Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nintendo Aims at Burgeoning eBook Market

In some ways, you might say that the Nintendo DSi XL console is the exact opposite of Amazon’s Kindle eBook reading device. While the Kindle was designed, produced and is sold to be used for reading electronic books, the DSi XL really, really was not. Even so, a growing market mandates a second look and, with eBooks being the hot 2010 item, Nintendo is poising itself to try to cash in. From The Tech Herald:
The DSi XL was officially unveiled before the U.S. market this week and, while the content hosted by its more generous twin screens will remain firmly centred on videogames, the handheld will also serve as a perfect pseudo book reader thanks to the introduction of software such as ‘100 Classic Book Collection’.

The 100 Classic Book Collection cartridge will provide DSi XL owners with a wealth of literary content to enjoy on-the-go from authors such as William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo and Mark Twain.



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