Thursday, 9 February 2017

Atari wants to return to battle in the form of Android smartwatch with everything and Alexa


Atari wants to return to battle in the form of Android smartwatch with everything and Alexa

The mythical Atari has gone through all sorts of problems that led to her filing for bankruptcy in 2013, since then she has been marketing and licensing many of her games on mobile platforms. And in case you do not remember, the company reappeared last year announcing that they would return as manufacturers of devices for the Internet of Things, something of which we have not heard anything else.

Today we have a new resurrection, although not as many expect it, since they have teamed up with Gameband to create a smartwatch for gamers, or at least that is what they promise, as this watch would come with 20 classic Atari games, In addition to the possibilities offered by such a device.

Gameband Atari Edition
For the manufacture of this watch, Gameband has been supported by the Matter Global studio, which has worked with Samsung, Google, Sonos and Logitech. It should be mentioned that due to lack of funding, the company has decided to launch its smartwatch through a campaign in Kickstarter , where they believe that retro nostalgia can help them to make this dream come true.

Gameband would be available in two versions, the Atari Edition in red, and the Terraria version, which would come with an exclusive mini game based on the original game. Both editions would come with preloaded games like Asteroids, Pong, Breakout, Centipede, Crystal Castles and 15 other games.

Atari wants to return to battle in the form of Android smartwatch with everything and Alexa


As for the specifications, Gameband also has the support of Qualcomm, who would provide his SoC Snapdragon Wear 2100. We would also have a 1.63-inch AMOLED touch screen, microSD slot up to 256GB, which would store documents, install new games, have music, and even videos and photos.

The rest of the specifications are complemented by a WiFi connection, Bluetooth 4.2, 400mAh battery, light sensors, accelerometer, gyroscope, and USB-C port. The clock will be powered by a modified version of Android 6.0.1, which will allow you to use PixelFurnace, a program that will let us play from a computer when connecting the smartwatch, in addition to having access to an extensive library of classic games.

Of course it would also have functions to link to a smartphone to receive calls, messages, notifications, and compatibility with other applications, where one of the most attractive would be incorporating Alexa as a personal assistant. The campaign seeks to raise $ 75,000, and less than 24 hours after its launch have already achieved more than $ 65,000. For those who want to get a Gameband and step support the campaign, will have to disburse 149 dollars plus shipping, with the delivery scheduled for the month of September.

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