Nintendo 3DS Might Be Used For Newspapers, Magazines Too

In an interview with Japanese business paper Nikkei, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said his company is looking at ways to automatically beam newspaper and magazine articles to a 3DS handheld.

The 3DS can receive data while in sleep mode (powered on but the "clamshell" lid closed), and Iwata hopes that when a handheld comes across a Wi-Fi spot that it is able to automatically connect to, it will be able to download the material.

With tiny screens and a relatively poor resolution compared to dedicated e-readers (or even smartphones), the 3DS won't be the world's greatest e-reader, but it cold be a neat gimmick to enjoy on the side. If it ever comes to pass. And comes to pass outside Japan.

[Nikkei]


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