Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Tapwave Zodiac heading to Europe
Posted on 1-Sep-2004 21:42 | Tags Filed under: News


Tapwave Zodiac heading to Europe
Tapwave says that since launching the Tapwave Zodiac mobile entertainment console with CompUSA in June, the demand from European markets has been substantial. The game development community is growing, with over 40% of Tapwave's 3000 developers being from Europe. Starting this holiday selling season, consumers in the UK will be able buy the Tapwave Zodiac handheld. To accelerate expansion, Tapwave is now establishing a legal entity and local presence in the UK and recently hired Andrzej Kasprzyk as the company's Director of European Sales and Roy Parker as Director of International Operations.

The Zodiac console offers high-resolution (480x320) display, ATI graphics acceleration, and stereo sound. It also supports vibration effects and wireless multiplayer gaming. The handheld runs a Tapwave-enhanced version of the Palm OS (5.2T) and runs thousands of existing applications, tools and games.

With integrated Bluetooth and infrared wireless technologies, the Zodiac is also a phone companion to browse the internet, send SMS messages and manage email. The console is offered in two models: the Zodiac1 with 32MB RAM and the Zodiac2 with 128MB of RAM. The new retail model for the UK market will also come with the international charging kit and the latest Zodiac 1.1 software suite, which includes many new enhancements like background music playback (e.g., listen to music while you play games, view a photo slideshow or read an e-book) and the ability to sync PIM data with Microsoft Outlook using Chapura PocketMirror.

Tapwave will also distribute Zodiac accessories and Zodiac game cards, such as id Software's DOOM II, 3D Realms/MachineWorks Northwest's Duke Nukem Mobile, Activision's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 and Midway's SpyHunter. Some of the other Zodiac titles for this year will also include Activision's MTX: Mototrax and Street Hoops, Eidos' Tomb Raider and Atari's Neverwinter Nights.






comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by tdgeek on 30-Apr-2017 10:50 (4112 replies)
Pages... 273 274 275


Any Ute (pickup) truck owners here?
Created by cleggy2, last reply by Technofreak on 29-Apr-2017 07:13 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Contacting Chorus or options for increasing broadband speed
Created by CrazyM, last reply by hio77 on 29-Apr-2017 17:55 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


The case for mandatory internet filtering
Created by shanehobson, last reply by alienwithin on 28-Apr-2017 13:19 (119 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Terrible Sony customer service - they make buying lenses really hard
Created by dejadeadnz, last reply by mattwnz on 29-Apr-2017 18:44 (15 replies)

Left microwave on - What now...
Created by boland, last reply by neb on 29-Apr-2017 14:22 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


FibreX Down again - wide outage
Created by Stix, last reply by Stix on 27-Apr-2017 16:49 (15 replies)

FS: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD (SOLD)
Created by geekiegeek, last reply by cshaun on 28-Apr-2017 16:41 (13 replies)