Opera announced as the browser for Wii

Nintendo Wii

Opera Software announced that Nintendo has chosen Opera to be the Wii’s browser. 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.

Starting on December 22, a trial version will be available for free from Nintendo’s Wii Shop Channel. A final version of the browser will be available in March 2007 and will be available as a free download until June 2007. After that, it will cost 500 Wii points (about $5 USD).

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