The OpenPandora project is an open source project to create a handheld gaming console using open source designs and open source software. The Pandora has an ARM-based processor, Linux-based operating system, and support for a wide range of game console emulators along with a QWERTY thumb keyboard and dual analog game controllers.
It’s been about four years since the project was started, and only a handful of Pandora units have been shipped so far due to a number of obstacles. But the group has found a new company to produce Pandora systems and plans to begin mass production in February.
You an pre-order a Pandora for 375 Euros and up.
Unfortunately the specs for the Pandora look like those for a product that was state-of-the-art a few years ago. It has a 4.3 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display, a 600 MHz TI OMAP 3550 processor, 110 MHz PowerVR SGX530 graphics, 512MB of RAM, and 512MB of storage. Most modern smartphones have more powerful hardware.
The Pandora does still have a few nifty features including dual SDHC card slots, USB host capabilities, composite and S-video TV output, and the gamepad and keyboard.
via UMPC Portal