VIRTUAL BOY WAS NOT REALLY PORTABLE(IT WAS HUGE!!), AND IT NEVER BECAME MAINSTEAM THO, SO LETS MOVE ALONG NOW.
It ran on 6 AA batteries. It was also much smaller than a laptop which is seen as portable. It was a portable 3D gaming device. The phone you are jabbering on about isn't main stream either. You tried to argue against a non-point brought up by people who are ill informed and got busted on it. Take your lumps and move on.
More at the heart of the round about point you are making though, innovation is a word with a funny usage. People called the Wii innovative despite it doing nothing overly new. People called World of Warcraft innovative despite how derivative it really is. People called Little Big Planet innovative despite the fact that more powerful level sharing tools have been readily available with games for over a decade. Innovative simply means a new feature the person really likes, and hasn't had ready access to before. At least thats what common usage has evolved to.
What most people mean when they say innovative they mean evolutionary next step. World of Warcraft refined the MMO market and removed a lot of the bigger draw backs. Wii made the motion control the primary means of control forcing developers to support it and thus gain greater market penetration. Little Big Planet brought a level creator as the primary focus of the game combined with a powerful online system which was exceedingly rare on consoles. And now the 3DS is bringing 3D to the undisputed king of hand helds bringing a greater market presence then ever before. It is the logical next step, and Nintendo is the first to make a big push for it.