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Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by ndsbob, Dec 19, 2006.
next update 22 december
WOOT! Earlier than I thought...
Another great Christmas present
I can't wait till Friday to download it!
If you click on the Wii, and then click on the comic strip button, it lets on that it is a trial version until the full version comes out in spring. Oh well, I'm glad we get something.
*edit* - Thanks to who ever moved my post. I didn't know it was announced already.
And yay. But come on... "Trial version". What limitations should we expect then?
No flash support? Time limit? No browser options/features/bookmarks etc.? Allowing visiting of Nintendo.com only? (lol jk)
more like crash your Wii , reformat your flash area
and make your wii run unsigned code !
external programs leads to exploits, exploits leads to homebrew, homebrew leads to dark side
Until they patch it
I mean people will report errors to them so exploits wont stay open for months .. means you would have to edit your internet settings and disable internet after you update incase you want to be able to abuse the exploits.
If you look at the actual press release - they are releasing a beta version now, and the final version will be out in March. It will STILL be free, but if you miss the download window in March, then you`ll have to pay 500 points to get it.
Anyone knows if the browser will be able to play Youtube videos? That would be awesome!
HA HA HA HA. IT'S FUNNY COS IT'S GOT A NINJA.... hang on... why is the ninja red. Pfft, that's not a real ninja. Next thing you'll be telling me that ninjas wear orange tracksuits.... oh wait
boo, i hope that's not the x-mas surprise reggie was talking about...
Maybe "trial version" stands for "beta version"...
It is still a beta version, the final version will be available in march and will remain free till june. It will cost 500 wii pts (5$/€).
Now all I need is my Wii, if you can play flash games well in it I may consider getting it.
Here is a official Nintendo Press Release
REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Nintendo’s wildly popular Wii? home video game system not only revolutionizes how people play games, but it also entices new people into the world of gaming. On Dec. 22, Nintendo and Opera Software bring the Internet to the living room couch with a free beta version of the Opera Web browser. Wii owners who are connected and have activated the Wii Shop Channel can download a free beta version of the Opera browser to activate the Internet Channel of the Wii Menu and begin surfing the Web.
“This newest Wii Menu channel provides yet another feature to drawnon-gamers in,” says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “All kinds of people already have discovered that Wii is like nothing they have ever tried before, and our red-hot sales reflect this public enthusiasm.”
“Our software brings the power and reach of the Internet to the hottest video game system available,” says Scott Hedrick, Executive Vice President, Devices, at Opera Software. “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.”
The final version of the Opera browser will be available at the end of March 2007, and will be free for all Wii owners to download through the end of June 2007. After June, users who haven’t already downloaded the Opera browser can go to the Wii Shop Channel to download it for 500 Wii Points.
The Internet Channel provides an optimal Web browsing experience on people’s home television. The Adobe Flash-enabled beta version of the Opera browser puts the Internet right onto owners’ television screens and lets them browse with ease, enabling them to check sports scores, plot maps or visit their favorite Web sites. Multiple family members can gather around the television to plan a vacation or make online purchases. The pointing abilities of the Wii Remote? allow users to click on links they want to see or to zoom into any part of the screen through the motion of the controller.
In addition, the Wii Remote can be used with an on-screen keyboard to make text entry as easy as point and click. The Internet Channel joins the four already-live channels: Disc Channel, Photo Channel, Mii? Channel and Wii Shop Channel. The Forecast Channel goes live on Dec. 20 and provides current and future weather information that can be accessed using a text list of cities or by using the Wii Remote to zoom in on a 3-D interactive globe. Weather information is provided by Weathernews. The Internet Channel, Forecast Channel and Wii Shop Channel are available at no charge, though they require Wii owners to have a high-speed Internet connection. For more information about Wii, visit Wii.com-NicK-
Sounds good to me. So confirmation that if you download the browser before the end of June you get to keep it free. Although 500 wii points isn't very much. Not too shabby.
I wonder why it's taking them this long to make the browser though....why a bet and not the full thing?
Maybe beta is so that people can make suggestions for new features while still keeping the beggars that keep asking for a browser entertained.
wow i thought the browser was going to be delayed like another month or something, good to know its only 3 days away
yay 3 more days