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Nokia Nintendo phone almost happend

I had a weird dream or wish a couple of weeks ago that if Nokia where to buy another company then it would have to be my other favourite company Nintendo. Well today Pocket gamer are reporting that Nokia and Nintendo DID work on a Nokia Nintendo phone back when Nokia where developing the N-Gage. The development of the phone where done at Nintendo’s Japanese HQ and actual concept devices where made and pitched to the board and ultimately rejected. It was also the same time that Nintendo where developing the Nintendo DS and thought a dedicated handheld device made more sense. But considering the success of the DS and the failure of N-Gage I think it was a wise choice. Although a handheld device with two of the premier companies like Nintendo and Nokia would be intriguing.

Although it sort of makes sense now, supposedly Nintendo are loosing market share to iPhones and Mobile phones so I guess something similar could happen in the future (you can dream ay :-)).

When I first read this I was shocked, but if you think about it it makes sense all these weird devices are being developed in R&D labs around the world and constantly being rejected for mostly business reasons.

I mean if you had the chance to visit Nokia’s R&D department you would find some crazy stuff I bet, but rejected for business reasons ( I bet an Android device has already been developed and rejected by the board for the right reasons). Tomi Ahonen mentioned in a recent blog post about one of the rooms in Nokia Espoo HQ which is rarely given access to anyone but he got access and said it was like Disney Land and the stuff inside where like from the future, exciting huh ?!?!……….

via Pocketgamer


Categories: Android, Leaked, Nokia, Rumours
  1. Jim
    August 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    nintendo is quite big to be bought by nokia or other companies, but you’re right mobile phones become more like game consoles. a future collaboration between these 2 companies could release an interesting product. The first thing that came through my mind is a nintendo wii based on meego, and to have a synchronization between meego devices. so you can use your phone as a gaming pad :)) plus there will be meego for TV so there will be also a synchronization between wii and the TV, and the list can continue.

    Nintendo builds the gaming console, Nokia build the synchronization system , apps already build for meego can work on wii and also games build on vii can work on mobile phones.

    What do you think about my idea?

    • John Wiegand-forson
      August 10, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      Yeah sounds pretty cool

  2. Roger Johnson
    August 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Can you provide a link to the Tomi Ahonen post you mention please?

    Thanks.

  3. John Wiegand-forson
    August 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm
  4. mk
    August 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    MeeGo on the DS
    WOW!!!

  5. Yougo
    August 10, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Seriously nokia cant ignore the gaming on mobile, how aboutworkwith top 20 iphone games dev to bring symbian version to symbian and meego

  6. R420R
  1. August 10, 2010 at 6:28 pm
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