July 14th 2009 8:16 pm

final rating

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Game library Outside of emulators, limited software catalog. Lots of emulators though. so-so
  • Graphics About on par with iPhone 4 good
  • Battery life About 10 hours of real-life use. Standby drains too much battery, but hey it's not a phone so turn it off. great!
  • Portability (size / weight) On the clunky side. Not too heavy. so-so
  • Durability No comments good
Detailed review
Absolutely a great platform for hackers, homebrew games and emulators. It is truly "open" up to the firmware. The customized application launcher makes it a breeze to write some software in a package and load it form an SD card, no install requited. The hardware is quite flexible (2 SD cards, full-sized USB port in AND out, WiFi). Resistive screen with pen makes it feel a bit "previous generation", but the pen works great on the high resolution screen when it runs in desktop mode.