xbox handheld coming 2007? (NOT the Origami project)

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  1. matt_p

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    they would have to step it up to steal the psps thunder. the psp has a camera, gps system and psone emulator coming out for it. so xbox have a challenge if they do make a handheld games console.

    on the origami project, you can already order that on play.com its £799.99:eek:
     
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    Hmm, if they managed to get some kind of mobile live thing going that would be very good. PDZ on mobile access, that would keep the commute to work interesting.
     
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    I hadn't seen that one, got bored of checking the origami project thing. Just had a search of play.com for it http://www.play.com/play247.asp?pa=srmr&page=title&r=ELEC&title=923292#

    £799.99:eek: Hmm, kind of reminds me of the Tapwave Zodiac, at that price I can see it going down the same road:suicide:

    I'd be interested to see what M$ would come up with as a handheld though, it's a hard market to crack that's for sure, Ngage, Zodiac & Gizmondo are all recent reminders of that.
     
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    Digital mobile tv though. If they had a recording facility off this as well, I might invest.

    Mind you hardly use my psp and I have had it since launch. MP3 and a pillow is all i need for on the move :rotfl:
     
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    me niether but i am going to wait for the gps and psone emulator before selling. playing FF7 or metal gear solid on a psp might get me on it more:)
     
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    for the record why didnt sony put a simple phone into the psp?
    it wouldnt of taken much and that would be cool! all your texting and phonecalls and gaming on the one device (n gage style i suppose, however much cooler)
    not to mention open up the online potential
     
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    Hang on, missed the emulator. Does this mean some kind of disc drive for it, or copying onto a memory stick? If the former, its hardly portable!

    Though if they bring a tv adapter (freeview) I would pay for that :lease:
     
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    not sure, there is a thread about it in the psp forum so give that a read.
     
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    Its called an n-gage.

    But i guess cost and the fact that its already got a load of stuff packed into a very sexy case.
     
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    At the end of the day, the Origami is a fully featured PC running XP Tablet, so £799 is a really good price. other 'ultra mobile PCs' are still around the £1k mark.
     
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    And go out of the safety of the 360 forum? There are scary men with beards on some of these topics... :D
     
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    baby steps.....take baby steps. make sure you dont venture outside the gaming forums just yet:D
     
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    :rotfl:
     
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    thats like when sony were planning the psp and someone came up with the idea some rodney at the back saying there allready is one its called "gameboy"
     
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    Hmm actually its nothing like that.

    The comment was that a mobile phone element should be included. My point was that there is always some thing extra. At the end of the day its a games console, not a phone.
     
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    so whats an ngage?
     
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    Is a phone shaped like a handheld console made by Nokia. Problem? Not a decent phone, nor a decent console!

    I cant see anyone wanting aphone element if it had an adverse affect on the games.
     
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    What I'd class as one of the most overlooked, criminaly underated true mobile gaming devices. I'm still playing Pathway to Glory Isuka Islands now, classic mobile gaming!

    I mean although it does have it's shortfalls but at least it fits in your pocket.
     
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    What I don't understand is how MS can take on both the iPod and the PSP with one device. If they try taking on the psp, then the device will just be too big to compete with the iPod, but if they try taking on apple, they'd have to compremise on a few things to make is small enough to compete with the iPod.
     
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    i agree its a phone that looks a bit like a games console, its a game console that looks like a phone, but its not good as either one. IMO a phone and handheld games console should be kept apart.
     
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    was just asking coz u were the one that mentioned it, so phone capabilities built into the psp would be good then coz it may be a basic phone but a very good portable games machine thus better than the n gage and therefore something new to the market!
     
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    But that's the shame of it, there are loads of great games for the ngage, it's just that they came to late in the handhelds life.

    Pathway to Glory
    Pathway to Glory Isuka Islands
    High Seige
    Mile High Pinball
    One
    & more promising games on the way such as Civilisation, Rifts etc.

    It's a shame Nokia couldn't have put those titles out earlier, they might have had a chance of finding their own corner in the market.
     
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    great point!
     
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    anyway im cool with my vodazap pager and origional gameboy! greeney dot matrix display! grooooovy!
     
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    Maybe mate, but its like comparing a megadrive to a 360!

    Perhaps im old school of wanting my phone just to make phone calls and getting reception whilst travelling through the new forest!

    HOWEVER, if the handheld had mobile internet gaming that would be good. PDZ type game would change my life.... forever.
     
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    fantastic :clap:
     
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    I've always been confused as to why people get so much excitement around knocking the consoles/handhelds they don't own(or want). I think any new company trying to enter the market lately faces the biggest problem of how to learn from their mistakes before everyone hops on the critisism bandwagon.

    I never said anything about the Ngage being directly comparable to the PSP, I just commented that it's pocket portable which useful & gives it something a little different to the other handhelds. I also own a PSP and a DS, I just feel there could have been space for Nokia in the handheld market if people had been prepared to give them a chance instead of knocking them so badly for early design issues.

    I also thought it was a shame how magazines like GamesTM(which I usually like) lowered themselves to the whole "Gizmondo is crap" fanboy nonsense as soon as the Giz was released. I think magazines like that carry an influence & although the Giz had nothing to tempt me into buying it, I would've liked to have seen what it could've come up with in the future. I think the fact it got such a bad image due to fanboys, it didn't have any real chance to get off the ground.
     

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