Opera Software announced that the Nintendo DS 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
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.
"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."
The DS Lite version will be available both via Nintendo's online store and retail outlets, while the standard DS version will be exclusive to the online store.