It seems that the news of a Microsoft handheld gaming device just wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t go away. With the details released of the Origami, the story seemingly died, until a San Jose Mercury report claimed this week that Microsoft is working on a handheld to challenge Sony and Apple. The handheld market was once dominated by NintendoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Game Boy line for years.
According to the paper, the device wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hit stores for a year or two. By competing with the PlayStation Portable, which can play games, music, movies and browse the Internet, one would think that a competing device would function the same. Nothing is for sure, since itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all based on unidentified sources, according to the paper (or maybe just speculation). Apparently though, J. Allard, who spearheaded MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s efforts with the Xbox 360, will head the handheld project. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have more information as it becomes available.