Some bad news has just come through the newsroom for those of you who were looking forward to the NVIDIA Shield, the silicon company’s Android-based Tegra 4 gaming handheld. The device’s release date has been pushed back to July, and the delay was due to an issue with a third-party component, according to a statement we received from the Santa Clara company.
During our final QA process, we discovered a mechanical issue that relates to a 3rd party component. We want every SHIELD to be perfect, so we have elected to shift the launch date to July. We’ll update you as soon as we have an exact date.
There’s no exact date to look forward to just yet, but NVIDIA promises us the date will be revealed as we inch closer to launch. The SHIELD — originally set to launch June 27th — recently took a refreshing price cut to $50 ahead of launch, making the device just $299.99 for those who wanted in on the mobile gaming experience.
Our original hands-on with the device netted good impressions from resident gamer and hair guy Chris Chavez. Be sure to read our impressions to get an idea of how this device looks, feels and plays in the hand. Be sure to stay tuned as we’ll be updating you folks with details on the new release date as soon as NVIDIA’s ready to bless us with said details.