Monday, October 6, 2008

Open Pandora

I read, again at Vida Extra, a news about a new platform -sorry Sergi, another platform on which we should to think of to develop games- called Pandora:

Pandora is an "opened" portable console. When being cradled in Linux allows any developer to program its applications and games for this platform. Their appearance and size are similar to the ones of a Nintendo DS.

An Open Source console, what a great idea! I can't wait to have one in my hands.

Technical comparative between Nintendo DSi, PSP-3000, iPhone/iPod
Touch and Pandora just below. The sources of the three first columns 
are from Vida Extra -whose source is Dandel, whose source is
 Joystick-. The data of the fourth and last column is from the Pandora's 
Spanish site.

Nintendo DSi
iPhone / iPod Touch
Screen sizeTwo 3.25-inch displays4.3-inch display3.5-inch display4.3-inch display
Screen resolution256 x 192480 x 272, 16.7m colors480×320800×480, 16.7m colors
CPU speed / typeOne 67 MHz (ARM) and one 33 MHz ARM7TDMI2MIPS R4000-based; clocked from 1 to 333 MHz620 MHz ARM 1176, underclocked to 412 MHzTexas Instruments OMAP3530 625 MHz, core ARM® Cortex™-A8
Form Factor5.85 x 3.33 x 0.99 inches16.7 x 2.9 x 0.9 inches4.5 × 2.4 x 0.48 inches (iPhone); 4.3 × 2.4 × 0.33 inches (iPod Touch)5.5 x 3.3 x 1.1 inches
Camera2 cameras: one VGA and another one of 0,3 megapixelsGo!Cam, 1.3 megapixels optionalIPhone has 2 megapixels cameraNo
MemorySD slot, internal storage (unknown size)Memory Stick (up to 16GB)8-32GB of internal storage256 Mb FLASH NAND memory for internal storage. Two slots for memory cards up to 64Gb
InternetWi-FiWi-FiWi-Fi (iPhone also has EDGE or 3G)Wi-Fi
Touch ScreenYes (single-touch)NoYes (multi-touch)Yes
Online StoreYes (DSi Shop)Yes (PS StoreYes (App Store)OpenSource

1: Approximate size, based on Nintendo's assertion that DSi is 12 percent thinner than DS Lite

There are more technical aspects on the official sites. It seems to me that we're in front of the best portable console in technical aspects until now. You've lots of videos, they aren't of great quality. You only have to look for them on YouTube. My favorite is this one of Quake 2. Look at the high frame rate!

This afternoon, I start the master!

1 comment:

Cabron Tormenta said...

Aun no hemos empezado que ya empiezas con tus ollas? xD