The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld gaming device aimed at a very specific niche: folks looking for a versatile, open source machine that can run desktop Linux apps and emulate game consoles including the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo 64 and Gameboy DS.
It’s been in development for a few years, but now you can finally pre-order a DragonBox Pyra… kind of.
Hardware includes a Texas Instruments OMAP 5432 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display, two full-sized SDXC card slots, a microSD card slot, a micro USB 3.0 OTG port, a full-sized USB 3.0 port, and a full-sized USB 2.0 port. The system has a 6,000 mAh battery.
There’s a micro HDMI port for connecting an external display, and built-in 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 as well as an optional 3G/4G module, although all the cellular module will be included in all of the prototype units.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht