Possibility of modified PandorasFebruary 4, 2009
While we have been open with the parts used, and where possible used hardware with open drivers, we will never reveal the schematics or we would just have cheap Chinese Pandora clones showing up which most certainly isn’t part of the plan.
We are however happy to sell the bare boards or even do modifications for bulk customers.
Craigix has posted some interesting information on the forum about releasing the schematics for the Pandora, he is adamant about the schematics not being released, in order to avoid cheap knockoffs, but he finishes off by mentioning that bare Pandora circuit boards could be sold (possibly at a reduced price?) and that modifications can be done for customers buying Pandoras in bulk.
Could we see future versions of the Pandora, modified for more RAM, NAND memory or even revisions with key lighting being sold by other shops? While this may cause serious problems within the development community, like certain games having higher requirements than the specification Pandora, it could definitely open up new opportunities for the console. Only time will tell.