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Submitted by Jon Wilcox on February 15 2006 - 10:55

Web browser for Japanese DS owners announced by Opera...

DS owners in Japan will soon be able to surf the web on their double screened handheld with the announcement that the Opera web browser is to be made available in the territory. A release date for the application, which will be provided on a DS card, is yet to be confirmed along with a price.

Similar web browsing functionality is already accessible on the DS' rival, the Sony PSP, though gamers will at least be able to at least enter web addresses into the DS faster thanks to its touch screen and virtual keyboard a la PDAs. Judging by one promotional image the web pages themselves will be displayed across the two screens of the DS with one screen appearing to show a resized version and the top screen showing a full size version.

Announcing the development of the Opera browser for Nintendo DS, Scott Hedrick, Executive Vice President, Opera Software said, "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...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."

"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."

With its Wi-Fi capabilities beginning to be taken advantage of in game, it was perhaps inevitable that the DS would eventually have browsing capabilities, though when the same can be said for DS systems outside of Japan has yet to be confirmed.

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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 23rd Oct 2010 16:18, Post No: 77

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By: SegaBoy

Added:Wed 21st Apr 2010 09:52, Post No: 76

Damn fine answer there...


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 21st Apr 2010 02:55, Post No: 75

Maybe if Europe wasn't treated with active contempt by Nintendo, the R4 wouldn't be so damn popular, and there'd be a bit more brand loyalty >_>


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By: Anonymous

Added:Tue 20th Apr 2010 13:29, Post No: 74

"**Recently, Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot outlined the problem that they faced with the DS market, albeit not blaming the device specifically:

"The considerable contraction in the DS market during the year particularly affected Ubisoft, leading to a €160 million, or almost 50%, year-on-year drop in the Company’s casual segment sales."**"

I look at this section and think what utter morons ubisoft have working for them.....there is a

world-wide Recession on so casual sales are going to take a huge hit for everyone....not all people can still casually drop the cash for luxuries like new DS carts or X-Box discs etc

 


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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 12th Mar 2010 01:50, Post No: 73

fuu[#@!?] dude. who the fuuck gives a shiit about your nintendo ds and its bull[#@!?] wifi capabilities. moron


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By: Anonymous

Added:Thu 11th Mar 2010 09:27, Post No: 72

  My nindtendo DSi need wireless, system update. Please give me some software to use the nintedo DSi.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 26th Feb 2010 04:35, Post No: 71

if you want to now go o youtube and find a clue  i will tell mor clews later

 


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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 26th Feb 2010 04:33, Post No: 70

i know i secoret to locate the nashinul guferment cp on your ds but it is a secoet no one will know about it not even the fuss

 


By: Skipp

Added:Thu 10th Dec 2009 12:45, Post No: 69

cool i have a ds i want i dsi but for some reson i like the ds more then the psp thats just me


By: SegaBoy

Added:Tue 08th Dec 2009 13:05, Post No: 68

What do you want to know - there's hundresd of news stories related to the DS on this index page?!?!


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