Though what hasn’t been known, is how you actually browse the web with your Wii console. Will Nintendo release a traditional keyboard to allow users to type in urls? Just how is this system going to work.
Well it appears IGN have got a little closer to the truth. Not content with just knowing Operas basic plans, they sat down and grilled Opera for Devices’ executive vice president Scott Hedrick for plenty more information.
One of the questions as expected was centred around the earlier question of how will users be able to navigate around the Opera Browser on their Wii? Scott Hedrick replied with this:
The Wii remote control is an extremely advanced tool. Opera plans to use this to its full advantage and it will provide an intuitive way to surf the Web. Imagine the possibilities in terms of surfing with a motion sensitive remote control. I cannot specifically comment on the lack of keyboard, but many devices running Opera don’t have keyboards, such as the Nintendo DS and feature on-screen keyboards to solve this problem.
Wow, so it looks as though Nintendo aren’t just content with revolutionizing how we play video games, but are now set to revolutionize how we browse the Web, using the Wii. Now if I trust anyone behind creating a browser for the device it’s Opera, whose web browser’s are renowned in the industry for being secure, fast and standards compliant, which ultimately adds up to a great web experience.
Now hands up whose ready to zap a webpage ;)