Ewan has (finally) got his hands on an N-Gage, and the long term review has been done to death on the internet. So her'es his review after (about) 30 minutes with the N-Gage. AAN's previous in-depth look at the N-Gage is still online.
December 8, 2003 - Nokia today announced Operation Shadow, its second own published title for the N-Gage game deck. Operation Shadow is a war themed 3D action adventure that immerses gamers into the world of heavy combat action, lightning strikes and the latest military equipment. With multiplayer support for up to 4 players via Bluetooth wireless technology, Operation Shadow allows for fast-paced and action-packed competitive game play.
It's the sort of thing any James Bond needs to know - how to be cool when playing Bridge... after all, we have the "Q" Gadgets in our phones! But can Cascata's Bridge for Series 60 help you learn? Over to Ewan's review to find out.
To go along with the new release of the OPL Runtime, FreEPOC and Ewan Spence have released an update to Vexed - The Ancient Riddles. Join Sekushi Dianno as she journeys through Puzznic's puzzles, now with full Menu support and a standard S60 interface.
Why not come along to another of the AAS Pub Meetings? Lots of drink, chat and fun people to meet. W're having another prize raffle, another Guest Speaker (who we'll announce later this week) and another Mystery Star Prize Bag. The fun starts at 6.30pm at the Dover Castle, London. Update: The guest speaker will be from Sendo and will be demoing the Sendo X. More details tomorrow.
Russell Beattie (of Mobitopia) has taken time out after a week with his N-Gage to write up why the N-Gage is a Disaster for Nokia. It makes for painful reading, but it's hard to find fault with the symptoms, or the proposed cure.
The price of the N-Gage in the US has been dropped by $100. The new price is available at game stores such as Electronics Boutique and Gamestop. Online retailer Amazon is alsoo offering the N-Gage at the new price. $199 - not bad!
The Register is reporting that the Sun Newspaper (a UK tabloid) is running a special offer whereby you can buy the N-Gage for 1p. You have to sign up for a contract too (£28), but this still represents very good value for money.
fastmobile announced this week that its fastchat service is now available on the Nokia N-Gage. As well as connecting you to various IM services (and allowing you to send photos from your phone), fastchat supports VOIP chat (aka push to talk).
Electronics Arts and Nokia have announced that EA will be producing titles for the Nokia N-Gage. This is an important step for industry acceptance of the N-Gage. EA is one of the big games publishers and their production of N-Gage titles will encourage others.
The N-Gage advertising bandwagon has started. You've probably already seen it in your local press, but in the week leading up to launch day you are going to see even more of it according to this N-Gage press release.