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.
Robert Evans 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 email@example.com.
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.