There are few classes of consumer electronics that have had as exhilarating heights and as cringe-inducing lows as video game consoles. Since the Magnavox Odyssey plugged into TVs back in 1972 and delivered Pong to the masses, gaming consoles have demanded our attention.
At the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, we saw two formerly great smartphone brands—Nokia and BlackBerry—try to win their way back into consumers’ hearts with the relaunch of decidedly old-school gadgets. BlackBerry Mobile, whose name is licensed to Chinese electronics maker TCL, introduced its newest…
Microsoft has announced that it’s selling its feature phone division to Foxconn for the princely sum of $350 million.
Can you teach an old snake new tricks? I hope so.
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Microsoft has agreed to buy Nokia's hardware division for $7.1 billion in cash. Microsoft's a company that makes its own phones now.
I don't know about you, but my first thought upon seeing Nvidia's new Shield handheld gaming console was as follows:
The smartphone wars rage across the universe, the warring factions locked in an endless battle to settle once and for all which is better, iPhone or Android. But wait... there is another.
Initially only available on Nokia phones, new levels and birds will be unlocked for Angry Birds through NFC tags contained in Angry Birds merchandise, as well as special features when played in "magic" places. [ReadWriteWeb]
In the age of smartphones, MP3 players, tablet PCs, and high-quality handheld gaming devices, people need all the electricity they can get their hands on, even if they have to strap it onto their bodies to carry it around.
Almost lost amidst the insanity of a weekend packed with both Penny Arcade Expo East and South by Southwest was this amazing Angry Birds 3D spectacular.
There's a reason Sony wants so badly to block jailbreak device's access: now that the code for the things is out there, people were using everything from mobile phones to calculators to get at their PlayStation 3s.
Sony and Google's rumoured partnership may be the gaming phone news of today, but sources speaking with Pocket Gamer reckon that a few years back, Nintendo was in bed with a phone company too.
Hey, Nokia: just because your own experiment with handheld gaming went pear-shaped doesn't mean you can go advertising other people's games on your phones.
Act fast, N-Gage users. You only have until September 2010 to snap up games for the platform, as Nokia Oyj is putting the oft-ridiculed mobile platform turned mobile games service down for good.
Oh, Canada. You marvelous country with your marvelous Canadian things. While we'd never want to leave the country, Nokia has shuttered its N-Gage development outfit in the region.
Ah, N-Gage. Such a...tarnished brand. You'd think after two failed N-Gage handsets and a "who cares?" launch of an N-Gage gaming portal, Nokia would just give up. But they're not.
Nokia's panel of experts has deliberated and ruminated on the subject of innovative mobile gaming and decided to award the top prize in the Mobile Games Innovation Challenge to Ghostwire. Ghostwire is a 'casual collection' game that uses your phone's camera to create a kind of Augmented Reality effect. You roam around…
Sturgeon's Law states that "Ninety percent of everything is crap". I don't think I am being too controversial by suggesting that if Theodore Sturgeon had ever encountered mobile phone games he would have revised upwards. There are decent games out there, but there is a lot of dross - derivative, badly designed and…