Since Sony likely won't innovate in portable gaming anymore, who else will take up the baton? Snail Games is making waves at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas with a range of new hardware, not bad for what was a games company startup from China. The company has an Android Micro Console, the OBox on the way, but of more interest is the W and W3D (they're clearly not all that great at naming things) gaming smartphones. (see a hands-on video over at TabTech)
Android-based, the W3D pulls a 3DS like three-dimensional trick on any Android game using eye-tracking and some clever software, powered by octa-core MTK6595 running at 2.2GHZ. It has twin sticks, a four way controller and four face buttons, plus four should buttons. That's all wrapped around a 5.5" full HD display.
It looks a bit simplistic in design, and makes the cardinal sin of putting the speakers on the back, but if the grunt is there, with a regularly updated interface, decent media and other apps (you know, everything the Vita lacks) then it could just attract some interest from gamers.