The whole point of my argument is that phones - the kind that have DS-like capabilities (like touchscreens and real OSes) are coming down in price, significantly.
And looking at the iPhone portfolio, I'd say they have a ton of exclusive content.
Right. That is kind of my whole point - devices are becoming more feature rich, which will hybridize Nintendo's hardware in another decade. I'm not, nor ever will, suggest that Nintendo is doomed, or giving up. I just think their business model will change in about 5-10 years from providing games/very exclusive hardware to providing hardware and games on a more robust platform.
For example: What would happen if there was a 'Nintendo Channel' on iTunes along with Android, and WinMo as well as a dedicated Nintendo DS2 gaming device (which could also be feature-rich and possibly hybridized with phones as well)? I'd imagine that right now, Apple is making as much or more money on handhelds (iPhone + iTunes) than Nintendo is. That speaks a lot about what kind of potential business there is for mobile electronics + gaming.
Back from the dead, I'm afraid.