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Post » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:06 pm

Open Pandora... why Pandora mythological Pandora Box that if it will be opened it will spread deceases all over the world? Design looks pretty good and it shows that its like a little pc where the only limitation is human imagination but the fact that is a little pc makes it worse becouse it will be only a handheld console not a Working PC. (small monitor lol) If i want to play something i'll buy a console and if i want to work i will buy a laptop or if i want both i'll buy stationary PC.
So too put it simple, in my opinion Open Pandora is [size=200:3fduztr2]OVERRATED![/size:3fduztr2]
Just becouse something is opensource its not better, it just gives more flexibility to change the product so its not straightly connected to main developers becouse some guy can change a code a little and upgrade it but its very rare issue!
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Post » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:25 pm

[quote="Doppel":g86h5yhu]Open Pandora... why Pandora mythological Pandora Box that if it will be opened it will spread deceases all over the world? Design looks pretty good and it shows that its like a little pc where the only limitation is human imagination but the fact that is a little pc makes it worse becouse it will be only a handheld console not a Working PC. (small monitor lol) If i want to play something i'll buy a console and if i want to work i will buy a laptop or if i want both i'll buy stationary PC.
So too put it simple, in my opinion Open Pandora is [size=200:g86h5yhu]OVERRATED![/size:g86h5yhu]
Just becouse something is opensource its not better, it just gives more flexibility to change the product so its not straightly connected to main developers becouse some guy can change a code a little and upgrade it but its very rare issue![/quote:g86h5yhu]

not true. Pandora is every bit it's promised to be.

first of all, it's not a primary computer replacement. Pandora is for people who already has a full pledged PC of some sort.

and Pandora has a high resolution screen and is Ubuntu capable. (it already runs full Ubuntu with Firefox and Gimp.)

It's basically a small PC in your pocket - something laptops and even UMPC's can't do.

There are plenty of UMPC's out there being manufactured, so obviously people have the want and the need for small PC which you can use on the go without the hassle of laptops (which requires some kind of surface to sit on).

Pandora is basically the smallest UMPC out there on the market at the moment, and it also has gaming controls - which is fantastic for emulators (Pandora already runs PSX, CPS2/Neogeo emulators at full speed).


what's there to be overrated? It would be overrated if Pandora promised something and it can't do it, but it already can do many of the things Pandora claims to be capable of.
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Post » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:41 pm

[quote="acegi":1ge3cvsu]
not true. Pandora is every bit it's promised to be.
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First thing, what did they promise?That it will be a small pc?

[quote:1ge3cvsu]and Pandora has a high resolution screen and is Ubuntu capable. (it already runs full Ubuntu with Firefox and Gimp.)[/quote:1ge3cvsu]
High Resolution :lol: (800x480 4.3" 16.7 million colours touchscreen LCD) its not so high resolution i think msi wind have 1024x600.

[quote="acegi":1ge3cvsu]It's basically a small PC in your pocket - something laptops and even UMPC's can't do.[/quote:1ge3cvsu]
Yep.

[quote="acegi":1ge3cvsu]There are plenty of UMPC's out there being manufactured, so obviously people have the want and the need for small PC which you can use on the go without the hassle of laptops (which requires some kind of surface to sit on).[/quote:1ge3cvsu]
Yeah well the same was with PC "why hassle with PC when you can travel with Laptop" and wtf "(which requires some kind of surface to sit on)" well ok if its a small PC you need a surface if you want to type anything or if you want to type with your thumbs thats ok.

[quote="acegi":1ge3cvsu]Pandora is basically the smallest UMPC out there on the market at the moment, and it also has gaming controls - which is fantastic for emulators (Pandora already runs PSX, CPS2/Neogeo emulators at full speed).[/quote:1ge3cvsu]
A console emulator.

[quote="acegi":1ge3cvsu]what's there to be overrated? It would be overrated if Pandora promised something and it can't do it, but it already can do many of the things Pandora claims to be capable of.[/quote:1ge3cvsu]

Overrated = Anything that is given too much credit and hype.
Some of people think this is revolutionary, i dont think so.
Just like the Wii console.
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Post » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:54 pm

[quote="Doppel":2an048fb][quote="acegi":2an048fb]
not true. Pandora is every bit it's promised to be.
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First thing, what did they promise?That it will be a small pc?

[quote:2an048fb]and Pandora has a high resolution screen and is Ubuntu capable. (it already runs full Ubuntu with Firefox and Gimp.)[/quote:2an048fb]
High Resolution :lol: (800x480 4.3" 16.7 million colours touchscreen LCD) its not so high resolution i think msi wind have 1024x600.

[quote="acegi":2an048fb]It's basically a small PC in your pocket - something laptops and even UMPC's can't do.[/quote:2an048fb]
Yep.

[quote="acegi":2an048fb]There are plenty of UMPC's out there being manufactured, so obviously people have the want and the need for small PC which you can use on the go without the hassle of laptops (which requires some kind of surface to sit on).[/quote:2an048fb]
Yeah well the same was with PC "why hassle with PC when you can travel with Laptop" and wtf "(which requires some kind of surface to sit on)" well ok if its a small PC you need a surface if you want to type anything or if you want to type with your thumbs thats ok.

[quote="acegi":2an048fb]Pandora is basically the smallest UMPC out there on the market at the moment, and it also has gaming controls - which is fantastic for emulators (Pandora already runs PSX, CPS2/Neogeo emulators at full speed).[/quote:2an048fb]
A console emulator.

[quote="acegi":2an048fb]what's there to be overrated? It would be overrated if Pandora promised something and it can't do it, but it already can do many of the things Pandora claims to be capable of.[/quote:2an048fb]

Overrated = Anything that is given too much credit and hype.
Some of people think this is revolutionary, i dont think so.
Just like the Wii console.[/quote:2an048fb]


well, hello mr. troll.

The Pandora promises to be a portable PC with gaming controls and keyboard for various emulation purpose and open source development. It never promised to rain gold or something as absurd.

As for screen resolution, you're comparing Pandora to a laptop? Since when did MSI wind fit in your pocket? Compared to similar sized device like DS or PSP, Pandora is definitely ahead in that department.


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Yeah well the same was with PC "why hassle with PC when you can travel with Laptop" and wtf "(which requires some kind of surface to sit on)" well ok if its a small PC you need a surface if you want to type anything or if you want to type with your thumbs thats ok. [/quote:2an048fb]

What? since when did you use PSP or DS on a table? You hold it in your hand and Pandora is no exception. Pandora is the same size as the original DS, so portability is a non-issue.


[quote:2an048fb]
Overrated = Anything that is given too much credit and hype.
Some of people think this is revolutionary, i dont think so.
Just like the Wii console. [/quote:2an048fb]

There is no hype. It's just you. It was never designed to be a mainstream device. It will never be on a Bestbuy shelf and it will continue that way. It's a community designed device made specifically for those people in that community (GP32X community).

People who are interested in a pocket-sized PC that is capable of running Ubuntu, and emulators up to PSX and N64 will buy this device. People who want to play the latest Capcom, Nintendo, Sony etc games will buy PSP or DS.

That's all.
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Post » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:10 pm

[quote="acegi":2jgif2y3]The Pandora promises to be a portable PC with gaming controls and keyboard for various emulation purpose and open source development. It never promised to rain gold or something as absurd.[/quote:2jgif2y3]Overrated = Anything that is given too much credit and hype.
Its not that developers saying anything its people who are worshiping them.
[quote="acegi":2jgif2y3]
As for screen resolution, you're comparing Pandora to a laptop? Since when did MSI wind fit in your pocket? Compared to similar sized device like DS or PSP, Pandora is definitely ahead in that department.[/quote:2jgif2y3]
*looking at bold text* No sense at all.
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Post » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:16 pm

they let you order them but they haven't even released pictures of the product...? i searched around the site and on the forums, and i never found a single picture of the product -- only 3D renders.
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Post » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:30 pm

[quote="dfyb":3n6joqvr]they let you order them but they haven't even released pictures of the product...? i searched around the site and on the forums, and i never found a single picture of the product -- only 3D renders.[/quote:3n6joqvr]

they have prototype videos on Youtube, but there are no final pics yet due to the manufacturing and plastic mold injection starting this week. There will be more photos by mid-week i presume.

Gbax (the company responsible for Pandora) is not a big-time company, but they are credible and they have been importing GP32 and GP2X for years for international sales.

They're basically playing safe by not taking any loans, and not making expensive sample units and etc.
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Post » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:36 pm

[quote="Doppel":1t9ggjin][quote="acegi":1t9ggjin]The Pandora promises to be a portable PC with gaming controls and keyboard for various emulation purpose and open source development. It never promised to rain gold or something as absurd.[/quote:1t9ggjin]Overrated = Anything that is given too much credit and hype.
Its not that developers saying anything its people who are worshiping them.
[quote="acegi":1t9ggjin]
As for screen resolution, you're comparing Pandora to a laptop? Since when did MSI wind fit in your pocket? Compared to similar sized device like DS or PSP, Pandora is definitely ahead in that department.[/quote:1t9ggjin]
*looking at bold text* No sense at all.[/quote:1t9ggjin]



Well, you can blame digg and engadget for the hype. The developer of Pandora never promised anything outrageous. Pandora will be a portable PC with gaming control, and that's the end of the story.

[quote:1t9ggjin][quote="acegi":1t9ggjin]
As for screen resolution, you're comparing Pandora to a laptop? Since when did MSI wind fit in your pocket? Compared to similar sized device like DS or PSP, Pandora is definitely ahead in that department.[/quote:1t9ggjin]
*looking at bold text* No sense at all.[/quote:1t9ggjin]

[quote:1t9ggjin]High Resolution :lol: (800x480 4.3" 16.7 million colours touchscreen LCD) its not so high resolution i think msi wind have 1024x600.[/quote:1t9ggjin]

You're comparing a device that is designed to be used in your hand vs a device that goes on a table (or rather uncomfortably, your lap).

PSP resolution sits at 480X272. Pandora goes at 800X480, which is nearly double of PSP's. As far as I know that's pretty impressive for a handheld device.
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Post » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:32 pm

Now that the Pandora is close to being released [[url:mrf3yw98]http://www.open-pandora.org/index.php?lang=en[/url:mrf3yw98]] I would like to bring up the question whether there will be a way to compile applications/games for this device.
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Post » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:39 pm

Not before Construct 2, and even then not before all the more prevalent platforms are covered.
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