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blah509
2006-02-15, 07:01
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/02/15/ds-web-browser-and-tv-tuner-announced/

I was reading on Engadget this morning about how the Nintendo DS Advanced will have both a Opera web browser and a TV tuner (the latter doesn't interest me)..

Web browser + WiFi + Touchscreen = :)Slim

Food for thought

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bobharp
2006-02-15, 09:39
I concur. But I would have to take away my Boy's DS. God knows what he would do to my slimserver.

CardinalFang
2006-02-15, 11:53
I concur. But I would have to take away my Boy's DS. God knows what he would do to my slimserver.

But you have to buy him the new slimmer DS anyway, so you'll have a spare....

My current favourite is the upcoming Nokia 6136 that is Wifi equipped. Now if we can get at the Wifi through Java, how about a cellphone remote?

superbad
2006-02-15, 14:29
I wonder how hard it is to write a native DS app? It's already got the wifi support. The browser method would be easier obviously, but it would have all the usual browser problems.

With a native app, you could have the now playing info in the top screen, and the navigation in the bottom touch screen. While building a playlist, the playlist would go in the top, and the library in the bottom. Map the arrow keys to navigate the list, use the buttons for volume, etc. That would be so sweet.

CardinalFang
2006-02-16, 02:49
I wonder how hard it is to write a native DS app? It's already got the wifi support. The browser method would be easier obviously, but it would have all the usual browser problems.


I think you'll find that the issue is distribution; SDKs and cartridges are closely controlled by Nintendo and very, very expensive as a rule. SDKs for consoles can be 6 figure sums for example. Until there's open source kits, you might as well forget a native DS app, which is why using Java or Symbian on a WIFi equipped phone might be the better option.

Paul