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Not sure if this even deserves a thread of it's own, but with the release hopefully being pretty close, I thought it might be interesting to read what the media/blogs/whatever has to say.

If you come across any other reports feel free to post them here and discuss what they had to say.

First view of Pandora with test samples of mass production cases
09 Dec 2009
TechRadar
Engadget
PocketGamer
http://slashdot.org/recent (I've linked to the actual post)
Charlies Diary Minor mention but seems to follow project
Youtube honours for MWeston

10 Dec 2009
linuxtoday Small blurb
ubergizmo
ehomeupgrade
xtremeopensource
pocketables

Final mass production cases need tweeking
11 Dec 2009
engadget this time bringin the bad news. craigix's response on the forum

After Craigix video of production Pandora (not using tweeked case)
15 Dec 2009
geek.com
carrypad.com partner site of umpcportal

19 Dec 2009
My Pandora Preview by Balzac2m first "normal" customer (not first or second party developer)

After a couple n64 videos being released, most notably Craigs
22 Dec 2009
engadget
tomshardware
generationmp3 French?
micro mart uk weekly magazine scanned and uploaded by stephen0205

23 Dec 2009
tuxmachines snippet and link to "My Pandora Preview" by Balzac2m
maximumpc
h-online

29 Dec 2009
donaukurier German. Google English translated version here

04 Jan 2010
neoseeker
lwn

14 Jan 2010
Pre production members review by x68000

15 Jan 2010
gametrailers A very thorough review by a member of our community Crasherball, he also keeps it updated

18 Jan 2010
designsomething.org open-source projects featuring TI technology

21 Jan 2010
newspoint German

26 Jan 2010
Dev initial view By Notaz (his Pandora has a b-grade screen and case that's not the final one, and has been abused by CraigiX)

01 Feb 2010
engadget Quick mention about android booting up

08 Feb 2010
crunchgear there are a ton of sites just copying from here, so no point listing them all
gadgetsteria

09 Feb 2010
slashgear With some slightly wrong info
nexus404 Some wrong information
utterinsanity Excited
techfever Not very optimistic

Few pre-production units sent out to selected devs
11 Feb 2010
generationmp3 Translated

12 Feb 2010
engadget
ubergizmo
pocketgamer App Store takes shape
theurbanblend
pocketables

02 March 2010
Linux Format Print Edition. Typed up by Carl

05 March 2010
pandoratoday.de Google Translation Also on Community Blog Interview with ED!

08 March 2010
golem.de Video interview with ED!
gamestar.de German

11 March 2010
pocketgamer.co.uk Regarding 1st April Shipping date

16 March 2010
radiotux.de Some CeBit stuff

19 April 2010
engadget Looking less like vaporeware each day

20 April 2010
linuxgames

28 April 2010
maxconsole Interview Pandora dev Mrozek

29 April 2010
crunchgear maker explains delays

21 May 2010 First mass production sent out for delivery :lol:

22 May 2010
neogaf Official thread with a very nice opening post write up

23 May 2010
engadget First mass-produced unit unboxed

26 May 2010
netbooknews German
tweakers.net Dutch
hobbynews Spain
xataka Spain
zonadigital Spain
noticias.lainformacion Spain
gizmos Spain
Community Review By SteveM

26 May 2010
techmoan

27 May 2010
latestngadgets Some inaccuracies
eguids

28 May 2010
kotaku
tomshardware

21 June 2010
Linux Format Aug 2010. Quick mention about it shipping.

15 July 2010
heise open source German

LinuxMag Pandora makes cover of German linux magazine. Not sure if this is an extract of the article.

16 July 2010
electricpig By our very own duddyroar Thread discussing his review

21 July 2010
pocketgamer Our very own is at it again duddyroar Thread discussing his review
 
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http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/09/first-production-pandora-case-has-been-assembled/

It's at the VERY top of the Engadget main page as one of their "Top Stories". It's nice that they like the project so much. :D
 

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SONY said:
I hate some of the n00b comments on there though. *gets angry*
There seems to be some kind of idiot competition going on all over the internet. Engadget and other blogs comments are extremely hard to read, because of all those failed trolling attempts. But getting angry about that? No. It just causes pity.
 
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I agree, but sometimes their just uninformed, good example is boot times. 9 times out of 10 you'll never be booting from cold (once one form or another of sleep is implemented)
Once it was explained he seemed happy enough.
 

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Na-Noo, I agree that some are just uninformed, and btw, this thread is a good idea :)
 

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i hope this is pinned as will be a good way to keep track of how much publicity the Pandora gets
good luck hope in a few months time this thread is bulging with links.
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SONY said:
I hate some of the n00b comments on there though. *gets angry*
Like Mali stated, idiot competition. There are people who thrive on the irritation of others, so they make ridiculous or uninformed comments just to try and start flame wars. It's an unfortunate side effect of the anonymous nature of the 'net. Luckily Engadget's new comment rating system hides downranked posts. :D
 
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Na-Noo said:
I agree, but sometimes their just uninformed, good example is boot times. 9 times out of 10 you'll never be booting from cold (once one form or another of sleep is implemented)
Once it was explained he seemed happy enough.
Not only that, but there's sure to be more development. The fact that the current image boots in that time doesn't mean it'll always be that way. Not the best advert to see such a slow boot, but we know that a lot of work is yet to be done.
 
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I wonder, not to start any conspiracy theories, if any of those posts are plants.
Clever companies always keep an eye on the competition and news blogs, and some the comments from unverified authors promote the PSP and DS.
For instance on Engadged, 2 posts within 4 minutes by an unverified author, one saying "It looks like a DS" then "I don't think these will ever ship".
Seems like they'd post something more trolly if they were wanting to piss people off.

Or could be bad trolls, whatever, just my 2 pennys.

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I would guess people who have an axe to grind before competetion, honestly. There are plenty of people with personal animosity towards the OP project from what I gather.
 

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First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.
 

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[quote name='mali' date='09 December 2009 - 12:51 PM' timestamp='1260355867']There seems to be some kind of idiot competition going on all over the internet.[/quote]love that quote, must remember it.
 

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Tobs said:
I wonder, not to start any conspiracy theories, if any of those posts are plants.
Clever companies always keep an eye on the competition and news blogs, and some the comments from unverified authors promote the PSP and DS.
For instance on Engadged, 2 posts within 4 minutes by an unverified author, one saying "It looks like a DS" then "I don't think these will ever ship".
Seems like they'd post something more trolly if they were wanting to piss people off.

Or could be bad trolls, whatever, just my 2 pennys.

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"I don't think these will ever ship" is pretty trolly if you ask me. It's obvious by the picture that it's about ready to go and they post something like that. "It looks like a DS" is fine. It does. Just has one screen, that's all. "That looks craptacular. So who was waiting for one of these again?" is another troll post.
 
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Open Pandora First Unit Complete, Finally! on slashdot - http://slashdot.org/recent
 

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Hardly a media report, but Charles Stross, a Scottish science fiction writer who occasionally blogs about gadgets, seems to be following the progress of Pandora development. In fact, given that he often blogs about related devices - and most importantly, as a Linux user and someone who understands what the device stands for, OP could probably do worse than sending him a review unit.
 

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Not a media report, but the after effects of. Youtube honours for MWeston's latest video, single digits bolded, most interesting one redded.

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