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Re: [News] October Releases: Next-generation Linux-based GP2X Now Confirmed, Palm to Fight Back with Linux

____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 04 September 2007 18:43 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> ____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 04 September 2007 11:28 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>> GamePark Holdings' GP2X F-200 coming in October
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>| Where the new model does differ, however, is with the addition of a 320 x
>>>>| 240 QVGA touchscreen (with stylus), and a complete redesign of the
>>>>| gamepad, moving away from the previous, mushroom-like protrusion to a
>>>>| more flush, PSP-esque controller.
>>>> `----
>>>> Ed Colligan, Palm's CEO, looks determined to fight for a position in the
>>>> multimedia smartphone market.
>>> Hmmm, I can see my kids being very interested in this...  the
>>> touchscreen is a really good, err, touch, and the capability to read
>>> larger SD cards would be very valuable.
>> Why? What's the maximum size? Old Palms could handle 2 and 4 gigs. There are
>> now some SDs that can contain 16 GB, IIRC. For gaming, that's _a lot_, esp.
>> retro.
> The current generation machines can handle up to 4Gig cards, but *not*
> the high-capacity format ones.  There is a new kernel out which apparently
> can do it, but I've not tried it.  The reason for wanting the storage is
> that the GP2X is far more than a gaming platform, it's also a book reader,
> mp3 and video player, general computer, and pretty much anything else you
> want it to be.  On the lads' last trip (to my parents in Yorkshire) they
> took all of Blake's 7 third series, a couple of films, several books,
> a shedload of iron maiden (no1 son is major fan) and a lot of other
> music, as well as many games, including frozen bubble, vektar, duke3D,
> and superTux (which also runs on my N800 and I'm quite enamoured of).
> Oh yeah, and the gameboy emulator and a few roms, and a few asimov ebooks.
> And some MP3s of a couple of audiobooks, too.
> Having said that, they didn't run out of storage, but even so, it's
> always nice to have more :-)

When kids buy a Nintendo DS or one of the other handheld consoles, the parents
spend a fortune on games. It's nice to see that the GP2X is not only
inexpensive when you buy it, but you also get /heaps/ of programs and content
to play with (Sony and Nintendo hopped on the 'DRM train' for handheld

                ~~ Best of wishes

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