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Nintendo planning on a Wii Phone?

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 08 Feb 2007 22:39 User comments (31)

Nintendo planning on a Wii Phone? Nintendo has been abusing all kinds of online services with Wii, one of the services that was expected was VoIP, the hope was brought to life by rumors claiming an upcoming Wiimote with a microphone.
Now it seems like we could see an actual "Wii Phone". T3 reported that information from the US patent office shows a Wiimote-looking device with gaming keys and dialing keypad. These are only speculations, and at this points, shouldn't be taken too seriously. Keep tuned for more information.

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31 user comments

18.2.2007 23:24

Wow, that's kinda cool.

28.2.2007 23:38

I would rock it

39.2.2007 2:07

I wonder how much will it cost

49.2.2007 2:18

I almost feel out of my seat when i saw this but it would be cool.

59.2.2007 3:52

Thats retarded !

69.2.2007 5:08

that's kind cool

79.2.2007 7:13

thats Awesome.. they should make one to compete with the stupid ass iphone. god i hate all the stupid istuff.

89.2.2007 7:35

I doubt it. This is just one of the many patents filed and granted by Nintendo.


Still though, it does make one wonder what Nintendo wants to do with it's next handheld...

99.2.2007 9:05
tabletpc
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wait for christmas

i wonder if this is the replacement for the gba ???

because nintendo said the gba has a life expectency up to the end of this year??

109.2.2007 9:48

I think the DS was a replacement for the GBA and well, it's doing quite well to go and replace it with something. Still selling out at my local stores.

119.2.2007 16:12
kearney
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I have an asterisks phone at home, and it sucks. I hope nintendo can get it right, and use something else. cause I don't want to have to compile my pbx again.

129.2.2007 16:16
kearney
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Quote:
... they should make one to compete with the stupid ass iphone.
iPhone = cell phone
wii-phone = replacement for home telephone :-)

1310.2.2007 0:48

If its voip does that mean it will plug into the wii via usb or connect wireless to the Wii and then use the wii's net to call etc?
If its a mobile phone to its self then I think they have gone to far wheres the Nintendo that was 10 years ago if thats a mobile phone nothing to do with the actual Nintendo Wii.

1410.2.2007 4:27

It seems out of character for nintendo to try and step into communications. Aren't they the one who keep saying that they're a game only company?

1510.2.2007 8:18

Seems alittle strange but whatever to get a few more bucks coming in.

1610.2.2007 10:21

"I think the DS was a replacement for the GBA and well, it's doing quite well to go and replace it with something. Still selling out at my local stores."
At first it wasnt, it was more of a side project like the virtual boy. Another gameboy was suppose to come a year after the DS but the system really took off and while having specs inferior to the PSP it crushed it and UMD format died. Why make another system now?

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1711.2.2007 7:09

Originally posted by jetyi83:
thats Awesome.. they should make one to compete with the stupid ass iphone. god i hate all the stupid istuff.
That is exactly what I was thinking!

1811.2.2007 8:37

Originally posted by dazila:

If its a mobile phone to its self then I think they have gone to far wheres the Nintendo that was 10 years ago if thats a mobile phone nothing to do with the actual Nintendo Wii.
too far? why. why would you limit any company to a specific genre. I would love to have a nintendo phone. making a phone wouldnt make their wii any worse you know. That stuff doesnt really make sense, if they make a good phone that can compete, especially if its seperate from their nintendo i would support it fully. Its not like the same person is making both and doesnt have enough time to fully develop both products, they have different departments making each product. ive been picky about people falling into marketing images, but in this case, i think it would be cool to have a nintendo phone due a lot to it just being nintendo, and looking like a nintendo controller. Its simplistic, and if they do it right, it could be pretty cool.



and im glad there are people that agree i-stuff sucks. i know eventually superior products will take over, but its just sad that apple has such a domination over the entire market. it will get better, and once it does buy some stock in napster, cause itunes blows.

1911.2.2007 18:44
kearney
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Quote:
f its voip does that mean it will plug into the wii via usb or connect wireless to the Wii and then use the wii's net to call etc?
the wiiPhone will be wireless. it'll just communicate over 802.11g like all other voip products.

I don't think nintendo can make any money from voip technology. Asterisks (& Skype) are both open source. if anything, nintendo may have to PAY to license the voip tech, unless they team up with another voip provider.

And no, this won't compete with the iPhone (even though I think it'd be really cool if it did). The range on the wiiPhone will be about 75 feet. so, not exactly cell phone technology.

2011.2.2007 22:15

Quote:
too far? why. why would you limit any company to a specific genre. I would love to have a nintendo phone. making a phone wouldnt make their wii any worse you know. That stuff doesnt really make sense, if they make a good phone that can compete, especially if its seperate from their nintendo i would support it fully. Its not like the same person is making both and doesnt have enough time to fully develop both products, they have different departments making each product. ive been picky about people falling into marketing images, but in this case, i think it would be cool to have a nintendo phone due a lot to it just being nintendo, and looking like a nintendo controller. Its simplistic, and if they do it right, it could be pretty cool.



Im not going to reply to this anymore,This si oen of the most stupid ideas that I have heard im a nintendo fan a big one i have mosrtly nintendo consoles but this is just completely gay you all dont know what will happend do you know what I think if anyone remembers the Virtual Boy it was gay why didnt it sell good it wasnt revolutionary it made people think that 3D is crap with the monochrome screen but also because the people didnt belive that this product would be good comming from a a company that only made Video game consoles sure this was a console but you had to look through googles and it looked wierd for something nintendo made this si goign to be the same thing with the phone People Wont belive its good as its being made by a company that has only made videogames for the last 30 years no one is goign to go on Wikipedia.org and type in nintendo and find what they did previous to these 30 years are they?,if they did they woudl also see Nintendo's products were not succefull the only succesfull things they ahd were,Aracde Machines,Playing Cards,Game Consoles all those taxi services went down cause no one belived that a card compamny makes good taxi's.
a few other reasons
*The Phone looks bulky
*Nintendo have to remmeber if they keep making Wii this Wii that people are going to get tired and not buy

it just ownt work i have doubts that it will even come out if they ghave learnt from past experiences








2111.2.2007 23:41

I'm not that fussed about this.

2212.2.2007 6:00

kinda of cool .

2312.2.2007 8:30

Quote:

Im not going to reply to this anymore,This si oen of the most stupid ideas that I have heard im a nintendo fan a big one i have mosrtly nintendo consoles but this is just completely gay you all dont know what will happend do you know what I think if anyone remembers the Virtual Boy it was gay why didnt it sell good it wasnt revolutionary it made people think that 3D is crap with the monochrome screen but also because the people didnt belive that this product would be good comming from a a company that only made Video game consoles sure this was a console but you had to look through googles and it looked wierd for something nintendo made this si goign to be the same thing with the phone People Wont belive its good as its being made by a company that has only made videogames for the last 30 years no one is goign to go on Wikipedia.org and type in nintendo and find what they did previous to these 30 years are they?,if they did they woudl also see Nintendo's products were not succefull the only succesfull things they ahd were,Aracde Machines,Playing Cards,Game Consoles all those taxi services went down cause no one belived that a card compamny makes good taxi's.
a few other reasons
*The Phone looks bulky
*Nintendo have to remmeber if they keep making Wii this Wii that people are going to get tired and not buy

it just ownt work i have doubts that it will even come out if they ghave learnt from past experiences


ok, that is probably some of the dumbest reasoning ive ever heard, but whatever, everyone has a right to their opinion.
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2412.2.2007 18:29

What im tryign to get to you is Nintendo SUCKS at making products other then console looking things all other they have tried have failed quickly after their start they could prevent this by making the Phone a Wii atachment which connects to the Wii wirelesly via bluetooth and and operate it through the Wii's net connection through a Voip type software that would work as its an add on but as I cell phone that thing just looks gay to be a cellphone its the size of a wiimote cmon who has carried a phone that big in the past 6 years? I know I havent I had a samll nokia even in 99 why would someone want to use a big chunky clucnky thing instead of using somethig like the Iphone people will buy this as an ataachment
not a mobile phone,or a house phone it just looks like a toy hwo would want everything in your house to be Modern and in the corner you have a Cordless phone which looks like a toy?
I guess other people want it I know I want the Iphone which most liely will do much much better in the market.

2512.2.2007 18:31

I will give my arms if this thing can do as much as an Iphone thats how certain i am!

2613.2.2007 9:52

Quote:
*The Phone looks bulky
*Nintendo have to remmeber if they keep making Wii this Wii that people are going to get tired and not buy
The phone drawing in the patent was created in 2001.
And Apple has been making i this and i that for a while, and I don't see people getting tired and not buying...
(ibook, imac, ipod, iphone, etc.)

2713.2.2007 13:50
Xenores
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That cool.

2815.2.2007 22:46

i think its a kick ass idea for a cell phone cuz if u could plug it in to the wii wireless or usb whatever,but not only can u probably use it as an extra controller,but also if it goes through the internet it would probably have a cool plan where u could call all over the world and not have to worry about long distance crap,that and i would like to play nintendo games that were made by nintendo {not cheap cell phone knock off games}on my phone.make it play mp3s too so it will kick the crap outta the iphone,im kinda sick of the ipod fad myself.i would love to see little kid nintendo games put the whole market at a friggen standstill,that would rock!

2920.2.2007 22:01

If they make this compatible with Wii and DS software I would totally get one. Maybe they could make it a little smaller than it can Ishite all over the Ipod and Iphone and Ivibrating dildo.

3021.2.2007 1:36
bunny_c
Inactive

A Wii Phone from Nintendo? C’mon; this seems a little far fetched, or is it? Recently we’ve seen the iPhone, rumors of a Zune Phone and now this.

According to T3 there is a distinct possibility that Nintendo may be coming out with some type of phone combined with the console remote. There had been some rumors last year about adding a microphone to the controller, and Nintendo has been taking advantage of internet based services with the Wii console, lately. This combination could possibly lend itself nicely to some type of VoIP service.

T3 found this information via the patent office showing plans of a Wii remote looking device with gaming keys and what looks like a dialing keypad. I wonder what kind of damage someone could do with this? We’ll keep watching…


from slippery brick.

I honestly think this is a complete rumour.who has ever heard of nintendo making a phone?

Honestly put yourself in the head of nintendo's shoes.do any of you honestly think that the idea of making a nintendo phone would come to his head?

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3121.2.2007 11:24

i would like to think that companies dont make stupid things that seemed far fetched but nintedo made virtual boy! and if it puts a hole in ipods pocket im all down for whatever it is,so i would expext anything from them,and apparently they are the only company making money not the ps3 or xbox360 so why not try new things while the console is going strong,now is the best time for them while the other companies are still trying to make their money back for their expensive machines.

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