Nintendo DS gets the Opera Web browser

By Derek Sooman on February 15, 2006, 2:25 PM
Further to our previous news today that the Nintendo DS is to get wireless internet and TV playback, owners of the DS will soon be able to surf the Net using the Opera Web browser if they live in Japan, that is. An announcement has been made that the browser is to be made available in the territory for the DS, although there is not yet any established release date or confirmed price. According to one promotional image, it appears as if the web pages themselves will be displayed across the two screens of the DS.

Announcing the development of the Opera browser for Nintendo DS, Scott Hedrick, Executive Vice President, Opera Software said, "The incredibly popular Nintendo DS is already Wi-Fi enabled to support real-time gaming, so adding Web browsing capabilities was a natural evolution for this device...Gaming devices are growing more advanced and a great Web experience is becoming a product differentiator for gaming manufacturers. Opera is excited to work with Nintendo to deliver a unique dual screen, full Internet experience on Nintendo DS."

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djleyo said:
man the ds just keeps getting better and better more cretive games thanks to the ds touch and other vafious funtions this is defenetlly a psp killer the ds is not that powerfull comparing to the psp but this shows nintendo is still the handheld king some more news you maybe interested*final fantasy III is going to come out only for ds (unreleased in the US)*the ds lite will be released later this year*chat will be enabled in metroid prime hunters and other games (only in the lounge)*compatible with the nintendo revoluion(funtions TBA E3)*free demo downloads in some retailers nationwide (Comming march )this makes me feel that i made the right choice when i got my ds instead of the psp psp who would like to pay 50 dlls for games that i can play in my ps2 or xbox with better graphics !!!come on DS ROCK ON!!!!!
DragonMaster said:
And for battery life it's better too. Instead of being a cell phone with games on it I have the impression that it's turning in a console that can be used as cell phone.
sngx1275 said:
I need to set up WPA on my router rather than WEP so I can use my DS online. Too bad its not compatable with WEP, Nintendo kinda missed the boat on that one.
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