While not officially confirmed, OnLive dropped strong hints today that its streaming game service is likely to make its debut on smartphones at some point in the future. The first handset to receive the device is also unconfirmed but the HTC Evo 4G was mentioned by name during discussions with the firm.
Despite having a 4.3″ screen, 4G , and a kickstand for viewing, the Evo 4G may seem like an odd choice – considering other options, such as the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S II. However, it does stand to reason that an HTC product may get the coveted first spot, especially in light of HTC’s $40M investment into OnLive back in February 2011.
For those who may not be aware, here’s a description of OnLive from their website:
“OnLive delivers high-end video games from the cloud to your PC, Mac®, TV and even mobile devices at blindingly fast speeds, so you can play the games you want, the second you want them. No discs. No downloads. No fancy hardware. Just you, the Internet and the games you love. “
Cloud gaming at blindingly fast speeds on my Android? Yeah, you can count me in.