Friday, February 17th, 2006
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.
Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:18 pm