Game Boy Owners Will Surf Web With Bluetooth
GameBoy Advance owners with the longing to get connected now have a new option: a Bluetooth module that will allow them to be connected to the Internet.GameBoy Advance owners with the longing to get connected now have a new option: a Bluetooth module that will allow them to be connected to the Internet. The X-tra Fun Bluetooth module for the GameBoy Advance SP will go on sale around Christmas 2003 for $49, according to Mark Cramer, the companys president and chief executive. The Bluetooth module will require a separate cell phone or other device for Internet access, although it can share a Bluetooth piconet with up to seven devices. Those devices, if connected to GameBoys, could also use the Bluetooth network to play games which X-tra Fun plans to provide, Kramer said.
The Bluetooth cartridge will plug into the standard GameBoy slot. An upgraded version will include a Secure Digital (SD) card slot and a dongle, and sell for $99. Setup is a breeze, Kramer said.