I doubt it, but hey it looks cool. I might check it out, do you have any more details on it(Price, Release Date?)
its so compact and sexy... uh yeah...
sounds very interesting - considering it runs windows so that may open the door for alot of games idk - but by the time we see it the psp will hopefuly be able to run some sort of windows-like program anyways
If it has shoulder buttons and an analog nub and the ability to play iso's (which is illegal), the psp is so fscked.
the higher res screen sure wins though.
(and unless it doesn't have a form of removable media, i don't see how official games will be released. its just gonna be like another GP2x)
im assuming that the screenshot is showing an official game, but i may be wrong, since i know almost nothing about it..
On Engadget they call it the G10, is that the real name or is it ReignCom?
First of all sorry if this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it. Anyways, i just saw on the news page that iriver is coming out with a portable gaming machine. It has windows portable os and 4 or 8 gigs of memory (not ram). I googled it and i couldn't find anything about it, and their website didn't have anything big either. I was just wondering if this is going to have better graphics/games than the psp, and how much it is estimated to cost (i realized that was only recently announced at CES, but any info would be great!).
i want one of these if there not 2847 5743657896432705 dollars
"The parent company of iRIVER, Reigncom, has announced the G10 "
wireless broadband is a nice touch - anyone know how much faster that would be than standard wi-fi?
How impossible would it be to play a 2d fighting game on that?
not hard it world be just like playing a gbc/gb ex the sreen is way beeter and all the goodies and it would be on topQuote:
Originally Posted by Wesyeed
it will not be a PSP killer.....iRiver is just a poor company in general, I mean for the iPod, there has been no killer (except some pressure by Creative), it will do poorly im guessing, even if its better, it wont compete with the PSP or DS.
It does look cool.0 But, a keyboard would be anice touch for the final product and a Windows shell access. Alsdo, the ability to play PC game if they add enough support. Then, I would sell my PSP :p ! Considering it"s not $500.
Those screenshots look nice. It's capable of more memory than the PSP so that's a plus. I can see trigger buttons. It won't be a killer, but I can say that I want one.
Originally Posted by Phillyzero
iRiver were making iPods(mp3 players) long before Apple(Ever wonder where Apple took the name for the i(River)Pod. It was just Apple who had the money to do the marketing for it. Ask anyone who isn't looking for style, but a good machine and they would take an iRiver any day.
its a neat little machine but i want more info. it defintely has my attention. its alot more appealing that nasty looking GP2X or whatever its called. is it a PSP killer? no, people know the Sony name and will look to Sony before they look to some unknown.
well, the psp is cheaper no matter what...
and if it cost less, i'll go buy one then (win/win)
but no analog nub? this is just a gba2, nothing but regular old gaming, but better graphics, and whats the point of having windows when you cant type or run any of the OS apps? all that means is this is a microsoft endorsed fileassistant
Whatever I can get MSN on, I will buy.
you can get msn on all windows based pdas
The next style n-gage I think but n-gage has more support behind it from software companies
It looks like a OQO just the Keyboard was replaced with a Game controller...
Edit: also now that i think of it didn't the IRiver PMC-120 win Best of CES for TechTV last year...
if they change the dpad before production this thing could be hot. I am really more interested in emulation on a handheld over commercial games. and emulation on the psp has been pretty disappointing.
I'll leave retail games to my consoles. I'm seriously considering a gp2x or maybe this if more info comes out soon.
all the brand kiddies need to wake up. theres more to electronics then apple and sony.
It will be cheap, compared to the PSP anyway.
Brand image is a huge thing in the economy (For example take the iPod). iRiver will not have the required assets to market this thing effectively and challenge the PSP or DS.
It's David vs Goliath stuff... just with David getting his ass handed to him.
not a psp killer ,maybe a robosapien killer lol
Originally Posted by gamer4life
It reminds me of a NES controller with a screen. lol :evil:
I am currently working at iriver and I am here to read some feedbacks about you guys about the PSP-Killer. Now,I am just one of those thousands of people around there from iriver to check feedbacks and I just want to answer some of your questions..^^
Ok,first, remember that this is a product that will come out roughly at Autum,2006. So, it isn't finished yet..about 60% is done and iriver is making contracts with many game conpanies including the big ones...they are planning to see if users liked the idea of an analog pad or shoulder buttons and I think that is true.
Games...now,you need to remember that this machine probabaly will not be (even in iriver's point of view) a PSP-Killer in GAMING but it will make its life difficult by attacking the weak points of the PSP; the ability to play games is just an addition.
Anyway,coming back to the main point, this machine is far superior than a GPX2...it will be definitely be more successful than that.
Also,we have far better support in games than n-gages so don't worry about that...expect to see BIG titles very soon...^^
This game machine's graphic processor is capable of rendering more than 60fps at the very high resolution of 800x600 which is far superior than that of the PSP(about 480x270..right?)
The screen will be one of its main selling point; far superior than any screens out there in the world,it will have the support of samsung,world's number 1 LCD screen manufacturer.You surely have experienced the short supply of PSPs..didn't you? well..this was because Sony lacked of two important "materials" for the PSP..which is its screen and the flash memory...and samsung is the company that makes more than half of world's LCD screens and flash memory chips.And,yes..you guessed it..iriver and samsung are both from the world's most advanced country in IT-infrastructure which is Korea! Now, the government has been investing loads of money on the PSP-Killer and for sure,it won't disappoint you...just wait and see..they are both working as a team..
I don't know much about the price of the PSP-Killer BUT iriver told me that it is far cheaper than PSPs. Why? because you guys don't realize that the PSP is actually far expensiver than you thought. Ok, the PSP costs around 200 pounds here in the UK BUT you spend money on those UMDs...let's say you have bought a PSP,3 UMDs and a 512Mb MS. Considering a UMD costs around 25 pounds and a 512Mb MS around 60, you are actually spending far more money than you thought.Yes, Sony is making a loss with every PSP sold but their trick is to get money of UMDs and MSs. OK, the initial price of the WiBro will be (according to the marketing department reigncom,korea) probably higher than the PSP but that isn't known yet...feedbacks are analysed carefully not to make the PSP-Killer a failure like n-gages and gpx2s.
So the price of the PSP is expensive as a whole. The new WiBro will have the support of millions of windows applications out there and that is one of its far superior point compared to the PSP which even stops users from these staffs...by forcing firmware upgrades to stop homebrews and even letting users brick their expensive PSPs...CUREL!!
Anyway,The major big points that the WiBro has are:
1.Far superior screen-better than ANY other screen currently out there in the mobile console market
2.Homebrew support. Iriver will support homebrew developers and will even encourage and reward them.This is what this console is different from other consoles-and that is why it is going to be so hot.There are already SNES,GBA/GBC,Sega Dreamcast,PS1...etc. emulators in development so expect to see hot titles!
3.Far better storage. This machine will be a true media center unlike the PSP which can do those things but can never fulfill it due to its tiny storage. Memory sticks are very very expensive(480 dollars for 2GB) due to sony's marketing strategy. The Killer is really going to kill the PSP in this point.Considering that the 4GB thing for the PSP is HUGE and expensive, the WiBro with double the capacity is ULTRA-SLIM...beautiful.
The WiBro will also attract far more female consumers than ever because it is perfect for non-hardcore gamers,design,simplicity and multimedia lovers...which are FEMALES.
The new iriver will undoubtly shake the world attacking both ipods and PSP.
You guys should now REALIZE,that brand such as SONY and APPLE are NOT the whole world.Please don't think they are the best and the WiBro is going to prove that.
I have heared that iriver is a "poor" company...
Now, what can I say about that (personally)...!!!
Iriver is the first company on the earth to have developed the first Flash-Mp3 Players...ipod was just a clone from iriver.The company is huge...now it is ready to spent some money...becuase it has saved money for the big PSP killer project...
Hot Korean games should be converted to English and will be avaible for free for you guys to download and to play...
The game you saw on the two screenshoots was CART RACING which is a game that is SO~~ Addictive...everybody even people at the age of 40 play it...now, you can imagine how this game is going to perform globally...it has already addicted millions of gamers in asia...you just don't hear about it because it is so far away..form you.
Iriver...a company far better known than ipods in asia...
You don't hear a lot about them because they are so far away...
Iriver's power is huge...it hasn't shown that in europe/usa fully yet but wait and see..
This machine is going to prove that..
Oh, and some minor questions answered...
WiBro can support data transmission at speeds of around 3 megabits per second at distances of about 0.6 miles for devices traveling at up to 37 miles per hour. It's based on the same basic technology as WiMax, another emerging wireless Internet standard, and both are part of the IEEE802.16 family of technology standards. Compared to WiBro, WiMax works over a longer range but not as well with moving receivers.
WiBro Draws Interest...
Korean electronics and telecommunications companies have taken the lead on WiBro development and demonstrations of the technology are planned for later this month at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Busan, South Korea. Commercial networks are expected to start in the country sometime next year and Reigncom's planned player will be introduced roughly in line with the launch of the networks.
Reigncom said it will work on the player with KT, South Korea's largest telecommunications carrier, with a view to launching the player in August 2006. No other details of the planned player were available.
South Korea's government expects there will be 9 million subscribers to WiBro networks by 2011. The country had a population of 48 million in 2003.
So you now know about that KT and WiBro logo on the baby...
(By the way..KT stands for Korean Telecom just like BT stands for British Telecom..)
Good, i feel good after writing this...
iriver will be proud..^0^
That's what I would personally say, STOP being brand kiddies and STOP think that Sony and ipods are the best because they are NOT!
And remember, this machine will PROVE IT!
Thanks for reading and...
my love to iriver...
and you guys for the feedbacks..
Too bad you make it sound so much like advertising.. it kind of cheapened the write up..
Another thing.. Who said they were brand biased? Why did you call people "brand kiddies" if your aim is to impress?
My aim is not to advertise or to impress...
that was a PERSONAL opinion..
i have nothing to do with iriver...
just want some money from them...
my job is to GET FEEDBACKS! :icon_mad:
for sure..you are one of them...(sorry if you are not)
don't worry, i love the PSP as well..^^