Razer plans to release a mobile gaming and entertainment device soon

Razer's Fiona prototype eventually become the Razer Edge gaming tablet. (credit: Kyle Orland)

Gaming hardware and lifestyle company Razer is poised to release a new mobile device later this year, according to an interview on CNBC's Managing Asia with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. "I can say that we are coming up with a mobile device specifically geared towards gamers and entertainment," he said. "We are hoping to have it come by the end of the year."

Razer has launched what could be considered mobile gaming devices before. In addition to its popular line of Razer Blade laptops, the company revealed a Windows-driven gaming tablet, called the Razer Edge, at CES in 2013. Ars had good things to say about it at the time. The Edge was positioned as a gaming tablet, though it was certainly capable of playing videos or music and other entertainment applications. Tan played up the importance of the entertainment-side for this new device—and for Razer as a company moving forward.

"Entertainment is going to be massive," he said, when talking about the future of both Razer and the industry. He talked up Razer's acquisition of THX last year, and when CNBC asked him if Razer will become an entertainment company, he said: "Well, we already are. I mean, given that gaming's probably the largest segment in entertainment. What else is left? There's movies and there's music."

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