Samsung patents idea for gaming phone

Samsung patents idea for gaming phone
Samsung has patented yet another idea for a phone that should serve as a standalone gaming device. When closed it looks like an ordinary clamshell, but once opened it reveals the uniqueness of this idea. Although with integrated gaming controller (the first), the numeric keypad is rather normal. The WOW factor comes when the display moves (we guess that it swivels) in the middle of the two shells, now in landscape (horizontal) orientation. In the place where it was situated, there is the second gaming pad and additional audio speaker.

Thanks to this unique clamshell design, there is lots of space for situating the keyboard and the other parts, as well as a large screen. Combined with the modern powerful hardware a manufacturer can offer in its phones,  this may result in a good attempt for a gaming phone. If it will happen in the future, or will follow the failure of Nokia’s N-Gage, only time will tell .

via: UnwiredView

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3 Comments

1. Matt unregistered

I think that samsung has the right idea combining phone functionality with game. The NGage was more of a gaming device first, with phone functionality a distant second. By intregrating both into a more usible design it may appeal to a larger market like they did with teh u740 for Verizon. The problem with producing a unique gaming phone is market base. If more manufactuers were serious about building gaming phones, the competition would drive development of high end mobile gaming from gaming companies and grow the market share with cross carrier/phone manufacturer compatibility. Without more competition, the phone will bomb just like NGage did.

2. T-HUFF unregistered

THIS IS THE SMARTEST IDEA I THINK I'VE READ ON PHONE ARENA ALL DAY. USUALLY NOTHING SOUNDS IMPRESSIVE TO ME BUT THIS....SOMEONE AT SAMSUNG IS USING THEIR BRAIN. MY ONLY HOPE IS THAT IT WILL BE RELEASED ON BOTH GSM AND CDMA SO EVERYBODY CAN HAVE A TASTE.

3. Tiger Uppercut unregistered

I cannot wait for devices such as this. My only hope is that they give the graphics as much work as the phone itself. Get ATI or Envidia involved.

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