The final version of the Internet Channel developed by Opera Software for the Nintendo Wii was released last week and is available as a free download via the Wii Shop Channel. Our press release includes screenshots, a feature overview, and a tutorial video. And remember, it's only free through the end of June 2007.
The rendering engine used by the Internet Channel is the most advanced rendering engine publicly available from Opera Software. It's newer, less-buggy, and more featureful than the rendering engine in the just released Opera Desktop 9.20. If you recall point #2 from "Tim's Opera Bits v5.0", I explained that Opera 9.20 is using the same rendering engine as 9.0 with only very important bug fixes included. Opera 9.0 stopped taking in regular bug fixes in around June 2006. Since then, all the bug fixes have gone into a code branch for Kestrel, the next major update to the Opera Desktop browser. It may be months before Kestrel is publicly available, but lucky you, the Internet Channel already includes many of the bug fixes and features that will eventually be available in Kestrel!
New to the rendering engine used on the Wii is support for more CSS 3 selectors, partial text-shadow support (colors aren't correct), and many, many bug fixes (including the infamous rounding error on large values). These changes are just a preview of what you can expect from Kestrel. Current internal builds of Kestrel fix the text-shadow problems, implement even more CSS Selectors, and fix even more bugs. There are plenty more nice additions, too.