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Nintendo HAS Investigated A Mobile Phone

Aug 16 2010, 9:18am CDT | by , in Rumors | Gaming

The prodigal rumor resurfaces.

Nintendo HAS Investigated A Mobile Phone
 
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Mobile gaming is one of the fastest growing segments of the entertainment industry. The popularity of iPhone and (to a somewhat lesser extent) Android app games has forced leaders in the gaming business to stand up and take notice. While Nintendo publicly pretends to see no threat from these titles, they would be delusional beyond reason if they were actually ignoring the threat posed by devices like the iPhone.

Now PocketGamer has received word from an insider that Nintendo actually met with Nokia over the possibility of a branded gaming phone/smartphone back in the early 2000s. The project terminated in a detailed development concept, which was rejected by Nokia's board in favor of the N-Gage. We all know how well that multi-million dollar boondoggle worked out for them.

While there's been no word of a resurrected project, the fact that Nintendo was willing to consider such a thing is telling. They won't admit to anything, but they've definitely been concerned about the threat posed by the mobile gaming industry for quite a while now.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/5" rel="author">Robert Evans</a>
The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
Robert can be contacted directly at robert@i4u.com.

 

 

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