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Nokia Rolls Out N85 and N79 Smartphones

We've had eyes on both of these for a while, but Nokia today has dropped a couple new N-Series phones into the official UK chute, and they are expected to follow stateside soon. The N85 slider (left) appears to be replacing the N81, and the N79 candybar does the same for the N78 (even though it only dropped in the US… » 8/25/08 11:18am 8/25/08 11:18am

N-Gage Flagship Game Full of Videogame Character Knockoffs

Nokia tells us that Reset Generation—their new "flagship" title for the N-Gage—will appeal to those who grew up playing videogames. The multiplayer puzzle-adventure is supposed to tickle you by using parodies of characters like Mario, Link, and even Master Chief, resulting in what they call "the world's first… » 5/03/08 8:30pm 5/03/08 8:30pm

Nokia's N-Gage Cellphone Gaming Platform Is Up and Running

The official announcement won't be until next Monday, but the N-Gage blog just let everyone know that their cellphone gaming platform went live today. If you've got an N81, N81 8GB, N82, N95 or N95 8GB, you can go download and install the service now (available on both Mac and PC). If you've got an N73, N93i and N93,… » 4/03/08 5:20pm 4/03/08 5:20pm

N-Gage to Incorporate GPS and Cellphone Camera Into Games?

According to NokNok, a meeting with Will Shen, N-Gage's Head of Production in North America, revealed that Nokia is looking to use GPS and cellphone camera functionality as a utility in games. In fact, Shen noted that any functionality a phone may possess could be used to make a game more interactive. For example,… » 3/03/08 8:20pm 3/03/08 8:20pm

Nokia N-Gage Cellphone Gaming Platform in Beta...Looks OK-ish?

The prerelease of the N-Gage gaming app for Nokia cellphones is being trialled to N81 owners right now, and AllAboutSymbian has a hands on of the system, which has Xbox like Friends lists, over the air game demos, gamer points, and chat. The beta comes with three demos: Space Impact: Kappa Base, Hooked On: Creatures… » 2/04/08 10:47pm 2/04/08 10:47pm

Nokia N-Gage First Access Gaming Platform Delayed Until 2008

Nokia's "First Access" service that would let N81 owners play the 2nd Generation N-Gage games has been delayed until 2008, citing issues that they discovered via their 1000 global testers. We actually tested this new N-Gage platform earlier this year, and found it kind of to be like an Xbox Live Lite for mobiles. It… » 12/21/07 2:10pm 12/21/07 2:10pm

Nokia Set to Release a Whole Slew of New Phones

It looks like the Nokia press conference tomorrow is going to be more like Phone-a-Palooza. According to Gearfuse and their "official" press images, Nokia will be launching at the very least five models tomorrow inlcuding: the N81 (Gaming Phone), N95-8GB edition (Music Phone), 5700, 5610 and the 5310 (XpressMusic).… » 8/28/07 5:26pm 8/28/07 5:26pm