Sega aims its games at PDAs
By Erich Luening
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
August 30, 2001, 8:40 a.m. PT
Video-game developer Sega of America said Wednesday that it is teaming with Synovial, a provider of wireless multimedia technology, to bring Sega content to handheld devices.
Under the terms of the agreement, Sega will deliver its video-game content to various mobile phones and other handheld devices, such as Compaq Computer’s iPaq device, by using Synovial’s development tool kit, code-named SYN. The first product to result from the partnership is Virtual Game Gear, software that re-creates the popular handheld Sega Game Gear system for the Pocket PCs. This alliance marks the first time Sega content will appear on a personal digital assistant (PDA) in the United States, the company said in a statement.