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Nintendo Details 3DS Internet Browser

No Flash or PDF support.


3DS owners will at long last gain direct world wide web access when the system's free internet browser launches with the 3DS e-Shop on June 7 (JST). Today, Nintendo updated the 3DS official site with full details on the browser.

A few major points from the page include:

  • The browser will not support plugins like Flash or PDF.
  • The browser can be made to zoom in on JPEG images by tapping and holding. These images can then be saved to SD and viewed in the 3DS Camera app.
  • The browser can directly display 3D picture data in the MPO format.
  • You can store up to 64 favorites.
  • The browser can read into your SD card to upload pictures that you've taken with the 3DS Camera.
  • Compatible image formats include MPG, GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP and ICO.
  • The browser will have parental controls. You can limit internet use through the 3DS system settings. You'll also have free access to Digital Arts' i-Filter for Nintendo 3DS, which allows for more specific restrictions.

Web developers will find even further specifics, including some tips for making your page compliant, at the spec page.

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