If you have a Nokia N81 or N81 8GB then you will be able to get a sneak
preview of the next generation N-Gage mobile gaming platform – the
Finnish phone giant is lining up on of the softest launches ever as it
unveils its "N-Gage First Access" next week.
According to its blog,
owners of the above phones will " have exclusive access to the
pre-release version of the N-Gage application and one or more N-Gage
games". Bad luck if you have an N95 – you’ll just have to make do with
The launch looks like engineers need some input from gamers to improve
the platform as it said on the blog that it will "open up our N-Gage
First Access forums, where you can give us your
feedback on the experience, make suggestions, and help us co-create the
N-Gage games service."
The company will also integrate N-Gage into its mobile social networking webstie Ovi and has promised to make games
more affordable with a games rental service model and free trials.