27 October 2006 - GP32/2x Distribution Ltd, the company responsible for the GP2X handheld gaming and entertainment console has today announced the availability of a new version of the popular handheld. The latest version includes a 275MHz upgrade to the dual processor.
Available immediately, with orders being taken from www.gp2x.co.uk, the upgrade will deliver a smoother performance when running the 500+ applications and emulators currently available for download over the internet. The enhanced performance also compliments the 64MB of RAM and 64MB of on-board NAND flash memory.
GP2X have also recently launched a break out board that allows users to turn the console into a mini Linux-based machine. No other handheld console has to date matched the GP2X in terms of flexibility, availability of applications and ease of use for homebrew developers.
Commercial games are currently scheduled for release in Autumn 2006 including a port of the 3D Nintendo/Apple/Amiga hit Payback.
"The market's response to the GP2X has been awesome, and we are heading for 50,000 sales by Christmas" explained Craig Rothwell, Managing Director, GP32/2x Distribution Limited. "275MHz should really open things up, works rather well with MAME too!"
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