NEWCOMER: Xbox Portable?

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by War, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. War

    War Take it easy~

    Oct 26, 2007

    "Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry may have spilled some beans about Microsoft's upcoming CES showing.

    According to the analyst, and Wired's Gadget Lab seems to buy it, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be announcing a Zune-style mobile device during his keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas next month.

    The device is said to include "motion enhancement features" like an accelerometer, a large, multimedia-friendly screen and a keyboard.

    What's that mean for gaming? Well if nothing else, I'm sure we will see an explosion of portable gaming hit this new Zune device, perhaps even that long awaited Live Anywhere software. But Gadget Lab seems to think that perhaps this device may not be a phone at all, maybe it will be a web-enabled portable Xbox Zune.

    On the surface that seems plausible, what with NVidia making a special chip for a mobile Microsoft product, and Microsoft being the only gaming hardware company out there without a portable device for gaming. But with the economy crashing down around our ears, is now really the time for that? It all depends on the price."

  2. Pizzaroo

    Pizzaroo douchebag

    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    Like an iPod Touch with buttons.
  3. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    Probably not a XBox Portable.. I don't think that would be worth to try to compete with the DS and PSP right now.

    But, I can see Microsoft making a new Zune to compete primarily with the iPhone/iTouch.
  4. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

    Aug 11, 2008
    United States
    Right behind you
    These rumors are always so dumb. Last year at CES, MS was suppose to show an "Xmote" that was a wii-mote ripoff that would kill the Wii. That never happened.

    I could see an upgraded Zune though, as mentioned above.
  5. iPikachu

    iPikachu C3's personal flamebot and fail artist

    Oct 27, 2008
    now that looks like a game boy advance.
  6. Brian117

    Brian117 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 1, 2007
    United States
    Cleveland, OH
    One can only dream.
  7. JDandy

    JDandy GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 22, 2008
    ANOTHER handheld? No thanks. Although... it could take some of the shovelware the DS is being plagued with...
  8. ZenZero

    ZenZero GBATEMP's regular arse.

    Mar 12, 2008
    as micrsoft make terrible consoles the portable xbox would suck..

    when is CES gonna be anyway???
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