Out of sheer boredom I decided to hunt around the Baidu forum and round up as many images as I could of the new K101 prototypes. I’m afraid I can’t really share much else to put these in context (cos I can’t read Chinese and Google Translate is terrible), apart from the dates that they were posted up. It looks like it’s probably in the final stages of development anyway. Take a look.
Edit: It might help if I explained what the K101 was (doh). It’s the K1 hardware inside a different shell, MaxZhou88 is the man behind the product and this one will have real RTC built in. Other differences to the original K1 seem to be a MiniUSB port (for charging, I guess) and a normal 3.5mm AV Out port.
From the 26th of April, a white unit with black shoulder buttons struts its stuff. Very smart indeed.
From the 28th of April, the same device hooked up to what looks like a K1 (the screen is not wide enough to be a real GBA I don’t think).
From the 30th of April, the same unit powered on and charging.
And then it seemed to go quiet until the 16th of June when we get a good look of an all white and a white/silver unit from a few sides. I preferred it with the black shoulder buttons, but wait until you see what he shows us in July.
On the 26th of June he posts up some images of the cases. I guess mass production is getting closer. I hope they don’t just go with white and/or black for the final run. I’d love to see some crazy colours…
The 4th of July and we get another front facing image of the unit powered on. It looks like there is some writing on the screen bevel, but it’s obscured by the case.
The 5th of July brings yet more images of decidedly prototype looking cases. No screen printing at all here, and you can see red light bleeding through the case over there on the right. But check the shots of the firmware, it looks like RTC is really going to be present on the K101. There’s also a bunch of screen protectors, this time without words printed on the bottom edge.
July 11th. Wow, that’s more like it. Well perhaps it’s a little too bright, but it’s fun. I really hope they make some cases with the original GBA colours. I’m bored of black and white handhelds.
And today he posted up some pics of the unit disassembled.
I’ll be sure to check back from time to time and see if there are any new images added, and of course I’ll post them here when I find them. Enjoy.