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News Pandora handheld readies for pre-order

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    koola Banned

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    Meh, I'm sticking with my PSP for commercial and iPhone for homebrew.
     
  3. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Er..No. ill stick with my PSP thanks. My DS and PDA are sat in a draw gathering dust. Plus, that thing looks ugly and not very ergonomic
     
  4. CardJoe

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    Funny - My PSP is sat in the drawer for the same reason. Too big, too heavy, actually painful to use for long periods. It's my DS that gets the love - small, discrete, comfy.
     
  5. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    why will this allow homebrew/emulation when nintendo and sony wont?
    wont they be just as afraid of copyright infringement?
     
  6. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Amiga emulation for the win! Bring on the Toki love.
     
  7. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    I'd like one, but I don't think I'd use it that often.

    DS Cheesecake!
     
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    I'd like one, but empty pockets won't allow it. Need to mod my PSP for custom firmware, but don't have that much time as a Grad student.
     
  9. CardJoe

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    Because when you buy a DS or PSP (Wii, 360, etc) then you agree to terms and conditions. They want to keep the system CLOSED, so that they be the only ones to make or license games for them so that they can make money for it. If it's an OPEN platform, like the PC, then anyone can make money off of it without having to pay anyone else.

    Pandora is hoping to be profitable enough on hardware that they don't need to sell software or games, while Sony and so forth sell their systems at a loss (except for the Wii) so that they can make money out of the games.
     
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    seems like fun! i wonder if we can get some codecs onto it for media as well?
     
  11. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    o ok i thought it was that the original creator of the game that youve just emulated that would be against it. like they wouldnt be getting any "rolyalties" (not the right term i know) for a game they had developed and would have gotten if you had gone through the proper channels to get.

    i guess i took it up wrong.
     
  12. CardJoe

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    That too, but it's a different argument. To run an emulated game you usually need a ROM, which is an illegal copy of the game.
     
  13. sotu1

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    actually this looks cool. the DS is ok as a PDA, but i want something better suited to performing mini ofice tasks...like the eee....so wh don't i get an eeee???
     
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    my one penny's and two penny's are getting put aside as we speak :D will hopefully have this on pre-order
     
  15. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    thats more the point i was making tbh.

    it does sound good tho. not sure if my hard earned would go into buying this but never know
     
  16. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    am I the only one who immediate thought this was about www.pandora.com upon reading the news title? :)
     
  17. DXR_13KE

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    i think so, they say it may run some light linux distros....
     
  18. CardJoe

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    Standard OS is some Linux variant too.
     
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    Is there any info on what it will ship with in the box / software
     
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