Nintendo Go With Boingo
With Nintendo announcing today that they’ve teamed up with the world’s leading Wi-Fi provider Boingo Wireless Inc., UK holiday-makers will have more than just duty-free to look forward to this year.
Usually when I hit the airport, I head straight to the gadget stores, hunting down their 3DS display stand for some bonus Streetpass action – hey, those Streetpass Quests don’t win themselves y’know!
Automatically connecting to Boingo’s network for free via one of their 400,000 worldwide hotspots, visitors at some of the UK’s largest airports including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted as well as Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, can now engage in SpotPass as well as browsing the internet during the inevitable long wait before boarding a plane.
Dawn Paine, Assistant General Manager & Director of Marketing at Nintendo UK says: “Boingo is an excellent partner for Nintendo 3DS owners in the United Kingdom due to an extensive airport Wi-Fi network. This partnership announcement comes at a great time for Nintendo 3DS owners, as the latest System Update has brought in an array of new features and enhancements including 3D video capture.”
So forget sending postcards of your trip to your loved ones back home, you can now shoot up to 10 mintues of 3D video from the departures lounge or scribble a little message with ‘SwapNote’/'LetterBox’ and then beam it to your friends before you’ve even stepped foot on the plane. As SpotPass automatically receives notifications plus extra content for your software and system updates without you having to lift a finger, you can be happy in the knowledge that as soon as you arrive at your destination, your 3DS will be updated and ready to play by the pool. Bliss.