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Video: Nintendo DSi coming next year

Thinner device features dual-digital cameras

The Nintendo DS Lite portable console is getting an upgrade, with a new thinner version featuring dual-digital cameras expected by the end of the year in Japan.

The Nintendo DSi 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 3-megapixel resolution and pictures can be stored on an SD Card for transfer to the Nintendo Wii or a computer.

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It will launch in Japan on November 1 and will cost ¥18,900 (£100). That's slightly more expensive than the current DS Lite, which costs ¥16,800. Detailed launch plans for other markets were not detailed at a Tokyo news conference held to announce the device but Nintendo said it won't be available overseas until 2009.

Following in the steps of its Wii console and competing devices Nintendo will launch an online applications store for the DSi.

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