Microsoft denies portable Xbox

13 May 2006
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Engadget reports a denial that should come as a surprise to no one, Microsoft’s Xbox chief for Northern and Eastern Europe told UK tech site T3 “that we’re not even thinking about handhelds at the moment.”

Neil Thompson’s remarks came just days after the Internet was buzzing about a claim made by author Dean Takahashi in his new book, Xbox 360 Uncloaked, that said half of the 360 development team immediately began working on a portable ‘box right after the next-gen console was launched last November.

Thompson went on to say that although the big M has no plans to release a PSP-like device, the huge mobile phone market offers the company a “really good opportunity” to connect people with “other entertainment experiences.” You heard it here first, folks: instead of wasting all that money on hardware development, Microsoft is simply going to develop an Xbox emulator for cellphones that lets you pull content directly from the Live service


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