On Dec. 22, Nintendo and Opera Software bring the Internet to the living room couch with a free trial version of the Opera Web browser. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can download a free trial Opera browser to activate the Internet Channel of the Wii Menu and begin surfing the Web.
After the trial, the final version of the Opera browser will be available at the end of March 2007, and will be free for all Wii owners to download through the end of June. After June 2007, the browser will be available for download in the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii Points.
I'm not too sure if I'm the only one, but I'm not too sure how the browser will work, how do you 'type' in Nintendolife.com. I assume you move the remote over the letters. I'm sure after the novelty has set in, people won't bother using the browser, if it's too difficult to operate.
Whilst the Opera browser is good news for the Wii, I'd be more happy if the browser was Mozilla Firefox.