by Matt Wales, IGN UK UK, December 19, 2006 - Rejoice, citizens of Europe, for Nintendo has revealed that a trial version of its Wii Internet Channel, courtesy of Opera, will be available to download from the Shop Channel starting this Friday, December 22. Adding Flash-enabled web browsing capabilties to Nintendo's feature-burgeoning console, the trial version of Opera's Wii-specific browser is set to make way for a final version of the software next March. As previously promised, the Internet Channel will be free to all Wii users until the end of June 2007, after which it'll set you back a measly 500 Wii Points. Scott Hedrick, executive vice president of devices at Opera notes, "Our software brings the power and reach of the Internet to the hottest video game system available. Wii's unique interface adds a new dimension to our browser, making it a useful tool that the whole family will enjoy operating with ease." Keen-eyed Europeans will probably also have noticed that Nintendo launched its Wii Forecast Channel this morning too. The outlook for the rest of the day is 'moon'. Looks like Europe has recieved an official date. Also 500 POINTS! Rather cheap there. http://wii.ign.com/articles/751/751583p1.html Glad I'm not the only one thats getting a forecast of 'moon' at 10 am in the morning.