Android game console named after Microsoft, looks like Sony

Posted by Shane McGlaun

If the Sony PS Vita and a Google Nexus 7 tied up in a drunken love fest after a late night of gaming, the resulting love child would probably be the Droid X360.

This strange device is actually an Android 4.0 tablet/portable gaming console housed inside an enclosure that's a virtual dead ringer for the PS Vita.

While the enclosure of the Droid X360 looks very much like the Sony portable console, the components are actually budget tablet parts from China.

The device is powered by the A10 Allwinner chipset, which boasts an ARM Cortex A8 CPU clocked at 1GHz and a single Mail-400 graphics core. The device also features 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage space and a five-inch multitouch screen with a  resolution of 800 x 480.

Additional specs include a VGA resolution front-facing camera, two-megapixel rear camera, micro USB port, HDMI output and a three hour 2800 mAh battery.

If there was ever a product destined to be hit with a lawsuit for copying the design of another product, the Droid X360 is probably it. When Sony President of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, was shown the Droid X360 and simply said "wow." Something that might pique the interest of mobile gamers who like retro gaming is the fact that the Droid X360 comes loaded with an array of emulators, including NES, Master System, N64, and others.

The Droid X360 is available for purchase at around $115. If you feel like risking that much money on this Chinese knockoff device, you had better do it fast before Sony looses the inevitable legal ninjas.