Gizmondo US Launch Date Confirmed

Gizmondo US Launch Date Confirmed Gizmondo US Launch Date Confirmed

Jacksonville, Florida-based Tiger Telematics has confirmed its USA release date of October 22, 2005 for Gizmondo and announced further retailers carrying the product in the United Kingdom.

This news comes as rumors of a delay in the US release of the handheld were beginning to spread, with many experts claiming that the severe losses suffered by the company last year could even lead to Gizmondo's complete demise. Contrary to these predictions, Carl Freer, co-founder and Chairman of Tiger Telematicssaid: ...we are not delaying the scheduled USA launch, we are committed to the October 22, 2005 release date, and the product will be available in all 50 states well in advance of the Christmas retail season.

The company has also further expanded the number of UK retailers stocking the handheld, claiming that the demand generated by the new Satellite Navigation package has caused a surge in sales. Previously announced retailers like Comet (a leading UK electrical supplier with 264 stores), Argos (the UK's #1 catalogue-based highstreet retailer), Carphone Warehouse, HMV, Virtual Games, Harrods, Amazon and the top-10 destination John Lewis stores, are joined by and Maplin.