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Opera reveal Wii browser details

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by i0n, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. i0n

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    In a recent press release, Opera have revealed some more details about the Wii version of their web browser.

    Features like Zoom, Bookmarks, and Wimote functionality will all come standard. The browser will be free for all Wii users to download until June 2007, after that, gamers will have to spend Wii points to download the software to their consoles.

    The best bits of the press release are below.

     
  2. Akaymay

    Akaymay On the Highway to Hell!

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    Awesome! I am loving these features! And free till 2007! Nice!
     
  3. chessaholic

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    It's nice that they confimed it to be free here in Europe too. It will be nice to play online chess from my bedroom :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    K.K. Slider WiiChat Member

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    boring I knew all that already.
     
  5. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    Thats so cool! But after June 2007... will we pay just the once? or havta pay monthly? coz if its monthly.. i probably wouldnt be able to afford it :(
     
  6. K.K. Slider

    K.K. Slider WiiChat Member

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    the web on the wii is free as long as you have got a prober internet connection.
     
  7. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    web brosing using opera isnt free, or wont be. u wil have to pay like it says. i already knew, but im not too bothered about it. i got a PC for that.
     
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    Hes asking if u have to pay for OPERA more than once, and the answer to that is no. It says that opera for wii will have the functions of opera 9 for desktop... Does that mean voice recognition too?
     
  9. K.K. Slider

    K.K. Slider WiiChat Member

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    web on the wii is free because it is wireless if you have a wireless router with your pc then you will only have to pay for the internet connection for the pc not for the wii because the wii is using a wireless conection, idiot.
     
  10. m7ticalm

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    WAT THE HECK! Dont u understand? You have to pay for the browser! ITS CALLED OPERA IF U DIDNT REALISE! You cant go surf on the internet if u have a connection and no browser! Wat have u been smoking, wateva it is i want 5 mg cause it must be strong.
     
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    To confirm for those who are still unsure, the payment is 1 off. The idea is that in 2007, people will have to pay a SMALL fee to DOWNLOAD the opera browser. It wont be a monthly fee. I'd be happy to pay for the opera browser, since it's obviously taken a lot of work to create a browser for the console.
     
  12. K.K. Slider

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    you get the browser by paying a few wii points once and then its ****ing free.
     
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    Geez, some stressy people over here today are there not? lol

    Anyway, Im glad that it will be free everywhere until June 2007.

    This means that over here in the UK, we will have the Wii Browser free for just under 7 months :)

    That's quite good really! Nintendo could have chosen to give us 1 month free trial...but...BOOM! 7 months! (7 and a bit more for America)
     
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    Definately looks real.

    Why else would Nintendo put it on the official website?

    And it doesnt look that clunky...well, maybe a little, but that it probably because Wii is not a proper computer.

    I suppose we cant really expect it to be as easy to use as what we are doing now. (Imagine text entry for example...there will probably be an on screen keyboard where you have to hover the cursor over each letter...imagine how hard that will be with the Wiimote) :S
     
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    umm... KK slider is kindah right.. here's the case..

    all the wii's that's being packaged before june 2007 will be finished dowmloaded with operah. it won't cost anything in the month exept for what u pay for ur breedband. and after june 2007 u have to go to the shop buy som wii points and download opera. i have pre-ordered so i'm gonna get opera free.. no probb's:wink:
     
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    Well yeah, in an ideal world we could draw the shape of the letters in the air with the wiimote lol, + I only really called it clunky because of those giant buttons on the bottom, IMO way too much screen space taken up there, on the other hand the zoom thing on the wii photo manager (where the photos arrange themselves in a fluid, waterfall kinda way) is the most unclunky thing I've ever seen!
     
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    jesus christ, thats what the mother fudging we been sayin f00l. :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
     
  19. in touch with the wii

    in touch with the wii prez , you suck :p

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    maybe a keyboard could be produced?
     
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    I'm a bit confused:

    I understand that Opera will be free until June 2007. So this means that from nov 19 until june 2007, you will have the Opera Browser for free.

    But i am confused after that: from the posts above it seems that you will have to pay a one time fee to get Opera. I was thinking what they meant that if you bought the Wii before that time and downloaded Opera, you didn't have to pay for it again.

    In this quote, I thought that it was a one time download and you can keep it forever (like downloading a program online, it gets deleted when you want to delete it). So if i am wrong, does this mean that Nintendo is going to delete Opera from my Wii in June 2007? Please clarify
     
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