RIP Tapwave Zodiac

Some sad gaming news this morning. Tapwave has announced it will no longer be selling the Zodiac - and anyone who's already bought one is now stuffed for support

We thought it was inevitable, but we didn't want to believe the rumours.

Well, now it's official - Tapwave has stopped sales and support of the Zodiac, one of our favourite gaming handhelds.

A message on Tapwave's website reads "we thank you for your past interest and support and apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. If you have an outstanding claim with the company, Ueker and Associates will be contacting you shortly."

It's no great surprise. Even though the Zodiac's a superb device, the competition in the handheld arena has never been fiercer. Sony, Nokia, Nintendo and Gizmondo are all fighting for a piece of the pie, and the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS have the support of big name publishers.

There are currently no UK retailers stocking the Zodiac, though you can still buy one from eBay UK.

Tapwave's site.