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Nvidia Shield will ship on July 31st after delay from 'mechanical issue'

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Nvidia is announcing that its Shield gaming handheld will ship on July 31st, after the release was pushed back due to an unspecified mechanical issue. The Shield, a handheld that plays Android games and can stream PC games from Steam, was originally due out on June 27th — but problems with a third-party component forced Nvidia to delay its release. Nvidia still hasn't said what caused the issue, but with a new release date the company appears to have sorted out the problem.

"We want to thank you for your patience and for sticking with us through the shipment delay of your Shield," Nvidia wrote in an email today to those who already placed an order for the device. The Verge will review the Shield when we are able to test the final unit, but until then you can take a look at our hands-on preview of Nvidia's new handheld.