It appears that the dismal failure of the first two passes of the N-Gage gaming/MP3Ã‚Â phone (well, MP3 was dropped in the first re-tooling) weren’t enough to dissuade Nokia.Ã‚Â With an announced ship date of later this year, the new N-Gage is predicted to be more successful.
According to the Nokia sponsored semi-official blog Future Watch, by the middle of this year, “the N-Gage experience will evolve into the next generation of mobile gaming.” The blog suggests that the new N-Gage will make its debut this September and that two major publishers, EA Mobile and Gameloft, are already backing Nokia’s latest effort.
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“By early 2008, we expect to have some of the biggest franchises and hottest mobile games included in the N-Gage experience,” it concluded.
Seems likeÃ‚Â I recall predictions from Nokia that the first N-Gage and the revamped N-Gage were going to be big hits, too (in case you don’t know – they weren’t).Ã‚Â I also seem to recall all of 1 good game and 2-3 decent games were all that were available once you threw out the crappy games.Ã‚Â (via /.)
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