The Pandora's Audience
Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:43 PM
I pre-ordered one to upgrade my Zaurus SL-C3100. That one already does a lot of stuff the pandora will be able to do.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:58 PM
I'm a retor-gamer fan, and I have a collection of older games.
I'm a homebrew fan, in that I like seeing original efforts at games.
And I'm a Unix enthusiast. Note: Not 'Linux'.
Heh... I couldn't vote either, same story, including being a Linux AND Unix enthusiast (Yes, both o' them..).
And neither of us pre-ordered either...
Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:09 PM
gits who bought the GP32 (blue ) were out there, the poll was more GP2X centric
It could of been interesting to see where the initial userbase was from (Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac OS, etc)
Yes I too have messed around with Linux (Unix, Windows and DOS for Work, Linux for home) for quite a few years - bring back the days when you had to write your own drivers, none of this automated pap - it takes the fun out of it
Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:14 PM
If both of the above were satisfied, I wouldn't be here nearly as much as I am right now.
Posted 10 December 2008 - 12:30 PM
I was searching the net for a long time to get a Linux based powerful handheld with touchscreen and lots of storage space, GPS and possibly a keyboard. I want to do mobile editing for OpenStreetMap and for that I have looked at the Nokia N800, N810, netbooks and the OpenMoko phone (Freerunner).
A speedy system is important as I expect turn-by-turn navigation or OpenStreetMap editing software to be very CPU and memory hungry. The OpenMoko phone was quickly out of the picture as I didn't need the phone function at all. All others have different pro's and con's but, for me, the Pandora came on top (followed at distance by the N810). Netbooks are just too big to be working on while standing.
The biggest downside of the Pandora for outdoor usage, as things stand now, is the lack of a transflective screen, I hope the backlight is powerfull enough to counteract that.
Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:33 PM
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:06 PM
I have a gp2x and I love the freedom in choice. But it lacks to be a portable office device. So then I see the Pandora and see it's big potential being a great portable device that can be used for many purposes....and the most important thing is that it's build to be a tool and aid for open innovation.
I hope to see one day, people using pandora to work, share and communicate in a healthy independant open society with open document formats...
basically a big middlefinger to DRM and vendorlock.
Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:49 AM
Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:35 PM
Good to be back, yay.
Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:13 PM
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 04:09 PM
Posted 13 December 2008 - 06:09 PM
The poll was created to find out who preordered the pandora. I added all those "didn't preorder" to be abled to filter them out
There is probably no better place for this poll then this forum.
I'm really happy with all the people who participated, thank you very much. With the current numbers, the poll should already be interpretable and representative.
About those who said they would belong to all groups: Sure, there are probably lots of those, but adding all possible options would have made the poll to big and hard to interpret. Please make up your mind and decide for one option. It's already clear that lots of voters have interest in the other directions, too.
Edited by conso, 13 December 2008 - 06:11 PM.
Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:20 AM