Ma commande a été validée depuis un bon moment déjà, mais là l'échéance de livraison commence à approcher, donc forcément j'y pense fermement, donc forcément j'en parle ici.

Hé oui, je vais être l'heureux acquéreur d'une console Pandora.

Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas cette petite merveille, sachez qu'il s'agit de la seule console portable open source, fonctionnant sous Linux. Open source, donc vous en concluerez logiquement que oui on va pouvoir faire tourner à peu près tout ce qu'on veut sur cette bécane, depuis les vieux jeux PC jusqu'à... pfiou... au moins ça.

Côté technique, ça donne ça :

Hardware :

  • Texas Instruments OMAP3530 system-on-chip (SoC)
  • PowerVR SGX GPU (OpenGL ES 2.0, several million polygons per second)
  • Real-time clock (RTC) built in, to keep track of time
  • 512MB internal flash memory (NAND)
  • Is "unbrickable", thanks to a ROM bootloader
  • Dimensions: 140 x 83 x 27 mm
  • Mass: 320g

Affichage :

  • 4.3-inch (93.6 x 56.2 mm), 800x480 widescreen (5:3), touchscreen TFT-LCD
  • Brightness: 300 cd/m2, Contrast ratio: 450:1, Response time: tr+tf=30ms
  • TV-out included in hardware, A/V-OUT Port (similar in
    appearance to a large USB OTG port) has Composite and S-Video outputs
    and 3.5mm headphone output and microphone input
  • Separate TV-out signals, picture-in-picture capabilities
    • Powerful 2D and 3D hardware acceleration

    Son :

    • Has a high-quality audio DAC and an ADC
    • A pair of stereo speakers are built into the sides of the display.
    • The hardware volume control is a wheel.
    • Built-in microphone

    Interface :

    • Buttons, keyboard, microphone
    • Touchscreen
    • Directional pad (D-pad)
    • Two real, custom-designed, plastic analog nubs
    • QWERTY keyboard (cellphone-like, but larger)

    Connectivité :

    • 802.11b/g (Wi-Fi) included
    • Integrated Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (3Mbps)
    • USB
      • Fully powered (500 mA) standard-A USB host port.
      • USB OTG mini-AB port.
      • You can use anything that has the appropriate drivers
    • RS-232 included, but a level converter is needed for the UART
    • Two SDIO-capable SDHC slots.

    Alim :

    • Lithium-polymer battery, ~4000mAh.
    • Up to 10-14 hours battery life under reasonable load, 8.5 hours under max CPU load, ~17 hours playing music with the display off (up to 100 hours claimed to be possible with further optimization)
    • Can charge through an AC adapter or USB
    • Advanced power management capabilities: only need to set a max
      clock speed; when the CPU is not doing anything it automatically HALTs
      and does nothing to save power
    • Eventually will be able to suspend to RAM or suspend to disk for longer battery life and faster start up


    Et pour plus d'infos, c'est par ici.