Nintendo Ponders Releasing 3G Kindle-esque DS

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Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata says that the company is debating whether or not a future model of the DS will take a book from Amazon’s book marketplace device, the Kindle, and offer digital downloads over the mobile 3G network.

With this business model, Nintedo DS users wouldn’t be required to pay a monthly fee for 3G access, but would pay an overhead price included in the retail pricing, basically providing the user with a one-time fee for lifetime access to the network. Providing 3G downloads would allow users to download DLC on-the-go. If much of your town or city is still Wifi-less, you might want to consider petitioning for this idea. Though these days, most major cities are Wifi’d from border to border.

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