So even though a Microsoft hand-held can’t be seen coming out for a while, people can dream, can’t they? Here are a few designs of what a potential Microsoft hand-held could look like:
awful designs lol
doesnt look portable at ALL, it would be like carrying around a waffle iron in your pocket...mmm waffles
NeedZ MORE RED and throw sum Ringz on that Itch
meaning compete with nintendo (and sony) in the portable market. They can make a good product but when you go up against someone that has been doing it for a while you tend to over think and under market. I prefer the zune to the ipod but it was the itunes and ipod craze and everyone having one (same with iphone) that just makes it hard to grab any of that market. Sony faced a serious wall with taking on nintendo in the handheld place and have done pretty good in respects to the likes of sega (whos gamegear was technically better than the gameboy). MS portable market now is in the WP7 and making xbox live and zune marketplace for video and music on the go. I doubt they would step into the handheld ring with the current heavyweight champion of the world.
I think the market is also moving towards mobile replacing handhelds. Because of that, I don't really think MS will release portable handheld. They got work cut out for them with WP7....
day 1 buy for me
I don't know why, but it kinds reminds me of my old Atari Lynx. Except the screen isn't tiny and painful to look at. lol
dont go bagging on the lynx now. I preferred it to the gameboy back in the day. Todd's adventure in slime world....classic. But then again gameboy did have the games i liked as well when the gba came out.
NGL, I loved my Lynx back in the day. It had some pretty fun games (Crystal Mines, the Shadow of the Beast port, Basketbrawl, etc) And my parents were more willing to shell out money to buy the cheaper Lynx games than they were Gameboy games. :O
Says who? I hate these kind of articles. How is this news?
This is the type of article to give people pure entertainment and something pretty or ugly to look at and criticize, to escape the typical bombardment of nothing but news. Just have fun with it, that's what it's for.
@JeffGUNZ If this article doesnt belong here, then neither does your comment. GTFO
That makes no sense Arthas. It's called NEWS for Gamers, this doesn't constitute news. Second, this is a comment section, which I commented in, so THAT belongs here. Nice try though.
This makes me glad they DON'T have a handheld.
I doubt it would be that ugly.
looks stupid, the PSP and some of the xbox 720 concepts look better than this
this most likely,.. http://i53.tinypic.com/wtay...
Why would they curve the handheld at the top? No difference either way except the curve takes more materials overall to do. The d-pad still sucks.
MS exploration into portable/mobile devices hasn't proved successful this generation: kin failed, kin one failed, zune failed, zune hd failed, windows phone 7 failed. With all these failures I'm not surprised they haven't tried a handheld xbox device.
but have you really looked at why they failed? They didnt fail because of technical inferiority but more of the problem of people being attached to what they have that they dont want to switch. I didnt have an ipod but had one of the earlier simple lcd based players. When it came to these newer units that could do video as well I looked at ipod and said no thank you to the price (paying more for the name). I will say the zune (regular 4gb model) is very good. Yet my personal experience isnt the same as others. MS getting into these different areas is a natural thing but it is all about timing. If you enter to early you get recognition but are left open to better things (like their web-tv years ago). If you enter to late then you run the risk of riding the coat tails of something that is already popular. So how do you get people to switch from iphone to wp7? You dont unless it is through the various mfg's and not have things priced out of reach. Even android got lucky with where its at so I give them credit. The thought that if it isnt windows and it has the name MS on it must be a failure is just wrong. Hatred for a company and their legacy is one thing. Hatred for a product because of association is just not right. All these companies feed off each other. Ideas are born and then later expanded by others. That is how it works.
i can agree with you in one point, and that point is: that all those products i mentioned, either lacked compared to what other devices did or didnt improve on what other devices had. so, i guess it was bad timing on their part; but it was also lack of innovation. which also proves why MS wont step into the handheld market anytime soon. what can they possibly do to outshine Nintendo and Sony in that market?
M$ doesn't know how to innovate. Theyre scared to. Innovation is risky and takes money, and they don't want to spend money unless it's a guaranteed thing.
dream.. .reality the new PsP... and it will be here soon enough.. no reason for MS to do a handheld.. they should just concentrate on AAA exclusives..so I can start buying games for my 360.. so far Gears is my next and last buy for the year...
isnt this a pic from about 2 years ago? Just re hashing old news now!!
I wouldn't want that in my pockets. I'll just stick with the PSPVita when that comes out.
I dont want the vita in my pockets either, even the psp was too big to carry around in ur pocket. Wish the vita had a go version to acually fit in ur pocket, i loved the go.
They already have a handheld out; windows phone 7.
We're talking about pure gaming console hand-helds, like Nintendo 3DS and PSP. Not phones.
handheld =/= smartphone seriously
Seems like a bad idea, with Nintendo and Sony in the way.
what the heck is up with the bottom right one? that looks god awful.
looks like a psv to me but not as appealing
They do. It's called a Windows Phone. derp.
that looks like shit!
Looks like the Wii U controller. Should have staggered the sticks and killed the colored buttons.
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