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#1 EvilDragon

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 02:19 PM

GPH just officially announced their new handheld - The Wiz!

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Click here for a brochure with a lot of infos.

The most interesting thing is the Flash Player (Flash 7.0 compatible) and the planned release of commercial games.
It has a LiIon battery built-in - and finally a place for the stylus! And a nice OLED display.
If everything works as planned, it will be shipped in mid October.

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More infos can be found on the official homepage (only korean for now)

#2 lubidog

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 02:23 PM

Blimey! We have had the wii, now the wiz. (from where I am from, to wiz means to urinate.)

I think the Pandora should be renamed 'The Piss'. It would sell.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 02:32 PM

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No design change then sad.gif , well i'm out unless I trip over a wad of cash in October.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 02:50 PM

QUOTE(lubidog @ Aug 26 2008, 03:23 PM) View Post

Blimey! We have had the wii, now the wiz. (from where I am from, to wiz means to urinate.)

I think the Pandora should be renamed 'The Piss'. It would sell.


Where I come from its the street name for anthetamine sulphate too. laugh.gif


sad.gif Not too excited about this really. Its just GP2X with added 3D support from what I can see.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:04 PM

Im actually quite happy about this, yes the design isnt the greatest but 3d is now added did someone say, looks to be a tight little console, and may interest a load more folks to the gp2x community

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:05 PM

And...they show lots of screenshots from homebrew GP2x stuff and claims it to bee "Free games" for the Wiz. Deid they ask anybodys permission this time Do these games even run on this new hardware???

...Interesting.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:06 PM

Cool, 3D support! The design is just okish.

I hope commercials games will be released.

Moxie: I know surely they asked to have permission for one game in the list, the author is in contact with GPH.

Edited by Grz-, 26 August 2008 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:09 PM

Uhm... hmmm... That is not what I wanted to see in the successor to the GP2X. Oh well. I could spend a few paragraphs nitpicking, but I'm sure someone else is already working that one up. I do want to point out on nice feature I noticed, one glaring problem, and one disappointment.

The "hold" feature right on the power button is pretty nice, I might consider getting one of these to put in my car as a replacement for my crappy mp3 player as long as the price is cheap enough. I do spend quite a bit of time in my car, so it is (sadly) worth it to me to dedicate a device of this calibur to that purpose.

The glaring problem I see is the unfortunate placement of the headphone jack on the bottom face of the device, which once again interferes with pocketability, just like the poor GP2X. I've seen the headphone jack in lots of places on the Pandora renders, and the recent photos are too dark to really get a good idea of what anything is, so this may be an issue there too.

I am really disappointed that it doesn't have a proper USB host port, GPH keeps skipping that feature for some reason! If I could hook up a nice big HD full of music to it in my car it would be a good deal for me at just about any reasonable price point.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:09 PM

QUOTE(Moxie @ Aug 26 2008, 04:05 PM) View Post

And...they show lots of screenshots from homebrew GP2x stuff and claims it to bee "Free games" for the Wiz. Deid they ask anybodys permission this time Do these games even run on this new hardware???

Yes, and these people I think are actually getting something in return too.

Edited by Orkie, 26 August 2008 - 03:12 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:21 PM

i think is look like a nice little console i'll most likely buy one, shame there's no wifi (from what i can see anyway.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:22 PM

Cool, I quite like the look of it. Suppose it's a similar style to a gameboy micro only bigger and i love my micro. Any idea how much it's gonna cost? How will it compare to the Pandora? Wish I'd of known about this before i bought a gp2x the other day. Anyhow probably get one of these aswell till i get a pandora... smile.gif

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:25 PM


Finally the perfect handheld to play Karate Champ! (and not much else...)

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:33 PM

That is what I signed for.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:40 PM

Any news regarding backward compatibility with the GP2X/GP32/PSX/Atari 2600?

I believe it is not, but I just asked so we can put questions like "Can I use the downloads in the archive with this?" for rest.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:42 PM

will be interesting to see if this affects pandora sales as will probably be cheaper and could probably do PSX emulation also. Personally il be sticking with the pandora for the keyboard for amiga emulation biggrin.gif