Nvidia delays SHIELD handheld for a month

Nvidia delays SHIELD handheld for a month
Just days after dropping the price of their upcoming handheld console and announcing a June launch, the company has delayed its release for a month.

The console, which was initially priced at $349 to much criticism, will cost $299 now when it launches sometimes towards the end of July.



Nvidia says they discovered a mechanical issue, but they would not specify except to say it was with a third-party component.

In their statement, the company says "We want every Shield to be perfect, so we have elected to shift the launch date to July."

NVIDIA SHIELD's specifications:
  • Tegra 4 The world's fastest mobile processor delivers rich graphics and unbeatable performance thanks to 72 GPU cores, four CPU cores and 2GB of RAM
  • Console-grade controller Precise control thanks to dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers, full-sized bumpers and A/B/X/Y buttons
  • Multi-touch display 5-inch, 720p retinal multi-touch display for high-fidelity visuals
  • Integrated speakers Custom, bass reflex, tuned port audio system we think this is SHIELD's sleeper feature
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n 2X2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi for game streaming
  • Pure Android Latest Android Jelly Bean operating system from Google, for access to Android games and apps
  • There's more NVIDIA put into SHIELD everything we would want in a premium mobile gaming device: 16 GB memory, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0, a microSD storage slot, a 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
View a complete spec sheet here.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 26 Jun 2013 17:51
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  • 3 comments
  • Jemborg

    Every time there is an article on the Shield you post all the specs... why is that Andre?

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    26.6.2013 22:10 #1

  • aw2600

    Originally posted by Jemborg: Every time there is an article on the Shield you post all the specs... why is that Andre? The specs are the Shield's sleeper feature.

    26.6.2013 23:05 #2

  • Jemborg

    Originally posted by aw2600: Originally posted by Jemborg: Every time there is an article on the Shield you post all the specs... why is that Andre? The specs are the Shield's sleeper feature. Yeah? According to the above list for the upteenth time it's the "Integrated Speakers".

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    26.6.2013 23:10 #3

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