Thursday, 8 January 2009

Pandora To Start Shipping February 2009

An update has appeared on which suggests the expected Pandora shipping date as mid to late February 2009, extracts of the update are as follows:

'First we had the PayPal issue, then the banking problem with all those credit cards (and Amex is still troubling) and because of this we needed to reroute money from various other accounts to pay for the production... which caused delays, especially for the LCDs (though that issue is solved now, the last LCDs will ship soon, thank goodness).

And if that wasn't enough, we a bit trouble with the rechargeable battery, as it was pretty hard designing a battery with that high capacity that also FITS into the case. This delayed the case - but I'm happy to announce that the final battery is already being prototyped.

As soon as we get it (which should be within the next week), the case design will be ready a few days later (we set the deadline for the case design to January 15th). Prototyping shouldn't take too long - and then it will only be a matter of a few weeks more until everything is ready for delivery ..... So, here is a mini-roadmap:

  • Case Design: January 15th 2009
  • Case Prototyping: approx. 1-2 weeks later
  • Final production and delivery: approx. 2 - 4 weeks later'

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