The price of Android media devices keep getting lower months after months, and one company, BlueStacks, has gone a step further and decided to provide their GamePop Mini Android game console for free (excluding shipping), as long as you take a $6.99 monthly game subscription for a least a year.
This is where I usually list the specifications, but today I’m just unable to do so, as there aren’t any. We just know the GamePop mini is less powerful than the company’s $129 GamePop, but it “will be able to handle all of your favorite apps and games plenty well, and there may also be more peripherals available for the GamePop.” GamePop specifications aren’t available either, but I guess the GamePop Mini might come with a dual core processor, and the GamePop will a quad core processor.
The monthly subscription will allow you to download games without extra cost from GamePop service. At the beginning, there will be games from over 500 developers corresponding to $250 in paid mobile games.
You can cancel your subscription at any time, but if you cancel your subscription after 12 month there is no fee and you keep the console, whereas canceling during the first year will incur a $25 restocking fee, and you’ll have to send back the device.
You can pre-order now from gamepop.tv, but you’ll have to be patient as Gamepop system should only launch this winter season.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.