Possible 3G DSi Coming

By Mike on 11:28 am

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I usually don't report rumours but this one is particularly interesting. One floating around has been a Nintendo DSi Phone. Unfortunately, those looking to turn their portable into a swiss army knife are out of luck. “Telephony is not in our wheelhouse,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo America's COO. However, Nintendo has hinted that a 3G enabled DSi might me in the works. Fils-Aime said that the company sees the value of wireless connectivity that's in “an always-on connected state”. Therefore, it's a distinct possibility though the company is keeping quite as to whether they're actually working on it or not. In my opinion, this is going to be the way in which all portables eventually go. While Wifi has revolutionized multiplayer for the DS and PSP, it has its limitations. Namely you're limited to wifi hotspots contrasted to ultra fast 3G that is available pretty much everywhere these days. Naturally though, 3G will require additional monthly fees through a cell company. However, the ability to download games and play online anywhere at any time is too tempting for most gamers. Rumour also has it that a cell phone enabled PSP is also in the works.

Source: The Register

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