Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Shield gaming gadget out July 31
SAN FRANCISCO - NVIDIA said that they will release their new handheld gaming and entertainment device called Shield on July 31, 2013. It will run on Google Android.
“Last month, we made the difficult decision to delay the launch of Shield due to a mechanical issue we found in our rigorous testing process,” Shield director Jason Paul said on a blog post. “Since then we have been working non-stop to put Shield through its paces and ensure it meets the highest quality control standards in the industry.”
NVIDIA has priced Shield at $299 and is taking orders online at nvidia.com and newegg.com. NVIDIA unveiled the portable gaming device at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early this year.
The device is powered by Tegra 4 chip and features multi-touch display and console-grade controls.
Shield will enter a gaming landscape being transformed by the booming popularity of free play on smartphones or tablet computers.