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Killer line up for the first year announced ahead of pan-European rollout

LONDON, UK - April 5th, 2005 - Gizmondo Europe Ltd., subsidiary of Jacksonville, Florida-based Tiger Telematics Inc. (other OTC, TGTL), today emphatically stated its resolve to become a force to be reckoned with in the games market with the announcement of a massive 89 games scheduled for release on the new Gizmondo handheld multi-entertainment device.

Hit titles for Gizmondo have already been announced from Microsoft Games Studios, SCI, Disney's Buena Vista Games, Team 17, and Fathammer, with further announcements pending from European gaming giant, Ubisoft Entertainment, plus one of the world's leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment.

Many of these new titles will be subject to their own announcement releases. However, examples from the 2005 catalogue include:

Richard Burns Rally - SCi
(New) Battlestations: Midway - SCi
Carmageddon - SCi
(New) Conflict: Vietnam - SCi
Age of Empires - Microsoft Game Studios
Mech Assault - Microsoft Game Studios
It's Mr Pants - Microsoft Game Studios
Colors - Gizmondo Studios
Chicane - Gizmondo Studios
Sticky Balls - Gizmondo Studios
(New) Supernaturals - Gizmondo Studios
(New) Race - Gizmondo Studios
(New) Ghost - Gizmondo Studios
Furious Phil - Gizmondo Studios
(New) Hit and Myth - Gizmondo Studios
Johnny Whatever - Gizmondo Studios
Milo and the Rainbow Nasties - Gizmondo Studios
Momma, can I mow the lawn - Gizmondo Studios
Interstella Flames 2 - Gizmondo Studios
(New) Jump - Gizmondo Studios
Worms World Party - Team 17
(New) Alien Homonid - Tuna*
(New) Casino - Hustler*
(New) Goal - Factory 1*
(New) Verbier Ride - Jo Wood*

*Deal agreed in principle and will be subject to separate announcement

These uniquely developed games for the Gizmondo will be optimized to use the distinctive features of the device, including the GPS, digital camera, Bluetooth, and GPRS connectivity, never seen before in a handheld games console and sparking the interest of leading developers.

Industry veteran, Eric Peterson, now heading up Gizmondo's global development operation, previously worked for Origin, founded Digital Anvil (which was sold to Microsoft), Fever Pitch Studios and finally the recently acquired Warthog Studios. Peterson offered, "This awesome catalog of games shows our commitment to delivering a fantastic lineup of quality content for our Gizmondo customers. Our games will be comprised of original titles, both internally and externally developed, as well as very high profile licensed products. Our goal is to deliver a broad spectrum of high quality games, canvassing all genres. Gizmondo owners will be spoiled with all the choices they will have for games entertainment, this in addition to the music and video content already available."

Bringing enormous game development experience, Erin Roberts joins the Gizmondo Studios as Director of UK Development. With a string of killer titles under his belt, Roberts' background most recently includes Group Program Manager at Microsoft Game Studios, as well as time with Electronic Arts and a founding board member at Digital Anvil. He commented, "Until now our games have focused on exploiting each of the Gizmondo's functions as stand alone features. Over the coming months, we will begin to divulge how the functions and hardware can be used in combination to make the handheld greater than the sum of its parts."

Ronald Spitzer, formerly with Electronic Arts, joins Gizmondo Studios to head up New Business Development. Spitzer notably led EA's licensing/affiliate label efforts, co-founded New World Computing, President of Kinesoft a Softbank Company, and was the 1st licensed developer for the original PlayStation in the USA. Spitzer introduced new business models such as the affiliated label program, which were subsequently adopted by the entire gaming industry. Speaking from the Gizmondo Studios Texas office, he commented, "Key to our ongoing success will be forging new partnerships and seizing opportunities as they present themselves. The Gizmondo is a convergence, high-capacity device and is attracting an entourage of third parties who have realized the value of mobile platforms."

Carl Freer, Co-founder and Chairman, Tiger Telematics, says: "As a company we understand content sells hardware. This means a combination of original titles and mainstream blockbusters." He continued, "Announcing our 2005 catalog of games today is testament to how seriously we're taking this challenge and a clear message that Gizmondo is synonymous with cutting edge entertainment. We will deliver a unique selection of games that exploits every last piece of functionality squeezed into this fantastic device!"

The Gizmondo is powered by Microsoft Windows CE advanced real-time operating system, boasting a 2.8-inch TFT color screen with a Samsung ARM9 400Mhz processor and incorporates the GoForce 3D 4500 NVIDIA graphics accelerator. It provides cutting-edge gaming, multimedia messaging, an MP3 music player, Mpeg4 movie playing capability, a digital camera and a GPRS network link to allow wide-area network gaming. Additionally, it contains a GPS chip for location-based services, is equipped with Bluetooth for use in multi-player gaming and accepts SD and MMC card accessories.

The Gizmondo device and its games are in retail stores now in the UK, and in North American and Continental Europe markets from Spring 2005

About Tiger Telematics and Gizmondo
Tiger Telematics is a designer, developer and marketer of mobile telematics systems and services that combine global GPS functions and voice recognition technology to locate and track vehicles and people down to street level in countries throughout the world. The systems are designed to operate on GPS and are currently being marketed to GSM current and potential subscribers, primarily by the company's United Kingdom based subsidiaries.

Gizmondo Europe Ltd. is an owned subsidiary of Tiger Telematics Inc (TGTL) and is the maker of Gizmondo, a next-generation mobile entertainment device. Launched in 2004, the gaming device includes built-in music, video, messaging and picture functions and GPS.


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