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Seems like Game are putting out some decent bargains for a change!

I know this gets slated in some reviews but if you're in the market to buy this then it's the cheapest by a healthy margin

Original or 'lite' versions of the Opera browser for the DS available at £11.98 delivered. Don't forget your Quidco.

Opera Software will deliver the World Wide Web to Nintendo DS users via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In Opera's agreement with Nintendo, Nintendo DS users will now be able to surf the full Internet from their systems using the Opera browser. The Opera browser for Nintendo DS will be sold as a separate DS card. Users simply insert the card into the Wi- Fi enabled Nintendo DS, connect to a network, and begin browsing on two screens.
The Opera browser for Nintendo DS is based on the same core as the Opera desktop browser, delivering superior speed and rendering of web pages on the Nintendo DS. Using the DS card, users can connect the internet with the WiFi-enabled Nintendo DS via a HotSpot or wireless router, and begin browsing absolutely free.
With an on-screen keypad and stylus, users can easily navigate the Web from their Nintendo DS with PDA-like functionality. The two screens are used for multifunction purposes -- both can show one web page together, or one can show a zoomed-in view of the page, and when typing, the bottom screen shows the text being entered while the top shows the webpage you are on.
Features:
Surf the Internet via any Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection enabled Hotspots.
Dual screen functionality allows for easy use.
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#1
Full fat version HERE:)
#2
Great price!
#3
Thanks! Been after this for awhile.
#4
I always thought it was a bit cheeky of nintendo to make you buy a ds card to use the net. It would be nice if a firmware upgrade could possibly fix it.
Anyways...
This is still a good tool to have.
heat given
#5
Worth mentioning though that unlike the title suggests, browser will only work on DS Lites (according to the Game blurb anyway) but correct me if I'm wrong!
#6
jambodoug
Worth mentioning though that unlike the title suggests, browser will only work on DS Lites (according to the Game blurb anyway) but correct me if I'm wrong!


Clink on the link in post #2 for the regular DS browser :thumbsup:
1 Like #7
Hang on people!!! SSHHTOP SSHTOP!! don't rush into it.

Read the review at ign before you go and buy it, the idea was fantastic, simple and could not be cocked up? well they did and it is REAL bad, ign say "it's an absolute dog" and "there is no way we can recommend anyone buy this dreadful experience"

Review.
http://uk.ds.ign.com/articles/802/802002p1.html


Good price though OP.
#8
I've got this, its rather good. Porn seems to work fine on it so long as the page doesn't contain too many thumbnails :-P

IGN is written by morons. I wouldn't take what they say without a large pinch of salt.
#9
There's some pretty good hands-on demos on youtube that give you a feel for what this browser is capable and not so capable of achieving.
#10
Bookie
Clink on the link in post #2 for the regular DS browser :thumbsup:


Ah yes "full fat" get it now :) Doh!
#11
This video review seems fair
it doesnt seems as bad as ign are making it out to be.. looks great for reading email etc
#12
Fatal Exception
I've got this, its rather good. Porn seems to work fine on it so long as the page doesn't contain too many thumbnails :-P


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#13
I bought the web browser when it came out (last November), but sold it a month later. I thought it would be very nice to have instant internet access upon starting up the DS (no need to wait for Windows to start up), but the reality was disappointing. Most normal sites take a long time to load up, making browsing quite tedious. You can switch off graphics, but this messed up most pages. The BBC has low-graphics webpages which turned out to the only pages I bothered checking.

I few months later I bought a Palm handheld and was amazed how much faster it was for browsing - much better than the DS.

In summary, then, the DS browser was an interesting novelty for a while but I doubt you'll end up using it much.
#14
brian.tomlinson
I always thought it was a bit cheeky of nintendo to make you buy a ds card to use the net. It would be nice if a firmware upgrade could possibly fix it.
Anyways...
This is still a good tool to have.
heat given


Simply not possible of Nintendo to be able to do that, the browser actually needs the RAM to cache the webpages, thats why this comes in two parts, the DS Slot 1 cartridge & the GBA Slot 2 Memory card.

Seems a great price to me, voted hot. As for bad reviews, well, this is not capable of running flash, but is capable of java. Also it only deals with WEP encryption over Wi-Fi I believe. But still could be a useful tool whilst on holiday etc for checking your email or this site for bargains! Realise its limitations before making a buying decision.

I have tried using the PSP for the internet and its really bad for text input, at least the DS with the stylus makes it far easier for scrolling webpages and inputting.
#15
cicobuff
Simply not possible of Nintendo to be able to do that, the browser actually needs the RAM to cache the webpages, thats why this comes in two parts, the DS Slot 1 cartridge & the GBA Slot 2 Memory card.

Seems a great price to me, voted hot. As for bad reviews, well, this is not capable of running flash, but is capable of java. Also it only deals with WEP encryption over Wi-Fi I believe. But still could be a useful tool whilst on holiday etc for checking your email or this site for bargains! Realise its limitations before making a buying decision.

I have tried using the PSP for the internet and its really bad for text input, at least the DS with the stylus makes it far easier for scrolling webpages and inputting.


It just seemed a bit barmy that they can put wi-fi on the device and not have a browser embedded. that was my point.
#16
I have this and find it works quite well, I guess it depends on what you use as a benchmark to compare it against.

Compared to a phone I think its better, obviously compared to a pc its not as good - but its not a pc lol.

If your just sitting around and want to quickly look something up on say wiki or check your gmail its fine - but for image heavy pages or multimedia content its poor.
banned#17
i have one of them cards that i can put copied gamnes on can i get a copied version of this?

also can you veiw forums on it like hotukdeals and mse?
#18
brian.tomlinson
It just seemed a bit barmy that they can put wi-fi on the device and not have a browser embedded. that was my point.


True, but as everyone is always aware with Nintendo, they do everything as cost effectively as they can, look at the Wii, not a major technological advancement to the Gamecube and selling in droves with a far higher profit margin than the initial "cut the losses" of Microsoft and Sony.

In order to have integrated that there would have needed to have been a larger ROM for the firmware software and a decent amount of RAM onboard the unit, as well as forethought to put a browser in!

Await the next iteration of the DS for that, remember Nintendo like to recycle their handheld revisions, DS Micro lite anyone LOL.
#19
If someone out there has the ds browser could they please check http://naksa.blogdns.com/ too see if the page loads ok and if the 'HQ Cam' image refreshes every second.
Post back in this thread or pm me.
Thanks :)
#20
lewt
i have one of them cards that i can put copied gamnes on can i get a copied version of this?

also can you veiw forums on it like hotukdeals and mse?


No you cant use a copied version of this, it needs the extra ram to run. If you have a slot 2 device then you would not be able to plug in the ram cartridge, but even if you have one of the newer slot 1 devices, you would still need the slot 2 ram cartridge, if they sold that seperately, but they dont.

No reason why you couldnt view forums like hotukdeals and mse, it only has problems with any flash based websites.
#21
lewt
i have one of them cards that i can put copied gamnes on can i get a copied version of this?

also can you veiw forums on it like hotukdeals and mse?

I dont know what HUKD stance is on piracy and i dont want to be seen condoning it but if you have a slot-1 'device' ie R4 and you purchase an EZFlash 3-in-1 expansion from here http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2967 for £10 and then patch the browser rom the expansion card acts as the ram and you can use the browser. It also allows you to run GBA rom's and adds rumble functionality. :)
-Sarge
#22
Awsome find been after one for a while just for checking my gmail and stuff. Result used a £5 voucher they give me when they cancelled my order for a mis-priced vision camera a while back and £2.50 worth of loyalty vouchers + quidco gonna cost about £4 BONUS Voted HOT
#23
All gone :( stupid game!
#24
yes! got one! good game.
#25
VOTED EXTREMELY HOT !!!

Bought this 2 months ago for £25. Very impressed indeed with product. Took it with me on recent holiday to Hong Kong, Oz and USA and whilst there looked for another for my wife's DS. Cheapest we could see it was for £20+ in Hong Kong market, but not prepared to take the risk for £5 saving.

I used it to view and write emails and web browse. So long as you don't expect it to be as fast as a PC, then it is brilliant. I used it to book hotels and hire cars (it does https secure pages), and browse many feature rich web pages. The only drawback is if you write a blog, and the local wifi goes down (which it seems to a lot abroad) then you lose your input :-( (but that's not the DS browser's fault).

Best thing I liked was at Heathrow airport you can use it to access internet on BT Openworld for free. In fact you can access the net anywhere in UK using BT Openworld - and it's FREE !!! :)

At this price I'm going to buy one for my wife and two for each of my kids :santa:

Many, many thanks to OP:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
#26
How do you get btopenworld for free ? ? ?

The only problem is the wifi on the nintendo ds does not support wpa/wpa2 so if you change to wep you will have every tom dick and harry on your street cracking and surfing your network and it and it will slow down to dial up speed ..
#27
sooper dooper price, got meself the fullfat version :-)
#28
leighbeef
How do you get btopenworld for free ? ? ?


Go to any area which has a BT Openworld interndet wifi, then login (click on the spanner icon - scroll down and click on to Network-Connection; select Connection Settings; select Connection 1, Select Search for an Access Point and when you see BT Openworld select that).

There is no login ID, no passwords .... as soon as the wifi recognises you are on a Nintendo DS it lets you in for free. I was dubious at first, but tested it at Heathrow airport and it worked a treat.:thumbsup:
#29
Am looking for a cheap DS lite browser. If anyone see's one about, please post.
#30
Fat version back up

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