Pandora dev unit unboxed

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[skeezix] has got his hands on one of the first Pandora dev kits to make it out the door and took a few photos. This is 1 of the 20 MK2 devboards that were produced. Although, not final it certainly is close to the version they’ll be shipping. Pandora is a Linux based portable game console. The main chip in the clamshell device is a TI OMAP3530. It has OpenGL hardware acceleration and an 800×480 touchscreen. A QWERTY keyboard is included along with analog and digital game controls. WiFi, bluetooth, USB host, TV-out, and dual SDHC card slots round out the package. The team has already presold 4000 devices.

12 thoughts on “Pandora dev unit unboxed

  1. This thing has really got my interest!Price is a little bit on the high side to me(330$)but then i remember this thing is a beast hardware wise(touch screen,great resolution,ports,and wifi/bluetooth.

    I would like more info though on what devs are working on to recompile to this platform.That’s what will be the deciding point for me in the future when they go into full production.

    Any idea what the pink and black plugs are used for?

  2. @wutang
    They are working on many things ^^ Many emulators are already ported (Playstation, Amiga, Snes, Megadrive etc.)

    Remember, its an open device so you can just develop you own applications after you bought the device.

  3. I can’t wait for the firmware to come out for this to allow you to play bootlegs.

    Any word on when a second batch is going to be made?

  4. @mrtroy
    What do you mean? It’s open source, and runs linux. they already have git up so you can download the kernel (still being worked on) now if you want. It’s more like a mini computer than a classical console.

  5. @maj, you could probably install windows CE, but not XP or anything like that, because it has an ARM processor, not a X86 processor like ordinary PCs.

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