Gizmondo launches in US for $229

Posted on Sunday, October 23 2005 @ 3:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gizmondo kicked off the launch campaign for the new multi-entertainment handheld console with a full-page advertisement in USA Today (page 5a), featuring Austin Powers star, Verne Troyer.

The Gizmondo will go on sale across all 50 States from Saturday 22nd October 2005, priced at $229. There will be fourteen games available at launch, as well as the previously announced satellite navigation package which takes advantage of the hardware's powerful GPS functionality.

As well as games and GPS, the pocket-sized device's entertainment arsenal also features music and movies, text and picture messaging, and a digital camera. With an email service also launching next week, the Gizmondo is the most versatile and feature-packed gaming console available.

As well as being available in country-wide mall locations, the Gizmondo is also available to purchase via the website at

Gizmondo is powered by Microsoft Windows CE advanced real-time operating system, boasting a 2.8-inch TFT colour screen with a Samsung ARM9 400Mhz processor and incorporates the GoForce 3D 4500 NVIDIA graphics accelerator. It provides cutting-edge gaming, multimedia messaging, an MP3 music player, Mpeg4 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 SD and MMC card accessories.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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