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 ?!?!……….