The PowKiddy X2 is a pretty brazen attempt to cash in on the aesthetics of the original Nintendo Switch, even by Chinese standards. But hey, at least they switched the colours over! Whilst the PowKiddy X2 is a Nintendo Switch lookalike, it should be no surprise that underneath that Neon Red and Blue colourway it’s another story.
Borrowing colour schemes from Nintendo is a great way to create interest in a handheld, and PowKiddy have done that with their Q90 handheld. The PowKiddy Q90 is an ARM9 machine in a familiar (ahem) turquoise shell and it’ll be shipping this month. Oh, did I mention PowKiddy Q90 looks like a Switch Lite Mini?
GPD haven’t had much competition when it comes to clamshell handhelds. Over the past few years they’ve done an excellent job of cornering the market with high quality devices spanning most niches from Android gaming and Windows gaming to general computing and even IT support with the upcoming GPD Micro.
A couple of days ago news of a real 3DS Flashcart hit the GBATemp forums for the first time. Unlike the Crown 3DS (and various other rumoured 3DS carts) this one seems to be the real deal and is due to hit retailers sometime this month. Unfortunately we’re going to have to wait and see exactly how this cart will function as there is a lot of confusion and possible mis-information surrounding it at present.
Over on the Pandora boards today, Exophase (the man behind gpSP) has revealed that he’s been working on a Nintendo DS emulator for ARM machines, specifically the Pandora handheld. He’s uploaded a teaser video of the emulator, called DraStic, in action for us and says that he hopes to have a release available for download …
First of all, thanks to everybody who suggested names for the K101, the sheer amount of responses really took me by surprise and the guys in China had a very tough time choosing their favourite, hence the delay in the announcing the winner… sorry about that! It’s really great to see so many people interested in this gadget.
This competition has now ended. The winner will be announced shortly, and part 2 will be kicked off!
Right folks, it’s competition time again. Who’s up for a free K101? Or should I say, which 2 of you are up for a free K101? That’s right, to celebrate the upcoming launch of the new GBA clone, the awesome staff over at www.k1gba.com are going to give 2 of them away!
Interested? Read on for the details.
Well this is an unlikely and rather surprising turn up for the books. Japanese firm Panasonic (or their newly founded offshoot company ‘Panasonic Cloud Entertainment’) are reportedly working on a new handheld device with the sole purpose of playing MMO games on the go. The machine is said to run on Linux, have a super high resolution screen and a full keyboard as well as gaming controls of some sort.
What happens if you rip a DS Lite in half? Well aside from breaking it, you end up with something resembling the Letcool N350JP. And what a handsome devil it is too.
In the baffling world of Chinese firm Dingoo Digital (or is that Dingoo Technologies? Does anyone care anymore?) nothing is black and white. It seems that both mobs are quite happy firing accusations at one another for breach of copyright and theft of source code at the moment (If you want to trawl the long and confusing drama that is “Who is the real Dingoo team?” then you could start here but I wouldn’t advise it).
What is certain (or as close as you’re going to get) is that the company behind the manufacture of the Dingoo A320 was Gemei, a reputable Chinese electronics company.
18 or so months after the Dingoo A320 landed, and after a lot of leaked photographs, wild speculation, a fake successor and a whole load of hullabaloo over at the dingoonity forums, it finally seems that the real successor is about to land – and this time it comes with some official pics.
Over at the dingoonity forums, one of the staff members from Chinavasion posted to say that they would be taking stock of the new machine “soon”.