It’s official: the Pandora’s RAM and NAND memory have both been doubled to 256MB and 512MB respectively.
There are two possible reactions that people’ve had so far:
- This is great, and I love the addition, but it doesn’t really thrill me.
- Wow, this is outstanding! This was a major problem for me, but now it’s fixed!
These two usually result from two different ideas of what the Pandora should be. The first is usually involves gaming, and the second a full desktop experience. Personally? I could go either way. Really, I have no idea which I’ll use it more for, so I rock between the two mild extremes.
However, the Pandora now has the potential to make it big. What did you say? It always had that potential? Ah, but you’d be amazed at how much a little extra RAM can help! At 128MB, you could run just about anything you wanted. At 256MB you can run just about anything you wanted, alongside Pidgin and a few tabs in Firefox. Or, it could run a game written by a lazy programmer who didn’t want to deal with efficiency.
So, yep, RAM’s good, I’m excited (just not to the level of being thrilled like I was when I pre-ordered and got my order cancelled due to security issues), and the world keeps spinning.
Until, that is, the US government collapses and USPS stops shipping. That would provide quite a thrill right there.