It appears that Nokia is getting ready to launch a line of new handheld gaming devices in early 2007. The company made the announcement and released set of tools for developers to make new games.
Implications - Gadget-producing companies are beginning to realize how important is to incorporate portability, convenience and discreteness into their tech designs. Today's consumer doesn't have the time or the ability to cart around bulky devices wherever they go, and as such handy tools like this are a vastly preferred alternative. A personal gaming device is a luxury that most consumers can't afford to have on them whenever necessary, so in order to be more appealing, devices such as this need to be as practical as possible.
1. Portable Gaming Devices - The trend of portable gaming devices continues and presents disruptive opportunities for companies that can incorporate features that enhance the practicality of these devices.
2. Discreet Tech Design - Discreet tech designs are becoming more important to consumers and companies that incorporate these features can create disruptive innovation opportunities.
3. Affordable Personal Gaming Devices - Creating affordable personal gaming devices that are practical for consumers presents a disruptive innovation opportunity in the gaming industry.
1. Gaming Industry - The gaming industry can capitalize on the trend of portable gaming devices by creating affordable and practical personal gaming devices.
2. Mobile Device Industry - The mobile device industry can incorporate discreet tech design features to create more practical and user-friendly devices that appeal to consumers.
3. Tech Accessories Industry - The tech accessories industry can create portable gaming device accessories that enhance the practicality and convenience of these devices, presenting a disruptive innovation opportunity.