N-Gage fails to appear on Ovi
Coming December, honest
Nokia's latest assault on the gaming market, N-Gage 3: This Time It's Software, won't be debuting during November as originally promised because it still needs a bit more testing.
The N-Gage hardware failed spectacularly because it was, basically, not a very good idea. The N-Gage QD was a bad idea done better, but still fell down on that basic premise. This time the N-Gage is a software platform, including a set of gaming APIs, for content to be sold on Nokia's new Ovi portal.
But not in November. According to reports on Reuters, there'll be no games to download until December due to the testing "taking a bit more time than what we had expected".
More bad news for Ovi though, with no N-Gage and no Warner Music it's an inauspicious start for the service that is supposed to be the future of Nokia. ®