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Blaze launches £99 Chie netbook in UK

January 5, 2010 at 7:59 am


Blaze Chie netbookBlaze Europe has launched a new model in its Chie range of netbooks. The Chie 006 sports a 7-inch (800 x 480) display and is powered by a 400MHz VIA VT8500 processor. It has an attractive design that reminds me of the Asus Eee PC Seashell series.

It comes with 128MB RAM, 2GB flash drive and Windows CE. Storage will be supplemented by a SD card slot capable of supporting an extra 16GB. It comes with Wi-Fi (b/g), two USB ports and an 1800mAh battery capable of a 4-hour runtime. Whilst the specs may not be cutting edge, this can all be yours for £99.

If you think you’ve seen the Chie 006 before, that’s because you have. This particular design came out in China in October. Blaze seem to have imported it straight over from the East, hence no Chie branding. Still you probably wouldn’t save too much by importing it yourself and then there are the taxes to pay on top!

Chie 006 Technical Specifications:

• Processor: VIA VT8500 (ARM926EJ-S)
• Display: 7″ TFT High Clear Digital Screen 800*480
• Internal memory: 128MB DDRII / 2GB Nand Flash (Up to 256MB – Optional)
• External memory: Can use up to 250GB Portable HDD & 128MB to 16GB SD/MMC Card
• Connectivity: WIFI RIEEE 802.11 b/g
• Connections: USB 2.0 x 2 to support external memory and/or mouse
• Card Reader: MMC/SD CARD slot supporting 128MB-16GB
• Speakers: Hi-fi Stereo Speakers (Built-in)
• Audio: Dimensional Sound Earphone Output x1, Dimensional Sound Microphone Input x1
• Keyboard: Qwerty – Standard 80 keys – UK
• Mouse Pad: 2.2″ mouse pad – Sensitive Touchpad
• Battery: 7.4v 1800Mha built-in Lithium battery
• Battery Life: 4 Hours
• Adaptor: 100/240V AC Adaptor 9V 2A output
• Operating System: WINDOWS CE 6.0
• Browser: Internet Explorer (Does not support Flash)

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25 Responses to “Blaze launches £99 Chie netbook in UK”

  1. marie kinghan said:
    February 2nd, 2010 7:24 PM

    can we use a USB dongle for internet connection? thanks

  2. Ian Sinclair said:
    February 16th, 2010 2:33 PM

    Would be perfect if there were any way of receiving or sending emails. The adverts quote email access but there is no email software embedded or any facility for adding it. I would love to be found wrong about this!

  3. Sally said:
    March 5th, 2010 9:17 PM

    I’m writing this from my new Chie – of course it supports email as described in literature.
    I’ve been able to access my hotmail account via the browser (www.hotmail.com) & it worked fine including reading an attachment on one email. I believe you can use yahoo too, but not your business email.

  4. tina said:
    March 24th, 2010 3:02 PM

    was just wondering if the connection with facebook and others alike was slower when wirelessly connected???? does it act faster when its straight into the landline? i no nothing of these things this is my first netbook and im awaiting internet connection

  5. Steve Smith said:
    September 13th, 2010 5:10 PM

    The book that comes with the netbook talks of connecting to the internet via a ‘Rj-45 lead, can anyone tell me if this is plugged into the usb socket as i have no other socket on the machine.

  6. peter wilson said:
    September 13th, 2010 6:24 PM

    got one but can connect with cabel but not wifi can anyone help

  7. Steve Smith said:
    September 14th, 2010 12:04 PM

    To peter wilson are you switcing the wi-fi on you can do it on the desktop or through the function key and the wi-fi key that shares the f2 tab. can you tell me what socket you are plugging the cable in on the netbook?

  8. Mandy said:
    November 11th, 2010 12:32 PM

    Can anyone help. Bought a chie netbook for my sons 13th birthday yesterday but can’t get it to connect to internet. Have tried through the wi-fi, no good, can’t connect through a cable cause no socket on netbook to fit it. Also tried to connect a portable disk drive and netbook freezes thought maybe i needed to install disk for wireless. Oh if i switch to working off line can get google up on screen but can’t go any further.
    Help please.

  9. molly said:
    November 23rd, 2010 4:39 PM

    i would like to know if you can get YouTube on the blaze chie 006. i want one for christmas but only if you can get YouTube on one. please reply

  10. annethomson said:
    April 18th, 2011 9:56 PM

    There is no way I can get my netbook to operate. When I charge it it says “system initialing—please waiting”. No matter how long I wait nothing happens. I e-mailed you on 29/3/11 asking for help but received no reply. I can not get any local expert to get it going so I must now put it in the bin and try for something else. Please reply as neither of the e-mail addresses I have seem to be active.
    Anne Thomson
    4 Essex Park Drive
    DUMFRIES

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  12. Micheal said:
    October 13th, 2013 1:17 PM

    Been given a Chie006 wince as it has stopped working properly, i thought i would be able to delete the o/s and put linux on, but there doesn’t seem to be a way of doing it or Even get into the bios to change the date or time (as it’s stuck in 2009), has anyone got any ideas?.

    Or is this netbook just a quick moneymaking con that when it breaks it’s of No value to repair. :-/

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