Nintendo’s tip-toeing around an overseas, US release date of its new DSi handheld has now been narrowed to the summer of 2009, according to president Satoru Iwata. That’s a whole lot better than “well into” 2009 if you ask us. Meanwhile, Japan gets theirs starting Saturday for ¥18,900 or about $192 tax-inclusive — that’s up from $178 earlier this month thanks to a skyrocketing Yen. Nintendo has already shipped 200,000 of the slimmer, dual-cam handheld consoles in preparation for weekend sales with another 100,000 planned for the following week. Clearly there’s no such thing as an economic slowdown in the land that Mario built.
小波許：那台灣上市日期呢QQ 會不會和wii一樣一拖再拖啊???!!! 💡
延伸閱讀：「粉新聞」新的玩具又來誘惑人～NINTENDO DSI -15Fun
If you’ve ever wished you could email a girl you thought was cute that you saw once in real life, you’ll like this new technology. W-41 allows for you to access the person’s facebook, myspace, blog or whatever else she has registered to this site. How it works is you would have to have the technology downloaded onto your phone, then when you see someone wearing the t-shirt with the logo you’d have to take a picture of it. Keep in mind you’d have to be close enough to do this.
If you want other people to be able to find you, you’d have to buy some of their clothing. They have three different shirts for guys and three for girls. One of the down sides is that yes, you could meet some new people this way, but you could also get a few creepy emails as well. There is also the annoying factor of knowing that someone is likely going to attempt to take your picture on their phone. Then if you don’t live in a large city, it’s highly unlikely anyone will know what the strange symbol on your back means. Either way, it’s still a cool way to meet new people. The shirts aren’t too expensive, but still a little pricey t-shirts are $49 and sweatshirts are $56. Thedownload for you phone is completely free though
We first caught wind of a slightly revamped PSP months ago, and the long-awaited handheld — complete with a new, fancier and in some cases more dreadful display — finally hit US shelves this month. For those that picked one of these up and have spent some quality time digging into the latest firmware, how are you liking things? Particularly for those that upgraded, are you pleased with the new build? Are you being plagued with those mysterious screen
problems features? Could you stand to see a few more things tweaked for the PSP-4000? We suspect there will be quite a few mixed messages flying in this one, so let’s get those comments rolling.
We know they’re hitting the streets, and we’ve already seen some unboxing pics and a nasty gutting, but we felt we needed to give Sony’s new PSP-3000 the proper Engadget treatment. As you can tell by the photos, there’s not much new here, though as you should know, the guts are where it’s all going down (new screen, built-in microphone). Still it never hurts to take a close look at a shiny new toy… so enjoy yourselves in the gallery.
Today’s New Words:
hit the street -現正流行、發燒
going down -要你好看
It’s true — we’re suckers for anything that simultaneously satisfies our lust for robotics and brings back childhood memories of passing the day with Disney films. To that end, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to swoon over WowWee’s latest stroke of brilliance, the $39.99 FlyTech Tinker Bell. Entirely more rad than that soulless Bladestar, this here fairy promises to posses that same spirited sassiness as the Disney character, and the flower wand remote control really caps things off. She can buzz around and delight guests for 4-minutes on an 18-minute charge, and her “crash-resistant materials prevent her from getting into mischief.” Oh wait, it’s appropriate for Earthlings ages 6 years and up? Huzzah!
別懷疑你所見的—我們總是對那些滿足我們對玩具狂熱以及帶領我們回到兒時迪士尼影片記憶的玩意兒情有獨鍾。 為此，當我們發現這款WowWee最新出品-39.99美元的婷兒飛行玩意時，驚為天人！比起Bladestar更為活靈活現， 婷兒仙子保有如同在動畫彼得潘內的唯妙唯肖角色氣質，設計團隊並運用花棒造形設計遙控器。這玩意只須充電18分鐘就可在你身邊翁翁飛舞長達4分多鐘，而特殊的耐摔材質可以保護她不受損壞。這是指適合年齡須為六歲以上嗎? 好耶~
Tired of watching Amazon Video on Demand, Dailymotion and YouTube videos on your BRAVIA Internet Video Link? Coming through on its promise to send Hancock to Sony HDTV owners first, Sony Pictures is offering the flick (in 720p or 480p, depending on bandwidth) for $9.99 starting October 28 through November 10, and even throwing in a free Blu-ray copy after it’s released November 24. We’ll have to wait and see if the Hancock At-Home Premiere is a one of a kind promotion (note: the stream is “valued” at $29.99) or a regular benefit to owning a BRAVIA and accompanying $299 add-on, but we can’t help thinking this would be a lot more interesting if it were offered over the PlayStation Network.
厭倦了Sony Bravia 網路支援有限的Amazon Video、Dailymotion 付費影片及youtube了嗎? Sony終於要兌現全民超人影片下載給Sony HDTV消費者的支票拉! Sony將於10/28到11/10以$9,99美元價格提供該片下載(依據頻寬支持720p或480p)，甚至還於11/24號藍光版本釋出後免費提供給 用 戶。 我們認為全民超人的家庭處女秀或許是Sony的一種行銷手法 (註：基本上這樣的下載價格約為$29,99美元) 或者是回饋給擁有Bravia且支付$299美元add-on功能的用 戶優惠。 但我們不免聯想到如果Sony能提供支援PlayStation的網路功能，豈不棒呆了！