Nintendo DS Browser available to North American market
Oslo, Norway - June 8, 2007
Opera Software today announced that the Nintendo DSâ„¢ Browser, powered by Opera, is now available to the North American market. Packaged just as a game cartridge, the DS browser is sold at an estimated retail price of $29.99 There are two variants of the DS browser cartridge for either the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS Lite systems. Both variants are available on Nintendo.com, with the browser for Nintendo DS Lite also available at locations where video games are sold.
Opera's browser for Nintendo DS provides a customized Web experience. Users are given full advantage of the dual screens of the DS to view sites in either Overview mode, which presents the complete Web site on the lower screen with the highlighted area zoomed in on the upper screen, or with Opera's Small-Screen Rendering, where the upper and lower screens are combined to make a single screen. 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 Nintendo© Wi-Fi Connection hotspots* and public access hotspots (subject to connection fees of the hotspot provider).
"With the DS Browser, Nintendo continues to expand the possibilities for users of this tremendously popular game platform," says Scott Hedrick, EVP Marketing, Opera Software. "Opera is excited to work with Nintendo to bring the easy and accessible way to browse the Internet to DS lovers in North America. DS Browser makes it easy to check news, popular user generated content sites or comparison shop while in a Wi-Fi hotspot."
For more information on Opera for Nintendo products, visit www.opera.com/nintendo.
* For further information on Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection service and to find the nearest free Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection hotspot, please visit www.nintendowifi.com.
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