Nokia is being investigated by Nintendo for allegedly promoting it’s new N900 smartphone by showing off emulated Nintendo games being played on it.
The video, released on Nokia Conversations blog , clearly promotes NES, SNES, GBA , Game Boy and other emulators at play. This does not seem to be a smart move from Nokia, who have previously struggled in the handheld gaming market(N-GAGE) and could now be facing legal action from Nintendo.
Most publisher are very particular about protecting their original IP’s, since there’s no way to buy a licensed version of such a game for the device, Nokia could be walking on thin ice on this one.
Edge-online contacted Nintendo UK PR manager Robert Saunders who said that the company was unaware of Nokia’s apparent move, but also said, “We take rigorous steps to protect our IP and our legal team will examine this to determine if any infringement has taken place.”