Feeds

Nokia N-Gage games phone now available in UK

Well, one of 'em

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Best practices for enterprise data

Nokia's N-Gage cellphone-cum-handheld games console isn't due to ship until early next October, but if you've £600 to spare and happen to be in London's Tottenham Court Road, you can pick up one up.

Strolling past second-hand kit emporium Computer eXchange (CeX) yesterday, what did we spot in the shop window but one Nokia N-Gage, slightly scuffed but no doubt serviceable.

Nokia announced the machine, which is based on the Symbian 7 operating system, some months ago, and said it will ship "to consumers in volumes across five continents in early October 2003".

Nokia's N-Gage as new

A couple of weeks ago, at the E3 show in Los Angeles, Nokia unveiled a stack of N-Gage games that will ship around the time of the console's launch. The games will ship on Multimedia Card (MMC), and around 20 titles will be available when the N-Gage ships. Titles include Tomb Raider, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon, Rayman 3, Tony Hawks Pro Skater, Pathway to Glory, and Mercel Desailly Pro Soccer.



Of course, anyone taking CeX up on its offer will have to wait until the autumn for all these goodies, but they may at least make use of the N-Gage's MP3/AAC digital music playback and its built-in stereo FM radio. It also operates as a tri-band GSM phone.

So where did CeX's N-Gage come from? When we tried to contact the store today to find out, the staff weren't picking up the phone. But it's not hard to imagine it has been off-loaded by an employee of Nokia or one of its third-party developers for a bit of cash. Naughty.

Whatever, now's you're chance to get way ahead of the gaming crowd - for a price... ®

Recommendations for simplifying OS migration

More from The Register

next story
Trying to sell your house? It'd better have KILLER mobile coverage
More NB than transport links to next-gen buyers - study
iWallet: No BONKING PLEASE, we're Apple
BLE-ding iPhones, not NFC bonkers, will drive trend - marketeers
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
They can take our lives, but they'll never take our SPECTRUM
NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout
Commercial trial locations to go live in September
Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back
Speak your brains on SIGNAL-FREE mobile comms
Readers chat to the pair who flog the tech
prev story

Whitepapers

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?