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Japan to get Opera DS in July

It'll work on UK handhelds, too.

Opera has announced that the DS version of its web browser will launch in Japan on July 24th - and that it'll come with an "additional memory expansion pack", whatever that is.

Opera DS will only be available online to start off with, and it'll cost ¥3800 (around £18 / €26). As previously revealed, it'll let you surf the web on both of the DS's screens, using the stylus to input text.

So when will Opera DS arrive in Europe? Well, Nintendo is remaining tight-lipped for the time being. But a senior retail source, whose name we can't reveal because of the feds and that, told us that shopkeepers are expecting it before the end of the year.

If you can't wait that long, the good news is the Japanese version will work on European DS units - though it's not clear whether you'll need a working knowledge of the language to get the thing up and running.

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