1. winbot's Avatar
    Now that I got your attention... with some quick 2 minute photoshop work + my idea.. I have created the following.

    I introduce to you the NOKIA Xbox phone.



    It's a dual screen phone with the second screen dedicated for the keyboard and game controller. You can switch between both by pressing a hot-key.

    I can dream can't I?
    ninjaap likes this.
    02-08-2012 12:58 AM
  2. oldpueblo's Avatar
    It's a pretty cool idea. Somewhere there's some plans where MS was considering having attachments you could swap out. Keyboard changes to game controller changes to second screen, etc. It'd be bulky, but if done right it could've been a cool option.
    alpinestars1z and Siah1214 like this.
    02-08-2012 01:02 AM
  3. winbot's Avatar
    The touchscreen would be more helpful because there would be instances where you would need the keyboard without the hassle... For example: while playing the game you would come to the end and you would fill out your name. Or while playing the game, you would get a text in the middle of it and you would want to answer it and post a quick reply. Half a second later, boom, your playing double dragon with your familiar controller.
    02-08-2012 01:06 AM
  4. ninjaap's Avatar
    I like it!
    02-08-2012 01:31 AM
  5. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    I just don't care for touch screen controllers. I can hardly use emulators on phones for that very reason. I always miss the buttons and move off of the d-pad. It is just so much easier with raised components.
    02-08-2012 01:55 AM
  6. boss.king's Avatar
    Touchscreen gaming controls are a terrible idea. I'm not trying to be rude, but the point of having off screen controls is to not have to look at them, and with them on yet another touchscreen you'd spend too much time looking back and forth. If they make an Xbox phone, it better have physical buttons.
    RustyU likes this.
    02-08-2012 02:29 AM
  7. ninjaap's Avatar
    I think you guys are expecting to play COD or BF on the phone. That is a bad idea even of you had physical controls. Touchscreen controls/keyboard that do not take half the screen is great idea for casual games/messages (SMS, email, etc.)
    02-08-2012 02:39 AM
  8. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    It's a pretty cool idea. Somewhere there's some plans where MS was considering having attachments you could swap out. Keyboard changes to game controller changes to second screen, etc. It'd be bulky, but if done right it could've been a cool option.
    I think they tried to patent it, right?
    02-08-2012 03:57 AM
  9. Seketh's Avatar
    It's a nice concept, but like boss.king said, without any kind of touch feedback you would have to keep looking to both screens, it just isn't pratical.

    Maybe it could work with "relative controls", which change position depending on the placement of your fingers (like the option in the XBL game Z0mbies (on tHe pHone)), but that ends up being yet another reason against that concept, since it works fine on the mainscreen.
    02-08-2012 04:24 AM
  10. Winterfang's Avatar
    If the control is going to be physical anyway, there's no point in adding another screen that's just going to suck away battery life.
    02-08-2012 07:34 AM
  11. jalb's Avatar
    I saw a Chinese emulator phone once with two analog sticks that were spring loaded so you could press down on them to make them pop up. It was very cool, but I have never been able to find the article again.
    02-08-2012 07:45 AM
  12. 5tephen's Avatar
    Now that I got your attention... with some quick 2 minute photoshop work + my idea.. I have created the following.

    I introduce to you the NOKIA Xbox phone.

    Click to view quoted image


    It's a dual screen phone with the second screen dedicated for the keyboard and game controller. You can switch between both by pressing a hot-key.

    I can dream can't I?
    This would be nice if instead of a second screen these were just really low profile physical buttons. I know it would have me playing more games.

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    02-08-2012 12:28 PM
  13. selfcreation's Avatar
    Touch screen controller? no thanks....

    i can already do that with my WM and it sucks. ( omnia 2 )

    GAAR i hope to god they dont make a touch screen remote, worst crap on the market...

    id much rather a physical remote. like the Androids/PS phones. like this: http://www.destructoid.com/-playstat...h-193971.phtml

    SPECIALLY if your gona control your Xbox with it ( witch you will ) if it was STRICTLY for gaming and playing on the phone .. ok ... but it wont be .. not with the new ECOSYSTEM.
    02-08-2012 12:35 PM
  14. ninjaap's Avatar
    Eh... I think everyone will get used to it. It was the same thing when they forced touchscreen keyboards on all of us. A lot of people kicked and screamed (inluding myself), but in the end, we've learned (or accepted) to use it.

    I just don't think physical controllers have a place on mobile phones. We have DS, Vita, and the 360 for that.
    02-08-2012 12:51 PM
  15. brianboylan's Avatar
    I agree with Boss King - got to be a real joy stick

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    02-08-2012 08:54 PM
  16. bilzkh's Avatar
    This is a really good idea...beyond a module for Windows Phone, I see other potential uses as well...e.g. a sort of wireless pad for controlling a non-touchscreen PC on Windows 8; a full remote pad for projector phones/tablets; remote control for phones connected to TVs via HDMI.

    Many possibilities
    03-21-2012 04:39 PM
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