Originally Posted by P-J
I very much doubt it. Clamshell handheld machines (like LCD games) have existed WAY before the DS lite. It'd never stick. If this isn't prior art
, I don't know what is!
That would be a Nintendo Game & Watch. Nintendo, y'know? Like the Nintendo DS.
Anyway, you're right - the clamshell design has been around for ages. Think laptops for a better example.
The advantage of the Pandora over everything else is two-fold. First of all, power - 600MHz CPU, 128MB RAM. Secondly, despite its weird-ass appearance it's designed as a games machine. It's got a d-pad and two analogue sticks, which any PDA won't be able to compete with.