Nokia has new plan for portable gaming capable phone

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No, its just arm linux. All

No, its just arm linux. All the gp2x stuff should recompile without changes etc. Would need extra work to take advantage of the touch stuff and analogue sticks etc.

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Pandora
yakumo9275 wrote:

Well the new 'pandora' from Craig is going to blow it out of the water. (He is the original gp32/gp2x importer).
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Sounds great of course, but also expensive. It also sounds like it may need applications rewritten to work on it as well, right? Might take a while...



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Well the new 'pandora' from

Well the new 'pandora' from Craig is going to blow it out of the water. (He is the original gp32/gp2x importer).

ARM® Cortex™-A8 CPU running Linux
800x480 4.3" 16.7 million colours touchscreen LCD
OpenGL 2.0 compliant 3D hardware
Wifi 802.11b/g
Dual SDHC card slots
Dual Analogue and Digital gaming controls
43 button QWERTY and numeric keypad
TV output
High Speed USB Host

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gp2x form factor

Frank, with the gp2x form-factor I was comparing the Nokia phone to the portable gp2x-f200 game console.
Here is the dimensional data (metric):
Weight 91 g
Dimensions 78 x 55.4 x 16.6 mm



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Strange...
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Perhaps the screen-out function is going to be used in a very different way than you'd think, perhaps the telephone sort of translates into a 'gamepad' experience where a HD or SD quality game picture is displayed on the screen, the phone being the 'gamepad'.
Mind you the gp2x form factor is similar to that of a phone, albeit a bit larger and it too connects to a tv set via svideo. Playing the games on the big screen using the gp2x to control the game characters is sort of like holding a gamepad.
Why have the game in a separate box near your tv set while you can integrate it all into the handset?

Guess I'd need to see what it would look like. If it were integrated into the phone where the phone didn't end up as big as they were in the 70's, it wouldn't be too bad.

What's the gp2x form factor?

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Perhaps screen-out function .....

Perhaps the screen-out function is going to be used in a very different way than you'd think, perhaps the telephone sort of translates into a 'gamepad' experience where a HD or SD quality game picture is displayed on the screen, the phone being the 'gamepad'.
Mind you the gp2x form factor is similar to that of a phone, albeit a bit larger and it too connects to a tv set via svideo. Playing the games on the big screen using the gp2x to control the game characters is sort of like holding a gamepad.
Why have the game in a separate box near your tv set while you can integrate it all into the handset?



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Windows Mobile Phones

My Windows Mobile phone (Cingular/AT&T 8125) that's a few years old now does all that stuff, Matt, though it's not perfect at everything (it obviously can't render anywhere near 100% of the Web like supposedly the iPhone is able to). It's probably the closest you'll come though to what you want. I believe HTC is the maker of it.



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cell phone

I know what you mean. I've been looking at some of the models from Verizon and wondering if I can find one that will really make it easy to surf the net, check email, listen to mp3s, play games, and serve in a pinch when I need a PPT displayed. A voice recorder might be neat, too.

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Gaming on a Phone


I don't know about the whole gaming on a phone thing. I downloaded bowling and football (x's and o's) on my phone and play them pretty regular, but, a separate, larger screen?? No one will carry around a screen for a phone, and if it was mean't for home use, why bother, that's what Xbox's, Wii's and PS3's are for.

I've got Sprint and I'm in the market for a new phone that will allow for a better mobile gaming experience. There are so many to choose from though!!

Cheers/Frank

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It seems to include some

It seems to include some sort of multimedia functionality and the ability to play the games on a 'big' external screen.
Can't figure out why they would actually go down that route again, but there it is.



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