GamePark GP2X Caanoo Open Source Handheld Debuts
The company is best known for their GP2X and Pandora efforts, but a new device is looking even better than the one's that have come before. The GP2X Caanoo is an open source monster, with a Sega Nomad-esque appearance and the flexibility to play far more games than a standard PSP or DSi ever will. Inside, there's a 533MHz ARM9 CPU, alongside 128MB of RAM, a 3D GPU, a 3.5" touch panel joystick controller, an accelerometer and even a vibration function.
If you aren't using it to play the latest open source titles or your favorite throwback emulator game, it can even handle a fair amount of multi-media; DivX, XviD and MPEG4 codecs are all supported, and an SDK and App Store are coming soon. The plans now are to ship the handheld on August 15 for $150 to select importers, and at that price, we figure these will be flying off of the digital shelves.