So the DSi looks like a nice little device right? Noah did an unboxing and hands-on yesterday, and I have to say that it has me yearning for some free time to kill with nothing on my mind but a quest for a glowing ring, a race against a scary turtle, or a damsel in need of rescue. Maybe all three at once. But as Noah pointed out, the DSi has more going for it than gaming.
The newest Nintendo handset is focused on user customization, connectivity, media, and interaction with other users. The DSi features a music player and camera, and games can be purchased in an online store. DSiWare allows for further customization and features - leaving the future of the gadget's capabilities open. And it's clear that Nintendo's interface wasn't meant to be the end-user's only access to the Internet.
Opera provided the browser for the DSi - which, once again, proves that the Norwegian company isn't joking around when they say "Internet everywhere." Here's the news that surprised me: with the announcement of Sprint 3G coming to Ford's Work Solutions tech package, comes a mobile version of Opera. The idea behind the suite for utility vehicles is to make Garmin GPS and all work-related information available from within the cab - files, schedules, and web connectivity. Check out the Ford Work Solutions website for more.
So, where will you go next, Opera? My television? My motorcycle? How about a low-cost Wi-Fi tablet that folds out from the wall next to my toilet?
Via cnet and WIRED (by way of Digg).