Opera for Nintendo DS

by Antony

Opera on Nintendo DSDon L. from HardwareHacks 2000 informed us Opera browser is now available for Nintendo DS users. In this Opera press release, Opera and Nintendo agreed to provide Nintendo DS users the ability to surf the full internet from their systems using Opera browser on two Nintendo DS screens at same time. To add the internet support, users will need to purchase the DS card, and insert it into Wi-Fi enabled Nintendo DS.

This service is currently available to Japanese users.

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From Giving gamers two windows to the Web: The Opera Browser for Nintendo DS™ (Opera press release):

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.

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"The incredibly popular Nintendo DS is already Wi-Fi enabled to support real time gaming, so adding Web browsing capabilities was a natural evolution for this device," says Scott Hedrick, Executive Vice President, Opera Software. "Gaming devices are growing more advanced and a great Web experience is becoming a product differentiator for gaming manufacturers. Opera is excited to work with Nintendo to deliver a unique dual screen, full Internet experience on Nintendo DS."

With an on-screen keypad and stylus, users can easily navigate the Web from their Nintendo DS with PDA-like functionality. Based on the same core as the Opera desktop browser, Opera delivers superior speed and rendering of Web pages on the Nintendo DS.

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Posted by Antony Shen on February 15, 2006 9:49 PM

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