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Video Thirst: Panasonic Announces New Handheld Dubbed “Jungle”

by Ernice Gilbert on October 5th, 2010, under Hot, News, Panasonic

Forgetting the failure that was 3DO, Panasonic’s first dive into the handheld market, the company has announced it’ll once more take a chance, releasing what it says will allow users to access online games and MMOs wherever they go.

It’s called the Jungle, and according to Gizmodo, the Jungle will feature a QWERTY keyboard, touchpad, shoulder buttons and a d-pad, as well as a HDMI port and a micro USB port. It’ll also have its own custom build of popular operating system, Linux.

As for the games confirmed thus far, there’s been only one: Battlestar Galactica, a MMO from developer BigPoint.

We’ll see where this goes. I’m not doubting its success, but with industry mainstays like DS and PSP on the verge of getting upgrades, I’m not sure how Panasonic’s new “Jungle” will do in the jungle.

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7 Comments

  1. Tue, 5th Oct 2010 at 11:18 am

    They could have come up with a better design.

  2. Tue, 5th Oct 2010 at 12:59 pm

    LOL… ouch

  3. Tue, 5th Oct 2010 at 1:31 pm

    they could also come up with a better name as well. I just wonder how good the graphics are.

  4. Wed, 6th Oct 2010 at 4:07 am

    this could of done really well.
    the 3Ds is a kids console, the PSP is ancient history!
    so this could of had the market to itself.
    but WTF were they thinking?
    MMOs only!?
    ahhhhh, panasonic you do realize other genres besides MMOs exist right?
    wow, talk about handicapping yourself before release!

  5. Wed, 6th Oct 2010 at 5:25 am

    Yeah, a big handicap by keeping out other games indeed. But the PSP is not dead : )

  6. Wed, 6th Oct 2010 at 8:50 am

    nah, its not.
    but it could of a market to itself since the games would of been so much better than PSP games.
    oh well, god knows what panasonic was thinking but hopefully this wont flop!
    there the best TV manufacture, their new NERO plasma 3D TVs have the best picture quality ive ever seen!
    saw a demo unit the other day, and literally papered my pants!!!!!
    cant believe how vivid the colors are on that thing!

  7. Wed, 6th Oct 2010 at 8:52 am

    Yeah, Panasonic’s a good company.

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