If you cast your mind back as far as April you might remember the rumours of an Android handheld modelled very closely on what will be Sony’s next machine, the Vita. Well everything went quiet on that front until recently when listings for a new Yinlips device started appearing on the net. Yinlips are the company behind the G80, a mildly successful Win CE 5.0 clamshell comuter back in 2009.
Well it looks as though the iReadyGo has resurfaced, this time under the Yinlips YDPG18 name. It may be a different device, but it certainly looks to be very similar to the aforementioned iReadyGo.
Read on for some specs and more pictures.
- 5.0″ High definition Touch Screen
- Android 2.2 OS,quickly visit any website
- CPU: 1.2GHz , RAM: 512MB
- Support HDMI HD output
- Support all kinds of net games
- Support MSN,SKYPE, QQ online chat
Not mentioned in the official spec is the fact it has WIFI (I think there might a model without WIFI too), a 2200mah battery, a screen res of 800×480 (resistive, I assume) and is apparently capable of N64 and PS1 emulation. Nice.
I discovered a few mentions on Chinese forums that suggest its processor is an AMLogic SK300, but haven’t been able to dig up any information on it. I’ve hunted a while on Youku too, but again I’ve not been able to find any videos of it in action which suggests that it’s perhaps not yet released. There are some actual photos of what looks to be a working device though, which is more than we got from the iReadyGo with its glued on front facing buttons and dislodged shoulder buttons.
The listings on Taobao are all around the £70 mark, which is about $105 – $110. So if it ever appears on our beloved DX or elsewhere then the price after shipping will probably be about $150 – $170.
I dug up some pics, check them out…
If anyone is tempted to grab one then the only possible way currently is via Taobao (assuming they’re not pre-orders). Taobao is like the Chinese version of Amazon, and as you’d expect it is all in Chinese. The dudes over at Zarmark offer a service whereby you place an order through them and they arrange buying the product and shipping it to your door. They do add a fee of course, but when you’re chomping at the bit with impatience it’s sometimes worth the cost. I’ve used them a couple of times before and can vouch for their integrity.
Zarmark email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
And no I’m not on a commission before any wise guys chime in!