Poor Man's PDA
May 17, 2006 1:26 PM   Subscribe

Will the Opera browser for the Nintendo DS Lite support GMail and Google Calendar?

Because that would be totally sweet.
posted by sourwookie to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I should think you'll have a much better chance of obtaining a solid answer if you just email Opera. Because, you know, they are the ones who know what's what with the software. Being the guys who wrote it and all.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:39 PM on May 17, 2006

I thought about that, and I also thought about emailing Nintendo. I just wasn't sure big-time software engineers like them took time out to answer questions from nobodies like me.
posted by sourwookie at 1:42 PM on May 17, 2006

Well, please post something here if you find it out.
posted by blueshammer at 1:44 PM on May 17, 2006

On the (pretty good) chance it won't render, can anybody recommend an online calendar of a more basic (and thus more likely to work in Opera/DS) nature?
posted by sourwookie at 1:44 PM on May 17, 2006

You do realize you won't have access to any of your data as soon as you're out of wifi range, right? That's sort of the opposite of a PDA, where a primary advantage is taking your data everywhere with you.
posted by scottreynen at 1:48 PM on May 17, 2006

A similar question was asked on the Opera forums. Apparently, gmail mobile will definitely work, but probably not the full version.

Don't think there's a mobile version of google calendar, but there might be one soon?
posted by kickingtheground at 1:52 PM on May 17, 2006

scottreynen--thanks, I do realize. It's just that 90%of my time is spent in open account wifi range.
posted by sourwookie at 1:54 PM on May 17, 2006

Opera is very customer-friendly. I write them all the time, and always get good responses back, be it a bug report or feature request.

I've been to Opera HQ. They're just a bunch of friendly geeks doing cool stuff. There is no reason to feel intimidated about communicating with them.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:58 PM on May 17, 2006

I have to say this, the question's being asked the wrong way around. It's not "will Opera support Google" but "will Google support Opera", surely?

So you should be writing to Google.
posted by AmbroseChapel at 2:38 PM on May 17, 2006

Thanks. Even after going to their site (and installing Opera on my Mac and PC) I hadn't found that forum. I believe I'll go sign up.
posted by sourwookie at 2:39 PM on May 17, 2006

HTML Gmail works fine in Opera Mini for mobile phones, so I can't see why not. Google Calendar is only supported on two browsers, so meh.
posted by bonaldi at 4:44 PM on May 17, 2006

I've queried their forums, but so far no response.
posted by sourwookie at 4:59 PM on May 17, 2006

Looking forward to an answer!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:14 PM on May 17, 2006

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