There are tons of manufactures in China making knock-off devices to sell at cheap prices, but rarely do these gadgets make me wish so hard I could actually have one. The Droid X360 is one such beast — Android 4.0 inside, PS Vita design, and enough emulators to keep you gaming for years.

Droid X360

From the pictures, the Droid X360 actually looks solid and well-built. And if the video is anything to go by, it performs pretty well, too.

Inside it has a 1.5GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and a 2800 mAh battery. The 5 inch display’s resolution is only 800 x 480, which Is a bummer, but the device has HDMI-out if you need a bigger screen/res experience. Connectivity includes a microSD slot and mini USB. The rear-facing camera is 2MP; the front only has 0.3MP.

Overall, the Droid X360 just looks good. Retro gamers will appreciate the emulators for older game systems — which makes the resolution less annoying. And I bet it won’t take much effort to get newer Android games working.

Too bad we’ll never see this baby on store shelves here in the US. At TechCrunch’s Matt Burns aptly points out, “The Droid X360 has the mind of Android, a body of a Vita, and branding of Verizon’s Android phones and Microsoft’s gaming system. Plus, the thing ships with 9 different emulators… The only way it could infringe on more trademarks would be if there was a Mercedes-Benz logo on the backside.”

Droid X360

Still, it’s fun to dream. And on the product page the company lists an address, email and phone number for inquiries. There’s no price listed, but it couldn’t hurt o email and ask, right?

via MIC Gadget

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14 replies on “The Droid X360 will infringe all the trademarks and capture your gamer heart”

  1. Gotta love how China doesn’t give a F about copyright. They have got it right and this way we would see a huge progression in technology were it not for greedy companies like Apple and Microsoft.

    1. How so? If the Chinese spend all their time copying the technology of others, taking advantage of a cheap labor force and an artificially propped up currency to churn out cheap knockoffs, how does that translate to “a huge progression in technology” if everyone did the same thing.

      Innovation and research is expensive, and there needs to be some level of protection of those who spend the money and take the risks when pioneering breakthroughs in technology.

      I am certainly sympathetic to calls for changes to the current patent laws, but the answer isn’t the free-for-all approach of the Chinese copycats.

  2. All they would have to do is tweak the case a bit and put a different name on it. Leave the emulators and roms off, the sort of customer who wants them know where to find them. If they decide there is a US market they could do it pretty easy.

    1. Not necessarily — this is a cheap gaming device, not a multipurpose tablet. The requirement to run multiple apps at the same time is, therefore, much reduced.

        1. Sure, but most Android games will likely fit into 512mb. What really hurts is when you’re trying to run apps concurrently.

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