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Atari Lynx
2014-07-15 14:42:15

The Atari Lynx is a handheld gaming console released in September 1989, by the Atari Corporation. It was the first handheld to feature a color LCD screen. The Lynx (Handy Game) was originally developed by Epyx in 1987, but the company had financial troubles and agreed to have Atari handle production and marketing of the system. In 1991, Atari re-released the Lynx with improved hardware,...

Gizmondo
2013-09-06 09:35:02

The Gizmondo is a handheld gaming console released on March 19, 2005 by Tiger Telematics. The original device was called Gametrac and first published on its website in October 2003 regarding a new device being developed. In January 2004 it debuted as a concept product; it was renamed the Gizmondo in August 2004. It was released in the United Kingdom on March 19, 2005. An estimated 4,500...

GameKing
2013-08-06 14:56:12

The GameKing is a handheld game console released in Hong Kong in 2003 by TimeTop. There were three consoles produced: the GameKing I, GameKing II, and GameKing III. Another console produced by TimeTop was the Handy Game but was not part of the GameKing brand. The GameKing I (GM-218) featured as an 8-bit system using a 6.0 Mhz CPU and similar in looks to the Game Boy Advance. It uses two AAA...

Tapwave Zodiac
2013-08-05 13:40:04

The Tapwave Zodiac, released in October 2003 by Tapwave, is a mobile entertainment console. The unit was designed to play music, display images and videos, plus allow the user to play games. Less than 200,000 Zodiacs were sold making it the third worst selling handheld system. Only the Gizmondo and R-Zone sold less. It was discontinued on July 26 2005. Features of the Zodiac included an MP3...

Game Boy Advance
2013-08-05 12:12:30

The Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a handheld video game console produced by Nintendo and released in Japan on March 21, 2001. On June 11, 2001 it was released in North America, June 22, 2001 in Australia and Europe, and on June 8, 2004 in the People's Republic of China, except Hong Kong. Worldwide, 81.51 million units were sold before being discontinued in 2008. In July 1996, in an issue of Game...

Game Boy Micro
2013-08-04 07:34:17

The Game Boy Micro is a handheld gaming console released by Nintendo on September 13, 2005 in Japan, September 19, 2005 in North America, October 1, 2005 in China as the iQue, November 3, 2005 in Australia, November 4, 2005 in Europe and November 9,2005 in South Korea. It was officially unveiled on May 17, 2005 at a Nintendo press conference. Its predecessor is the Game Boy Advance SP and...

OlivePad
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The OlivePad designed and developed by Olive Telecom, is a line of tablet computers originally for India. The original was the OlivePad VT100 released on October 23, 2010. Currently there are three other models, the VTW100, and two models in development, the VTR200 and the VT300. The VT100 uses the Android 2.2 operating system with 3G connectivity, and supports video calling. The display is...

Toshiba Thrive
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Toshiba Thrive is a tablet computer released by Toshiba on July 10, 2011 in the 10.1-inch model and in December 2011, in the 7-inch model. It uses the AT&T 4G network with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Toshiba released an upgrade for the Thrive, but it caused instability in the device, so as of December 2012, Toshiba only uses version 3.2.1. The successor to the Thrive is the...

Acer Iconia Tab
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Acer Iconia Tab is the first production of a tablet computer by Acer. It was presented on November 23, 2010. There are twelve models currently available. Iconia Smart is a 4.8-inch smartphone tablet hybrid and the models with a seven inch display are the A100, A110, and the B1, (the latest model). The models with a 10.1-inch display are the A200, A210, A500, A510, and the A700; all A...

HTC Flyer
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The HTC Flyer or HTC EVO View 4G is a tablet computer released in May 2011 by the HTC Corporation. It is powered by Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). Later in 2011, the Android 3.2.1 version was released and the Flyer can be now updated to Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 by the use of custom ROM’s. A Wi-Fi version was released on May 22, 2011, but was discontinued in December 2011. It has an optional...

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.