Unfortunately, the Open Pandora is more and more obsolete (even if I still want mine), but the iCP's are not.
*If* the iCP2 works out, Craig could propose the remaining OP preorderers to sell them iCP2's at production costs, so that difference between the retail and the production prices of these several
Great for my students who have the latest iPhoneDroidLumia handily in their pocket.
Not so great for "yes I still have the OpenVMS server at home, and how are you?"-me who still maintains his main contacts list in a PalmOS 4 device.
But yeah, I do realize I'm maybe not primary target audience. Ignore my vote then
As for the Pandora being obsolete. Oh if only you knew... :-D All these obsolete comments always make me go either *hmph* or LOL depending on how much conviction the OP has
OK I know no-one is actually interested but whatever, here's my explanation for this view on obsoleteness:
I originally ordered the Pandora, because I intended to port POSE (Palm OS emulator) to it!
When I ordered I already knew it would be fairly trivial (I quickly created a test environment that was "close enough to be sure"). Matters like touch screen support were of course total wildcards, but hey, I never fail ;-).
I figured I could have something newer in my bag than the Sony Clie PEG T415 I had used since 2001
. Even this mainly because I was worried the Palm I had carried around daily for so long might eventually break. The battery (proprietary, though still available overseas) was degrading. The backlight felt dimmer. For some strange reason it became difficult to order new 128 MB Sony MemorySticks via mail order...
The idea was to port POSE and slowly start transitioning to Linux apps where possible (notes, contacts, crypto for passwords). I liked Palm because I was able to do some development for it (fairly open environment), but Pandora would have been loads better
in this regard. Most .sh scripts I often use would have worked right out of the box.
There are apps which I doubt I'd be able to get for anything other than Palm OS 4 (a payed for RUS-ENG-RUS dictionary for example), so emulation of a PALM device is essential.
That was supposed to be the main
, daily use.
But I also hoped for Amiga and DOS (EGA level...) emulation "for old times' sake" and because The Pandora Can
We know what happened with the Pandora. I'm happy to say the Clie is still alive and kicking (though only for a few days/charge), but I have
actually retired the Clie now, only two months ago. I bought a used Handera 330!-) I consider it an upgrade for several reasons. Just imagine what I'd consider the Pandora to still be!!!
So: Obsolete my...