Boing Boing Gadgets asks the rhetorical question: Who’d like a portable text game console? With some neat mocked up possibilities, too.
I’m raising my hand, by the way.
The intent behind such a device would be, in their words, to "open up the possibilities to the world’s vast back catalog of ASCII-style titles." In other words, to play any and all ASCII text-based games.
As long as it was a cool gadget. With a long battery life.
For that matter, why don’t they have this type of thing for Commodore 64? Basically a handheld C-64. With keyboard and everything. It could be done.