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Monday, March 29, 2010

TapToTalk on the DSi XL: Bigger Pictures, Bigger Sound

We are delighted to announce that TapToTalk runs just fine on the new Nintendo DSi XL. The main difference is that the pictures are larger and the sound is louder. And there is not a thing you need to do to your current TapToTalk to use it with a DSi XL. It automatically takes advantage of the larger screen.

The DSi XL is a larger version of the DSi. The main functional difference is that it has a 4.2" screen as compared to the DSi's 3.25" screen. That translates into 93% more viewing area. This is a good fit for kids who can better use larger pictures. Of course, the larger XL does not fit into a pocket like its little DS brothers, and is heavier. But for some kids, a bigger device will be easier to use.

The XL has a wider viewing angle and improved battery life compared to other DS models, Both of these improvements make it even more friendly for TapToTalk users. It also has improved audio quality and loudness, which can be especially helpful for noisy environments. The speakers seem to be the same type that are in the DSi, but with bigger openings in the case, resulting in more volume.

You can now run your TapToTalk albums on any of the Nintendo DS series devices: DS, DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL. Just pop the TapToTalk card into any one of them and power up. That means you can try your TapToTalk on the XL at the store before you buy one.

The XL was available in the UK before it was available in the US. So some of our UK customers have already started using it. Here is what Dorothy says: "It was well worth waiting for the XL, the icons are a good size and can easily be used." She adds that she still wishes that the DS speakers were a bit louder. Ah, well, you cannot have everything you wish for.

We have a video for you comparing TapToTalk on the DSi and DSi XL side-by-side.

For more about the DSi XL, go to the Nintendo web site. There's also a thorough review on CNET.

If you have a TapToTalk idea or story you'd like us to share with other TapToTalk users, please email us at blog@taptotalk.com.

The TapToTalk Team
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