[RUMOR] Next-gen DS to have free 3G access

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Oct 30, 2009
  1. stab244
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    Would be nice, But Im not going to get my hopes up.
     
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    It's the next logical step for handhelds... especially if they are going to keep up with smartphone gaming.
     
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    So it will have a built in wireless modem sweet, no game system handheld or otherwise as of today does not have this and the free 3G access is even better, I can pay $500-$900 for a gaming system with that kind of epic win.
     
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    Amazon Kindle has free 3G and so does the B&N Nook. They're both under $250, so it's safe to say that next DS may cost around that much. Of course E-Ink screen would be pretty expensive.
     
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    From another thread....

    Wtf Thordrian, how do you do it? [​IMG]

    But on topic, I think this is more possible as gaming handhelds are shifting towards 3G networks, HD, etc.
     
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    Free 3G access? eh?
    if this is relesed in Australia, i wonder if Vodafone would have reasonable prices.
     
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    This Is something I'd want! Too bad it's just a rumor...
     
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    Free? I guess that means ATT won't be doing the honors seeing as how they're huge money hoarders.
     
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    Im pretty sure Nintendo ahve claimed their not gonna step into the phone business, why do they need to?
     
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    I don't think this would happen... if this were to get hacked you could prolly use it to tether devices to it. So lets say maybe thousands of people do this and idk use it to play xbox live.. that's a lot of bandwidth, that costs money and its all coming out of Nintendo's pocket if they were to do this it certainly would not be free. "If" it is free it will be shit... that is if this is true.
     
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    Free? you say free? free access or free 3G hardware?

    You will need to insert a SIM Card to use 3G, AFAIK. So DSi phone. haha
     
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    they'll prolly give you 5 hours free 3g access and then charge your ass for it
     
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    I highly doubt it, but if there is free 3G the system will security to the point of unhackability because if it does get hacked people will use the 3G for the PSPgo, PSP2, or a Wi-Fi enabled MP3 player.
     
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    that will be a really epic fail
     
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    but wait a moment they're gonna release the DSi XL and there will be another one too(this one)?
     
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    The DSi XL is nothing new so it's not a real new addition to the handheld family.
     
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    I told you guys before, I work for Nintendo.

    I'm gonna get your arses arrested. [​IMG]
     
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    Why would you need a SIM card? Verizon has 3G and doesn't have SIM cards...
     
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    Wait up guys you didn't think that this is going to be only for japan.
     

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