ODROID releases a worldwide developer edition of its Android-powered handheld gaming system
The ODROID piqued our interest and our ire when its less than attractive physical design was revealed in early September. Pre-orders for the ODROID began in late September and, despite its somewhat unsightly appearance, the first production run sold out quickly to 300 brave early adopters. For those that are unaware, the ODROID is an Android 1.5-powered handheld gaming device that features a 833Mhz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, a 3.5 inch (320×480) capacitive touchscreen, 720P output via a mini-HDMI port, WiFi, Bluetooth, and dedicated gaming controls. Love the specs and wish you had gotten in on the first round? Don’t despair as the Korean company behind the ODROID has released a worldwide developer edition. Available now for $349, you can secure yourself an ODROID, a debug board, a TTA20 to USB cable, two batteries, a 2GB microSD card (for the OS), an 8GB SDHC (for storage), the full schematics/source code and bragging rights as an owner of the first dedicated and ugliest Android gaming system on the market. Hands-on video of the ODROID after the jump.