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N-Gage re-launch delayed until December

N-Gage re-launch delayed until December

The new Nokia N-Gage service will be launching in December, a month later than planned.

Nokia has announced that the re-launch of the N-Gage gaming platform has been delayed until December due to software testing taking a little longer than expected. Nokia are now in the process of finalising the software for the new service according to GI.biz.

Nokia announced the re-launch of the N-Gage a while back, with confusion being the general response. Last time the N-Gage didn't do too well, so it seemed a little odd that Nokia would want to try it's hand at competing with the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP, not to mention the Gamepark GP2X F200, all over again.

The N-Gage re-launch was meant to take place in November, showing the system as more of an online service and not a hardware platform. The new system will supposedly let gamers download a client to their PC and then transfer files to all compatible phones.

When the service launches there will be a selection of free demos and online tournaments available.

"N-gage is coming in December. Software testing is taking a bit more time than what we had expected," a Nokia spokesperson told Reuters recently.

Have you ever tried playing on an N-Gage and do you plan to try out the new system when it arrives? Let us know in the forums.

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Krikkit 5th November 2007, 13:19 Quote
Why won't nokia just let the nGage die? It was awful when it first came out, and I'll bet it's awful now...
noobarino 5th November 2007, 13:56 Quote
my o2 exec with snes emulator dominates that
The Chugnut 5th November 2007, 15:03 Quote
Finnish Tacos are nice.
CardJoe 5th November 2007, 15:12 Quote
I prefer mexican tbh.
UncertainGod 5th November 2007, 17:09 Quote
I miss my N-Gage.
C-Sniper 5th November 2007, 20:10 Quote
I thought this thing was dead already?
evanbraakensiek 5th November 2007, 23:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by UncertainGod
I miss my N-Gage.

ditto!
Breach 6th November 2007, 00:08 Quote
...because it did so well the first time
<A88> 6th November 2007, 00:49 Quote
Actually seems like a good idea if they make sure most of their new phones support it. Without the hardware overheads it should be pretty cheap to implement and I can see people buying the odd game or two if they have some decent titles. I know 3 already has a similar service but this should improve the quality of mobile games a fair bit.

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Fly 6th November 2007, 10:21 Quote
It probably wouldn't have done so badly if you didn't have to plonk it on your head sideways to use the phone.
evanbraakensiek 6th November 2007, 11:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Breach
...because it did so well the first time

I'm pretty sure the original n-gage sold over a million handsets, I would call that somewhat successful.
korhojoa 6th November 2007, 14:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by UncertainGod
I miss my N-Gage.

Same here. *sigh*
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fly
It probably wouldn't have done so badly if you didn't have to plonk it on your head sideways to use the phone.

You actually didn't have to do that with any of them. You can hear just fine even though it's 'the wrong way round'.
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