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    Default New GBA-SP Article in USA Today

    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/techrev...game-boy_x.htm

    The Game Boy Advance SP with a flip-up, lighted color screen will cost $99 when it hits U.S. stores March 23, according to Nintendo.

    My prediction came true or at least close.

    There is a picture of it in the paper.

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    Yesss! And since it was in USA Today, it's unlikely to be a hoax.

    Looks like I'll replace my lost GBA in March...

    Makes me think of the Game and Watch, for some reason.

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    I just paid 150 for a GBA with Afterburner. I am extremely satisfied with it, seems like Nintendo is double dipping. How many folks wil rebuy a new GBA now?

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    It's not a bad looking little machine..





    Edit: Oops, forgot the specs..


    • * New pocket size and foldable with flip-top screen that enables an even more compact size
      * Dimension are 82mm Wx 84.6H x 24.3D and it weighs approximately 143g
      * New integrated self-contained LCD screen light
      * New built in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that enables approximately 10 hours of continual game play with approximately 3 hours of recharging time
      * When the front light is turned off, the continual play increases to approximately 18 hours.
      * Three premium metallic colour variants (silver, black and blue)
      * Up to 32,000 simultaneous colours
      * Display Size 40.8mm x 61.2mm
      * Resolution 240 x 160 dot
      * 32 - bit CPU with embedded memory
      * Multiplayer mode for up to 4 players with Game Link cable
      * Compatible with virtually all existing Game Boy & Game Boy Advance games

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    If that's only $99...yeah I'm in. along with one of those GC add-ons.

    I take it everything works the same/normal gba.
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    Kinda looks like a wide cell-phone or Star trek tricorder actually!
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    man could I use one of those. nothing pisses me off more than a dim lighted area with an unplayable GBA.
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    yeah I submitted that news to dp earlyer. looks to me nice .

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    Sweet.

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    Yep..I'll be buying one..not only for the backlight, but because the GBA gives me hand cramps!! Sucks that the Afterburner guys will be out of a job tho. Ah well. The only thing I DON'T like about this new game boy is that you can't sqap batteries if you run out...sounds like you HAVE to recharge it. I don't know if I like that so much. May have to leave it charging all the time like a cell phone....
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    Looks like it's time to start selling older GBAs while they are still worth about $50 used.

    I'd defiantly get one of those as I'm tired of cheap add on light that never works as advertised. I've only gotten one Afterburner light but it has an ugly smudge in the middle due to sloppy handling >

    The best part is the metallic blue that should be available probbaly matches my metallic blue GBA I pained over a year ago. Maybe I'd open it up and add a few blinky LEDs to make it more like a tricorder. i wonder what's next: a next gen GBA with built in cell phone support? Built in keyboard and Win CE?

    For the metric illiterate: the dimension are: 3.2" W x 3.3" H x 0.95" D Judging by the number I think it's with the screen closed so opened, it could come close to the original GBA in height and width.
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    I'd much rather have my afterburner GBA than that thing, although I probably will wind up buying one sometime down the road.

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    Ooh! Comes out on March 23rd!! One week before my B-day!!! I know what I want now. Happy birthday to me!
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    Boy, Nintendo didn't stick with the horizontal system layout for long. In its own unique way, the Game Boy Advance has gone back to its roots, looking like a miniaturized version of the original system and even closer to its successor, the Game Boy Pocket. I'm still not sure what to think of the change, but I'll probably get one with any leftover tax or college grant money I have left over anyway. That way, I can use the old system as a Frankenstein, adding an Afterburner, a better D-pad, and whatever else I think would improve it.

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    @Maxlords: go to TRU and pick up some handles for your GBA. It's $10 CAD here, and makes the GBA a *dream* to hold onto. It's like a PlayStation controller after you attach the GBA only a tad bigger.

    I'll get the new one eventually, I think, but not on launch day or anything. I definitely won't be trading in my existing GBA though. That's what collecting is about
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyImpmon
    The best part is the metallic blue that should be available probbaly matches my metallic blue GBA I pained over a year ago. Maybe I'd open it up and add a few blinky LEDs to make it more like a tricorder. i wonder what's next: a next gen GBA with built in cell phone support? Built in keyboard and Win CE?
    I wouldn't be surprised at all....... cell phone support would be the next step. A partnership with Motorola would be great for both companies.

    And as I said in the last thread, I have an ABed GBA, and am happy with it, but will still get this GBA when it comes out. Any worries with the rechargable battery can be squashed by bringing your old GBA with you

    Super sweet design, I must say.

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    Don't those buttons look a little too close together to anyone? Plus, when you hold it with 2 hands, your fingers will touch/overlap in the back... it really doesn't look like there is room to grip if the whole thing is just 3 inches wide...

    Plus, the USA article says there is
    lighting along the screen's edge
    That's not quite the same a backlit LCD screen is it? I guess I need to see some pictures of it in action.
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    It WOULD be cool and all, but I just got my GBA for Christmas!!!

    I ain't lookin' to replace it already! >

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    Hmm, doesn't look like there's any E-Reader support....

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