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PostPosted: Sep 12 2003 1:28 pm 
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Game Boy Advance works as video-phone with new attachment

TOKYO (AP) - Nintendo Co.'s Game Boy Advance hand-held machine will work as a videophone with an attachment that comes with a digital camera, earphone and microphone and is expected to go on sale in December only in Japan.

The Campho Advance from Kyoto-based Digital Act Co., which makes mobile and Internet equipment, slips into the top of the Game Boy Advance just like any video-game cassette.

When connected to an analog telephone outlet, the display shows live video of the person on the other end of the line, who must also own both the Game Boy Advance and the Campho Advance. Your own image will show up in the corner of the display.

Campho Advance, which will be priced at 13,000 yen ($110), requires no Internet service provider. Developers, who are also working on a broadband device, have no plans to sell them outside Japan so far, Digital Act spokesman Kazuhisa Saito said today.

Nintendo has sold more than 10 million Game Boy Advance machines in Japan, and about 34 million worldwide.


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PostPosted: Sep 12 2003 2:22 pm 
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Thats awesome! Now if only it can act like a phone and ring when someone calls you.

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how many colors can the GB Advance do again?

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more than the SNES could handle I believe. Which is pretty damn good.

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well didnt the SNES do 65k colors?

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The GameGear could show TV...


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DngrsDrrn wrote:
well didnt the SNES do 65k colors?


16-bit machines were pretty limited by how many colors they could show on screen at the same time, which is more limiting than how many possible colors it can pull from. The SNES had I think 256 colors on-screen at once? (for comparison, Genesis had 64)

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The SNES color palette was actually only 15-bit, the extra bit was a flag of some sort. So it had a library of 32,768 colors to choose from, of which it could display 256 at any given time. The Genesis could also display 256 at a time, but had a library of only 512.

The GBA can display 32,768 colors, any number at a time.

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how would it look like on the SP?

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That's a good question Mr. Kick. I don't know.

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