http://psp.ign.com/articles/731/731066p1.html Reading that, and seeing the GBA will be discontinued in 2007, is a bit disappointing. It is sad to think that the Game Boy name is going to die in 2007... or is it? From some internet rumors (yeah, go ahead, HATE ME), supposedly 2007 will also be the year that Nintendo will unveil the GBA2. Now, in one of my Nintendo Power magazines, a reputable developer stated that the sequel to the DS game Contact will be released on a yet un-named system. At the time the article was printed, Wii had an official name and was mentioned IN NAME in the article. That leads me to believe that in 2007, the GBA2 may at least be announced if not released. Now, the following is my own ideas/suggestions to fuel this rumor. Awhile back Nintendo released a statement that they had a three-tiered gaming system approach. They now have the Wii (that will soon be released), the AWESOME (in my opinion) Dual Screen system, and the soon-to-be-discontinued Game Boy Advance. Nintendo has this approach mainly to ensure that at least ONE of their consoles is successful and will bring in profits should one fail. This saved them, when their "main" product was the failed Gamecube. Good idea, but poor execution. Some industry analysts are saying that if the Wii fails, Nintendo will be reduced and will face major profit losses. Now, for this "GBA2" device, I've been thinking. There are a lot of elements from past and current systems that could go into it. First and foremost, since it is a "Game Boy" product, it will be small and portable. That means the LARGEST screen would be such as that on the DS Lite, roughly 2.5 inches diagonal. As for the type of screen, for enhanced gaming, the logical choice would be a touch screen. But, since the GBA2 is a "pocket" device, that won't be there. Too fragile. Plus, it would compete with the DS Lite. Now, here are the specifications I believe the GBA2 will have. Remember, this is just a guess. Nothing more: SMALL form factor, just a bit thicker then GBA cartridge thickness. Overall size about that of three decks of cards, vertically, side by side. Would have backwards compatibility with GBA. (Nintendo staple with that) CPU capability similar to Nintendo DS (if not identical), maybe more powerful (PSP power doubtful) Proprietary FLASH Memory Game Cartridge slot - DS sized, but wider and not as long. Game sizes ranging from 64MB to 512MB (+/-) in size. Eight buttons - Start, Select, A, B, X, Y, L shoulder, R shoulder 2.5" diagonal screen, non touch format, possibly OLED (but likely same from DS Lite top screen) SMART Li-On (Lithium Ion) batteries. 18 to 24+ hour actual battery life. Wi-Fi built in, for wirless gaming. Multi-media capabilities using additional GBA cartridge with miniSD card slot for MP3 and video playback. Would need special "game" type cartridge to watch movies. Could connect via WiFi to Nintendo sponsored, legal, movie downloading service with monthly or pay-per-view charges for various Nintendo sanctioned (i.e. family friendly) movies. (would need large capacity miniSD card 1 to 2GB). Direct download to card, in proprietary format. (Service available to Wii users too). PSP styled "open" design. No clamshell face. Likely official accessories: Nintendo Headphones (cheap POS type) Multimedia playback kit: GBA to miniSD cartridge, USB 2.0 cable (plugs into cartridge), 128MB miniSD card included. PC/MAC CD-ROM with software for loading music, movies under 512MB in size. AC charging Y cable (DS Lite/GBA2 plugs, multi-charging capability) Leatherette (vinyl) Nintendo stamped carrying case.