Ok, see the previous post about the Gypsy? I just heard from my super secret insider source at Provocraft and this is what they have to say about all the controversy over this little jewel.
I wanted to give you a heads up... Many have speculated that using a cartridge with Gypsy will wipe the content from the Cricut Cartridge. This is not the case. People that buy Gypsy will be able to use any of their cartridges with their Gypsy OR any Cricut machine. More details on exactly how the Gypsy works will be released in the near future but I wanted to be sure you knew that the cartridges are not erased.
And then from another PC employee:
Here is how it will work. A user will "ingest" the cartridges that they own into their Gypsy device. THIS DOES NOT "WIPE OUT OR CLEAR" their cartridges, however, users cannot share cartridges on multiple Gypsy devices. Once a cart is ingested into a device, it is forever tied to that device. Consumers should keep their cartridges as back up. The MSRP is $299. It will be released in the fall/winter.
Features of the Gypsy
Size – 8” x 3” x 1.5”
Weight – 11 ounces
Screen Size – 4.7”, 16:9, 480 x 272
Stylus Length – 3.75”
Storage – ~4000 Cartridges, 10000+ Designs
Battery Life – 4 hrs cont. 18 hrs int.
Compatible with Cricut Machines and Cartridges
2 Full content cartridges preloaded
Benefits of the Gypsy
No computer required
Design functionality on-the-go with no PC
Interfaces with CDS when connected to a PC
Stores content, overlays, and manuals
Stores design projects