for Vega+ prototypes p6

David Levy scams a Chinese LCD supplier for 50 cheap screens for Vega+ prototypes p7

David Levy scams a Chinese LCD supplier for 50 cheap screens for Vega+ prototypes p8

David Levy scams a Chinese LCD supplier for 50 cheap screens for Vega+ prototypes p9

David Levy scams a Chinese LCD supplier for 50 cheap screens for Vega+ prototypes p10

David Levy scams a Chinese LCD supplier for 50 cheap screens for Vega+ prototypes p11

Text version

Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dear David,

Is it ture? Meanwhile, for the 3.5inch display, any feedback for mass production?

Best Regards!

Felix

CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
We only make reliable Display & Touch panel!
Address: 7F, Blgd 5, Chaxi Industrial Park, Huafeng 1st Technology Park,
Gushu, Bao'an District, Shenzhen518126, China
Tel: 86-755-23032202-631 Mobile: +86-137136-89582
E-mail1: felix.liu@cdtechhk.com
Skype: felix998
http://www.CDTechHK.com

P.S: CDTech will NEVER change bank account!
When arrange bank payment, pls kindly confirm:
Account Name:CDTECH (H.K.) ELECTRONICS LIMITED
------------------ Original ------------------
From: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com<daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com>
Send time: Monday, February 27, 2017 10:38 AM
To: 095 <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>;Andrew Maddock <andrew.maddock@smselectronics.co.uk>
Cc: felix.liu <felix.liu@cdtechhk.com>;mike.chen <mike.chen@cdtechhk.com>
Subject: Re: TFT 3.5 | New P/N: S035CQ35NS
Hello David,
Hello Andy,

Thanks for your response!

Please check the attached updated quotation and newest datasheet;
Please note that we udpate produt part number:
Old P/N: S035LQNC111
New P/N: S035CQ35NS
S035CQ35NS is fully same as S035LQNC111, we just update the P/N based one our newest product naming system;

S035CQ35NS is our general product with steady supply, monthly shipments can reach to a few tens KPCS;
We can ensure on-time delivery time;

Please let me know freely if you have any question, and please advise when exactly start volume production, thanks!

Best regards,
Daisy

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Daisy Zuo
CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
7th Floor,Bldg5, A Industrial Zone,HuaFeng 1st Technology Park,
Xixiang Gushu,Bao'an District,
Shenzhen 518126
Tel:+86-755-23032202 MP:+86-13235477583
Skype:zuocuie QQ:1131963079
Email:daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com Web:www.cdtechhk.com

From: David Levy
Date: 2017-02-26 02:07
To: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com; Andrew Maddock
Subject: Re: TFT 3.5
Dear Daisy,

At last we are getting ready to move forward to volume production.

We need to decide which vendor to use for the LCD.

Please advise the current lead time for your model S035LQNC111, standard LCD module 320x240, 3.5" TFT.

Also the price for 10,000 pcs.

Best regards,

David Levy

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From: "daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com" <daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com>
To: Andrew Maddock <andrew.maddock@smselectronics.co.uk>; 095 <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:13 AM
Subject: Re: TFT 3.5

Dear Andy,
Dear David,

Merry Christmas to you and your team!
CDTech team will keep doing our best to support you!
Hope we have more chance to co-operation in coming year!

Best regards,
Daisy

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Daisy Zuo
CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
7th Floor,Bldg5, A Industrial Zone,HuaFeng 1st Technology Park,
Xixiang Gushu,Bao'an District,
Shenzhen 518126
Tel:+86-755-23032202 MP:+86-13235477583
Skype:zuocuie QQ:1131963079
Email:daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com Web:www.cdtechhk.com

From: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com
Date: 2016-11-29 18:25
To: Andrew Maddock; 095
Subject: Re: TFT 3.5
Hi Andy,

It's me again,
But it is always no feedback from you...

As you know 2017 new year holidays and China Spring Festival holiday is coming, most of our workers will ask for leave to go hometown;
That will cause our delivery time longer,

Please forecast your PO, do you have procurement plan in this year?

Best regards,
Daisy

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Daisy Zuo
CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
7th Floor,Bldg5, A Industrial Zone,HuaFeng 1st Technology Park,
Xixiang Gushu,Bao'an District,
Shenzhen 518126
Tel:+86-755-23032202 MP:+86-13235477583
Skype:zuocuie QQ:1131963079
Email:daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com Web:www.cdtechhk.com

From: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com
Date: 2016-11-21 17:10
To: Andrew Maddock
CC: 095
Subject: Re: TFT 3.5
Hi Andy,

Have a nice week!

For this 3.5 inch LCD, could you help to share your mass production schedule to us?
It's the end of 2016, when do you place PO to us, in 2016 or 2017?

Looking forward to your kindly reply, thanks!

Best regards,
Daisy

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Daisy Zuo
CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
7th Floor,Bldg5, A Industrial Zone,HuaFeng 1st Technology Park,
Xixiang Gushu,Bao'an District,
Shenzhen 518126
Tel:+86-755-23032202 MP:+86-13235477583
Skype:zuocuie QQ:1131963079
Email:daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com Web:www.cdtechhk.com

From: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com
Date: 2016-11-14 16:46
To: Andrew Maddock
Subject: Re: TFT 3.5
Hi Andy,

For 3.5 inch LCD display: S035LQNC111,
Could you tell your MP schedule?

Thanks a lot!
Daisy

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Daisy Zuo
CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
7th Floor,Bldg5, A Industrial Zone,HuaFeng 1st Technology Park,
Xixiang Gushu,Bao'an District,
Shenzhen 518126
Tel:+86-755-23032202 MP:+86-13235477583
Skype:zuocuie QQ:1131963079
Email:daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com Web:www.cdtechhk.com

From: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com
Date: 2016-11-11 16:36
To: 095; Andrew Maddock
CC: felix.liu; mike.chen; 'mikey.li'
Subject: Re: Fw: TFT 3.5
Hi David,
Thank you!

To Andy:

It's so nice to know you, this is Daisy from CDTech, we supply TFT LCD display;
Attahced is the updated quotation;
Please advise your MP schedule, that will be a guide for our purchase plan;

TFT glass is still in serious shortage and price keep rising,
Compare with my previous quotation(7.5USD/PCS @5K/LOT, 7.0USD/PCS@10K/LOT),
We would like to share 0.2USD/PCS now, to support this project;
Here advise to release PO as early as you can, p rice may rise later...

Looking forward to your kindly reply;

Thanks a lot!
Daisy

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Daisy Zuo
CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
7th Floor,Bldg5, A Industrial Zone,HuaFeng 1st Technology Park,
Xixiang Gushu,Bao'an District,
Shenzhen 518126
Tel:+86-755-23032202 MP:+86-13235477583
Skype:zuocuie QQ:1131963079
Email:daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com Web:www.cdtechhk.com

From: David Levy
Date: 2016-11-11 15:49
To: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com
CC: Felix. Liu; Mike. Chen; Mikey. Li; Andrew Maddock
Subject: Fw: Re: TFT 3.5
Hi Daisy,

Thank you for this quotation.

Our UK manufacturer will be in touch with you to take this further. They are: SMS Electronics Ltd. Their CEO is Andy Maddock who I have cc for this email.

Best,

Savid

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com" <daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com>
To: 095 <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>
Cc: felix. liu <felix.liu@cdtechhk.com>; 'mikey. li' <mikey.li@cdtechhk.com>; mike. chen <mike.chen@cdtechhk.com>; Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel <janko@kattare.com>; davewoodfield <davewoodfield@btinternet.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: Re: TFT 3.5

Hi David,

Please find attached quotation;

When will you start MP? currently or still need some time?
That is a guide for our purchase plan.

Waiting for releasing PO!

Thanks a lot!
Daisy

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Daisy Zuo
CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
7th Floor,Bldg5, A Industrial Zone,HuaFeng 1st Technology Park,
Xixiang Gushu,Bao'an District,
Shenzhen 518126
Tel:+86-755-23032202 MP:+86-13235477583
Skype:zuocuie QQ:1131963079
Email:daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com Web:www.cdtechhk.com

From: David Levy
Date: 2016-11-10 16:37
To: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com
CC: felix. liu; 'mikey. li'; mike. chen; Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel; davewoodfield
Subject: Re: TFT 3.5
Hi Daisy,

OK. Then we would want FAC HK.

Best,

David

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From: "daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com" <daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com>
To: 095 <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>
Cc: felix. liu <felix.liu@cdtechhk.com>; 'mikey. li' <mikey.li@cdtechhk.com>; mike. chen <mike.chen@cdtechhk.com>; Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel <janko@kattare.com>; davewoodfield <davewoodfield@btinternet.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: TFT 3.5

Hi David,

Thanks for your emial;

We usually just support FAC HK and EXW SZ;

FCA HK means: we delivery the cargo to the specified address in HK, the address is specified by your forwarder;
EXW means: your forwarder pick up cargos from our factory in Shenzhen directly;

There is 0.1 USD difference in unit price, if FCA HK, unit price is higher;

Please let me know which one is your option, thanks!

Best regards,
Daisy

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Daisy Zuo
CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
7th Floor,Bldg5, A Industrial Zone,HuaFeng 1st Technology Park,
Xixiang Gushu,Bao'an District,
Shenzhen 518126
Tel:+86-755-23032202 MP:+86-13235477583
Skype:zuocuie QQ:1131963079
Email:daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com Web:www.cdtechhk.com

From: David Levy
Date: 2016-11-10 16:06
To: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com
CC: felix. liu; 'mikey. li'; mike. chen; Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel; davewoodfield
Subject: Re: TFT 3.5
Hi Daisy,

I am not familiar with the terms FCA HK and EXW.

I understand FOB HK and CIF.

Our factory is in the UK so I assume we will want FOB.

Best,

David

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From: "daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com" <daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com>
To: 095 <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>
Cc: felix. liu <felix.liu@cdtechhk.com>; 'mikey. li' <mikey.li@cdtechhk.com>; mike. chen <mike.chen@cdtechhk.com>; Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel <janko@kattare.com>; davewoodfield <davewoodfield@btinternet.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:31 AM
Subject: Re: TFT 3.5

Hi David,

Thanks for your email,

What's your shippment terms? FCA HK or EXW?
I will give the accurate quotation to you after confirm that;

BTW, when will you start MP? currently or still need some time? that is a guide for our purchase plan.

Looking forward to your kindly reply, thanks!

Best regards,
Daisy

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Daisy Zuo
CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
7th Floor,Bldg5, A Industrial Zone,HuaFeng 1st Technology Park,
Xixiang Gushu,Bao'an District,
Shenzhen 518126
Tel:+86-755-23032202 MP:+86-13235477583
Skype:zuocuie QQ:1131963079
Email:daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com Web:www.cdtechhk.com

From: David Levy
Date: 2016-11-09 22:57
To: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com
CC: felix. liu; 'mikey. li'; mike. chen; Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel; DAVID WOODFIELD
Subject: Re: TFT 3.5
Hi Daisy,

Please quote us for 5,000 pcs and 10,000 pcs (prices and lead times) for your TFT LCD S035LQNC111 V4.0

Many thanks.

Best,

David

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From: "daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com" <daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com>
To: 095 <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>
Cc: Suzanne Martin <suzanne@suzannemartin.com>; felix. liu <felix.liu@cdtechhk.com>; 'mikey. li' <mikey.li@cdtechhk.com>; mike. chen <mike.chen@cdtechhk.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2016 3:10 AM
Subject: Re: [PROBABLE SPAM] Re: TFT 3.5


Hi David,

We delivered this 50PCS 3.5 inch LCD (S035LQNC111 V4.0) by DHL, DHL tracking number is 7921005444 .
Please note to check, I also will keep check this parcel status;

Best regards,
Daisy

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Daisy Zuo
CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
7th Floor,Bldg5, A Industrial Zone,HuaFeng 1st Technology Park,
Xixiang Gushu,Bao'an District,
Shenzhen 518126
Tel:+86-755-23032202 MP:+86-13235477583
Skype:zuocuie QQ:1131963079
Email:daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com Web:www.cdtechhk.com

From: David Levy
Date: 2016-10-19 17:18
To: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com
CC: Suzanne Martin; felix. liu; 'mikey. li'; mike. chen
Subject: Re: [PROBABLE SPAM] Re: TFT 3.5
Hi Daisy,

Many thanks. Address and telephone number are correct.

Please advise tracking number once you have it.

Thank you for all your help.

Best,

David

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From: "daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com" <daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com>
To: 095 <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>
Cc: Suzanne Martin <suzanne@suzannemartin.com>; felix. liu <felix.liu@cdtechhk.com>; 'mikey. li' <mikey.li@cdtechhk.com>; mike. chen <mike.chen@cdtechhk.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [PROBABLE SPAM] Re: TFT 3.5

Hi David,

50PCS S035LQNC111 V4.0 (3.5inch LCD display) are ready now, I will arrange shippment tomorrow;
Here attach the INVOICE and Packaging list to you, please confirm the address and telephone number information, if that are correct?

Waitting for your reply, thanks!

Best regards,
Daisy

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Daisy Zuo
CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
7th Floor,Bldg5, A Industrial Zone,HuaFeng 1st Technology Park,
Xixiang Gushu,Bao'an District,
Shenzhen 518126
Tel:+86-755-23032202 MP:+86-13235477583
Skype:zuocuie QQ:1131963079
Email:daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com Web:www.cdtechhk.com

From: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com
Date: 2016-10-13 18:08
To: 095
Subject: Re: [PROBABLE SPAM] Re: TFT 3.5
Thank you, David

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Daisy Zuo
CDTech (H.K.) Electronics Limited
7th Floor,Bldg5, A Industrial Zone,HuaFeng 1st Technology Park,
Xixiang Gushu,Bao'an District,
Shenzhen 518126
Tel:+86-755-23032202 MP:+86-13235477583
Skype:zuocuie QQ:1131963079
Email:daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com Web:www.cdtechhk.com

From: David Levy
Date: 2016-10-13 17:56
To: daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com; Suzanne Martin
CC: felix. liu; 'mikey. li'; mike. chen
Subject: Re: [PROBABLE SPAM] Re: TFT 3.5
Hi Daisy,

We understand and we will work towards a production schedule as quickly as possible, but it might take a while.

Thank you for your help and advice.

Best,

David

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From: "daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com" <daisy.zuo@cdtechhk.com>
To: 095 <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>; Suzanne Martin <suzanne@suzannemartin.com>
Cc: felix. liu <felix.liu@cdtechhk.com>; 'mikey. li' <mikey.li@cdtechhk.com>; mike. chen <mike.chen@cdtechhk.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: [PROBABLE SPAM] Re: TFT 3.5

Hi David,

Thank you!

Consider current situation, please help to push your production schedule, it is very necessary to stock in advance,
This is not what I exaggerate ...
Few months ago, we have informed all our customer that TFT glass is shortage and rise in price, but some of them didn't pay attention,
Finaly, they must pay high price and have to accept long delivery time;

Best regards,

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