Jungle is the devices name and it was "designed specifically for online gamers", it comes with a QWERTY keyboard, touch pad, HDMI and USB.
It's got some shoulder buttons to because they all the rage with portable handhelds, making them feel more controller pad like. Apparently Jungle has a very impressive high resolution screen to play on and can operate the Linux OS.
The official Panasonic website says it is just dandy with upcoming browser-MMO Battlestar Galactica Online, and RuneScape got a mention also. They're "working with leading online game developers to create some exciting new content".
"We began this journey by asking gamers what they wanted," reads the Jungle 'manifesto'. An actual manifesto as defined by the dictionary or a 'political manifesto' as defined by cheeky fibs and outright fudging of numbers? Just asking.
"Almost unanimously, we heard calls for online gaming products. Some gamers wanted a handheld, some wanted new content, others new experiences (one dude wanted a tattoo of the Kalphite Queen). In response, the Jungle was born."
The problem of course is that ultimately this 'MMO handheld' is unlikely to support the grand daddy of the MMO market - World of Warcraft - but then avid fans of Azeroth rarely tread outside enough to warrant such a device I wager, and love their macros.
Is this to be Panasonic's own PSPgo flop or could it ignite something?