NVIDIA’s Android-based portable gaming console – the Shield, was supposed to start shipping on June 27. However, due to a mechanical issue found out during the quality assurance testing, NVIDIA was forced to push its launch date back.
The NVIDIA Shield will start shipping on July 31, according to an email issued to a Shield buyer. The full message went as follows:
“We want to thank you for your patience and for sticking with us through the shipment delay of your SHIELD. We have great news to share with you – your SHIELD will ship on July 31st.
Our goal has always been to ship the perfect product, so we made sure we submitted SHIELD to the most rigorous mechanical testing and quality assurance standards in the industry. We built SHIELD because we love playing games, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”
NVIDIA Shield comes with a 1.9 GHz Tegra 4 processor with 72-core GPU and 2GB of RAM. The portable console features a 5-inch 720p display, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microHDMI out, Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and carries a price tag of $299.