Rumor: Next-Gen Handhelds to Support 3G

by Justin B. July 7, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

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Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo has let it slip that it has been discussing with various “videogame makers” to bring 3G connectivity to their next-generation handheld platforms. Both the Nintendo DS and Playstation Portable introduced WiFi connectivity to the handheld gaming market when they launched. With the emergence of smartphones and constant connectivity it is only fitting that we see a similar upgrade in the handheld gaming market.

Ryuji Yamada, president of NTT DoCoMo, did not provide any specifics as to what companies they were having discussions with, however Nintendo has already stated that they are looking into discussions with cellular carriers while Sony has been rumored to be already developing the PSP2 which remains unannounced.

Videogame-Device Makers in Talks About Portable 3G Connections [WSJ]

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Craig Fairfax says:

Just what we need... more monthly fees.

KezraPlanes says:

Thanks but no thanks.

Give my decente Wi-Fi and Bluetooth tethering and that's all I need.

MenaceInc says:

bluetooth? Heh, that reminds me of old attempts of mine to try and use bluetooth instead of cell data on my old ngage to play tony hawks online xD

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