This is my prediction for a possible Microsoft handheld device.

Much like my “reasonable” DS redesign which turned out to be pretty close, I tried to concentrate on style and features that would meet Microsoft’s objectives and also on what was possible and financially viable within the next year or so.

Clearly the things that they would want are:

  • Style: Complements the Xbox360 and reinforces the Xbox brand.
  • Functionality: Integrates with the “digital home”. Connects to Xbox Live.
  • Competition: Reduce the risk to competitor innovation.

Here’s a quick mockup just to get things started:

More images and in-depth discussion after the jump.

Update: Look out for a more detailed mockup within the next week!
Update: Added notes on interface.
Update: Added related links.

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