Evil Dragon has just posted this update on the GP32 forum suggesting the production release date for the Pandora as June 2009:
'Our current plan is to build a half dozen prototypes for rev3 by the end of April or first week of May (depending on how far the devs get with the software).Michael will test them thoroughly with a new kernel from Notaz/DJWillis.
The tests will mainly be to make sure the boards were manufactured properly (since they will be from the company who will provide production quantities) and to make sure they were soldered properly. So basically, our final hardware test will start soon!
We're trying to make sure we can build up to the first 500 units in May (at most).
The next 3500 should be finished in June. The transparent case should arrive within the next few days. After that, we can finally start the moulding process!It does seem like the best date we will have cases is the end of May.
After they arrive, we can finally start shipping, as the boards will be ready at that time.Some things can and will be done in parallel, so that that stuff will be ready when the Pandora is finished:-
Get carry cases manufactured- Do CE and FCC (CE will be done with one of those Rev3 Boards, FCC can't be done before we have the first final unit)'