Representatives from Oslo, Norway-based developer Opera Software have officially announced that the Nintendo DS Browser, the handheld port of its bespoke product, will be coming to North America on June 4th.
Already available in Japan for nearly a year, and across Europe since October 2006, the Nintendo DS Browser, powered by Opera's web browsing technology, offers two rendering modes for surfing from the Nintendo DS.
Browsers can use the fit-to-width mode, originally created for mobile phones, which displays the contents of a page in a single column stretched top to bottom across the DS' two screens.
They can also use the DS mode, which puts a zoomed out view of the website on the bottom screen along with a movable thumbnail to change the zoomed view being displayed above.
No further pricing information or details has yet been announced for the browser, including whether or not the North American release will see the two versions released in other territories to support both the standard DS and the DS Lite's different Game Boy Advance slots.
Nor has any company yet come forth with plans to offer a content filtering system for children as was announced
for the DS Browser in Japan.