Seems Gizmondo's rise from the dead was not quite as miraculous as we might have thought... on account of it not actually being about to happen.
After much detective work by Swedish gamers, rumours that the doomed handheld was coming back have been back traced to Gizmondo founder Carl Freer in an interview he gave to an online mag two months ago.
After being picked up by more mainstream press in Sweden, the remarks were given additional credence by the appearance of a Flash animation at Gizmondo Live, hailing the new model's 'psychic abilities'. (Is that the sound of alarm bells ringing?)
Turns out the site is a probable hoax, and the original quote a mere idle boast laced with a double helping of wishful thinking on Freer's part.
So no new Gizmondo. Not that we'll miss it.
On sale: Never