Ziff-Davis media, the company behind the 1UP Network website and it's related print publications, recently distributed a survey to subscribers of their various brands (1UP, EGM and Games for Windows Magazine). Question 8 of the survey asked whether or not the subscriber was interested in an Xbox handheld gaming device, asking them to rate it from Very Likely to Not at All and Don't Know for the indecisive bunch.
While we've heard rumblings of a Microsoft branded handheld device (Read: Not the Zune) and even Shane Kim won't "say never," we wonder how well anyone could do in a market dominated by Nintendo. Now we're not saying that the Z-D survey is confirmation that it could happen, there is a likelihood that Microsoft is looking for information on the acceptance of such a device. According to a poll on our Mama Bear site Joystiq, they should stick to the Xbox 360.