"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
"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
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