As Gizmondo is contemplating to invade the US with its wireless gaming device, it might very well pick CES in Las Vegas in early January as its venue of choice, argues The Register.
Gizmondo is one of those devices that we'd all like to own until we take a closer look. The gadget combines portable gaming with things like GPS navigation and mobile messaging. The main item inside the Gizmondo software portfolio however is some tumbleweed that rolls around freely between the four gaming titles that are currently available.
Running Windows CE, the relation between the Farnborough based company and Microsoft is close and getting closer. Microsoft has promised to port over a few of its software titles to the portable platform. And as a thank you gift for its commitment to the Win CE platform, Gizmondo has been awarded a spot in the Microsoft booth at CES to show off the device to the masses.
Connect the dots and the next logical step, argues El Reg, would be an acquisition by the software juggernaut, after which the Gizmondo device should be rebranded Xbox Portable.
Such a deal makes sense on a higher level. It would give Gizmondo some much required credibility and Microsoft an entry into the mobile gaming market where it (once again) is trailing Nintendo and Sony. There is however as much proof for this acquisition as there is for a takeover of Apple by IBM.
copied from vnunet.com's CES weblog.
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