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The keyboard support is extended towards the Internet channel as well as the Everybody Votes channel. Apparently, keyboard support is modular for the console – meaning it doesn’t apply to ALL the channels. What’s cool though is that the new firmware update also supports Bluetooth enabled wireless keyboards. All you need to do is attach the dongle to the USB port at the back of the console and you’re ready to go!
Will we be seeing Wiimote + keyboard combo games soon?
On another note, NIntendo is also shipping free Wiimote jackets in the USA and Canada. While it may not be enough to replace those plasma screens that succumb to Wii Sports casualties, at the very least the jackets will protect your $50.00 investment. 🙂
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I am so sorely tempted to get a Wii. Stop tempting me, Nintendo!
they were bound to do this sooner or later ade 🙂 the wii is a really good investment.
wow! this is great news..
i will try to update mine..
and yes, they will be having a keyboard based game soon, as i heard sometime ago.
and surfing the net using the wiikeyboard will be easier 🙂
Dude. Can the upgrade support modified units?
Regardless of what modchip that was used in your unit? Sorry for being so kulit, but I just bought a Wii last night, and the guy told me to be wary of upgrading my system because the newest upgrades can render modified units useless daw.
is your Wii an English or Japanese model? Im running the english wii now.
I got the English. I was about to update it last night, but after asking Mr. Google, I found that some consoles were rendered useless. I’m assuming they’re all English units.
its running fine on mine 🙂
I see. Thanks. If and when I feel a little less cowardly, I’ll probably go ahead with the upgrade.
i know how you feel. i took the leap of faith 🙂