More Nintendo Goodies
By James Grahame
Two nifty Nintendo toys for your viewing pleasure. First up is the Iwod G10. This little device plays mp4 video (including DivX and Xvid), mp3 tunes, and includes a Nintendo NES emulator, a nice bright 882 x 228 display, along with a 10 hour battery. Not sure if the user interface is available in Engrish. The price is a ridiculously high 1180 Yuan ($146) -- enough to buy a new Game Boy Micro/Advance and a handful of games. Pity it doesn't have a built-in phone and camera.
Nintendo Thing Number Two is the announcement of a slimmer, lighter, sexier DS handheld. The Nintendo marketing team worked overtime and decided to name it "Nintendo DS Lite." The Lite weighs a 218g and measures 133mm x 73.9mm x 21.5mm while sporting a bland iPod-like color scheme. Let's hope the special edition models with flames, robots, Luigi and goggle-eyed Anime characters roll out soon.
This will be the last Nintendo post for a while, I promise.