As the territorial struggle continues between cell phones and handheld gaming devices, software maker Majesco is readying a wireless application for Nintendo's popular Game Boy console that will let the gadget handle cell-style text messaging. Edison, N.J.-based Majesco, which publishes games and makes Nintendo-licensed accessories, said Thursday that its Wireless Messenger is designed to let users send instant text messages via their Game Boy Advance. The product will be available later this year. Majesco already makes video compression technology that lets Advance users watch commercial-grade video on their Nintendo device.
With, Nintendo is trying to turn the tables and is equipping its own device with cell phone-like features. Last year the company announced a , with Motorola chipsets inside, designed to let as many as five players link up wirelessly.