Gaming-focused phones have failed to set the world on fire so far and are better known for their fails than their successes (think Nokia N-Gage).
But if gaming phones are ever going to succeed as a smartphone segment, the time is now. The convergence of faster chipsets and displays in phones, the launch of streaming gaming services such as Google’s Stadia and, of course, the launch of 5G is creating a new opportunity for gaming devices. At the same time, carriers need to consider what role they can play in this market. Should they launch their own streaming solution, or perhaps offer free access to a gaming service, mirroring the TV streaming initiatives into this emerging new market.
This five minute video spotlight looks at the opportunity and challenges facing OEMs and the carriers.