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

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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 of the Deep, and System Rush: Evolution. The screenshots tell the tale best.

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Illustration for article titled Nokia N-Gage Cellphone Gaming Platform in Beta...Looks OK-ish?
Illustration for article titled Nokia N-Gage Cellphone Gaming Platform in Beta...Looks OK-ish?
Illustration for article titled Nokia N-Gage Cellphone Gaming Platform in Beta...Looks OK-ish?
Illustration for article titled Nokia N-Gage Cellphone Gaming Platform in Beta...Looks OK-ish?

N-Gage was a bit of a joke as a hardware platform, their booth at E3 always embarrassingly vacant. But the N-Gage platform on every mid-to-high end Nokia phone sounds like a better proposition than having to deal with side talking on a taco handset. If you've got an S60 phone, Symbian Guru says you can just unofficially download the app and give it a whirl. There's a lot more over at [AllAboutSymbian and Symbian Guru]

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Oh this is definately gonna end well. Nokia didn't go into it blindsided did a whole lot of reasearch and found a lot of people would buy games for there mobile but don't because it's such a tiresome process. So Nokia has decided to try to supply the possibly huge market. If you think about it there's well of the amount of ds and psp combined in compatible phones which are (n73, n81, n95, n93i, n93, n95 8gb, n81 8gb) so they already have a lot of potential customers. Also buy and trying games is simple, there's a demo for each game and you can buy the game through verious means including you actual cell phone account. I for one had the first N-Gage phone and despite the public and critics being so hard on it I thought it was awsome and great to play games on, especially the good oldies like Sonic and Pandemonium. Give it a chance :D they've worked hard on it!