Nintendo building an Android tablet?

Jamie Lumsden, ClickOnline.com

, Last Updated: 1:14 PM ET

Nintendo might be stepping into the mobile market with an educational Android tablet. The tablet, which is supposedly intended exclusively for educational use, won't be getting any Nintendo classics from their older platforms, such as NES, SNES or Game Boy.

The news of Nintendo's covertly dabbling in tablets ca,e from the posts of one Nando Monterazo, who claims to be a software engineer with Nintendo of America.

"Experimenting with a tablet of Nintendo, the system is based on android, fully modified and unified as a database of the tablet," reads one of Monterazo's tweets. Nintendo has, so far, had nothing to say on the subject.

Monterazo, who says he is involved in testing the tablet's "communication environment", also claims that those educational games that do make it on to the tablet will feature familiar Nintendo characters and themes. Provided that these claims turn out to be true, it could mark the start of a significant change for Nintendo.


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