A Microsoft buys Nokia for $7.2billion could this signal the resurrection of hand-held hybrid, the N Gage series?
From Microsoft's current state of affairs, two negatives won't make a positive.
Clearly you didn't do science at school...or maths...or grammer.
The N-Gage was a good idea in concept, poor in execution. The games were sparse and of poor quality, and the thing was awkward to talk into. So no. But M$ can just absorb $7.2 billion because of Windows. No wonder.
waste of money
I agree with you DirtyPimp well said man. DAMN 7.2Billion. WOW
The n gage is a waste of money yeah, buying Nokia is not
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.
No way.. that thing had a seriously bad design.
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.
It's just my opinion man. You don't have to get all worked up about it.
no way Meh!
Yeah, you had to hold it like a knife to the ear, what were Nokia thinking?
That they were cutting edge...hehehe!
That would be suicidal.
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.
"Ahh the N-Gage. A device that was truly ahead of its time." So was the Game.Com...
I don't get it.
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?
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
This would be the best awful idea ever.
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...
"Microsoft share holders" You mean that 1% guy...yeah
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.
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..
The X-GAGE? Not as N-GAGEing... *runs*
Where are you going? What?? No don't be silly, these knives and pitch forks aren't for you!
If xbox wants to release a handheld they should make it more like nvidias handheld
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.
And just look how Sony has handled...Sony!
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