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New Nintendo DS Announced: Camera, Music Playback, Wi-Fi Upgrade, Under $189

Nintendo has announced that it will release an upgraded model of its popular handheld, the Nintendo DS. Featuring a camera, music playback and more modernized features, it will come to market in Japan this year at a price not far above the current model.

According to reports from Japanese-language newspapers Yomiuri and Nikkei Net, pictures taken with the camera will be usable in games released for the system. Meanwhile, it is predicted that CDs and other music will be able to be imported onto the DS for playback.

The Wi-Fi antenna currently in use for multiplayer gaming is set to get a power boost, as well. The new wireless technology under the hood will be used to "more easily access news" and other up-to-date information such as weather.

The upgraded DS will be released in Japan this year at a price of "under 20,000 yen" ($189). For reference, the current DS sells in Japan for 16,800 yen ($159).

From The Chatty
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    September 28, 2008 4:56 PM

    Basic web browsing would be nice... or at least let me check my email. I don't want to know the news, and the weather is usually obvious to me :(

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      September 28, 2008 4:57 PM

      Probably not feasible though on a 256 x 192 screen though :<

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      September 28, 2008 5:02 PM

      Isn't there a web browsing card that has an Opera browser on it for DS?

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      September 28, 2008 5:08 PM


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        September 28, 2008 5:12 PM

        this. oh god please give me WPA finally, it's about time.

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        September 28, 2008 5:42 PM

        if its as bad as their WEP support it won't even matter

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        September 29, 2008 12:11 AM

        If it gets WPA support I will most likely upgrade. :D

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        September 29, 2008 12:50 AM

        ^^^ This. It's ridiculous that the DS didn't support WPA. It went beyond ridiculous that the DS Lite still didn't support it. Please don't make this the third strike, Nintendo.

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