Opera Browser Moves To Wii

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Today a free trial version of the Opera browser is available for download on Nintendo’s hot, new game console, Wii.

Wii revolutionizes the gaming experience with the Wii Remote. The unique Wii Remote has made it possible to surf the Web in a new way with the Opera browser on your TV. Simply point and click to go to a Web page, select a link or input text. Click and move the Wii Remote up, down, left or right to navigate a page.
. Imagine planning your family’s next vacation or checking out a new Web site with your friends all from the comfort of your living room while surfing on Wii.

Opera on Wii allows connected Wii users to surf the full Internet, accessing favorite sites such as Yahoo!, Google, Nintendo.com and more.

Opera on Wii adds a new dimension and functionality to a video game console system. It is a unique Web experience that everyone can use, and the Intelligent Zoom feature allows consumers to read Web content on the TV from the comfort of their couch," says Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America. "Whether surfing the Web or playing a Wii game, users of all kinds will find fun, new experiences with Wii."

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver our browser to Wii and let the world see what Opera is capable of on a game console," says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Wii users will enjoy navigating the Web with the flick of the Wii Remote while viewing their favorite content with ease from the TV screen. We are proud of our product and are working hard to make the final version of Opera as revolutionary as the Wii itself."

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