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Official 3DS Specs, Hardware Pics, Screens

Wednesday Nintendo released the final specs of the upcoming 3DS handheld gaming device (PDF). The list was part of the company's press conference held in Japan, and revealed that the highly-anticipated device won't reach American shores until 2011. Still, after viewing the latest batch of screenshots from 1st-party titles, the 3DS will certainly be worth the wait.

One of its more interesting features is what the 3DS does while in sleep mode. According to the press conference, the device will automatically seek out Nintendo Zone and wireless LAN access points to grab data from the Internet such as free games, videos, news and more. It will also automatically exchange data with other 3DS systems as well.

When shipped, the Nintendo 3DS will come packed with a charging stand (seen left), an AC adapter, a revamped stylus, a 2 GB SD card, and 6 AR cards used for games using AR technologies. On the software front, the 3DS will come pre-installed with the camera software, AR Games, Mii Studio, Nintendo 3DS Sound, StreetPass Mii Plaza, and an Activity Log.

Here's the list of specs (sorry, no CPU etc), followed by a few screens from 1st-party titles:

Size (when closed):

Approximately 5.3-inches wide, 2.9-inches long, 0.8-inches tall.

Weight:

Approximately 8 ounces.

Top Screen:

3.53-inch widescreen LCD display, enabling 3D viewing without the need for special glasses; with 800 x 240 pixel resolution (400 pixels are allocated for each eye to enable 3D viewing).

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