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Nvidia Shield now shipping on July 31st

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jul 2013 23:33 User comments (2)

Nvidia Shield now shipping on July 31st Nvidia has announced today that its Shield handheld gaming system will ship on July 31st, about a month after it was supposed to.
The company had delayed its launch after a "mechanical issue" with a "third-party component" was found in June.

Reads Nvidia's email:

We want to thank you for your patience and for sticking with us through the shipment delay of your SHIELD. We have great news to share with you - your SHIELD will ship on July 31st.

Our goal has always been to ship the perfect product, so we made sure we submitted SHIELD to the most rigorous mechanical testing and quality assurance standards in the industry. We built SHIELD because we love playing games, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

The console, which was initially priced at $349 to much criticism, will cost $299 when it launches. The Shield has a 5-inch 720p display, runs on the new quad-core Tegra 4 SoC, has 16 GB memory, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0, a microSD storage slot, a 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack, 802.11n 2X2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi and runs on stock Android 4.2.

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2 user comments

122.7.2013 0:32

Shipping July 1st. Fire sale October 1st when they realize no one is gonna pay $300 for an Android tablet with a fancy joystick and some extra buttons.

222.7.2013 5:24

Every time it comes up you list all the specs. Got one of these on order Andre?

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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