Pandora Computer/Console Handheld Nearly Completed

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hal123

Awesome device. I hope it would be good for arcade games, cause that's what I'll be testing it for. Nice. affiliate program

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deljohn

Its kind of more like old style device. Buttons are classy, any other color? Thanks for post.seo services

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steve2b

Nice one hopefully it works great too. I think the device will be more popular in teenagers.

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kimrussel

I really like the handled by pandora. It would really be nice for gaming enthusiasts all around the world. I would be doing my own review once I get my hands on one. Looks nice for arcade etc. ways to make money online

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justin000

I think the new phones in the market are better. But it is always confusing to buy one or the other.

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billdavid123

Cool phone, I think I will consider it when buying next phone.

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Biceps

It might not be perfect, but it kicks the crap out of the DS, probably the PSP and definitely the iphone (because Apple sucks - especially their phones). Regarding the whole nubs debate below...who wants to play an FPS on a 4-inch screen anyway?

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sswam

and I want to play all sorts of games on it, do my work on it, write programs on it, at the beach, in the park, loving the 10+ hours battery life... Pocket computers are the best and this one is by far the best of the best. Any proprietary / closed thing like PSP or iPhone or n900 is unattractive for me, as I wouldn't have control over it, can't properly hack it or run my own programs / random open-source programs on it. Pandora runs GNU/Linux and the X window system, it can run at least tens of thousands of open source programs including those in the Debian/ARM distribution and many others. It can run the same web browsers, office suites, games, compilers etc that I use on my PC. It is the most awesome device I have ever heard of. It doesn't include a mobile phone so I won't get bothered every ten minutes with people calling me or SMS spam, and I won't microwave my 'nads if it put it in my pocket (iPhone sterility). I won't risk spending hundreds of dollars a month making super-over-priced calls. I can plug a mobile internet thingy into the USB port when I want to. PANDORA == 100% perfect awesome and brilliant :) now I just hope they hurry up, build them and ship me one!

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@atomicthumbs

This uses a PowerVR SGX530 and the iPhone a SGX535 which is twice as powerful.

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lotusguy

Agreed the iphone does have the edge there... Its a shame the iphone is twice the price, half the screen res. has no gaming controls (unless you like wiping your greasy fingers all over the screen your trying to see and you also like to guess what your pressing cos there is no button feeling on a flat screen). I bet the batteries dont last half as long while your gaming either... I dont deny its the best phone around with some interesting apps, good games too (a friend of mine coded `Must Eat Birds` and appeared on the gadget show on channel5 (UK) but your not comparing eggs with eggs.

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sswam

The iPhone has a 480x320 display, Pandora has 800x480, that's 2.5 times as many pixels peeps!

The Pandora's graphics chip is fast enough to render complex games at 800x480 with high framerates, and plenty pixels means you can view web pages in Firefox without having them all crushed / wrapped / distorted / unreadable.

The only problem, I wouldn't really recommend Pandora for someone with less that perfect eyesight, those pixels are going to be pretty small!  Well, I guess fonts can be enlarged for them.

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atomaweapon

Good god, that picture is horrendous.

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sswam

the guy traveled 500km out of his way to see the little computer and loved it, a photo of that has got to be better than some shiny marketing shot!

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atomicthumbs

I don't think it's an official picture :P

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Pentium 0

its too bad that the iPhone 3GS is actually more powerful hardware wise. 

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atomicthumbs

Really? How?

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Dysthymia

In my opinion it'll be far more desirable than the hand held emulator devices available on ThinkGeek.com. I'm hopeful it will be significantly cheaper than the latest PlayStation Portable. Because it's catering to the open source community, you know it's going to end up being very versatile with all kinds of cool (and free) apps written for it. I'd rather have a Pandora than any IPod or PSP.

Now if they'd just plan ahead and at least /try/ to support ridiculously large SD cards (128+ GB)... d :

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kevjohn

Finally, an article about Pandora that doesn't go on and on about it's lush 3D environment and amazing alien flora and fauna.

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Grud

QFT

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snapple00

That is the dumbest looking thing I've ever seen in my life.

It looks like one of those fake 'devices' you can buy at a 7-11 that have candy inside of them.

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lotusguy

LOL. Yup, thats cos its not a finished product its an early prototype case from the case company with no surface finish or silk screening. whats more thats a horrible photo. check Open Pandora website or youtube for more info.

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frewster

You're kidding me right? Have you watched any of the videos of what the Pandora can do? Obviously not. This has been in development for over a year now so that it will be very high quality. Actually do some research on stuff before you let everyone know your uneducated opinion on it.

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snapple00

I'll repeat: It is the dumbest looking device I've ever seen. No need to do research to form that opinion because, well, there is a picture of it.

(I know, let it soak in, its a hard concept to learn)

I don't give a shit about what it can do.

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SuperiorBeing

edgy. But seriously, you seem to value form over function, so I guess you're a mac guy, right? :)

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nekollx

 Nubs arent new, my PSP slim has one

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frewster

Um, except it only has one. How does that help you in first person shooters?

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Pentium 0

you use the shape buttons as a second stick. not very streamlined but it works. 

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atomicthumbs

but the PSP's nub sucks.

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lotusguy

Ill second that... PSP nub is a let down.

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