So far there is little we know about Atari new home console, The Ataribox, but the company recently let out a sliver of information via email newsletter. We already got a glimpse of the proposed deign, which features a retro Atari 2600 look, but when it's coming and how much had not been answered until now.
The Ataribox is set to launch in the spring of 2018, but an exact date has not been set as of now. We also know that the console will feature an AMD customized processor and run Linux, so you'll be able to tinker with the OS and access games bought from other platforms, as well as do all the usual PC-for-TV things, such as streaming, listening to music and navigating social media.
As far as pricing goes, they are saying it will set you back somewhere in the $250-$300 range. The also promise info on games very soon.
If you are looking to be first in line to get your hands on the system, there may be a way. Fans who get involved with the Indiegogo campaign, coming this fall, will be able to get their hands on special editions and exclusive pricing.
T-Mobile US Inc is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with Sprint Corp (S.N), people familiar with the matter said on Friday, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.
The transaction would significantly consolidate the U.S. telecommunications market and represent the first transformative U.S. merger with significant antitrust risk to be agreed since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump in January.
The progress toward a deal also indicates that T-Mobile and Sprint believe that the U.S. antitrust enforcement environment has become more favorable since the companies abandoned their previous effort to combine in 2014 amid regulatory concerns.
The latest development in the talks between T-Mobile and Sprint comes as the telecommunications sector seeks ways to tackle investments in 5G technology that will greatly enhance wireless data transfer speeds.
Once terms are finalized, due diligence by the two companies will follow and a deal is expected by the end of October, though talks may still fall through, the sources said.
A merger would create a business with more than 130 million subscribers, just behind Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc. Revenues would top $70 billion and analysts say there would be massive scope to cut costs.
Atari already teased its plans to reenter the console market with the Ataribox in June, but a new handheld gaming system called the Retro Atari Handheld from Funstock Retro was just revealed and could be available as early as this December.
With wood grain design elements in keeping with the original Atari 2600, the new retro handheld has a precision joystick and two buttons and comes preloaded with 50 classic games including Asteroids, Centipede, Breakout and Pong. But it's not just a handheld; it also comes with A/V TV output so you can hook it up to your TV at home like the Nintendo Switch.
You can preorder the Retro Atari Handheld now, with expected availability by this Christmas.