PI writes, "With the handheld gaming industry making leaps and bounds in technology breakthroughs while growing with record sales you have to ask yourself what is Microsoft thinking by not putting one out. I would think from all the console wars and exclusive title battles we have witnessed over the years they would want a piece of this pie as well?
It all started in October of 2005 when Microsoft filed the patent application number 20070087830, stated that it was for a multi-component gaming system that will include handheld devices and console devices. This was initially filed just over a month before the Xbox 360 first went on sale. Though it was thought to be more like the iPod with only the basic gaming functions the patent application had suggested something possibly more advanced could be in the works."