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Pandora Game Console

The Pandora is a handheld game console and mobile personal computer designed to take advantage of existing Free and open-source software and to be a target for homebrew development. The first copy was released in May 2008 and others in May 2010, and is developed by OpenPandora, which is made up of former distributors and community members of the GP32 and GP2X handhelds.

  • Texas Instruments OMAP3530 SoC
    • ARM Cortex-A8 CPU @ 600MHz
    • PowerVR SGX530 @ 110MHz
    • IVA2+ audio and video processor with TMS320C64x+ DSP Core @ 430MHz using DaVinci technology
  • 256MB DDR-333 SDRAM
  • 512MB NAND flash memory
  • Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • Integrated Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (3Mbit/s) (Class 2, +4dBm)
  • 800480 resolution touchscreen LCD, 4.3" widescreen, 16.7 million colors (300cd/m2 brightness, 450:1 contrast ratio)
  • Dual SDHC card slots
  • Gamepad controls with 2 shoulder buttons
  • Dual analog nubs
  • 43 button QWERTY and numeric keypad
  • USB 2.0 high-speed port capable of providing standard 500mA current to attached devices, USB On-The-Go supporting charging Pandora
  • Externally accessible UART for hardware hacking and debugging
  • Internal microphone plus ability to connect external microphone through headset
  • TV output (composite and S-Video, both for PAL and NTSC)
  • Runs the Linux kernel
  • Dimensions: 140.29mm 83.48mm 29.25mm
  • Mass: 320g

Has a spare battery with it

Date: May 2008

Pandora Game Console Articles:

Item Manufacturer Date
Pandora: Pandoring To Big Brother 1992

Magazines RELATED to Pandora Game Console in our Library

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Edge - Issue 133 - February 2004 Future Publishing Feb 2004
Edge - Issue 135 - April 2004 Future Publishing Apr 2004
Acorn User - March 1991 3 Jun 2009
Acorn User - July 1998 22 Jul 2009
Edge - Issue 207 - November 2009 Future Publishing Nov 2009

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH39357. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Pandora Game Console

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