Nokia Intros N-Gage Service

Nokia launches N-Gage mobile games service with more games, additional compatible devices, and an expanded online offering

April 7, 2008

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ESPOO, Finland -- Today marks the globallaunch of the Nokia N-Gage mobile games servicewith more games, additional compatible devices, and an expanded onlineoffering. Millions of Nokia (NYSE:NOK) device owners can now find, try andbuy high-quality made-for-mobile games directly from their mobile device.Players can also connect with one another through the N-Gage Arenacommunity.They can meet friends, find others to play multiplayer games, discuss topicson the message boards and via live chat, and participate in tournaments andhosted events.

"With N-Gage we're offering a seamless experience for people around theworld to try and buy games that are engaging, accessible and have wideappeal," said Jaakko Kaidesoja, vice president of games, Nokia. "We're veryexcited to get this into the hands of our customers, because with them wewill shape the future of mobile gaming."

The N-Gage platform has exclusive titles that are among the mostambitious and graphically rich mobile games ever produced. From strategy andsport to arcade and action, games of all genres are being developed forN-Gage by leading games publishers. The first set of games include: EASPORTS(TM) FIFA 08 by EA Mobile; Brain Challenge and Asphalt 3: Street Rulesby Gameloft; World Series of Poker (TM) Pro Challenge by Glu Mobile; andHooked On: Creatures of the Deep and System Rush: Evolution by NokiaPublishing. These games will be followed closely by Tetris(R) and TheSims(TM) 2 Pets by EA Mobile; Block Breaker Deluxe and Dogz by Gameloft; andSnakes Subsonic, Space Impact: Kappa Base and Mile High Pinball by NokiaPublishing. Starting today, players will have access to a range ofhigh-quality games, many of which are exclusive to the N-Gage platform.N-Gage games incorporate exclusive, industry defining online communityfeatures, and in many cases, graphical experiences never before seen on amobile device.

With the N-Gage application on their device, people can create a FriendsList, send and receive private messages, and take part in instant messagingstyle chat. N-Gage Points can be earned for playing games and participatingin community activities. Moreover, the experience can take place via theN-Gage web portal on the PC. Here players can interact seamlessly with theN-Gage community or purchase new games and download them to their N-Gagecompatible devices.

Today's N-Gage compatible devices include: Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8GB,Nokia N82, Nokia N95, and Nokia N95 8GB.

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)

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