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3G on the 3DS??

Discussion in 'DS/3DS' started by Axis, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Axis

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    Apparently, Am not much of a Phone geek,
    But I think am pretty sure that 3G is like The connection for phones..I think maybe Sim cards~?

    According to the site, The 3DS will supposedly have 3G connection... is That Possible!?!
    And will it require sim cards? :confused:
     
  2. GYNGA

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    I hope 3DS will have 3G. And I am sure that it will not require sim cards.
     
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    that would be good but i don't think it will happen
     
  4. Roy

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    Hopefully it will have 3g. Don't get your hopes up, that way you won't be disapointed, and maybe pleasantly surprised.
    I dont reckon sim cards will be needed either :)
     
  5. Qaiz

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    If it does, which I hop it does, it will be like the Amazon Kindle 3g

    Free and no contract.
     
  6. Axis

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    Does the 3G require WiFi???
    And hopefully it will a quire it, If it does,
    It will be the most Epic Portable Video game console to Date!
    Since it will have features Beyond a normal Console. :)
     
  7. Feld0

    Feld0 Former 3DS Buzz Admin

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    3G and WiFi are two completely different things. 3G works anywhere there's a mobile signal while WiFi only works when you're near a router/hotspot.

    I really hope there's gonna be 3G in the 3DS, but a commenter on another site pointed out that no 3G hardware was included in that FCC filing from a few months ago, so it's very, very unlikely that it has been added now.
     
  8. Axis

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    Awe man...
    In a place where I live..
    There is barely ANY wifi hotspots
    And there arent to many Video gaming ppl..
    If there are, They ALL choose the PSP!
    Why?
    Because it looks more manly , while DS is only kiddy.

    I Really hate those Freaking ppl...
    I cant w8 to get a 3DS and show them what a pushover the psp is compared to the 3ds!!

    And with 3g..
    Well that makes it all the better since i Wont need to get a decent router then xD
     
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    3g would be great and also html5 with that so we can play flash games and watch youtube
     
  10. Axis

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    They HAVE to place a youtube App no matter what happens..
    Every single portable device has one!!
     
  11. Qaiz

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    I don't think the 3DS will be a great web browser, Nintendo have never had good online anything lol
     
  12. Feld0

    Feld0 Former 3DS Buzz Admin

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    Nintendo has said that they are aware of how bad they are with online and have worked hard to fix it. I like to think that my favourite company in the world knows what they're doing and has done something truly special for us all.
     
  13. ryty1231

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    I'd like to see an upgraded version with at least the capabilities of the Wii browser, if not better. The Wii's was fine for all the forums I'm a member of, so it's not horrible for me.
     
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    what is 3G ???
     
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    It's internet connection by mobile waves, so you have internet where-ever you are. This kind internet connection has almost all new mobile phones.

    4G is already invented, which is much faster than 3G, but that technology is still too expensive.
     
  16. Qaiz

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    Just because its your favorite company doesn't necessarily mean they will do what you want and deliver everything you want, remember these are companies, they want our money not our love.

    They said they have sorted it out, well of course they will say that. They aren't going to say "Our online sucks and we're not going to improve it" they have to sell them self to the customer to make them believe in the product.

    They might fix the online, but it wont be nothing compared to Xbox live or PSN or even the Apps Store, they don't need to do anything special for any of us, and the time between the DS and the 3DS has not been large enough for anything better then the competition.

    Do I care? No because I'm not expecting much anyways, I'm not getting my self all happy for something that might fall short.

    When you aim for the stars, sometimes you all flat on your face.
     
  17. ryty1231

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    I have to agree with Qaiz, Nintendo isn't going to improve their only so that we can instantly surf the web anytime. They're probably going to make the internet slightly faster than the Wii. Don't expect your 3DS to replace your computer.
     
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    Yup. I'm not doubting the 3DS will have decent online. Maybe it will have online Movie stores or decent online features, but like you said, its not going to replace the iPhone or any of the android web browsers, never mind a PC, Laptop, Net-book and Tablet device.

    At best it will be decent. Maybe a Movie store, a better App store then the DSi Ware etc but it still will be linear and locked down, especially since they want to combat piracy and aim at a large demography.

    Most kids aren't good with using internet devices, and parents don't want their kids to be looking at Porn, plus the device has to be cheap.

    It will be a decent alternative to online when you have no other means of online
     
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    A better app store is a must. The internet is okay, definitely not great, but the app store takes like 2 minutes to load. It is so annoying.
     
  20. GYNGA

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    You make me sad with a talk like that, Qaiz. :(
     
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    We have to be reasonable. Maybe Nintendo's browser will be alright. The Wii's was great for sites like this, simple and not a bunch of fancy things. Most of the forums I go on are like that too. Personally, if it's as good as the Wii's I'll probably use it fairly often.
     
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    Yh, it will be decent, but don't aim for the sky, it wont be mind blowing. Its still a game device, and thats what it will excel in, playing games.
     
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    I just hope it can open Gmail and Facebook fast..
    Do you guys think it will have apps that aren't related to games or movies/songs?

    Like the iphone has numerous things,so do you think the 3DS will have apps like a dictionary, diff type of calculators, picture/Movie editing , MSN, Skype, Twitter feed apps, etc?
     
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    I kinda doubt it, Nintendo always cater to families and they hardly even get contracts with outside companies, thats why people are chocked they have a contract to bring Hollywood Movies to the 3DS, so maybe Nintendo are changing ways?
     
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    You know, my DSi is faster at opening my Gmail account than my craptop... :confused:

    @Qaiz: You know, getting contracts with Hollywood studios is pretty big, especially for a company that has so little experience with movies as Nintendo. If they've pulled that off, I'm pretty sure that they may have gone for more of an "app store" kind of approach than a "downloadable games" one.

    Off-topic: 200th post, w00t!
     
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    If they do this, there'll likely be two models. One with 3G which will be more expensive, and one without, which will be cheaper. Probably same price difference as the iPads.
     
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    Hmm,.
    Good point Zaros..
    If they do that,
    They will also probably have the variations with different built in memory..
    But Nintendo is not known for Making variations..But like Qaiz said change is coming xD

    BTW If, Like me and Feld0 said, Nintendo has/gets a app type store,
    Do you suppose it could be hacked/Jailbroken like the iPhone/iPod??

    Which leads to another question...
    Do you think Nintendo will update there firmware like Sony and Apple?
    You know like add new features,fix bugs etc?
     
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    Ah yes; The Amazon Kindle.. Someone did post about it somewhere here, and you're right! 3G without a contract or SIM card is cool. It does seem like a Nintendo thing to do too, so it may be plausible..
    And of course, If the PSP has firmware updates and a PS Store, why not? The 3DSWare (PLEASE CHANGE THE NAME D: ) could be much better, offering more and generally looking nicer. Also, the firmware updates SHOULD happen, a piece of tech like the 3DS should have it. After a year of the 3DS' release, don't you think there would be a heap of features added on? :)
     
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    Feld0 Former 3DS Buzz Admin

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    In response to your first question, people have "jailbroken" the Wii (though it's called softmodding for that). The Homebrew Channel, or HBC, is like the Wii's Cydia. They haven't cracked the Wii Shop Channel directly yet, but it's possible to download Wii and WiiWare games on a computer and load them through the HBC, in addition to all of its -legal- uses. At some point, someone's probably going to at least reach that point with the 3DS, though direct "free" downloads from the 3DSWare store may never be cracked.

    And I say yes to the firmware updates. They've added the ability to play games off SD cards to the Wii and the ability to upload photos to Facebook to the 3DS through them. I only see them improving in this regard, especially with the much-touted tag mode that claims Nintendo will be able to "easily push new content to all 3DS owners".
     
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    Nintendo could put 4G instead of 3G on 3DS. I wouldn't mind for that :D