New Via MoMA Eve Handheld Game Console

Posted: May 13 2004, 12:10pm EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:32pm CDT, in Portable Devices


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New Via MoMA Eve Handheld Game Console

The Eve Mobile Gaming Gadget is a collaboration between Via Technologies and MoMA - Ministry of Mobile Affairs.

The angle of the Eve Game Console is to be close to the Windows PC architecture. Its x86 based and runs embedded Windows XP.
It has a 20GB Hard-drive built-in, USB 2.0 port and 802.11b wireless connectivity. A 4" LCD screen runs at 640x480 resolution. The Eve is powered by a 533-MHz Eden-N Processor and a CN400 digital media chipset from Via Technologies.

The Eve is designed by former Apple designer Thomas Meyerhoffer. Looking at the Game Console it seems you cannot fold it. So there is no way to put it in a pocket, making it not really mobile, or do I miss something here?

The Eve is supposed to be priced under $500 when it ships early next year.
More details on VIA Technology Site and in a story on ExtremeTech. See also MoMA site.

Via Technology MoMA Eve Specifications:

· 533 MHz Eden-N Processor
· 133MHz Bus
· SSE and MMX instruction Set support
· 128MB DDR266 SDRAM
· High-Performance 64-bit DDR SDRAM Controller
· 20GB Hard Drive - Data transfer rates of up to 133 MB/s

· VIA CN400 Digital Media Chipset - Integrates S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro Graphics Core
· 200Mhz Graphics Engine Clock
· 128-bit 3D Graphics Engine

o Pixel rate up to 200 million pixels per second, 2 textures each
o Triangle rate up to 4.5 million triangles per second
o Microsoft DirectX 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0 compatible
o Microsoft DirectX Texture Compression (DXTC, S3TC)
o OpenGL™ Support
o Z-bias, LOD-bias, Polygon Offset, Edge Anti-aliasing and Alpha Blending
o Specular Lighting
MPEG2 & MPEG4 Hardware decoding

· VIA Vinyl Six-channel Audio
· Full Immerzio™ Gaming support
o EAX® 1.0, EAX® 2.0
o DirectSound3D®
o I3DL2™
o A3D® 1.0

LCD Display
The Eve Mobile Gaming Console integrates a 4", 640x480 TFT LCD screen. In supporting up to 640x480 resolutions, the Eve Console can easily play all PC games natively.

Hard Drive
The Eve Console includes a single 1.8" 20GB hard drive for storing the OS and the game data. This is sufficient to store a large library of games and digital media content. This is transferred to the system either via wireless LAN or by USB2.0 pass-through to a PC.

Prismatic Lithium-Ion batteries are the current favorite choice for the console. Two packs of batteries are provided so that the batteries can be hot-swapped for continuous, uninterrupted play.

Port List
The ports that are user-accessible on the Eve Console include:
· Power jack (DC barrel type)
· 2x USB 2..0 jacks (Type A host style)
· 1x Compact FLASH type II slot
· 2x battery slots (as specified as handgrips)
· 1x smartcard card slot (15mm x 1mm slot)
· 2x 1/8” stereo jack for headphones out & microphone in
· 1x 1/8” stereo jack for composite video out
· 802.11b wireless LAN

Button List
· D-pad (WASD)
· L/R triggers
· Cluster of 4 action buttons
· Line of 6 auxiliary function buttons

*Specifications might still change.

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