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The Gizmondo is a handheld gaming console released by Tiger Telematics in March 2005. The electronics design was undertaken by Plextek Limited and the industrial design by Rick Dickinson. It was also able to play music and films.
The Gizmondo had several unique features: Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel camera, SMS & MMS, GPS and GPRS; all things which its competitors did not have.
At launch the Gizmondo cost £229, or £129 if the unit had "Smart Adds" enabled. Smart Adds was a system that displayed advertisements on the units home screen in exchange for a reduction in the console's initial purchase price.
With fewer than 25,000 units sold, the Gizmondo was named by GamePro as the worst selling handheld console in history. By 6 February 2006, the company was forced into bankruptcy and the Gizmondo was discontinued.
Complete with case, two games, and power supply. Kindly donated by Tim Loynes.
Manufacturer: Tiger Telematics
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