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Gamepark’s GP2X Linux PMP with Homebrew

Many companies have designed portable media players that simply play your favourite video content, or your library of MP3s, but what if you could double that device for gaming as well? No it’s not the Sony PSP, but close. Gamepark’s GP2X PMP powered by Linux will be shipping soon. And of course, it plays all your DivX, Xvid WMV, WMA and OGG files as well as SNES and MAME games. The company was taking pre-orders back in September, but now you can finally get your hands on this little unit with a 3.5-inch 320×240 display. The GP2X also supports homebrew applications.

The unit is selling for US $179 from Play-Asia.com and should ship soon.

Spec Summary:
Size: 143.6 x 82.9 x 34 mm
Weight 220g (with battery)
Processor: MMSP2 (Dual CPU cores)
Display: 3.5″ TFT LCD (320×240 pixel), 260,000 color
Internal Memory: 64MB
External memory: SD card
Battery : 2AA Batteries, You can watch 320*240(30frame) of video file for approximately 8 hours and listen to mp3 file for approximately 14 hours (LCD off ) continuously with 2AA batteries.
TV out: S-Video, Stereo AV out
Music: MP3, WMA, OGG format on the multi-codec MP3 player. Listen to 100mw of true high quality sound.
Video: Replays MPEG, XviD, WMV DivX format digital contents up to 720*480 pixels and supports caption. Watch vivid motion pictures on the high resolution 3.5″ 170,000 colors TFT LCD.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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