Nokia's N-Gage Platform, Social Networking Site Go Live
Nokia has finally begun making a beta version of its N-Gage gaming platform available to users of the N81 multimedia phone. The N81 is optimized to take advantage of N-Gage, which is why it is the first phone supported. N-Gage will eventually support other phones. N-Gage had been delayed twice due to software testing issues. Nokia also launched a new social networking site called Share On Ovi. The Share site takes advantage of technology Nokia acquired when it bought Twango. It will allow users to share photo and video content.
Nokia Announces N-Gage QD
Nokia today announced the second iteration of its N-Gage gaming device - the N-Gage QD. Key differences compared to the original N-Gage include a lower price tag, smaller size, an easily-accessible hot-swap card slot for games, and a "reoriented ...
Nokia to Kill Off N-Gage
Nokia has acknowledged that it will be shuttering its N-Gage gaming service next year. Gamers will be able to download and purchase games that have already been published on the N-Gage platform through September 2010, and the N-Gage community web site will remain open until the end of 2010.
Nokia Clarifies N-Gage Flap
Early users of Nokia's N-Gage gaming platform discovered phrases in the licensing agreement that said users would be unable to transfer purchased games from one handset to another. Nokia initially confirmed that discovery.
Nokia's N-Gage Platform Available
Nokia plans to make a formal announcement launching the full availability of its N-Gage gaming platform on Monday, but the service is already up and running and ready for download.
Instagram's Mobile Web Site Now Lets You Upload Photos
Instagram has expanded the functionality of its mobile web site to include basic photo uploads. Previously, the web version of Instagram was limited to a more passive series of features such as browsing, searching, and liking.