updated 10:30 am EDT, Tue September 5, 2006
MP3's on Nint. handhelds
Nintendo is opening non-Japanese markets to its MP3 player, beginning with Europe. Gizmodo cites a date of October 8th and a price of 29.99 Euros; it should be noted, however, that official sources hold these details as unconfirmed. What is known is that the player is effectively an SD card reader, capable of plugging into any Nintendo handheld more recent than (and possibly including) the original GBA. Songs are loaded onto an SD card and inserted into the player - turn the handheld on, and the software will display track info and customizable skins. The player should feature a second headphone jack and support any size of SD card. No US release info is available.