hen Nokia introduced its portal gaming device / phone, the N-Gage, back in 2002, they planned on selling 6 million devices by 2005. Come 2005, they’ve sold 2 million. Disappointed? Well Anssi Vanjoki, head of Nokia’s Multimedia division, is. He decided to extend the reach of the N-Gage games, he would release them for the Nokia’s smart phones.

Nokia’s recent wave of N-series smart phones will now get a nice collection of games to play. Take that Java crap games. Which phones will support the N-Gage games? So far the released N70 and N90 will both support the games. In addition, the games will run on the N91, which is expected to come out first quarter of 2006.

Will this new wave of N-Gage compatible phones be able to compete with Nintendo’s Game Boy or Sony’s PSP? Ahh… no.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."