I noticed that both the WiFi-only Motorola Xoom (Android 3.0) tablet and the Nintendo 3DS were at my local Costco store over the weekend. I fought the temptation to buy one or both of them. It turns out that this may have been a wise decision concerning the Nintedo 3DS portable game console. International Business Times reports that some 3DS owners have been reporting several problems including something dubbed the Black Screen of Death.
– Black Screen of Death: Screen goes black and then the 3DS becomes unresponsive
– Screen instructions telling 3DS owners to restart their systems
– Loose hinges on the 3DS
Nintendo is said to be addressing these issues. In some cases, 3DS users are being instructed to download a system update.