Linux-Based Caanoo Gaming Device Coming in August

by admin | July 13, 2010 12:17 am


There is still room for another handheld gaming device[2], at least that’s what GamePark would like to tell us as it unveils their Linux[3]-based Caanoo. Features include a 533MHz ARM9 processor, 128MB memory, a dedicated 3D GPU, and a 3.5-inch touchscreen. The controls would remind you of Sega Genesis[4] back in the day, with a joystick instead of a d-pad. It also has accelerometer and vibration functions for enhanced gaming experience.

The Caanoo supports open-source games, which requires WiFi dongle to download. It can also display photos and a variety of video files like DivX, XviD, and MPEG4. The manufacturer claims of an upcoming official software developer kit[5] (SDK) and app store, but we will believe it when we see it.

The GamePark Caanoo is expected to ship on August 15, costing US$149.90, to importers like Play-Asia[6].

Source: GamePark Facebook Page[7], via Engadget[8]

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