Friday, February 17th, 2006

Opera Nintendo Browser

Category: Business, Games, Mobile

<p>Opera will be producing an official web browser for the handheld Nintendo DS platform (via Anne’s Weblog):

In Opera’s agreement with Nintendo, Nintendo DS users will now be able to surf the full Internet from their systems using the Opera browser. The Opera browser for Nintendo DS will be sold as a DS card. Users simply insert the card into the Wi- Fi enabled Nintendo DS, connect to a network, and begin browsing on two screens.

Dual-head browsing …

Given Opera’s commitment to mobile Ajax, as well as the platform’s multimedia credentials, it’s pretty likely we’ll see Ajax apps running inside some of those 13 million+ handhelds. The “Opera for Devices” background info in the release mentions Ajax, even if the announcement itself is shy on the topic.

Portable browsing just became twice the fun … imagine all those Ajax games you’ll be able to play on your DS :-)! However, rumours that Super Maryo World (mentioned earlier) will make the default homepage have been vastly overstated.

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Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:18 pm
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yea this is aweaosme

Comment by jerry mendez — June 18, 2006

ive bought the nintendo browser 2 days ago and its amazing! its kinda slow though and u cant play videos or music which is a downside

Comment by jettyguy — October 25, 2006

is it already out?

Comment by Chris — October 26, 2006

DOES ANY 1 KNOW IF THE OPERA BROWSER ON DA DS IS BETTER THEN THE BROWSER ON THE PSP ………AND WILL IT B BETTER ON DA WII OR THE BROWSER WOULD B DA SAME

Comment by BLAZE — November 20, 2006

is this on sale in the USA? Or just the UK soon to come to the USA? :?

Comment by NintendoFeak — December 6, 2006

Great is is finally out :-)

Comment by Jeffrey Meijer — January 25, 2007

It can’t play sound or flash for good reason.
Not only does that need mega processing speed compared to the ds, but all the codecs needed for such would take up too much memmory and make the content and browser run slow.
Plus it takes enough time loading web pages anyway.
Seems nice to me. Good for blogs, email, forums and such.
The touch screen is utilized well also.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR2yfhBSvR0

Comment by MRBlaster — April 3, 2007

I think the PSP browser is much better from a display standpoint because of its higher resolution. HOWEVER the PSP is completely crippled as far as text input and selection is concerned, so the DS browser gives you a much more interactive experience.

If Sony ever came out with the USB keyboard, I might change my mind about this. But Sony would rather sell you a Mivo or one of their LocationFree devices for that purpose, so don’t hold your breath!

Regards,

Matt

Comment by Matt — June 6, 2007

I have not tested this browser. But i think it will have some limitation as the opera has. The opera 8.65 “the last version” still has a lot of issues with playing sound and controlling flash animation.

Comment by bashar — June 27, 2007

Its a great game and I totally give it the thumbs up. I dont think there are and downsides of the game and I think it should be five star instead of 4. I got mine from Chips in Skipton !!!

Comment by zozboz — August 11, 2007

This is really cool.

Comment by Game News — August 19, 2007

I am happy to see that nintendo has stepped up to the plate with their video game systems. They have adopted Wifi very well but they dont have a headset which i am dissapointed of.=( http://tier-one-provider.com

Comment by john — November 13, 2007

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