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The game.com is a handheld game console released by Tiger Electronics in August 1997. It features a resistive touchscreen and stylus. The first version of the game.com includes two slots for game cartridges and can be connected to a 14.4 kbit/s modem, making it the first handheld to include Internet connectivity, hence its name referencing the top level domain .com. A smaller version, the game.com Pocket Pro, was released in September 1998, followed by a third version known as the game.com Pocket.
The game.com was intended to compete with Nintendo's Game Boy. Sales were not strong, with fewer than 300,000 units sold. Reviewers praised the system's PDA-like features, but consistently remarked on the low frame rate and poor images produced by the monochrome LCD screen.
Manufacturer: Tiger Electronics
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH46776. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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