August 29th, 2007
Nokia have today released more information on the eagerly awaited N-Gage application. The expected release date is now set for November 2007 although some new N series phones will come prepackaged with a demo of the software.
Also announced today are details of phones that will initially be compatible with the N-Gage software and these are:
- Nokia N73
- Nokia N81
- Nokia N81 8GB
- Nokia N93
- Nokia N93i
- Nokia N95
- Nokia N95 8GB
To herald the new launch, the N-Gage website has also been redesigned.
Games that will initially be available are set to include:
- Hooked on: Creatures of the Deep
- Asphalt 3: Street rules
- Snakes Subsonic
- Mile High Pinball
- Brothers in Arms
- The Sims 2: Pets
- Midnight Pool 3D
- Pros Series Golf
- Space Impact Kappa Base
- World Series of poker
- Block Breaker Deluxe
- System Rush:evolution
- Bounce Boing Voyage
July 24th, 2007
Nokia have announced today that a new range of games is to be produced by Mobile Phone Game developer, Digital Chocolate. Whilst there has been little news to excite existing N-Gage owners, this suggests that the Nokia bandwagon may be gearing up to deliver on their relaunch with a new model in the pipeline for later this year, in addition to the N-Gage software platform release that is due to roll out to existing and new N Series phones.
The games are expected to be released around Autumn time, and will be a selection of card and puzzle games, with built in networking and interactivity features.
November 10th, 2006
“Mobile TV will become a multimedia experience with an emphasis on
personalisation, interactivity and user-generated content
So says the author of a London School of Economics report, commissioned by Nokia. Rather than watching past episodes of a favorite soap or drama series, or catching news snippets, Dr Shani Orgad sees mobile TV developing into a form of a personal YouTube.
Also envisaged is a 5 or 7 second advert to cater for the dip in dip out, or snacking nature of the Mobile TV format.
September 5th, 2006
Marketwatch hint at rumors that Appel are soon to enter the mobile phone market in China. Not much information, but Apple traditionally are innovators, and a new product from them should shake up the handset market.
June 27th, 2006
Woemen are casual gamers, and as such love mobile phone games, so says a report produced by US firm Telephia.
Strategy and puzzels are what most appeal, with games such as Tetris and Bejeweled very popular.
So much for wanting modern cutting edge games then!
And ladies out there want to comment?
May 31st, 2006
Cambodia has banned the 3G technology over fears of porn and seduction. This report from the English Peoples daily has the low down:
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced a 10-year ban on the “3G” mobile phones on Friday, after his wife Bun Rany and the wives of several other top government officials petitioned him to do so, warning that the phones could be used by women to seduce men with pornography.
This is a very different stance from other governments who have made a lot of money from the 3G network auctions. The delay is until an “appropriate time in the future when the social morality is improved.”
May 31st, 2006
And it is on your mobile, at least if you have 3.
from 5 June 3 are launching a preview/review show for the world cup called Berlin or Bust.
Fronted by presenter Sam Delaney and with a host of footy-loving celebrities
on the guest list, from the Kaiser Chiefs to Ray Winstone, Berlin
or Bust will be a riotous magazine show, in contrast to the BBC and
ITV suited and booted studio commentary teams
In addition there will be a 4 minute highlight program available 5 minutes after each game, all free to 3 subscribers
May 30th, 2006
The new N Gage game that is not for the N Gage?
Nokia have announced a new all singing, all dancing fishing game and posted details on their N Gage portal, however it would appear that the game will not play on the N-gage!
Good news for all other N Series owners, but possibly the game that heralds the demise of the N-Gage…..
Other details are sketchy at the moment, basically lots of fish and some good looking graphics, but no expected release date.
May 17th, 2006
The Hong Kong telephone company PCCW has started broadcasting TV to its 3G network
For trial users, this service covers the underground network (great place to reach a captive audience) but should spread to all of Hong Kong by the end of June.
There are 110,000 trial subscribers who can view a Cantonese-language Business News Channel and other news and sports content, with other entertainment content following.
May 17th, 2006
Hutchison 3G UK have announced that their customers downloaded over 1 million music traks and videos over the last month, representing 17% of the music download market.
The 3.5 million customers that 3 have are spending an average of US$65.40 per month on communications, entertainment and information services.