So are you going to get an openpandora (not the battery!)

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So are you going to get an openpandora (not the battery!)

Post by Kyo » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:55 am

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I am definitely getting one, it's like the best thing ever. What about you?

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Post by mothatrucka » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:12 am

I'm interested in one, but the price is a bit steep for what I can afford. Looks intriguing.
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Post by Kyo » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:03 pm

Well, it's actually pretty damn cheap compared to what it gives. 800x480 touch screen, 600Mhz etc. etc.

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Post by mothatrucka » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:18 pm

True. Very true. I was surprised to see it was that low. Be nice to drop the ancient Palm M125 for one. Maybe I can budget for it.
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Post by project_failure » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:36 pm

After some good home brew is available, hell yes!
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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:45 pm

I've been planning on getting one from the get-go! :D
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Post by vskid » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:43 pm

I might get one, but I'll wait to see what software comes out for it. I'm not really into games anymore, but if it has the software to make it into a laptop replacement/media player then I might get one. I'm not expecting it to be super fast, just about the same capabilities as a 600MHz laptop.
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Post by tom61 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:28 pm

Still not sure, but I'm leaning towards no. Interesting specs, but I can't see purchasing it for just emulation. If it evolves into a more useful device --a better keyboard, more keys for computer style interface, than the prototype has would help greatly-- I might get it.

MIDs are more what I'm looking for, but it looks like those will have the same pricing troubles as the MS UMPC concept. x86 compatibility in a handheld would be killer, even the gaming aspects are more tempting to me. Even with Linux on a MID, you'd be able to run a fair number of newer games, that don't have source out. UT99 would be a fun quick game on a handheld.
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Post by gannon » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:31 pm

I was looking at getting a eeePC 700 or 900, but this really sways me.

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Post by tom61 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:38 pm

gannon wrote:I was looking at getting a eeePC 700 or 900, but this really sways me.
Interesting. Why is this competing with your EEE purchase? I can see considering this over a PSP, DS, or Nokia Tablet, but the EEE is a mini-notebook, not a handheld.

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Post by Aguiluz » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:40 pm

I want this. It will be good for a surfing machine.
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Post by GoldenfrankO » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:57 pm

I might get 1 but It depends on the homebrew. If it can play N64 at full speed I'd buy it for that alone!
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Post by Bubbles » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:14 pm

GoldenFranko, the chances of that happening are intensely unlikely.

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Post by Bubbles » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:17 pm

I might get one, it's unlikely, but possible.

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Post by gannon » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:43 pm

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gannon wrote:I was looking at getting a eeePC 700 or 900, but this really sways me.
Interesting. Why is this competing with your EEE purchase? I can see considering this over a PSP, DS, or Nokia Tablet, but the EEE is a mini-notebook, not a handheld.
Was going to sell my tablet and pick up the eeePC and mod it to be a smaller tablet, with this I'd keep my tablet and just use the open pandora as a surfing computer/notebook.

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