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.
GPD did say it’d be available in the new year, but I wasn’t expecting it to arrive as quickly as this. The GPD XD+ can now be ordered at Fasttech for $198 shipped. I’ve decided I’m going to get one this time around, though I may wait until I can find a decent discount code. … Read more
The sleeping giant awakes! It’s been over 2 years since JXD released their last flagship handheld, the S7800B, and things have been very quiet from the ShenZhen based company since then. Since 2013 GPD have stolen the show, releasing 3 seriously good handhelds and dominating the market in cheap Android portables.
I would like to think that JXD have taken this time to reflect, to hone their skills and put some real thought into a new product. Looking at their S192, it does look as though they may have upped their game from the creaky and sometimes unreliable products of yesteryear.
You could say they have actually gone one step further than GPD with their new machine by deciding to utilise Nvidia’s previous flagship SoC, the Tegra K1, instead of the China made processors that usually power these things. The console also comes with a full HD 7″ screen, 2 cameras, at least 16GB internal memory, a 10,000mah cell and will run Android 5.0 out of the box.
Not a particularly informative video unfortunately, but there are a couple of things to take from this. Most notably, it looks like GPD have implemented their own custom Android skin here. It looks very similar to the UI used on their Mars Gamebox. Also, this thing looks beautiful in blue! We already know that the hinge locks … Read more
Two days ago I was scouring Baidu for new images and info on GPD’s new clamshell device, the XD, and came up short. Today however, the device has been confirmed and is scheduled to start shipping towards the end of next month.
It looks as though one of the first octacore handhelds to arrive is going to be courtesy of iReadyGO. Although it’s not officially released until the 20th of August, it seems to have had a limited release to the Chinese market already courtesy of snail.com. The Mediatek MTK6952 octacore processor is powering this phone, … Read more
Willgoo have acquired a prototype of JXD’s new MTK6582 smartphone-come-handheld, and will shortly be putting it through its paces. The machine sports a 5 inch 960×540 display, runs on Android 4.2 and contains a 3000mah battery as well as dual analog sticks and 4 shoulder buttons. This is the 6582’s first outing in a gaming … Read more
I spoke too soon it seems. The 5 inch variant of newcomer GPD’s machine is now also available for pre-order for $119.99. Click the image to take a look.
For a few months now there have been renders of a rather unusual looking machine from a company called GPD being posted around the usual websites. The 7 inch handheld appears to be the child of a tablet and a Playstation-esque controller, promising what could be one of the most ergonomic interpretations of the giant … Read more
After the mediocre success of the Gamepad it looks as though Archos is going to be having another stab at the 7 inch handheld market. The Gamepad 2 improves on the original in many ways, this time with a higher resolution 1280×800 panel and the quad core RK3188 instead of the dual core RK3066 found … Read more