New adapter to be sold alongside older A/B/G wireless adapter

Speaking to video game site Joystiq Microsoft has confirmed a 802.11n wireless adapter is coming to the Xbox 360. Microsoft's answer to Joystiq was low on details stating only that  the new adapter will allow gamers to, "seamlessly connect with their home network with the highest wireless 'N' technology." No information about an estimated release date or cost was provided.

Last week there were reports the Federal Communications Commission had reviewed an "Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter" that adheres to the 802.11n Wi-Fi protocol that was finally standardized. Several days later,  advertisements for the new adapter were spotted on a flier inside the Italian version of the Gears of War 2 Game of the Year Edition.

The advertisement shows both the older model A/B/G wireless adapter and the new model. In Microsoft's response to Joystiq, they referred to the new wireless adapter as, "another choice to consumers," which seems to indicate the current A/B/G adapter would not be immediately replaced with the new model.

It appears that Microsoft does not have anything to say about built-in wireless capabilities for the Xbox 360. Microsoft stated only that more details about the new adapter would be available soon and to stay tuned.

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