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De-Panther
01-03-2008, 01:40 AM
well... what do you think?
http://openpandora.org
it looks like realy grate thing


do u think lazarus or fpc could work on this or compile to this?
i see that GP2X is doing trouble for some people with fpc
altho the CPU is ARM - it's running debian version of linux, and i know that you can install fpc on debian

noeska
01-03-2008, 10:30 AM
Oh nice. I want one. As it has an arm cpu fpc is useable. But you will not be able to use the cpu to its most i think. I hope good drivers are delivered with it as without the device will not be useable as i found out with my efika mainboard. I did want to buy a asus eee pc. But now i am unsure.

pstudio
01-03-2008, 12:55 PM
Is this what was formerly known as the craiginator?
I seems so, and if I had some few extra money I may buy it. However I'll wait a bit to see if it's any good, and if it will

De-Panther
01-03-2008, 07:30 PM
Is this what was formerly known as the craiginator?
I seems so, and if I had some few extra money I may buy it. However I'll wait a bit to see if it's any good, and if it will
it seems so... the pages that u get when u look for this are linking to pandora

dmantione
01-03-2008, 08:23 PM
I don't believe in the Pandora. It is incompatible with the gp2x, and expensive. Therefore, a small group of pioneers will be up to the task of porting all the gp2x software (or create attractive original software), before it will become attractive to a broader public.

Further, the Pandora seems to be vapourware; no real pictures of it exist, only drawings. The photo's on the website are photoshopped. I'm not expecting it this year, despite claims it should be available in April.

pstudio
03-03-2008, 01:20 PM
Is this what was formerly known as the craiginator?
I seems so, and if I had some few extra money I may buy it. However I'll wait a bit to see if it's any good, and if it will
Where's the rest of my post? :scratch:

I agree with you dmantione, and that's why I'll wait and see if it'll grow popular among the community before I may buy it.
However I like the specs, and if it's gonna look like the pictures and actually work I don't have a choice. I must buy it. :)

Legolas
03-03-2008, 01:32 PM
I don't like it. It's very expensive: for less than 330 euros you can buy an Asus EEE (or a GP2X), so it is not so attractive to me :)
Oh, and it looks like a cast iron brick too :P

De-Panther
06-03-2008, 03:52 PM
I don't like it. It's very expensive: for less than 330 euros you can buy an Asus EEE (or a GP2X), so it is not so attractive to me :)
Oh, and it looks like a cast iron brick too :P

the Asus EEE is a laptop - you can't put it in your pocket
altho it's realy nice comp

Legolas
06-03-2008, 07:48 PM
I don't like it. It's very expensive: for less than 330 euros you can buy an Asus EEE (or a GP2X), so it is not so attractive to me :)
Oh, and it looks like a cast iron brick too :P

the Asus EEE is a laptop - you can't put it in your pocket
altho it's realy nice comp

A very small (http://nrkbeta.no/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/1769428475_472edce205_o.jpg) laptop though :)

Yeah, my remark was about the price, too high IMHO. By the way, that console looks poorly designed to me: the analogic sticks look too hard to use without having a cramp after 10 minutes :?

pstudio
07-03-2008, 12:56 PM
By the way, that console looks poorly designed to me: the analogic sticks look too hard to use without having a cramp after 10 minutes :?
The same issue exists with the GP2X F200 and the d-pad. At least for me. I get a cramp in my thumb after ~10 minutes of play. Espacially when I'm playing the dance game, beat2x.

The Pandora is expensive, but it's not much more expensive than the PSP, when it was first launched (I'm comparing with the Danish price, don't know how much it costed elsewhere).

If the Pandora is launched and it fullfills its specifications and isn't full of bugs, I would say that it's an interesting alternative to PSP, DS and GP2X (which I all own).

You may even be able to use it as a PDA. It is according to the dev team possible to run Firefox 3.0 (when it's out I suppose), so if you get a powerfull handheld console and a PDA 200 isn't that much IMHO.