Gizmondo, the eagerly anticipated, new handheld multientertainment
device from Tiger Telematics (NASDAQ:TGTL) will be showcased this
week at the 2004 European Games Network (EGN), September 1 – 3, at ExCeL in
London. EGNExpo is the UK's premier trade show targeting computer/video games
suppliers, publishers, developers, distributors and the gaming industry as a whole. The
Gizmondo booth located at the Game Star Live stand C4, provide many attendees with the opportunity to experience the fully functioning gaming device for the first time.
The Gizmondo, powered by a Microsoft Windows CE.net platform, boasts a 2.8-inch
TFT color screen with an ARM9 400Mhz processor and incorporates a 64-bit graphics
accelerator. It provides cutting-edge gaming, multimedia messaging, an MP3 music
player, MPEG 4 movie playing capability, a digital camera and a GPRS network link to
allow wide-area network gaming. Additionally, it contains a GPS chip for location-based
services, is equipped with Bluetooth for use in multi-player gaming and accepts MMC
"The Gizmondo represents something revolutionary, something completely new in the world of consoles and something next level in terms of gaming," said Carl Freer, Managing Director of Gizmondo Europe, Ltd. "In addition to the whole range of entertainment features, its unique GPS and GPRS technologies extend the reach of gamers to a new, virtual level never experienced before."
The Gizmondo will be launched together with a variety of content including games with GPS function that incorporates a player's physical location into the game itself and ability to receive personalized adverts.