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Handheld Linux gaming platform available stateside

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Linux-based handheld gaming platform that runs native and emulated games is shipping in the US. Gamepark's GP2X is powered by a pair of ARM9 processors, has an "open-source" API and development tools, and can run thousands of classic console video games, online retailer Dynamism says.

The GP2X was originally known as the GPX2. It is powered by dual ARM9 cores, 32MB of RAM, and 64MB of NAND Flash, expandable via an SD-card slot. It has a 3.5-inch QVGA (320x240) TFT LCD that supports 170K colors, a four-way controller on the right of the screen, and a small thumb joystick on the left. I/O ports include a stereo headphone jack, USB 2.0 client, and TV out (special cable required).

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