In early 2007 I was approached by executives with Tsinghua Tongfang Co., Ltd. to help the company with its next-generation multimedia and PC product plans. In mid-2007 I actually accepted a full-time job with THTF in their Shenzhen R&D center, as Vice President, Strategic Development.
My primary mission was to develop an entirely new line of personal computers for the company to show at the CES exhibition in January 2008. The idea was to show products that would be uniquely positioned for success in the United States and European markets. My approach was to locate a microprocessor no other PC maker was using, create a hardware platform in sizes and with feature sets unlike any others, and create an all-new operating system approach, one aimed at leveraging Web 2.0 technologies in a localhost environment.
Lime PC Is Born
In any case, this was a fun project, and resulted in a truly world-changing new low-cost personal computer platform being birthed. You can see a few photos of the products and our CES booth here on this page, and you can see the simplified CherryPal offering here.