March 19th, 2005, 20:26 PM
Gizmondo gadget hits the shelves
The Gizmondo combined media player, phone and gaming gadget goes on sale on Saturday. Priced at £229, the handheld device is debuting in the UK and goes on sale in the US and mainland Europe in the next few weeks.
A catalogue of about 20 games is being prepared for the gadget including The Great Escape and Conflict Vietnam.
The British-backed gadget faces stiff competition from handheld gaming devices made by Nintendo and Sony.
The Gizmondo device packs a lot of functions inside its black cover and is aimed at gamers and those that want more from their game-playing gadgets.
It can be used to play games, music tracks and movies. It can take and store digital photos and be used like a mobile phone to send text, multimedia and e-mail messages. The phone service to enable people to send messages is being provided by pre-pay Vodafone accounts bundled in with the device.
It also works with GPS (Global Position System) so can also be used as a navigation aid or to support a variety of location-based services.
Full story: BBC News
View: Gizmondo homepage
March 20th, 2005, 06:58 AM
The Beast Master
where does it end....lol....leaps and bounds in the tech world....time to go shoppin....woo hoo.
June 6th, 2005, 14:14 PM