We’ve got some good news and bad news to report about NVIDA’s SHIELD portable Android gaming device. First, the bad news. As many of you may know, NVIDIA previously reported that pre-orders were supposed to ship tomorrow to customers. Unfortunately, in its last round of QA work, NVIDIA uncovered a problem with a third-party component used in SHIELD and will be pushing the launch date out into July. NVIDIA’s exact words on the subject were, “During our final QA process, we discovered a mechanical issue that relates to a 3rd party component. We want every SHIELD to be perfect, so we have elected to shift the launch date to July. We’ll update you as soon as we have an exact date.” If you pre-ordered a SHIELD, we’re sure this isn’t what you want to hear, but it’s always better to catch and resolve a problem before a product is out in the wild.
Some NVIDIA SHIELD Hands-On Action
NVIDIA SHIELD Real Boxing Game Demo
Blood Sword Running On SHIELD
Racing AR Drone 2.0s on SHIELD
delays are better than incomplete or trouble-ridden products in the market :)
Agreed. Just unfortunate for the folks that pre-ordered that were expecting it in a few days.
Is PC Game streaming with a Kepler GPU going to be available at launch?
It'll be available in beta form most likely, with a "final" release to follow shortly thereafter.
Am wondering how well this will sell for NVIDIA.
It looks like a solidly built, impressive little gadget, I think it'll do fine.