NVIDIA today announced Project SHIELD, a handheld gaming device based on its Tegra 4 GPU.
Project SHIELD is a pure Android device so it is able to play all existing Android games out of the box and it has full access to Google Play store. The handheld also doubles as a wireless receiver and controller for PCs powered by NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 650 GPUs or higher.
Project SHIELD resembles a traditional console controller with a relatively large screen attached to its top. The handheld hosts an integrated 5-inch, 1280x720 HD retinal multitouch screen with 294 dpi, but it can also be connected to big screen TV.