While I was not too sure about the new "Pen top" computer LeapFrog will be releasing in the fall, the more I hear the more encouraged I get. They are creating some strong partnerships that if successful could really leverage their product.Here is a snippet from the article found at http://tinyurl.com/5lmaf NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.(NYSE: LF), a leading developer of innovative technology-based educationalproducts, today announced the formation of a developer network for third-partypublishers, technology companies, and others interested in licensing andmarketing opportunities to support the rapid growth and evolution of theFLY(TM) pentop computer platform. Building on its strong roots in mass-marketlearning and technology products, LeapFrog will join forces with marketleaders across a variety of media and technology industries to catalyze broad-based development of FLY applications and accessories.... Discussions regarding the potential of the FLY platform have focused onthe following areas: -- HP and LeapFrog are exploring the possibility of leveraging HP's imaging and printing technology on the FLY pentop computer platform. As a leader in Enterprise Digital Pen and Paper technology, HP has deployed business solutions to automate paper forms for major hospitals and other industries using the HP Forms Automation System along with HP Digital Pens. Additionally, HP has developed the capability to print "digital paper forms" on select HP LaserJet printers. LeapFrog plans to explore with HP the extension of this expertise to the consumer market. -- Disney Publishing is granting LeapFrog a license to create a W.I.T.C.H. Diary, which is based on its hip, fashionable comics property W.I.T.C.H. (an acronym for the five main characters Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin) that chronicles the lives of five girls who have been given special powers to help save the world. The product is scheduled to be available in Fall 2005. -- Upper Deck and LeapFrog are planning to launch Flyball(TM), a co- branded product that brings interactive electronic games to baseball trading cards on the FLY pentop computer. Upper Deck and LeapFrog are also working together on new product opportunities that build on Upper Deck's leadership in sports and entertainment trading cards and collectibles. -- MeadWestvaco plans to support the launch of the FLY pentop computer with a special promotional program during Back-to-School 2005. LeapFrog and Mead are also working together on product development opportunities in the consumer paper and school supplies markets. -- NBC Universal and LeapFrog are exploring opportunities to develop a co- branded product that brings topical content from NBC News programming to consumers on the FLY platform.--Billstill long on LeapFrog, no intention of selling anytime soon.
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