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OpenPandora Handheld Console

OpenPandora is a one of a kind open source handheld gaming device. The device was designed and based on the suggestions contributed by GP32X (a web forum) members with only one gold in mind: to be the ultimate open source handheld device. The device has shown working emulators for Dreamcast, Playstation One, Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo, Mega Drive, Atari Jaguar and older platform such as the Amiga. It’s a very impressive handheld.

Taken from the website:

  • ARM® Cortexâ„¢-A8 600Mhz+ CPU running Linux
  • 430-MHz TMS320C64x+â„¢ DSP Core
  • PowerVR SGX OpenGL 2.0 ES compliant 3D hardware
  • 800×480 4.3″ 16.7 million colours touchscreen LCD
  • Wifi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth & High Speed USB 2.0 Host
  • Dual SDHC card slots & SVideo TV outpu
  • Dual Analogue and Digital gaming controls
  • 43 button QWERTY and numeric keypad
  • Around 10+ Hours battery life

The 2nd wave of pre-orders are currently underway. Over 900 units were shipped and are hoping to finish the first batch by February. Meanwhile, you can now buy it through this website for $500. They also have parts for the unit itself also for sale on the same website. If you can wait, I would suggest to just pre-order them through the OpenPandora website since it only cost $350 ($150 less than the other website).

Sources

Official Website
Engadget

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  1. Actually, the $500 Pandora is new. I preordered mine on day one and it has been 3 years so far. There were so many delays and snags a lot has happened. I’m in it for the long hall. One of the creators wants to hire more people to make them faster. However, it will take more money to do that. That is the reason behind the $500 Pandora.

  2. this handheld is now dead due to the new announcement of the sony psp2 NGP console with quad core power meaning its the new next gen handheld of the future, meaning this pandora is useless and trash

    • A bit harsh! Nothing remains cutting edge for long these days. Regardless It’s impressive that these guys were able to create what they’re done so far. And if it turns out to have been well designed, I’m sure it will have a following for a long time to come.

    • Ashenclone – YOU don’t understand homebrew
      do you ? I didn’t think you did after checking out your Youtube channel:

      http://www.youtube.com/user/ashenclone#p/u/6/3JAYi5jJB_0

      Is there ANYTHING in video gaming you’ve actually purchased when it was initially available at retail stores? Or did you just buy your entire collection off ebay ?

      To be brutally honest; you come off as
      a spoiled rich kid from the U.K.

      An explaination is appreciated 🙂

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