Pandora - Anyone here got one pre-ordered?

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by Jackreyes, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Jackreyes

    Jackreyes Newbie

  2. saxamo

    saxamo Spaaaaace!

    Aug 6, 2006
    United States
    Nah but they look damn cool.
  3. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    Well, why are we talking about this right now? They'd announced it in September, maybe?
    And no, I didn't preorder. I can't afford to pay $330 for a handheld.

    Oh and BTW this is my 333rd post [​IMG]
  4. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    so far i am not impressed by it
    its too expensive
    the vids on Engadget, it looked like it was made of really cheap plastic and even looked like it was breaking open in the middle
    and im not sure why I should be impressed that it can run a 14 year old game (quake) without lag...

    imo just get a netbook, or wait for a price reduction on it if it ever comes to below $250
  5. Geezuzkhrist119

    Geezuzkhrist119 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 14, 2008
    what is it exactly?
    a mini laptop or a game system?
  6. QazzaQY2K

    QazzaQY2K GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 2, 2006
    I got one pre-orderd and payed for since about a year & ½

    I think this month could be it.. but ya never know ;P
  7. Vidboy10

    Vidboy10 Tsardom

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vancouver, B.C
    Sure have!
  8. Pyrofyr

    Pyrofyr GBAtemp Maniac

    Apr 24, 2008
    United States
    Could be one of the stupidest things game-wise to spend money on.

    1)It just runs emulators, get a PSP ; It'll be almost as good

    2)It costs as much as a PS3

    3)It's way too huge to be considered 'handheld', although it can be considered 'mobile'

    4)If it's going to be this way, it should have some good firmware/OS and should also support games made especially for it so that it can be a device that homebrew-style developers can make games especially for. This would ensure that it would go far if it used something similar to Apple's AppStore on iPhone/Touch.

    It's too much of a piece of shit for 300 bucks.
  9. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Former Staff

    Former Staff
    Aug 29, 2008
    Hiatus Hell
    1) Not only is it an emulator, but it can run Quake 2 at full speed....natively. I assume other older games will work the same.

    2) If you look at the hardware specs on it you'll see why

    3) I agree with you there.

    4) It will be able to run a stripped down version of Linux. As far as I know, there will be no Pandora exclusive games but I could be wrong.

    read up on it a bit before you spout assumptions. It makes you sound like a retard otherwise.
  10. QazzaQY2K

    QazzaQY2K GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 2, 2006
    You guys should read up on it.. Its Full 100% Open-Source .. Runs Linux (All sort of versions)
    Yes there is a lot of games (homebrew) for it.. There will be many more to come. Huge project "only" sponsored by the community ($1.000.000) 4000x $330

    Fun and you learn a lot of things!
  11. sepinho

    sepinho GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 22, 2007
    Gambia, The
    1) It actually runs Quake 3 fullspeed, I saw the device in action at Cebit 2010.

    2) It _is_ somewhat costly, but yeah, look at the hardware and don't forget that it's a community-driven project. They can't subsidize their hardware like MS or Sony.

    3) Guys, it's pretty much exactly the size of a NDS.

    4) It's native OS is Angstrom Linux, but both Android and Maemo have already been ported. It actually has a dedicated SD card slot that you can boot from, so you don't even have to flash the native OS. Believe me, homebrew coders are already porting and developing games and stuff for the Pandora. A few select coders received samples to work with, everybody else can use the Beagleboard as a dev board, since it's basically the same hardware (minus touchscreen and wifi of course..).
  12. Pliskron

    Pliskron Banned

    Jul 22, 2009
    United States
    I'll buy one once all the bugs are worked out and it's running most N64 game at full speed. Any Pandoras that you've seen video of are only prototypes. The real consoles will be shipping next month.
  13. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    EDIT: Nevermind...Wikipedia gave me all the information I needed. Holy crap...Mind = Blown.

    I'm definitely getting one when I can. *Looks back at Pandora image* fapfapfap