Today, Thursday 4/1/07 Shock World ® announced their first console,
Code-named 'Shocker' and pencilled for a late 2009 early 2010 release, shocker will feature the ability to play all current disc format including both Blu-Ray and HDDVD thanks to a new micro chip made just for Shocker®.
Shocker ® will also feature Blue-Tooth, 8 USB 2.0 ports, A 160GB upgradeable HD drive, two SD Card reader slots and come equipped with 1 controller, 1 wireless keyboard and a wireless mouse.
The mouse and keyboard has been designed much like the ill-fated Phantom's lapboard, early concept art shows that the keyboard is 360-degree movement with a pad structure for a user to put the mouse.
Shock World ® stressed that the mouse and keyboard will only be used in the systems main Operating System, you will also be able to use it to chat to your friends on the IM service, Shock World ® also announced that MSM, Aim and Yahoo Messenger user's can be added to the contact list and that it is possible to place the controller and mouse on the padded area at the same time with out them either falling of or getting in the way.
Some specs were released which are as follows:
CPU: Shock World ® 'Brain Dual Core 2000 (6.2GHZ L4, 5MB Cash 12,000 FBS)
RAM: 1GB SDDR 3
HDD: 160 (upgradeable)
Sound: Dobby Digital 7.1
Graphics card: 512MB Shock World ® Pro with Direct X 10 capability.
Wireless network port (Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.11b.g.n (n being a new standard)
Full HD (480I 720P 1080I 1080P)
Operation system: Shock World ® (full name TBC)
Price $399 £205 minus tax)
Customisable case (such as the xbox 360 face plate)
Companies known to me working on dev kits include EA, Capcom, and Ubsoft work more to be announced soon.
Lee peters COE of Shock World ® says that a video of the games that are under construction will be released in March, with playable units of shocker revealed in Spetermeber.