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DragonBox Pyra Open Source Gaming with the ARM Powered Console

The DragonBox Pyra measures approximately 140 x 84 x 29 mm in size and is #equipped with a 4200mAh long life rechargeable battery, together with a DPad, 4 shoulder buttons and 6 face buttons. With integrated Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and dual SDXC card slots. Powered by an #ARM Cortex-A15 (dual-core TI OMAP 5) processor, is expected to be an open source 5-inch handheld game console.

According to Liliputing’s Brad Linder, the platform will be equipped with 2GB of RAM, a 1920 x 1080 pixel resistive touchscreen display, a full-sized USB port, micro and mini USB ports, configurable notification lights, HDMI output, a backlit QWERTY keyboard and PowerVR SGX544 graphics.
In other words, the system has enough power to run a modern Linux distro, allow you to emulate a classic video game console, run newer games, or run popular Linux apps.

Unfortunately no images of the final DragonBox Pyra  games console have been released as yet but as soon as more information becomes available we will keep you updated as always.

There’s no word on the price or release date yet, but don’t expect the DragonBox Pyra to be particularly cheap. This is a niche device aimed at open source gaming enthusiasts and it will be produced in relatively small quantities, which tends to drive up the cost of consumer electronics. But there’s really nothing else quite like it on the market at this point, which could make the project worth any (fairly reasonable) asking price when it launches.

The DragonBox Pyra open source games console is currently still in development so final hardware specifications may change over the coming months. For more information on the development of the DragonBox Pyra jump over to the official website for a full list of specifications and details on its hardware

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