N506iS + Nintendo DS = Nintendo DS SP?
This week at CES Engadget scoped the sexy new N506iS - DoCoMo’s new phone with no speaker. How is this accomplished? A new technology permits the LCD screen itself to be used as a speaker.
This technology could dissolve the need for side-mounted speakers on the Nintendo DS slimming it down considerably - and paired with conservative advances in miniaturization this might be just the ticket for squeezing the guts of the Nintendo DS into a smaller form factor for it's eventual second incarnation. This would be in the same spirit that Nintendo created the beloved Nintendo SP form factor even though SP still only played GBA games of it's bigger, uglier sister. Such a plan hasn't been announced, or even rumored - only silently desired by every beating heart.
Would you buy a DS that looked like an SP? With your last dollar? Instead of feeding your family? Of course, yes. You wouldn't be human inside if you answered "no."