VIA has announced the interesting Eve mobile gaming console with x86 roots and plenty of potential as a media playback device. Here are some highlights from Eve's hardware spec, which is based on VIA's Grace mobile console platform:
Eve was designed by the Ministry of Mobile Affairs, which is headed by Andrew Huang, the author of Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering. Hacking won't be necessary to turn Eve into an open platform, though. According to the GameDweller Whitepaper, SIM cards will be sold that unlock Eve's BIOS, leaving the device open for all sorts of interesting applications.
The Ministry of Mobile Affairs' Eve FAQ claims the device will be available in the first quarter of 2005, just missing the holiday season.
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