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2000 - 6th generation system
The Cybiko was a handheld computer and gaming device that was produced by the company Cybiko Inc. It was first released in 1999 and was marketed towards teenagers and young adults. The device featured a black and white LCD screen, a built-in QWERTY keyboard, and ran on a proprietary operating system. It had basic PDA features such as an address book, calendar, and notepad, as well as the ability to connect to the Internet via a serial cable. The device also had a built-in infrared port for wireless communication and file transfer with other Cybiko devices. It was also possible to write and run programs in the built-in BASIC interpreter. The device was popular among teens and young adults, but the company went out of business in 2001 due to poor sales and lack of funding. Some games that were available for the Cybiko include: "Tetris" - A classic puzzle game where players must rotate and place falling blocks to form complete lines. "Pac-Man" - A classic arcade game where players control a yellow character named Pac-Man as he moves through a maze, eating pellets and avoiding ghosts. "Brick Attack" - A game similar to "Breakout" where players control a paddle at the bottom of the screen to hit a ball and break bricks at the top of the screen. "Dino Eggs" - A puzzle game where players must help a dinosaur collect eggs and avoid obstacles. "Frogger" - A classic arcade game where players control a frog and must navigate across a busy road and a river to reach a designated area. "BlackJack" - A card game, where players aim to get a hand with a higher total point than the dealer's but not exceeding 21. There were several other games available for the Cybiko, but these were some of the more popular ones. The games were developed by the third party developers and were available for download on the official website of the Cybiko.