Nintendo president wants to put pressure on Amazon and Apple with e-reader functions

Nintendo 3DS to challenge iPad and Kindle?

More details are emerging about Nintendo’s intended scope for its new 3DS handheld – with new comments from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata suggesting newspaper and magazine content functions like those seen on the Kindle and iPad

In a new interview with Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Iwata said the online functions of the device – advanced beyond the traditional DS wireless capabilities by allowing background downloads – mean it can pull content off the web automatically.

"As you carry it with you while out and about, it will seek out and automatically connect with wireless LAN spots, and download information," he said according to a summary of the interview by Andriasang.

"We’re thinking about functionality where it will automatically acquire newspaper and magazine articles."

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