The world got its first view of the next generation handheld from Nintendo this morning as the first pictures of it were released via a USA Today article. The article mentions the new device will contain Bluetooth wireless communications, a touch-sensitive screen, and the ability to play regular GameBoy Advance cartridge games as well as games on the smaller-sized DS cards. There's much more to come from Nintendo today as they kick-off their pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles.
Update: The DS system shown is a non-final prototype that will likely be revised before it's released later this year. Also, the DS will contain both IEEE 802.11 and Nintendo's proprietary wireless communication protocols, not Bluetooth as was noted in the article. Check out Nintendo's site for information on the new DS. Also check out IGN.com for screen shots and videos of the many DS games revealed today in Los Angeles.