Handheld system has two cameras, file storage

After years of bucking trends by sticking solely to gaming, Nintendo is finally going multimedia.

The Japanese videogame giant last week unveiled a new version of its DS handheld system called DSi that includes two cameras, music and photo storage, and improved online capabilities.

The DS has already sold more than 80 million units worldwide, completely dominating its competitors despite having fewer features than other handhelds like Sony’s PSP.

But don’t expect Nintendo to start challenging Apple’s iPhone. It’s expected the company will use the camera and other capabilities simply as features in new games.

The DSi hits Japan in November. It won’t come to the U.S. until sometime in 2009.

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