Oh, I'm sure that in the realm of saving this technology for the successor of the current form of the Pandora would yield higher capacities at lower prices as well as the ability to make this gaming UMPC compete with gaming class laptops (which will DEFINITELY be worth it) of course, I would vote to have the screen size increased to 5in just due to the sheer content capabilities of the device. In the realm of game emulation, I can't see it being more than 2 generations behind, maybe even bumping up to one (PSX puts us 2 gens behind PS3, so no worse than that
) Thing is, there aren't many games for linux that require more processor power than the Pandora currently has. From what I remember, the entire Humble Indie Bundle can function on Pandora! But space would be an issue for that to get the speed boost of being installed vs ran via SD card. The way I see it going down that makes the most sense would be a standard NAND for / with the iSSD option (starting at 4GB) for /home and primary software that was not already flashed to /.
Similar to how I have my GP2X setup, I'd have all the emulators and core games I play frequently copied to the iSSD in .pnd format or "installed" to a well-named folder for IGG (instant gaming gratification) and house the emulator roms and other games that I play less often on the SD cards... with the iSSD, I'd be able to swap out which games are more important to me with new titles, or old titles that suddenly become more interesting (or whatever floats my boat on the software side)... I learned to fragment my partitioning a long time ago and avoid single partitions like the plague! so if I had my way, that is how I would do it... and depending on how "embedded" these iSSDs would be, upgrading them would be a nice touch to have.
What I forsee in the realm of OP implementing these would be getting a beagleboard with an opening for iSSDs (similar to the current boards or maybe with updated hardware on said "new" board) and offer iSSD options similar to how custom laptop sites give options on hard drive space or other upgrades on the laptop... so the Pandora would have it's base price and there would be a drop-down menu (defaulted to "no iSSD +$0USD" or something of the like) which would list each iSSD size and the additional price for it. This way, the buyer has options and if they got the money to spend, cool... OP can install the chip on their Pandora prior to shipping... if not, then they go with the standard model (which should still have the iSSD slot available for future upgrading via OP or the daring HBHM (Home-Based Hardware Modifier)...
Hope you guys like my Acronyms... I rather enjoy making them up on the fly.