The N-Gage is being dropped from 450 of the GameStop stores in the USA according to this Games Industry article. Although GameStop is not compeletely getting rid of the N-gage the device has largely been considered a failure and this has lead to speculation that Nokia will unveil an N-Gage 2 at the E3 show in May. Perhaps this is also the reason why the N-Gage is being sold off cheap in the UK?
Jim goes hunting for an N-Gage, and finds them hard to track down. Is this because the new lower UK pricing has hit the sweet spot for consumers? We think it might just be so, and you can follow Jim's trail here.
Nokia have revised their N-Gage release schedule, pushing Sega Rally back to April and Marcel Desailly Pro Soccer to March. Plus there is still no sign of Taito Memories. A possible explanation of why there is nothing to be launched January & February is that Nokia are increasing the security of their copy protection. The UK N-Gage release dates look as follows:
eBooks are one of the unsung applications for Smartphones - here's the All About Symbian / N-Gage Guide to eBooks, showing you what eBooks are, what applications you can use to read them, and (more importantly) where to get them.
After weeks of hints, Nokia and Electronic Arts have officially announced that there will be a version of the ever popular "Sims" game on the N-Gage. The Sims allow you to take control and manage a character in an imaginary world. No mention of whether the N-Gage Arena will be supported, but it does seem an obvious thing to include. Release is penciled in for mid 2004.