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Nokia Admits N-Gage Sales Below Expectations 54

Posted by simoniker
from the just-you-wait dept.
Thanks to the UK Financial Times for its article discussing Nokia's first public acknowledgment that the Nokia N-Gage 'mobile game deck' has not performed to expectations. According to the article: "'The sales are in the lower quartile of the bracket we had as our goal,' Jorma Ollila, the Finnish group's chairman and chief executive told the FT.", and it was further noted that "Nokia has set a target of selling 9m of the devices in the first two years, but the company has now corroborated early evidence from game stores that sales have been sluggish." Nokia had previously reported positive results in the short post-launch period, despite apparent evidence to the contrary, but the FT article ends with the Nokia chairman's comments that "the N-Gage had to be given until November 2005 before it could be judged a success or failure."
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Nokia Admits N-Gage Sales Below Expectations

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  • Specs... (Score:5, Informative)

    by woohoodonuts (734070) on Monday February 23, 2004 @02:38AM (#8360491)
    For those unknowing (the websites don't really cover this.)
    There is a nice FAQ about the NGage here [ign.com]

    N-Gage Specifications

    CPU: 104Mhz ARM processor 12-bit CPU
    Maximum Simultaneous Colors: 4096
    Resolution: 176 x 208 pixels
    Size: 133.7 x 69.7 x 20.2 mm
    Weight: 137 g
    Operating System: Symbian OS with Java 2 Micro Edition support
    Memory: 4MB internal


    N-Gage Features

    High performance mobile 3D gaming
    Gaming-optimized design and functionality
    Bluetooth
    Digital music player and recorder
    Stereo FM radio
    Nokia Audio Manager PC software
    New design concept, new UI experience
    Multimedia messaging
    Full email support (IMAP4, POP3, SMTP, MIME2)
    Content with XHTML browser
    Tri-band EGSM 900/GSM1800/GSM 1900
    Series 60 UI enabling application multitasking
    Slave USB 1.1. for digital music download from PC
    MP3, AAC, Midi, WAV ringing tones
    WAP over GPRS

    The author of this was: Scott Tsukamoto

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