Pocket Gamer: It’s one of those technologies we’re prone to make fun of, if only because we’re not entirely sure what it’s all about, but the news that the world’s first mobile WiMAX gaming device had been announced certainly got our attention.
Called the G100 and developed by Posbro, a subsidiary of Posdata (itself a subsidary of huge Korea steel maker Posco), it’s just been revealed at the WiMAX World USA 2007 exhibition in Chicago.
In terms of hardware specs, the G100 features a widescreen four-inch touchscreen that slides up to reveal four buttons which act as a D-pad, four face buttons and a mobile-style nub. There are also two shoulder buttons.
As for network technology, the G100 supports mobile WiMAX – itself a cell phone-style high-speed technology equivalent to 3G and 4G mobile networks – as well as old fashioned Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This, Posbro says, will enable users to select the most appropriate network to make an internet connection.