Submitted by BigOli2001 757d ago | rumor

Microsoft Xbox-Nokia N Gage resurrection?

A Microsoft buys Nokia for $7.2billion could this signal the resurrection of hand-held hybrid, the N Gage series? (Microsoft, Mobile, Next-Gen, Nokia, Tech)

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Vip3r  +   758d ago
From Microsoft's current state of affairs, two negatives won't make a positive.
Bundi  +   757d ago
Clearly you didn't do science at school...or maths...or grammer.
Vip3r  +   757d ago
Do explain.
TomShoe  +   757d ago
The N-Gage was a good idea in concept, poor in execution. The games were sparse and of poor quality, and the thing was awkward to talk into. So no.

But M$ can just absorb $7.2 billion because of Windows. No wonder.
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user7402931  +   758d ago
waste of money
latincooker214  +   757d ago
I agree with you DirtyPimp well said man. DAMN 7.2Billion. WOW
thrust  +   757d ago
The n gage is a waste of money yeah, buying Nokia is not
mewhy32  +   758d ago
I seriously doubt it. I think this was all about cell, and the windows phone market. Nintendo has a strangle hold on the handheld market anyway. It would be really hard to break that hold, not to mention expensive.
Axonometri  +   758d ago
No way.. that thing had a seriously bad design.
Bundi  +   757d ago
Because they'd have to stick with the same design right? I mean it's the law! What self-respecting company would repeat a design that was bad in 200X in 2014?

That would be like keeping the design of...I dunno, a controller from 1996 and not changing it for the better half of 2 decades or something totally ficticious like that and not in any way a real reference to a real life situation.
Axonometri  +   757d ago
It's just my opinion man. You don't have to get all worked up about it.
josephayal  +   757d ago
no way Meh!
YNWA96  +   757d ago
Yeah, you had to hold it like a knife to the ear, what were Nokia thinking?
Bundi  +   757d ago
That they were cutting edge...hehehe!
Chrono  +   757d ago
That would be suicidal.
RadioActiveTwinky  +   757d ago
Ahh the N-Gage. A device that was truly ahead of its time. This thing was released way before all the indie and succeful mobile games came out. Way before the iphone too me thinks.
Now i guess its too late lol. The real down fall to this device was the lack of games and the price point. also way before cell phones really took of like they are today.
It will be easy for micro to jump into the "portable" even if it is through a mobile device.
Is it too late for Ngage, time will tell.
yewles1  +   757d ago
"Ahh the N-Gage. A device that was truly ahead of its time."

So was the Game.Com...
RadioActiveTwinky  +   757d ago
I don't get it.
Foxgod  +   757d ago
Wont happen, they got the Live platform going on their regular line of phones already.
Why would they release some weird abomination for mobile gaming?
christocolus  +   757d ago
Nice this could work...ms has proven they can thrive in the industry they took the xbox(an unknown entertainment device) and made it into a household name....I guess with proper marketing , good games and exclusives this could work..another billion dollars on games , a great os ,interface and xbox live integration wouldn't hurt either infact it would make it awesome...while I'm not into handhelds i sure know a lot of people who wouldn't give up the chance to play halo, gears and rares games on a powerful handeld...but i dnt see this hapening soon..not yet
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coolasj  +   757d ago
This would be the best awful idea ever.
GenericNameHere  +   757d ago
Microsoft share holders already want the Xbox Division off since it hasn't been profitable yet, they want to buy Nokia to make a handheld Xbox? Good luck with that...
kewlkat007  +   757d ago
"Microsoft share holders"

You mean that 1% guy...yeah
GenericNameHere  +   757d ago
Actually, this has already been discussed on NeoGAF. That 1% is one of the highest stock owners, and still has a lot of say. Also, the Xbox Division is doing bad. Despite the billions Xbox Live Gold is raking, it still hasn't helped the division recover from OG Xbox flops.

So when MS fanboys say Xbox has more money for advertising and nabbing exclusives, they're kinda right AND wrong. Right, in that Microsoft has A LOT more money than Sony and that's fact. Wrong, in that the Xbox Division is still a flop, so they can't get infinite resources.
christocolus  +   757d ago
Gates is stil a major shareholder, ballmer has shares too..and gates has suported the xbox business from day one..the xbx aint going no where..its actually a major part of their strategy..
yewles1  +   757d ago
The X-GAGE? Not as N-GAGEing... *runs*
Bundi  +   757d ago
Where are you going? What?? No don't be silly, these knives and pitch forks aren't for you!
Pillsbury1  +   757d ago
ForgivenZombie  +   757d ago
If xbox wants to release a handheld they should make it more like nvidias handheld
Red_Devilz  +   757d ago
If past few years have taught us anything bout MS, the whole MS-Nokia deal is nothing but death to Nokia smartphone division.

Just look at the way MS has handled Zune, Surface, Windows, Win Mobile, Xbox, Games for Windows, Windows live, MSN etc. etc. Simply f*ked every product to death.
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hazardman  +   757d ago
Bundi  +   757d ago
And just look how Sony has handled...Sony!

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