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Video review of the new Opera Nintendo DS Browser

July 25, 2006

The Opera Nintendo DS browser made its debut yesterday in Japan.

Josh Zimmerman created a couple of YouTube video reviews of the new browser, which he posted on his site. Those videos are very informative and worth watching.

The Nintendo DS browser is scheduled to be released in Europe on October 6th.

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  1. July 26, 2006 at 12:23 am

    1.5-3 minutes to load Slashdot… Is it actually rendering time or loading or both?

  2. July 26, 2006 at 3:07 am

    I guess its his connection, even my Symbian based phone with Opera works faster.

  3. July 26, 2006 at 8:51 am

    I think so too. Because Nintendo DS should has faster CPU than most of smart phones have these days.

  4. kL
    July 26, 2006 at 8:53 am

    I remember that JPEGs weren’t loading instantly on 60Mhz computers, but that loading time issue is worrying.
    Slashdot has ~200kb, so that means a little more than 1kb/s transfer. Ouch 😦

  5. Korri
    July 26, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    Nintendo DS should has faster CPU than most of smart phones have these days.

    It does? Got some numbers to back up that claim?

  6. Ascay
    July 30, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    Hm, it seems very slow. It would be interesting how it performs with pages that are optimized for PDAs. The PSP browser is also not the fastest one but it’s perfectly usable on such sites.

    The lack of Flash is a major drawback too. I’m writing this on Linux on a Power PC where no Flash plugin exists for. You need that more often than you would think…

    But on the other hand the DS would not be capable of rendering SWFs at decent speed anyway. It’s already nearly unusable slow on the much faster PSP.

    Another big disadvantage is the missing WPA encryption for wifi on the DS. If your home network is set to WPA you have to downgrade to the much more unsecure WEP encryption or buy a seperate AP (only witched on when needed of course…) for it. Bad.

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