Gaming giant Nintendo has been showing off its next-generation Wii game console in LA and while it looks very futuristic and quite cool, what struck me was its similarity to a Table PC.
But it’s not just the look of the thing and its 6.2 inch touch screen which made me immediately think of the HTC Flyer or the Motorola Zoom, but it’s also the fact the Wii U will apparently come compete with the ability to broadcast high-definition video and can be used to make video calls and browse the web.
Isn’t that a Tablet PC then?
We have for a long time talked about the convergence between PC and smartphones but now it looks like there will be a further blurring between mobile games consols; tablet PCs and Smartphones.
Of course with proliferation of yet more devices comes yet more challenges with lack of IP addresses as shown by World IPv6 day this week, but there is also the challenges of getting these devices to interconnect and work together.