Nintendo DS Opera Browser

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  1. kronos

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    Official Site

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    I have been trying to get the latest news on the USA release. I guess we will have a difinative release date for the US on the day its released in Japan. I know I for one and excited about this. I suspect (as do others on other DS sites) that the price in the US will be $30 to $35. Anyone else planning on getting this?

    And has anyone heard if and when the DS Organizer will be released?

    Also, on the official site for Opera Nintendo, they show a Wii? is this news?
     
  2. Valkysas

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    Opera is handling the Wii's browser as well.

    I like the idea of a DS browser, but it should be free. the PSP's browser is free, after all.
     
  3. thefrozenred

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    I agree, if they charge anything for the browser, it should be a minimal price for the card...something like $5.
     
  4. KidDynamite

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    No way in hell I'm paying $30 for a web browser. That's ludicrous. If it's not packed in with the system, I'll do without. I've yet to see non-clunky web browsing on anything other than a PC or Mac, and I'm not exactly holding out hope that the DS browser will buck the trend.
     
  5. CripNite

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    While I like the idea, the only place I use my DS to go online is at home, via my home computer. If I want to go online, it's also at home via my home computer. Therefore, a no frills browser like this, is useless to me.
     
  6. Wing alpha

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    being it will be my diccionary and crap on the go- wifi at workie and college so yeah it will be mine
     
  7. thefrozenred

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    Come to think of it, the DS really had quite a few missed opportunities in terms of being a dayplanner, address book, etc. I would have loved it if the calendar on the top half was accessible, and allowed you to make notes.

    If Nintendo could upgrade the firmware with something like that? Plus maybe even a bare-bones browser? I'd be happy.
     
  8. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    How does Opera continue to survive when they charge for their product (or ad-free PC versions)? IE dominates the market, and I would assume Firefox picks up the scraps that are left. Who willingly pays money for a browser that they could get for free anyway?
     
  9. KidDynamite

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    Opera has been free for a while now.
     
  10. toma

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    doesn't it come with a ram expansion pack that fits in the gba slot? maybe if they sold it as that and counted the browser as a free add-on sort of deal they'd get more sales, especially if some games started supporting it or something... i dunno...
     
  11. Jux

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    The ad-free version?
     
  12. thefrozenred

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    From what I understand, Opera charges and profits on its browser mostly because the customer service is excellent. It's not a product for the consumer, but is instead for businesses; if your browser breaks down, or is having difficulty, will Microsoft/Mozilla REALLY sit on the phone and fix it with you? Or take your concerns seriously, actually doing something about them? I somewhat doubt that premise.

    Opera is an actual business where they focus SOLELY on making browsing software. Hence, their customer service is dedicated solely on the browser software and making sure businesses are happy with their product.

    As a consumer venture, it's pointless in this day. But as a guaranteed functionally browser (with dedicated tech support) for a big business? It's a pretty smart way to go for a company that doesn't want to dick around with the usual problems of Internet Explorer or the quirks of Firefox.
     
  13. McBradders

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    ...people have issues with their browsers?

    Freaky.
     
  14. KidDynamite

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    Yep.

    Here's the "Buy" section of their site. Nowadays the only things they charge for are versions for PDAs and Cell Phones, and a Premium Tech Support line.

    http://www.opera.com/buy/
     
  15. Streck

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    For all that, I still hear more about rendering problems with Opera than with even Firefox. I would not count on any browser with a market share as vanishingly small as Opera's to give me a consistent browsing experience, even if there is excellent customer service to bandage the problem.
     
  16. Kupp

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    Does this mean we'll be able to watch Porn on the DS. I can see this going up like the Playstation Pornable, only worse. Now you can watch porn on two screens.
     
  17. McBradders

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    Its confirmed for European release this november. It's true. I read it on the internet.
     
  18. Wing alpha

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    source?







    :D  :p 
     
  19. kronos

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    From what I have gathered from various other DS boards, it does come with a rams cart for the GBA slot. But then noone really knows how much space it will have. The browser has screen cap capabilities. I would assume the cart would be about 256 MB. But thats just me!
     

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