The weather Forecast Channel, provided by Weathernews allows users to check out weather information for anywhere in the world using a 3-D globe with NASA graphics, is available from today. Be sure to give the globe a spin!
On December 22nd, 2006, Nintendo and Opera Software bring the Internet to the living room couch with a free trial version of the Adobe Flash-enabled Opera Web browser. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can download a free trial Opera browser to activate the Internet Channel of the Wii Menu and begin surfing the Web.
The final version of the Opera browser will be available at the end of March 2007, and will be free for all Wii owners to download through the end of June. After June 2007, the browser will be available for download in the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii Points ($5).
For those of you who just have to know everything, the News Channel is for you. Once again, with a high-speed internet connection, news headlines from around the world are instantly at your fingertips. News will be provided from the Associated Press, and this channel will go online on January 27th, 2007.