An emulation-filled advertisement for the N900 smartphone may earn Nokia a court date.
Nintendo is investigating a possible lawsuit against cell phone manufacturer Nokia. An advertisement for the N900 smartphone on a Nokia video blog demonstrated how easily the phone could handle NES, SNES and Game Boy Advance emulation. The video stated "There's already a bunch of great retro gaming emulator apps available for you to download" while showing video of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World playing on the handheld.
Although no legal action has taken place as of yet, Nintendo UK's PR manager Robert Saunders said "We take rigorous steps to protect our IP and our legal team will examine this to determine if any infringement has taken place."
Nokia has since pulled the video from their site. The N900 phone launched in the US on November 18, 2009.