Here’s an interesting development that’s all Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (you know, two great tastes that taste great together): mobile-phone manufacturer HTC has invested $40-million in streaming-game provider OnLive. Here’s the scoop from The Wall Street Journal:
HTC, which has gained popularity world-wide for its early adoption of Google Inc.’s Android software in its mobile phones, said it will acquire London-based mobile platform company Saffron Digital for £30.15 million ($48.6 million) and will buy a $40 million stake in U.S.-based on-demand games company Onlive Inc.
As many of you know, I’m a big fan of HTC phones like the G2 and the Evo 4G. I’m also intrigued by the potential of streaming videogames and have been impressed with OnLive’s partnerships. OnLive is just getting more interesting all the time. Between this and Sony’s PlayStation Suite, the future of Android gaming is looking better and better. Color me psyched (which in my head is cobalt blue)!