The Pandora is not a pretty machine. It's a machine capable of doing many awesome things. It's rugged(ish) and practical.
Well just waiting will get you a 512MB unit, there are no more 256MB modules left and all future Pandora's will be made with 512MBs.. Paying the difference will just speed up your order. And make Evil Dragon happy.Hi everyone
I'm an original pre-orderer from back in November 2010, towards the back of the original 4,000 of batch 1 I would estimate. I'm in the UK so I guess my pre-order is with Craig's queue?
Anyway this is all good news that things are progressing!
If I wanted to upgrade to the newer 512MB Pandora but am prepared to keep my place in the queue (ie: non premium Pandora), is there a way I can do that?
How much would that cost?
This,With respect, your utter lack of financial planning on this project is not our problem. I ordered my Pandora in June 2009; that's nearly three years ago. I paid my money at the time and I have been waiting since.
thisTo read that if I'd saved my money and placed an order *now*, I'd get my machine quicker (of which the logical extension is that I (and all the early 'pre-orders') *financed* the newbies getting their machines quicker!), is a kick in the teeth.
Over the past three years there are many occasions were that 250 GBP (or however much it was exactly) could have been very useful; but rather than cancelling the order and getting a refund, I decided to believe that when production resumed, your most loyal customers would get the treatment they deserve. Apparently I was far off the mark.
Not cool. Seriously not cool.
- Will it be possible to upgrade from a "classic" Pandora to a complete "Made in Germany" unit (not only the PCB) ?
- Will the LCD cable (responsible for the ghosting effect ?) be exchanged with the PCB ?
- Could someone tell me all the differences there will be between a classic unit and a new unit ? If I understand correctly, the new units will have 512MB RAM, a new PCB and a newer kernel, am I right ?
- Are we sure the WiFi issues will be solved ?
- Will the build quality be better (ie: no more cracks, dying nubs, etc...?)
ED mentioned somewhere that these SoCs, purchased later, had a bunch of slight changes over the originals, mostly bug fixes, but also said something about "newer SGX". I'm going to take a guess at that also meaning minor bug fixes in the SGX, not anything that you're likely to notice.Nothing will change there, as it's part of the OMAP3530 and that will still be the SoC in use. The RAM module is the new component, it is effectively piggybacked onto the OMAP.