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February 8, 2007 at 11:56 AM

A Nintendo phone?

The Register called out a patent that Nintendo has received for a phone with a four-way controller button:

Forget about the iPhone, does anyone fancy an nPhone? Yes, Nintendo has successfully patented a handset design that incorporates not only all the usual phone buttons but also a trio of game controller keys too.

The patent describes “a game and a mobile phone type electronic apparatus” that can suspend a game in process to answer incoming calls.

Comments | Topics: Nintendo, Telecom

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