[re previous reply] Took the words right out my fingers.
(Zero stock available at that link, too.) They really don't exist in any level of popularity over here -- if at all. Those that seem to exist, in fact do not have sufficient power output, being typically rated only 500mA max -- and they cost crazy prices, due to being trumped-up cell phone accessories, in most cases.
Let's also remember that the USB standard maximum rating for 5V supply is 500mA in the first place. So AFAIC, one can only conclude that using a USB-any-size connector for 750mA supply simply doesn't make much sense. Nothing a soldering iron wont fix though -- when done right. E'hem!
(I later realised that soldering across the input decoupling capacitor would have been a much smarter idea than to TP1/2. Wish I hadn't been so impatient.)
Re the, "3rd world target" thing ... my mistake if I got that wrong. It's what I interpreted (in addition to the local UK-kid market) from a couple of foundation member videos I watched. There's also been many statements about global distribution in general, as well as at least an underlying feeling of wanting to get a computer into the hands of kids everywhere
, who could otherwise not afford them -- not just in the UK, or so I believed. I've also read comments from others about how developing nations could make use of such an affordable computing platform for practical business operations, etc. So whether intended or not, I think the target market will somewhat take on a life of its own -- assuming stock levels can be ramped up quick enough.
At the end of the day, the Rasp'Pi is a great idea, with a great vision and obvious capital backing behind it -- and comes to us at an incredible price. I am certainly NOT complaining. I think it's brilliant and I'm sure it can only get better from here. Just wish I hadn't blown mine up before I got to see it in action. Back to the end of the waiting list I go. *sigh*