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Android based Gamestick gets last minute delay

Add another 72 hours to your diary
Thu Oct 24 2013, 10:09
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THOSE WAITING FOR DELIVERY of an Android based Gamestick games console can cool their boots and cancel their weekend plans.

In its latest alert to Kickstarter backers Playjam advised that a last minute software fix is needed and it will hold off shipping consoles for three days while it waits for one to be delivered from China.

The hold-up really is last minute, as the email shows sacks of Gamesticks waiting to go into the hands of the Royal Mail and onto households' doormats.

"All Gamesticks are individually packed, stamped, bagged and are ready to go but we have held off from shipping them until we receive a software fix from China for a WiFi issue that was reported in field tests earlier this week. This should be with us in the next 72 hours," said the email.

"Things are all set - a similar picture holds true for US units now customs-cleared and in warehouses in LA and Texas and ROW units in Hong Kong."

It is possible that Kickstarter backers will be cool with this. They have only been waiting since earlier this year. August was the last quoted release date for their consoles, so a further 72 hours probably isn't a big deal.

The firm was apologetic in its email. "We appreciate you want your unit now - we want you to have it now - its killing us too!" it said. "We're very sorry for the last minute hold up."

Backers were expecting their console stick by the end of October. Early November now looks more likely. µ

 

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