Ive came acros an article on a dutch wii fansite ( translated of course ) :
Thursday 16 august 2007: You can already send e-mails with the wii to persons in youre adresbook. A quicker way to communicate has yet to be introduced. But it seems like it wont take very long.
In nintendo's newest update ( followed by a patch ) they added a new function to Parental Control: Restrict online communication
At first glance you would think that this option turns of the e-mail ability. NOT THE CASE !
Would this be the first step to a chat function or maybe even VOIP?
Hmmmmm this would be very cool if they would add chat or even VOIP !