All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 29-08-2007, 10:48 AM
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Next Gen N-Gage compatible devices revealed

Nokia's new official N-Gage site (which seems to be having temporary problems) has provided the first confirmed list of Next Gen N-Gage compatible phones. So far the list includes: Nokia N73, N81, N81 8GB, N93, N93i, N95, N95 8GB. More phones may appear in the future, but this is what's been confirmed so far.

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Old 13-09-2007, 01:26 PM
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Just read the "Where the heck are all the phones?" article ( can't post the URL since I haven't done 10 posts yet grrrr ) and two points sprang to mind:

- Is the E90 not a capable device that should be in the initial list of potential phones?

- Never mind Nokia devices - what about the Samsung and LG S60 phones? Since N-Gage just seems to be an application, why not make it available to them too? Surely it makes business sense: More devices with N-Gage installed = bigger audience = more games sold = more $$$.

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Old 13-09-2007, 05:28 PM
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Sorry about the lack of comments thread on the other article, we are working on the problem!


"- Is the E90 not a capable device that should be in the initial list of potential phones?"

I did consider this and there is a good case for including it, but I thought Nokia would play the "it's a business machine" card, the games would only take up a fraction of the main screen, and the exterior screen is pretty small.

But I do agree that it is technically possible and they ought to give everyone with compatible hardware the chance to decide for themselves if they want the games.


"- Never mind Nokia devices - what about the Samsung and LG S60 phones?"

This issue has been raised with Nokia, there was a podcast (last year? early this year?) where they admitted it was technically possible to use non-Nokia S60 models but they had no plans to do so.

To be honest, I think there might be too many complications over licence issues, and of course a lot of Nokia executives might wonder why the heck they're supplying a service on a rival's machine.

But... if Nokia is serious about moving from being a hardware company to a services company, I don't see why they wouldn't one day let non-Nokia S60 phones use the N-Gage platform. They already let non-Nokia phones use the Nokia Maps service for example.
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is it compatible with n92??? i gota know badly pls reply

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Old 14-12-2007, 10:16 AM
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is it compatible with n92??? i gota know badly pls reply
Unfortunately not. If I recall correctly N92 was S60 v2.x, meaning behind the binary break to v3.0. But above all, the N92 is so old that there is a ton of needed platform features missing.
 

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