New, tiny Game Boy from Nintendo

Nintendo executives took a short break Tuesday morning from introducing their next-generation game console to unveil a new portable device they're calling the Game Boy Micro. A little smaller than an iPod Mini, it will take aim at gamers increasingly used to pocket-sized cell phones. No details yet on specs or release date.

The company's bigger console, aimed at competing with the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3, will be called the Revolution. Executives said it would use 12 cm optical discs, would play DVDs, have built-in Wi-Fi and would have 512 MB of flash memory. Like the Playstation 3, it will have wireless controllers. As previously reported, it will use an IBM processor and graphics technology from ATI.

More to come.

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