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October 2008's 8 coolest gadgets revealed

Ceatec: robots, video cards and games consoles

October 2008 saw Japan's biggest electronics show: Ceatec. More than 196,000 visitors to Ceatec got a chance to see the best of the Japanese electronics industry, including some exciting prototypes of devices that are still a long way from hitting the market.

Nintendo DSi

Nintendo is refreshing its two-year old DS Lite handheld device with a new version that's thinner, has dual-digital cameras and will be out before the end of the year - at least in Japan.

The DS-i looks similar to the current DS Lite and is a little thinner because it doesn't have a slot for GameBoy Advance cartridges. The device's two screens are slightly larger at 3.25in instead of 3in and two digital cameras have been added.

The outer camera has a 300,000-pixel resolution and pictures can be stored on an SD Card for transfer to the company's Wii or a computer. It will launch in Japan on November 1 and will cost ¥18,900.

That's slightly more expensive than the current DS Lite, which costs ¥16,800. It will reach the US and Europe in 2009. Following in the steps of its Wii console and competing devices Nintendo will launch an online applications store for the DS-i.

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