Opera Web Browser for Wii is now available for free download as trial.
- Intelligent Zoom: Opera unleashes its new Intelligent Zoom technology for the first time on the Wii. Point the Wii Remote at an object on the page and zoom in on that object with the + button. Once zoomed in, the Wii Remote allows you to pan around the page while remaining in zoom mode.
- Scrolling with the Wii Remote: By pointing the Wii Remote at the TV and pressing the B button, Wii users can simply move the Wii Remote up or down to scroll a page.
Favorites: Pick your favorite page and select the star button from the user interface to add it as a favorite. Once in your favorites, edit, rename or delete your current selections.
- Single column mode: To view the Web page in new way, select single column mode to get your content stacked. This mode is similar to Operaâ€™s Small Screen Rendering technology for mobile phones and other small screen devices, and is useful when viewing content from a distance.
- On-screen keyboard: Input text with the on-screen keyboard by pointing your Wii Remote to select the letter. Wii has a predictive text feature to auto-complete words and URLs.
- View AJAX-based applications: Sites such as maps.google.com work on Wii, as Opera offers full support for AJAX-based applications in its browser for Wii.
- Flash-enabled: View Flash content on the Web, including popular sites with video content.
According to Opera, Opera for Wii is currently on free trial which is now available for download. The release of the final version of the Opera browser for Wii is currently scheduled for late March 2007. Opera for Wii will remain a free download until 30 June, 2007. After 30 June, Opera will be available for download from the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii points. Users who download Opera before 30 June, 2007, can continue to use the browser (it does not expire).
For more detail, please see: http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2006/12/22/
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