Opera Software today announced that the Nintendo DS Browser powered by
Opera is now available in Europe.
Packaged just like a Nintendo DS game
cartridge, the Nintendo DS Browser is sold at an estimated retail price
of ?39.99 in all major games retailers. The Nintendo DS Browser is
available as a standard DS cartridge and comes in two versions. One
version is for the classic Nintendo DS and a smaller version is
available to fit the slimmed down Nintendo DS Lite.
Opera's browser for Nintendo DS is a customized Web experience that
utilizes both screens for surfing as well as the unique touch
capabilities of the popular gaming device. European users of the
Nintendo DS browser can access all their favorite Web sites from
Wi-Fi environments at home, at one of Nintendo's free Wi-Fi
Connection Hotspots and public access Hotspots.
Opera offers two rendering modes for surfing from the Nintendo DS. For a
faster surfing experience, Opera recommends fit-to-width mode, a mode
made popular by Opera's browser for mobile phones. This mode displays the
entire contents of the page in a single column that stretches between the
two screens on the Nintendo DS. By disabling the images while in this
mode, browsing speed can be improved even more.
Users can also choose surf in DS mode, in which an overview of the Web
page is displayed on the lower screen and a colored thumbnail can be
moved around an area of the page. The area you have selected is
magnified and shown on the upper screen.