Jacksonville, FL, October 5, 2005 - Jacksonville, Florida-based Tiger Telematics Inc (other OTC, TGTL) has confirmed its USA release date of October 22, 2005 for Gizmondo and announces further retailers carrying the product in the United Kingdom.
Carl Freer, co-founder and Chairman, Tiger Telematics, says: "Contrary to rumours in the marketplace we are not delaying the scheduled USA launch, we are committed to the October 22, 2005 release date, and the product will be available in all 50 states well in advance of the Christmas retail season."
The extensive list of UK retailers continues to grow following the demand generated by the new Satellite Navigation package. Previously announced retailers like Comet (a leading UK electrical supplier with 264 stores), Argos (the UK's #1 catalogue-based highstreet retailer), Carphone Warehouse, HMV, Virtual Games, Harrods, Amazon and the top-10 destination John Lewis stores, are joined by Play.com and Maplin.
Play.com is one of the fastest-growing online retailers of DVD, music, books, games and consumer electronics, whilst Maplin features over 75 stores across the UK, a catalogue carrying over 15,000 products, and a high-traffic online presence.
Michael Carrender, CEO, Tiger Telematics, says: "Tiger Telematics is strategically well positioned in a rapidly growing mobile gaming industry. This has generated discussions that may or may not lead to a substantial corporate action or strategic opportunity."
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The Gizmondo is powered by Microsoft Windows CE advanced real-time operating system, boasting a 2.8-inch TFT colour screen with a Samsung ARM9 400Mhz processor and incorporates the GoForce 3D 4500 NVIDIA graphics accelerator. It provides cutting-edge gaming, multimedia messaging, an MP3 music player, Mpeg4 movie playing capability, a digital camera and a GPRS network link to allow wide-area network gaming. Additionally, it contains a GPS chip for location-based services, is equipped with Bluetooth for use in multi-player gaming and accepts SD and MMC card accessories.
The Gizmondo device and its games are currently launching the in UK and Continental Europe markets, with the North American launch announced as 22nd October 2005.
About Tiger Telematics and Gizmondo
Gizmondo Europe Ltd. is an owned subsidiary of Tiger Telematics Inc (TGTL) and is the maker of Gizmondo, a next-generation mobile entertainment device. Launched in 2004, the gaming device includes built-in music, video, messaging and picture functions and GPS.
Tiger Telematics is a designer, developer and marketer of mobile telematics systems and services that combine global GPS functions and voice recognition technology to locate and track vehicles and people down to street level in countries throughout the world. The systems are designed to operate on GPS and are currently being marketed to GSM current and potential subscribers, primarily by the company's United Kingdom based subsidiaries.
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