Opera Browser for Wii - Full version in April

After enjoying the beta version of the Wii Opera browser for viewing youtube and other such sites from the comfort of our sofas it comes with great joy to hear that in April Nintendo will be giving us the all singing, all dancing version for free. From Nintendo's press release:

"Since late December, Wii owners have been able to download a trial version of the Opera Internet browser. After receiving substantial and helpful feedback from consumers, friends and family members, Nintendo developers have made a number of improvements to the final version of the browser, including:

  • improved zooming and scrolling
  • an improved zoomed font
  • shortened startup times
  • quicker access to "favorites"
  • an ability to hide the toolbar
  • buttons that will instantly type common preset letters, such as "www" or ".com"

More details about these and other functions will be announced in the near future. To ensure that the browser incorporates all of these enhancements, the final version will be available for download in April, a few weeks later than previously announced. The browser will remain free for Wii owners to download through the end of June. After June, users who haven't already downloaded the Opera browser can go to the Wii Shop Channel to download it for 500 Wii Points."

I'll be downloading this baby as soon as it comes out. Make sure you do it before June or you'll have to pay the price of an NES game.