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> Pandora Is Starting To Really Interest Me, I may dub it the "super CL" - it has internal wifi + bt
espi
post Sep 2 2008, 11:13 AM
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Most of you have likely heard of this thing, but I'm really starting to become interested in it.

http://openpandora.org/

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http://openpandora.org/bigone.jpg
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Capn_Fish
post Sep 2 2008, 12:29 PM
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I'd get one if:

-It had a better (eg, higher-res, sunlight-readable (already done?)) display
-I knew it would run Debian/other standard Linux distro with hardware graphics acceleration and mostly complete other hardware support

Other than those issues (IMO), it looks amazing.
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post Sep 2 2008, 12:47 PM
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From what I can tell it can run Ubuntu and it seems it may come with that installed.
The rez is greater than the Z but the screen does NOT ROTATE into tablet mode sad.gif
It is a touchscreen though.

Quick specs for anyone outside link adverse
* ARM® Cortex™-A8 600Mhz+ CPU running Linux
* 430-MHz TMS320C64x+™ DSP Core
* PowerVR SGX OpenGL 2.0 ES compliant 3D hardware
* 800x480 4.3" 16.7 million colours touchscreen LCD
* Wifi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth & High Speed USB 2.0 Host
* Dual SDHC card slots & SVideo TV output
* Dual Analogue and Digital gaming controls
* 43 button QWERTY and numeric keypad
* Around 10+ Hours battery life

Distributor says it could potentially run Doom 3, for whatever that's worth (probably in wireframe mode) once it's open sourced.
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Capn_Fish
post Sep 2 2008, 04:24 PM
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Somehow I thought it had a 400x240 or 320x240 screen. My qualms are gone, if the above is true smile.gif

On the Doom 3 front: I thought the engine was already open-sourced?
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post Sep 2 2008, 10:17 PM
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Just check out the videos on the blog page.

I think I like it ! rolleyes.gif
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post Sep 3 2008, 04:47 PM
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It seems like they've toned down the keyboard a bit. Doesn't look as ugly as their earlier mockups. If only they could make a version with a Z like keyboard and remove the gaming controls then it really will be the Z replacement.
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post Sep 3 2008, 06:01 PM
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Damn, I think I might be sold - held off on the gp2x, held off on the eee and all the other netbooks, but this is harder to resist...
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post Sep 3 2008, 06:20 PM
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I'm actually sort of hoping to ditch my N810 for one. The N810's hardware is mismade in a good deal of ways that aren't readily visible (sound access, graphics acceleration, wi-fi drivers, power management, etc.), and the Pandora seems much better.
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post Sep 3 2008, 08:27 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Sep 3 2008, 07:20 PM) *
I'm actually sort of hoping to ditch my N810 for one. The N810's hardware is mismade in a good deal of ways that aren't readily visible (sound access, graphics acceleration, wi-fi drivers, power management, etc.), and the Pandora seems much better.


lol.... you just convinced me not to get a N810 and wait for this smile.gif
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post Sep 4 2008, 02:12 AM
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This Looks Interesting!
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post Sep 4 2008, 03:35 AM
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QUOTE(harvell @ Sep 3 2008, 11:27 PM) *
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Sep 3 2008, 07:20 PM) *
I'm actually sort of hoping to ditch my N810 for one. The N810's hardware is mismade in a good deal of ways that aren't readily visible (sound access, graphics acceleration, wi-fi drivers, power management, etc.), and the Pandora seems much better.


lol.... you just convinced me not to get a N810 and wait for this smile.gif

While I'm not saying that's a bad idea, just remember that I tend to have a very different opinion on matters such as this than other people (nobody else has complained about the sound or power management, AFAIK, for instance).
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post Sep 9 2008, 02:02 AM
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if only it had no joysticks and more keys instead... The fact that it does not "look" serious means I can't use it many places.
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post Sep 9 2008, 05:57 AM
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Well also want it, but it takes some while to finish I guess sad.gif
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post Sep 30 2008, 11:48 AM
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Sooo... The pre-order sites are up. Anyone is going to jump in?
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post Sep 30 2008, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE(barmalei @ Sep 30 2008, 07:48 PM) *
Sooo... The pre-order sites are up. Anyone is going to jump in?


Too poor at the moment, but I'd take the wait-and-see approach even if I had the money. The more practical aspects of a handheld platform like this seem to be secondary to gaming in the minds of the developers and the current community surrounding it.
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