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ultra238a
2006-07-03, 09:13
Hi,

I picked up one of the new(ish) Nintendo DS Lites over the weekend and it is a great bit of kit.

It is well built, has WiFi, twin screens of which the bottom one is a touch screen and seems nice and quick to use.

Next month Opera are bringing out a web browser cart for the DS which from the initial reviews seems to be saying it is very compatible with the various web standards that are out there - which is good news.

What I am thinking skin wise for the SlimServer and the DS is that top screen could display album art, the current playing track and the next and previous track. And then on the bottom screen you could have the controls etc as the bottom screen is a sensitive touch screen.

Obviously the best thing about this is that the DS only costs 99.99 + 29.99 for the web browser (might even be cheaper than that when it comes out) which means that is is half the price of the Nokia 770

Discuss......

Mark Lanctot
2006-07-03, 09:21
Obviously the best thing about this is that the DS only costs 99.99 + 29.99 for the web browser (might even be cheaper than that when it comes out) which means that is is half the price of the Nokia 770

And you may actually be able to get it in various countries around the world where Nokia has chosen not to sell the 770...

Edit: yup, Nintendo DS Lite, $159.99 CDN at Future Shop.

blah509
2006-07-03, 09:22
we discussed it here also..:)

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=21136

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mherger
2006-07-03, 09:50
> I picked up one of the new(ish) Nintendo DS Lites over the weekend and
> it is a great bit of kit.

256 x 192 Pixel? :-(

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ultra238a
2006-07-03, 10:08
Sorry I did a search on Nintendo from the root of the forum and it didn't come up with any results so I guessed it hadn't been mentioned.

2x 256 x 192 pixels though isn't it?

blah509
2006-07-03, 11:57
no prob :) mherger...did you try to connect it to the slimserver yet?

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mherger
2006-07-03, 12:16
> 2x 256 x 192 Pixel though isn't it?

I know, I know. But still...

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mherger
2006-07-03, 12:17
> did you try to connect it to the slimserver yet?

I don't own one. I wasn't the Nintendo type of guy so far :-)

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blah509
2006-07-03, 16:48
sorry .....let me push that question over to ultra....

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Pontemonti
2006-07-03, 23:25
I believe it is difficult to connect a DS to the slimserver now, seeing as there is no browser built-in from start. Perhaps someone has already made one, though - but in that case I believe you'll probably need one of those flash devices which allow you to transfer software from your PC to a card of some sort, and then run it on the DS.

blah509
2006-07-04, 19:05
Costs money...booooooo

http://my.opera.com/organicchunkysalsa/blog/show.dml/309706

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