to those who are getting impatient..
I just received this email from Craig of Open Pandora,
(I am an original Pandora order waiter.. I also paid the extra ages ago to get one sooner so have that too, imagine being sent the following after you had already paid in full over 2 years ago..)
Craig here, from OpenPandora.
We want to give you an update about what's been happening.
Our first PCB manufacturer almost destroyed us by failing to produce over 1000 PCBs at an
acceptable quality - we lost over $250,000, this was a disaster for us.
We're asking you for your help. We have produced a Super-Pandora 2.0 in limited numbers.
We want to ask you to upgrade to this unit for Christmas.
New features include:
A 1Ghz CPU (overclockable to ~1.2Ghz), 512MB of RAM, A Substantially faster 3D chip,
a much more robust case, a new LCD cable & genuine 10-15 hours of full use battery life.
This makes the Pandora 2.0 about twice as fast as the previous model - it's also made
by a new manufacturer in Germany, we have these units ready to ship, but they have cost
us substantially more to manufacture.
The upgrade price is $350. We know you won't all want to do this, but if some of you do
it will help us survive - and help us ship out more orders.
Top level emulators really fly now - PSX, N64, PC (up to Pentium emulation), MAME,
Amiga1200 - as well as Android games (you can run Android now) such as GTA3 & Max Payne -
with real controls - the extra power of the new Pandora is superb.
Please reply if you want to upgrade to this unit. It will hugely help us in making the
Pandora a success and lead on to future developments.
Craig and the OpenPandora team.