After a lengthy and slightly worrisome stint at the sorting office in Heathrow, my GPD XD+ finally arrived earlier this week. I haven’t really had time to get to know it yet, but I have had a good look at the hardware and tested a few bits and pieces from the Play Store.
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
Everything you need to know about GPD’s next handheld is eloquently and informatively explained by Phawx in the video below. To summarise, the RK3288 in the 2015 model is going out of production soon but GPD want to continue selling the XD – so they’re doing the sensible thing and keeping the exact form factor … Read more
As GPD’s new handheld begins crossing the seas and falling into the hands of eager early adopters, reviews are starting to pop up on YouTube. Here are a few of the ones I’ve found most informative: English: Bosnian Language: Spanish Language: This guy has a load of videos testing different games. Click here for his channel, … Read more
During my usual Sunday morning perusal of the China web stores I noticed that one of my favourite shops is now shipping the GPD XD, and what’s more they have the cheapest price I’ve seen for the 32GB model in both Blue and Black. Gearbest are now shipping the 32GB model for $141.09. Click the … Read more
And a very thorough, well spoken and impartial review it is. Thanks Nielo 😀
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
Geekbuying’s estimated shipping date for both models is the 19th of July, so if you’re after one of these things then this is the cheapest place I’ve found it so far.
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.
As you can see from the pictures, if this product does make it to market it might be a little while yet. Currently there are only some rendered images of this clamshell device available. The XD looks to be closely modelled on the “New” 3DS from Nintendo, albeit it seems to be lacking the second screen that would sit between the input controls. I would be disappointed if they didn’t fill that void with something, a small keyboard perhaps or maybe even a trackpad to save you jabbing at the hinged screen all the time when browsing.