Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:47:40 AM
A year ago, I posted about how GameSpot called out
for a better Web browser on the PS3. Now CNET is echoing the request
, and even mentioning Opera:
A lot of folks would like to see Sony move to an Opera-based browser, which runs on Linux (and the Wii uses). Whether that's the right solution or not, Sony can do better in the Web-surfing department. Heck, if the iPhone can have good Web browser, why can't the PS3 and the PSP have good ones?
The PS3 is a very powerful system which seems to be gathering some momentum after a slow start, so it's too bad that it is let down by the browser. With the processing power and available memory, Opera should run like a dream on the system. (Note that Flash is still basically out of Opera or Sony's hands, as Adobe runs the show. But Flash Lite 3 would surely work well on the PS3.)
Sony has used Opera for other products in the past, and Opera is even the default browser on UIQ, a platform used by phones from Sony Ericsson. Get in touch with us, Sony, and I'm sure we can work something out. You need a better browser, and you know where to get it
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 1:11:41 PM
There's no denying it: PlayStation 3 hasn't quite been the success that Sony might have hoped for, at least so far. Xbox 360 has a solid lead, and Wii is outselling both of its competitors despite not being as powerful in terms of graphics quality and processing power. While PlayStation 3 is apparently available on shelves all over the world, people are still having a hard time getting their eager hands on Nintendo's new Wonder Console.
One of GameSpot's "10 Things to Make the PlayStation 3 Worth Buying
" is to "Fix Web Browsing":
Sony billed the PlayStation 3 as a gaming console that can do everything: "Music, Photos, Internet, Videos, and Movies." It's supposed to be the living-room media center. That might become a reality if Sony iterates more on its Internet and media applications. How is it that a machine as powerful as the PlayStation 3 can't manage to browse more than a few Web sites without crashing?
What's interesting is that people are already enjoying movies and music in their living rooms by using the Wii browser as a Media Center
It's quite surprising that Sony apparently chose the same company that delivered the PSP browser to provide a browser for PlayStation 3. As I recall, Sony were not exactly enthusiastic
about the PSP browser.
Sony... Are you listening? You know that you need a better browser. A smaller, faster browser with support for all sorts of Web technologies, including Ajax. Why settle for second best if you really want your system to be THE living-room media center? You've already decided to use Opera for mylo
and other consumer electronics products. You are just one step away from getting the best browser for your new console too