Summary: Yeah, it works... BUT no flash support, no audio, no video, and very slow, so what's the point? My son was very disappointed that he can't watch You Tube videos or listen to music. The DS does not have the hardware to support any USEFUL internet browsing.
Summary: I eagerly awaited the release of the Opera browser for the DS. My girlfriend tried to talk me out of buying it, but I had faith in Opera after using the top notch Wii browser. Now, I have buyer's remorse. Before I bought it, I had already come to terms with it's lack of Flash. After I started using it, though, I realized there were bigger problems. It takes minutes upon minutes to load anything.
Summary: In hindsight, I wish I wouldn't have ordered this. That old saying about if it sounds too good to be true. Anyway, I knew it wouldn't be blazing fast and most things wouldn't load, but I had a lot of trouble getting it to work. For some reason it wouldn't allow me to access my work email, which is primarily why I wanted to get it. It was quite slow and I never had much success in accessing anything. Even just straight email. So I wouldn't really recommend it.
Summary: If you really need to have access to the internet and this is your only option, it's useful. If you're expecting a browsing experience that's any faster than a 28.8 modem, you will be greatly disappointed. The interface is great. I don't fault Opera at all on that. It's easy and fairly intuitive to use. That's why I gave the product two stars instead of one.
Summary: My gf got one today, and i tried it to see if it's useful or not. Obviosuly, it's not as good as what i thought! 1.can't load any flash/java...etc (means no youtube movies or myspace music) 2.connecting speed is way too slow. It takes about 30 secs to load a page. 3.screen is too small. It makes it really hard to use, for example. you would have to scroll down half of the page just to get to sign in boxes. or a paragraph would be seprated into tons of lines.
Summary: The software is stupendous, and would earn 5 stars on its own. Unfortunately for today's internet the DS just doesn't have the power you need. No flash is liveable, but the render times are crippling. If all you want to do is read the news and check your email this may be worth it. I switched my nytimes subscription to weekends only, and just read the weekday news on the ds now. Unfortunately that's about the limit of this device's usefulness.
Summary: Even with broadband (not like you can use it any other way...) this browser is way, way, way, WAY too slow. I'm returning mine. No need for a review. You can read other people's reviews if you're that curious. Trust me, it doesn't matter how well designed it is. (It kind of is.) It is unusable. Remember 56Kbps dialup modems via phone landlines? Well, the internet is different today; pages are much more complex. Anyway, remember 56Kbps and how slow that was?
Summary: The Nintendo DS Browser functionality is far too limited to be of any real, fun use. The greatest problem I have is the load speed - even when you're connected to a very good hotspot and have image-loading turned off, it'll still take 10 to 20 times longer to load a page than say, a computer. Perhaps this is an unfair assessment, considering the DS *is* a game system, but for that price tag you expect a bit more.