Have you guys ever heard of OmniVision? Well, for those of you who don’t know, they specialize in providing cameras for handheld devices. They’re the company responsible for that neat camera built in to your iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad. Now you may be wondering how this connects to Nintendo.
Last week, OmniVision announced that it had gotten hold of a “significant design win” for a new console for next year. So, let’s see how this breaks down to Nintendo. The major console distributors are Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. These cameras may be for some unknown company’s console, but I extremely doubt it. So, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. Microsoft is most likely out, unless they have some kind of awe-inspiring news at E3. Then we’re down to Sony and Nintendo, NGP and Cafe. Both are rumored to have cameras. However, Sony makes their own cameras, so…it’s down to just Nintendo.
Personally, I think this is awesome. I love the neat little camera on my iPod Touch. It’s nothing compared to my standard camera, but very nice for a simple handheld camera. So, I really hope this rumor is true.