NDS Opera Web Browser confirmed to makes it way to the DS

With bits of Nintendo's DS Lite conference going on in Japan slipping out, the Opera web browser will make its way onto the Nintendo DS later this year. Update First picture added to the story. Update 2 Opera's side of the story added as well.

Nintendo has revealed that the Opera web browser will make its way to the Nintendo DS. It will not be part of the firmware though. Details on how much it will cost and other features should surface in the near future.

Update First picture added to the story. Japanese Gaming network Impress Watch has shown the first photo from the conference showing the Opera web browser.

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Update 2 Opera's side of the story added as well.

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.

"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 at 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."

nintendo_ds.pngWith 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. "Within just five seconds of turning on the system, the Nintendo DS is already fully operational. This makes it the ideal device to enable people to swiftly obtain the latest information from the internet, wherever they are," says Masaru Shimomura, Deputy General Manager of Nintendo's R&D Department. "Opera exceeded our expectations with its user friendly interface, quick access to all your favorite sites, ease of use and, most importantly, in making the best use of the Nintendo DS system's unique double screens and touch screen features. Opera is an important partner for Nintendo in our efforts to further expand the users of the Nintendo DS."

Information on the availability of the Opera browser DS card has not yet been announced.

Posted on 15-02-2006 by Jay

Comments

  • damnit jj, you're like a quick, sly fox. :(

    Chris Michael DS-x2, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Yes sweet keep the news coming thanx so much Ill stick with DS-x2 I love this site just plain news that loads lightning fast. I hope that browser is good cause the DS dosent have alot of ram... H,mm DS light?

    wolfmanz51, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • I'll leave the TV turner to you Chris. I have to go to sleep lol.

    Jay, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • What you serious TV tuner

    wolfmanz51, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • New Game Annoucements: - Easy to Find Kanji Dictionary - Tetris DS - Calligraphy Training DS - Cooking game - Winning Eleven DS - Wifi Connection Enabled Game Release Dates and Prices - Tetris will be released for 3800yen as a budget title. ($43 Australian) - New Mario Bros will be hitting Japan in May for 4800yen ($55 Australian) - Opera DS browser web Confirmed (Purchase Seperatly) - Digital TV add-on. (TV Tuner) The tv tuner uses Seg-1 Technology. :P

    Trent, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • sweet

    spikeyjac, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Picture dosnt work.

    Trent, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • I don't see the picture... :/

    Olpus Bonzo, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • What the no pic loda

    wolfmanz51, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Here is the translated link to article with pics http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&u=http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20060215/nin1.htm&prev=/search%3Fq%3DImpress%2BWatch%2B%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG

    wolfmanz51, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Sorry for tripple post but thirs a pic of the TV tuner and its interface on that adress too

    wolfmanz51, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • link dosent work ethier

    capitanm1, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Does it really take staff so long to upload an image right? Oh well, fixed it.

    skarma, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • You should post the other pics from that site ben

    wolfmanz51, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • I'd prefer to have a browser in firmware, but this is good anyway.

    Olpus Bonzo, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • My bad about the picture not working. Forgot part of the url :-/ You could've easily solved that by adding the 'news' part Ben ;)

    Dennis, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • i've heard about readers complaining at staff, but not staff complaining at staff ben. anyways, Nintendo seems to be going in the right direction. They aren't puting these in the spotlight, but they are there.

    MikeMania, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • guess we'll have to add nwc.ds-x2.com soon ;)

    Dennis, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Wow, good thing I checked the site...at 1:46AM. What're the chances O_O sounds awsome by the way!

    NPC, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • BTW you don't seem to have the large version of the screen shot. http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y222/NINTENDO1/ds.jpg

    NPC, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • It better be bargain price; PSP comes with it as standard, so $15/$20/£9.99 better be the asking price.

    jonno394, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • More importantly, Pro evo is coming out for DS after all. I thought it had been canned!

    Jordan Revo-Europe, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • now ds fans can visit my site, and i can go to sites without having to leave the bed sometimes

    ctkxtreme, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • If the image was available when I posted the story I would've uploaded it at the same time.

    Jay, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • just what i was waiting for, a web browser. now i will be able to surf the web anywhere in my house

    gi4d2, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • It's about $30 I think.

    skarma, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • $30 in Japan, which is budget price for them.

    Jay, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Wow, Now this is a feature I would use a hell of a lot! Great job! Just hope it arrives in the UK soon...

    Hells Zargon, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • just a thought will this have java? so i could play games on yahoo or runescape (for my brother)

    darkshadow61, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Wow! Great news! But I'm too sure yet. I mean, will Nintendo use a censor to block out inappropiate stuff? Will most web pages be unavailable because of this? Will there be a pop-up stopper? Will the service have a fee for using it? What about sites that use Flash8 and stuff? Will they be unaccessable, or will the cart comes with the neccerserry stuff anyway? Will all web pages on the computer's net be available on the DS version? Or will there have to be DS-only ones? Will it be brought over to the U.K? If so, when? So many questions to be answered. :P At least we probably won't have to wait long untill they're answered...

    Skitz, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Yay! :) Nintendo really wants to make the DS the greatest system ever? :)

    stone, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Darn rights!

    ThePJN, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • it'll probably be for a long time

    gi4d2, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • in a way, it feels like nintendo is copying sony...

    mmorris192, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • @Jordan revo-europe: winning eleven does not have to be PES. It could be the original ISS series. Both use the same name in Japan.

    jonno394, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • hows that? cause of online? laptops had wifi before both

    darkshadow61, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Holy shit internet on the DS awesome. Only down side having to have WFC

    sawyer, 30-11--0001 at 00:00

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