Originally Posted by Hellmark
Gameboys have gone the way of the dodo. Nintendo discontinued it years ago.
I assumed that my "and their ilk" would have suggested an "insert portable gaming system here" approach to my comment—while at the same time illustrating my point that not everyone "games."
A friendly challenge for those who are convinced that the dedicated ereader will fade away...
I'd like to compile a list of technological gizmos that were introduced as dedicated, single-function devices that were eventually assimilated by a popular, multi-function, Swiss-army-knife kind of device. Easy enough, right? But here's the catch: to make the list, the single-function, dedicated version of the device must be no longer available for purchase*.
* Available for purchase
meaning; brand-new, still being manufactured.
I'm sure some will be thought of, so it's not my intention to simply be a smart-ass, but rather, that I'm fairly certain the list will be quite small. Ignore branding and competing formats for this particular exercise... ex. VHS & Betamax were all VCR's—which are still being manufactured.
I'll start with single-game, handheld video games (a la Coleco's Electronic Quarterback).