Gizmondo Europe announced a letter of intent with Renaissance Corporation (Auckland, New Zealand), specialist technology distributor and marketer. The agreement allows for the signing of an exclusive distribution contract, which would pave the way for a launch of the Gizmondo device into the New Zealand and Australian markets in 2005.
Renaissance currently distributes technology products through a nationwide reseller channel and e-tailing, including the marketing of exclusive products for Apple, FileMaker, palmOne, SonicWALL, U.S. Robotics and Wacom.
The Gizmondo, powered by Microsoft Windows CE .Net platform, comes with a 2.8-inch TFT color screen with a Samsung ARM900 400MHz processor and incorporates 64-bit graphics accelerator. It provides gaming, multimedia messaging, a MP3 music player, Mpeg4 movie playing capability, a digital camera, and a GRPS network link to allow wide-area network gaming. It also contains a GPS chip for location based services and it is equipped with Bluetooth for use in multi-player gaming.