Haters will hate!
These people developed their own computer, with an unique feature-set! It is an awesome achievement. Even if you don't much like the end result, I'm asking you to respect that achievement. Or perhaps other people will lose respect for you, and your achievements.
The Pandora is not "dated nonsense", it is still the only device of its type.
Sure, some aspects of the current Pandora, such as the CPU and RAM, are a little out of date in 2012. It still does perform very well.
Many people seem to like the "chunky retro look". I get enough attention when I'm using it. Perhaps you'd prefer "slick but boring"?
I expect that the Pandora 2 development will be much quicker and smoother. The developers have gained a lot of experience, found reliable production companies, and improved their technologies. So far, they have produced and sold the original Pandora, Pandora "rebirth", Pandora "1GHz", and iControlPad. The iControlPad2 has been funded to over $200K by a kickstarter campaign. Development and production of iCP2 is ongoing. Pandora 2 will, I suppose, be the sixth successful product. They are getting better at this game.
I think the Pandora 2 is going to have at least: the latest and greatest ARM CPU, plenty of RAM, an HD screen, cell internet, HIFI audio, and last but not least an RGB backlight. Who can argue with HIFI audio, 8 LEDs and an RGB backlight?! That's one sexy device.
Edited by sswam - 11/8/12 at 7:18am