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Hands-on with DS Browser

www.hotmail.com

Slow and muddled on the DS screen, Hotmail isn't ideal. "We'll just compose a quick email," we thought. Several minutes later, we were still typing in the first sentence.

Speed: 1/5
Ease of use: 2/5
Display: 2/5
Functionality: 3/5

www.youtube.com

A GamesRadar office favorite, YouTube loads and looks great, but the videos simply won't work on DS because of its lack of Flash support. No talking cats for DS then. Shame. A pointless visit.

Speed: 2/5
Ease of use: 0/5
Display: 3/5
Functionality: 0/5



www.myspace.com

Visiting friends on MySpace works surprisingly well on DS Browser. And their faces look oh so shiny too on DS Lite's sharp screen - just like real life then. But again, pages with multiple images can take a loooong time to load. But if you're into MySpace, you'll probably spend a lot of time on it anyway. Just don't expect movies or songs.

Speed: 2/5
Ease of use: 4/5
Display: 5/5
Functionality: 3/5

www.wikipedia.org

The online answer-to-everything-that-may-or-may-not-be-true encyclopedia works very well on DS, loading quite quickly and offering everything it usually does.

Speed: 4/5
Ease of use: 3/5
Display: 4/5
Functionality: 4/5

About the Author
Justin Towell

The longest-serving GR+ staffer, I was here when all this was just fields. I'm currently in charge of reviews but still find time to make daft Photoshop stories and try to explain why there need to be more arcade racing games.