I've looked at the "G6 Real" in what it supports. I'm going to be getting something in the next few months but have a few questions first.
* I'd like some decent PDA style of function (quick notes, calendar, reminders would be nice).
* Word (*.doc) file reading would be great (preferably several hundred KB files, or at least a realistic "10-20 pages" type of reading), TXT document at least though.
* PDF reading would be awesome but not required
* calculator would be great
* lots of storage (1GB at least)
* much preferably to purchase within the US.
* Great homebrew support. (see other question below)
* doesn't need a cartridge (would be nice but not required, I'd rather use the kind where it is the cartridge -- this would be the "no pass" type right?)
* BACKUP OF INTERNAL FIRMWARE (can someone suggest a good tutorial on this?)
I'm planning on a regular DS-lite for my wife, and probably getting the gold-zelda bundle one for myself. Am I correct in saying that because the cartridge is what does the homebrew launching, then this isn't something Nintendo constantly fixes (thinking of the PSP & the firmware updates to kill homebrew)? Am I safe buying ANY DS (and aren't they all DS-lite now)?
Homebrew compatability question: What is it that causes some not to be compatable but others are? Is it something that the program is doing that doesn't work well on that cartridge or is it coding issues? If I wrote something (I'm not a heavy experienced user, my stuff would stick to control/stylus input, display on screen & maybe write/load/modify files) would it almost 100% be likely to work (assuming it works on NO$GBA for example - meaning no coding/programming errors on my part)?
Thanks for any help. I'm just getting started here, but have been used to the PSP stuff for a few years now.