From Gamespot via Gizmodo: Information has come out about Nintendo's upcoming DS handheld's ability to serve as a voice-over-IP handset, allowing DS gamers to make phone calls when connected to a Wi-Fi access point. There's no word if the service will allow DS users to call other, regular phones or not. Knowing Nintendo, it's probably more likely that DS users will be able to chat to other DS users, and not serve as an actual phone. Gizmodo link here But what's the point? Are users of the DS really going to talk to one another with their mobile console? And if Nintendo want to give the DS a comms capability, why haven't they built in GSM, for those times when there isn't an access point available? Smacks of 'gimick' to me.