following on from David Gosnell's comments regarding their other rubbish channels..
The opera browser they flog these days ain't much cop anyway.
I've emailed Nintendo (via their service centre) a list of improvements they should implement, and was told they had no plans to release any improvements, but that my email would be forwarded to Nintendo Europe.
Anyone else who's using the Wii browser will know the benefits of them adding:
1) Browser tabs. Multiple webpage browsing is a must these days!
2) Tying the browser session to a user's Mii. Favourites can then be stored for that individual user rather than along with everyone else's in the household.
3) Also, allowing tying it to a particular user, any household members visiting the same sites (e.g. webmail or facebook) can remember their password without having to re-enter it every time their sister/mum/dad/brother has been on it.
4) Custom dictionaries (again associated to an individual Mii), so that it remembers commonly entered words like your surname, town or email address.
5) making the mailto: links do *something*. You can't even copy an email link and then fire up a webmail client (in the same window, as it doesn't have tabs! grrr) and paste it. Either create an email client as part of the internet channel/browser, or somehow allow a user to specify a webmail to open when clicking a link, which will hopefully automatically begin composing an email with the To: field already entered?
6) Flash 8 and above not supported, but that's Adobe holding that up, I gather.
7) not even being able to sample small mp3 clips when considering buying a CD on a shopping site, due to MPEG not being supported!
8) A quick delete option when you click on a text field? how about if you hold down the delete key for a few seconds it wipes the entire field completely?
This is supposedly no longer a beta, and they actually expect you to pay money for it. I'm sure others have similar suggestions for improvements. If Nintendo expect whole families to gather round the Wii for internet sessions, then they have a bit more work to do yet.