Pandora, the muscled-up Nintendo DS frankenmonster with Linux OS, will be finally available for the holidays shopping season. With only 3,000 units planned, the $350 game console has no commercial games and is aimed at the homebrew market. Obviously, it's not going to be a hit but its final feature list looks impressive nonetheless.

• ARM® Cortex™-A8 600Mhz+ CPU running Linux • 430-MHz TMS320C64x+™ DSP Core • PowerVR SGX OpenGL 2.0 ES compliant 3D hardware • 800x480 4.3" 16.7 million colours touchscreen LCD • Wifi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth & High Speed USB 2.0 Host • Dual SDHC card slots & SVideo TV output • Dual Analogue and Digital gaming controls • 43 button QWERTY and numeric keypad • Around 10+ Hours battery life Maybe it won't be a success as a game console, but perhaps they got a small hit for people looking for even smaller netbooks. [Bit-tech]