Nokia launched its N-Gage gaming service on Thursday, hoping to
energize an ailing market for mobile gaming.
"There will be an official announcement on Monday, but for you, the
N-Gage faithful, we wanted to let you know we're up and running!"
Nokia said in its N-Gage blog.
The new gaming service is one of the cornerstones of Nokia's new
Internet services strategy, but the firm delayed the launch twice last
year, citing delays in software testing.
Nokia opened the service to users of its top model N95 and four other
multimedia phones -- the N81, N81 8GB, N82, and N95 8GB.
All major cellphone games publishers, including Electronic Arts Inc,
Gameloft and Glu Mobile, have signed up for the Nokia platform.
Nokia said last month some 25-30 games titles would be available for
N-Gage by mid-2008 and a similar number of titles would be unveiled
during the second half of the year.