Tag Archives: smartphones

January 28, 2014

Nintendo making mini-games for smartphones

Nintendo might be going mobile, but not in the way many people are calling for. Japan’s Nikkei business daily reports that the company is planning to leverage smartphones as a platform for marketing videos and, more interestingly, free mini-games designed to drive new users to Nintendo hardware.

The mini-games are reportedly designed to make players understand the appeal of Nintendo’s software in a short period of time and convince them to purchase the full experience elsewhere.

I, uh…I really don’t know if this will work out or not.

May 20, 2013

Jolla unveils first Sailfish-based smartphone

The most notable design point is how the device is split into two halves, with a back cover (available in several different colors) that can contain its own hardware components and communicate information from those components. The main half of the device, meanwhile, contains the display and processor.

This is where Jolla reckons its core innovation lies, with the opportunity to augment initial hardware in the future, as well as to allow personalization and other features at the software level. We quizzed Marc over what this might mean, and asked if things like wireless charging, high-capacity batteries, game controls and even a high-powered flash peripheral might be possible — to which Dillon replied that all those ideas were possible, and that the only limit was “your imagination.”

A novel concept.