Nvidia announces new shipping date for Shield


US-based game manufacturer Nvidia has brought some good news for potential buyers of the Sheild handheld gaming device. The company has announced a new shipping date for the gaming device on July 21, 2013. Nvidia says that it will be shipping the device on July 31, 2013.


The company’s Android-themed gaming device was previously supposed to be launched on June 27, 2013, but the company postponed the release at the last minute and said that the launch has been delayed due to an unspecified mechanical issue with the device. In an email, Nvidia said, “Some final quality-assurance testing has just turned up a mechanical issue that we’re not happy with. So, while we announced last week that SHIELD will go on sale this Thursday, we’ve taken the hard decision to delay shipping until next month.”

The email went on to add that the issue was related to a third-party mechanical component and the team was working around the clock with the supplier to get it up to the expectations. So far, the company has not mentioned what kind of mechanical issue they were facing.

However, with this delay, the company has also indicated how important quality is to them. Nvidia assured that it is their goal to ship the product in the perfect condition.

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