Here’s the rundown. The Opera Beta is out this Friday December 22. I will guess that Japan and Australia also will get it on Friday. It’s a beta (trail) version. The full version will come out end of March 2007 and will be free to download to the end of June 2007. After that, it will cost you 500 points. If you download it while it’s free, you have it free for life.
Here’s what NoA said about that in their press release:
“The final version of the Opera browser will be available at the end of March 2007, and will be free for all Wii owners to download through the end of June 2007. After June, users who haven’t already downloaded the Opera browser can go to the Wii Shop Channel to download it for 500 Wii Points.“