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.
I wish it was Firefox too. Or a free Safari. (yes Im a mac geek)
Opera is the best browser imo. It's the best choice for Wii especially if it keeps mouse/remote movements.
Opera is the best browser if you want half of the sites you look at to look broken. No web designers I know give anything more than a 2nd thought to this curosity.
If I can watch youtube from the sofa however nintendo have it cracked!
Hmmm... I'm not sure if it's going to be worth the hassle without a keyboard. Last night I was trying to configure my Club Nintendo/Wii shop login and it was a right polava. It takes far too long to enter long URLs etc. Is there a USB keyboard in the works? There friggin should be!
I don't have much experience of sites being broken. The occasional one where they see Opera and reject you but thats not the browsers fault. Its always the web designers fault
Yer it's always the web designers fault, however, if you code correctly and to w3 standards, I bet you some of it doesn't work in IE
Well at least the Netscape of old is dead. I prefer the IE emulator versions they have caved in to these days!!
I`m using opera right now on my wii to post this message. Great so far
Lovely stuff, check out the video on the VCA site if you are bored or haven't downloaded this yet:
Wii Internet Browser
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