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Resurrecting the N-Gage

March 1, 2007 in Mobile Phone Software

The N-gage is back and better than ever. No longer referring to that piece of garbage console that Nokia released not once but twice, the new N-gage is a worldwide gaming platform for supported Nseries phones. The platform lets gamers find, buy, and play mobile video games with other users.

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To accomplish this task, Nokia is teaming up with Elisa, another Finnish company that provides telecommunications services for businesses. They’re also working with GLU mobile, a portable video game software developer who will provides several titles for the platform. GLU’s first title will be a World Series of Poker Texas Hold ‘em game. A pretty safe bet.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the N-gage, it “was” a portable gaming console and mobile phone in one. Unfortunately, it didn’t do either very well. Not to mention that the games were pirated left and right after people figured out the games were playable on other Symbian Series 60 phones.

So the N-gage (portable console) was a failure. However, I’m sure that the N-gage (gaming platform) will be a huge success. Just look at Xbox Live.

Nokia N-gage Platform: Back from the dead

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