Tech That Makes You Go Ooooo

Got tech-lust yet?

Here’s more:

  • ARM® Cortex™-A8 600Mhz+ CPU running Linux
  • 800×480 4.3” 16.7 million colours touchscreen LCD
  • PowerVR SGX OpenGL 2.0 ES compliant 3D hardware
  • Wifi 802.11b/g & High Speed USB Host
  • Dual SDHC card slots
  • Dual Analogue and Digital gaming controls
  • 43 button QWERTY and numeric keypad
  • SVideo TV output
  • Around 10+ Hours battery life

That’s openPandora, a Linux-powered micro-laptop from the guys who made the gp2x. It’s DS-Lite sized, will cost around £199 initially (though that should drop as production rises) and is just so retro cool it hurts. It’s going to be available form May for developers, and June/July for the rest of the public.

Not only is this an awesome emulator platform, there’s also a full version of Debian ARM under the hood, so you’ve got Firefox 3, Open Office, the works. All in something that’s not much bigger than your cellphone. Add in the 10 hours battery life and you’ve got something which totally blows the competition out of the water.

Glorious, or what?

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