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Pandora open-source handheld console inching closer to debut

Jan 30, 2009, 19:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frank Caron)

"MIDs, or Mobile Internet Devices, have never been hotter, and there are two open-source handhelds slated to land this year that could very well win over quite a few consumers. GamePark's GP2X Wiz, which will be hitting stores soon, looks to be a capable gaming unit as well as an open source machine, but it's OpenPandora's Pandora handheld that has most gadget-lovers salivating. Though it once seemed to be potential vaporware, the Pandora team has let word slip that the product is edging closer to release.

"Claiming that 2009 "will surely be the year of the Pandora," the design team behind the desirable open-source device has posted a new video of the now-fabricated and assembled unit. Though the current build is still missing its internal components, the team ensures those awaiting the device that the project is coming together and has posted an "unofficial estimated" launch date of April 7."

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