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Pandora gaming handheld, a next gen device?


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I just stumbed over this nice gaming handheld called 'Pandora'.

Tough this may be 'old' already, i couldn't find any info on this board

(please no bashing, maybe i didn't try hard enough).

The official site shows impressive features of this device such as:

* 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

The product was also discussed by other boards such as [H]ard|Forum,

but i am obviously not capable of finding any 1st hand information about how this thing really turns out to be.

This said i have already searched on googlevid for nice visuals:

sadly most vids consist mainly of emulating gamedevices, techdemos or teasers.

An exception is the


My questions are therefore:

Do you own one (being said that only 3000 pieces have been sold and the next wave starts in '09)?

What is it capable of ( since it's running linux i'd say: a lot)?

Having a linuxkernel, a keyboard and wifi, isn't this also going to be a sweet machine for doing some hacking?

So most important to me would be:

Is it possible and of interest for the Hak5-team to review one of these?

Thanks for helping out,



Image taken from playstationportable.de

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based on the controls it would make a great device you modding and installing a proper os on it so it can be used kinda like a laptop

the processor may not be very fast but it is enough to run many linux distros and also run windows xp if someone can find a way to get it to run it

only problem is the price

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with some work it could be a next gen netbook could it not? definitely not the most powerful device out there but it would be by far the most portable

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